In the midst of all of this month’s craziness, I almost forgot that Easter is this weekend. Luckily, my family didn’t, so we’re getting together this afternoon for an early dinner. We’ll also be dyeing eggs for place settings—I’m excited for keeping that tradition and eating the eggs after!
And speaking of, check out these gorgeous, gold leaf eggs from Sugar and Charm. Love the brilliant map design!
(Image from Sugar and Charm via Sadie and Dasie)
I’m a day late posting this (oops—was too busy celebrating with my fam yesterday!), but nevertheless wanted to wish everyone gung hay fat choy! Here’s to a very happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Snake!
(Photo of a dragon dance diver at the Beijing Aquarium via USA Today)
However you’re celebrating today, I hope you’re having a warm, wonderful, festive, fun, and friend- and family-filled holiday!
And in keeping with the spirit, here’s the video that never failed to bring a smile to my face anytime I watched it during the season:
Have a good one!
(Image via Bippity Boppity Boo)
Is it just me, or did Thanksgiving fly by?
Though the last few days were fleeting, they were filled with so many moments that reminded me how much I have to be grateful for. I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family—and ate a ton of delicious food. And last night, my parents and I attended a benefit dinner for the family of two Hurricane Sandy victims in Staten Island. Though the occasion was sad, the event garnered a great turnout; it was truly wonderful and uplifting to see how many people came together to offer their support.
But the biggest highlight, for me, was dancing in another showcase at Ailey. This time, we performed the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” from the Nutcracker—my favorite number from the ballet and a piece I’ve always wanted to dance. I’m not in holiday mode yet, but the piece was the perfect way to kick off the season. And I was thrilled—and appreciative—that so many of my friends and family came out to watch. That, alone, made my Thanksgiving! (Thank you all! <3)
The “Waltz of the Snowflakes” never gets old—I’m surprisingly not sick of it, despite hearing it hundreds of times over the past few weeks. So I’m kicking off the holidays here, too, with a clip of the Royal Ballet performing it. (Just a tad better than we did. ;)) I’m always amused at their blonde wigs!
How was your holiday? I hope you have lots to be grateful for, as well!
Stay cool and enjoy the day off–that alone is a good reason to celebrate!
(Stunning fireworks photos via Julia)