Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year from Venice!

We started off 2013 with fireworks over the water. Crowded and cold but grinning ear to ear.

How about you? Cozy and quiet? Dancing? Parties? Did you kiss in the new year? Or maybe blissfully sleep through the first minutes of the day? However we spent last night, I hope at least some of us were lucky enough to sleep in this morning. : )

Here’s to a wonderful 2013!

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1 Jane Kim January 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

I really enjoy your blog! Happy New Year!


2 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:21 am

Wow. Thank you, Jane! I’m so glad to hear it. Happy new year to you too!


3 Margit January 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

Venice is beautiful — what a glamorous way to spend NYE!

We had a terrific New Year’s weekend. We went dancing with new friends on Sunday night, and then spent the night with them at their farm, which turned out to be the most amazing, Vermont Gothic, 1870s farmhouse. Brunch and ice skating on NYE morning, and then we came home, for sparklers, a bonfire more ice skating on our own lake, a spin in the hot tub, and flaming plum pudding at midnight. I got up this morning and made homemade Golden Grahams for my little — we’ll go sledding later.


4 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:21 am

Margit, that sounds absolutely magical. What memories!


5 Erika January 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Happy New Year! I spent the night with my husband and four other couples. We drank champagne, ate treats, and played boardgames. Our son was having a sleepover at his grand-parents, so sleeping in this morning was lovely:)


6 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:21 am

High five to the grandparents! So good of them.


7 Christa the BabbyMama January 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Sleeping… I think. At some point, a baby woke us up to nurse so I may have very well been awake during those first few minutes!


8 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:22 am

Hah! I’ve had my share of New Years Eves just like that. : )


9 Tasha January 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Happy New Year!
May we all find what we seek!
And if you’re lucky enough to have found it, look again! ♥


10 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:22 am

Great sentiments, Tasha.


11 Maria January 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

We’re all sick, unfortunately, so we were all sleeping soundly. The previous two NYE’s we were in Amsterdam, so this one was a bit of a change! Still, lots of family snuggles. Happy 2013!


12 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:22 am

I hope you’re feeling better, Maria!


13 April Louise January 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Fireworks always make me happy! I had to cancel my New Years Eve plans because I was to unwell :( I did however manage to stay up and see the new year through snuggled on the couch and watched the fireworks in London on the TV and I was really impressed!


14 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:23 am

I’m the same way about fireworks, April. So happy.


15 Zoe January 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

We were sick so we listened to the city’s fireworks from bed and prayed our girls wouldn’t wake up and think a world war had begun.

Venice is on my must-visit list. Hopefully in a few years…

Happiest of new years to you all.


16 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:23 am

Oh man. Sounds like lots of friends were sick on New Years Eve. I hope everyone is feeling better now.


17 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay January 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

With our family at home! Cozy. Nice.

Showed our 6-year-old the countdown in Tokyo (I think) at about 8:00. We yelled, blew horns and jumped up and down with him. Off to bed with Isaac…

At 11:00 (12:00 New York time) we watched the ball drop and had a silent observation. By silent I mean we were screaming, yelling and jumping up and down with no sound coming out of our mouths so we would not wake up the 6-year-old. The 10 and 11 year olds thought that was very funny. Off to bed with them….

The rest of us slowly made our way up to bed before Midnight. We were all just fine with that.

Happy New Year!


18 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

Oh my goodness, Pamela. That is adorable! I think I need to copy you.


19 Kelleyn January 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Nice and cozy inside with family, but wouldn’t mind trading for water view in France. Happpy New Year!


20 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

Happy New Year to you too, Kelleyn!


21 Cerise January 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

So beautiful. We decided to have a quiet cozy evening at home. I think next year we might do something a little more exciting though.


22 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

Sometimes, cozy at home is exactly what I’m craving.


23 julia [life on churchill] January 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

We were at a budget hotel with our two kids in preparation for flying home today. not a very exciting New year’s Eve but happy to be home today!


24 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

I’m happy to be home too!


25 Diana January 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Happy New Year, Gabby!


26 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

Thank you, Diana.


27 Tan January 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

Venice must be the perfect way to ring in the new year!
We had an open house for friends to come and go as they pleased. We rang in the new year with champagne and card games. It was perfect


28 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

Sounds perfect! Card games and New Years go together somehow.


29 tere January 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

happy new year, Gabby!! have an awesome trip!


30 Design Mom January 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

Happy New Year to you too, Tere.


31 Amanda January 7, 2013 at 7:45 am

Happy New Year! I rang in 2013 on the island of Boracay. It was beautiful. White sand, waves, and fireworks all along the beach for at least an hour.


32 Dee January 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

Happy New Year, Gabrielle! My family and I started the new year in Brooklyn, watching fireworks in Prospect Park. :)


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