Tag Archives: New Year

After the Countdown

7 Jan

On New Year’s Eve I was celebrating with my three-year-old great-niece Brielle, my mother and brother (Happy New Year!) watching the fireworks from atop the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower from my mother’s kitchen window. If I wasn’t such a wonderful aunt to stay in so my nephew Alex could go out, I would have hit up at least one of three great parties (A Vegas New Year’s Eve 2013) and sipped champagne all night. Instead I opted for a Ciroc Peach martini and some sparkling wine from Trader Joes that’s been in the wine fridge for a while.

New Year’s Eve would have been spent at Bagatelle Restaurant & Supper Club. They held a New Year’s Eve Gala hosted by Robin Thicke. I’ve been a fan of his since the Evolution of Robin Thicke album – 2006. It was a fashionable night with beautiful people.

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke performs. Photo Credit: Carlos Larios

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke with his gorgeous wife and actress Paula Patton. Photo Credit: Carlos Larios

Lucent Dossier. Photo Credit: Carlos Larios

Lucent Dossier. Photo Credit: Carlos Larios

The celebration kept going the next night at Hyde Bellagio at their “Lost Angles” party, a Tuesday night industry event. Common performed live with The Sayers Club on New Year’s Eve. Definitely a more relaxed night out full of celebrity.

Former mixed martial artist and UFC Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz and friends. Photo credit: Hyde Bellagio

Former mixed martial artist and UFC Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz and friends. Photo credit: Hyde Bellagio

Lil Jon parties in a VIP booth with friends. Photo credit: Hyde Bellagio

Lil Jon parties in a VIP booth with friends. Photo credit: Hyde Bellagio

I love Las Vegas.

Adrienne xo

 

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Happy New Year!

1 Jan

 

"Sin City" Las Vegas  photo taken from Google.

“Sin City” Las Vegas photo of the Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower fireworks taken from Google.

The most rewarding about the end of last year and start of this New Year was/is spending it with my mother and brother and waking up with my great-niece Brielle (she’s three) who made it to midnight to yell into the phone “Happy New Year Daddy!”

As kids, we were to be able to watch the fireworks from our parents upstairs bedroom window. Now the trees are mature and blocks any view. However, from the kitchen window we had a clear view of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower fireworks and a little of what was going on Downtown as well.

Brielle was very excited to see the fireworks through the window and on TV. The more she anticipated the next pop of color, the more enthusiastic she became and the tighter she squeezed as I held her.  It was magical.

Welcome 2013. It’s going to be a great year.

 

 

A New Year, Back to the Old Me!

5 Jan

I have to admit, toward the end of 2011 I got out of shape and I have the 20 pounds around my middle to prove it. I always vowed not to be a cliché and jump on the “join a gym at the New Year” bandwagon. So I did… sort of.

I am trying out 24 Hour Fitness for one free week before going on a month to month program. It makes no sense to sign a yearlong contract if I lose motivation. It’s only been three days and Ibuprofen is my new BFF.

Wish me luck as I get my skinny back J

Thank you for reading

Adrienne xo

Goodbye 2011. Hello 2012…

29 Dec

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was, and start celebrating the year to come. What had an impact you in 2011 and what are you looking toward in 2012?

Thank you for reading and Happy New Year!
Adrienne xo

The Art of the Hand Written Note

23 Dec

Meisterstück Classique Ballpoint Pen ($385) , Meisterstück 149 Fountain Pen ($810)

The holiday season is a time of year when people become more sentimental. Guilt sets in and the need to show more love becomes overwhelming. An easy way to fix this urge, is writing a hand written note. The benefits are endless. It’s satisfying and rewarding and in this age of instant gratification, a hand written note takes patience – making it personable. It takes time to pen a message. Professionally, it separates you and/or your business from the multitude of gift baskets, cupcakes, sugar cookies and e-Cards sent to clients. Personally, it’s another way of expressing love… the list is endless.

In the New Year, make it a point to take the time to write a handwritten note and express how much others mean to you.

Thank you for reading, even though this is in a blog and typed on a computer, #irony.

Adrienne xo

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