January 1st, 2013

Happy New Year!

Last week I was feeling the post-holiday blues and a reader suggested that I turn New Year’s Day into a day of celebration.  I think it’s a splendid idea (thank you April!) and am doing just that.

This year I am going to focus on the new– new places, new authors, new designers, new experiences. So I booked a table for a late lunch at Seersucker, a restaurant in Brooklyn co-owned by KiC profile Kerry Diamond, which we have yet to try. At lunch we will celebrate what we hope will be the first day of an amazing new year.

I wish all my family, friends and readers a very happy new year!!


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Cashmere sweater


Cotton trousers


Metallic loafer pumps


Pleated dress


Tan-go patent pumps


Silk-crepe top


Marmont loafers


Diamond earrings


Puzzle bag


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  • I like your new ventures post. I did that last year… New house, area and job. Very invigorating. Just like fashion sometimes our lives need a new “wardrobe”!

    RuthJanuary 1st, 2013  2:27 PM

  • Thanks for sharing. What a great way to start the year. Usually by New Years Day we are all spent which always make me sad. I experienced a similar let down many years ago. Every Christmas I poured every ounce I had into creating a memorable holiday for our 3 boys. Once it was all over I felt shortchanged that I didn’t have a chance to enjoy the celebration because I was so focused on them. (I know, a bit selfish.) My wonderful husband recognized this and 6 years ago started the tradition of sending me and my closest girlfriends (his treat) to NYC the weekend after New Years for a kick-off celebration for the year ahead. Instead of bunches of presents under the tree I get a gift of spending money for our trip and rejuvenate with dear friends that I don’t get to see very often. There is good food, wonderful shopping, sometimes a show or a movie and it is not complete if we all don’t have a good cry and remind ourselves of how lucky we are. So now I relax and enjoy the holidays and know that I have one more weekend to be selfish and come back ready to rock it for my sweet boys for the rest of the year. Cheers!!

    **this year I am in a rut on where to eat…if anyone out there has a spot they would recommend I would be grateful for any tips…we are staying at the Ritz (Central Park South) and looking for 2 places for dinner…low key…doesn’t have to be fancy but a great cozy atmosphere is a plus… Happy New Year!

    Amy RichardsonJanuary 1st, 2013  2:42 PM

  • Sounds like a great start to the year!

    AprilJanuary 1st, 2013  6:45 PM

  • Amy – We do an annual girls trip to NYC too….such a great way to celebrate friends and life. Our favorite restaurant (albeit 2 years ago) was Il Buco. One of the best meals I’ve had and a very cozy atmosphere. Enjoy!!

    ErinJanuary 1st, 2013  8:26 PM

  • Thanks Erin! I will put it on the list. Preston, I also take notes of all of your posts and items that catch my eye and bring my file along to share with my friends as we eat breakfast each morning!

    Amy RichardsonJanuary 1st, 2013  9:13 PM

  • ….and now I’m waiting for a review of Seersucker! How was it?

    BeccaJanuary 2nd, 2013  4:28 AM

  • Seersucker is great!! Food is absolutely delicious and I got to see Kerry, which was a treat!

    PrestonJanuary 2nd, 2013  12:34 PM


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