|Photography by Robert Demetrius|
Last night’s get together was the perfect end to 2014. Hubby and I celebrated with dear friends, eating Southern fried chicken, collard greens, yams, carrots and cold slaw from The Coop in Winter Park and Hubby put in his own touch by making gluten free macaroni and cheese. We also watched the last episode of Downton Abbey Season 4, trying to refresh our minds before the new season starts on Sunday.
We then rang in the New Year, toasting with champagne and mini chocolate cupcakes with fresh berries. How much better could the year have started, right? Nice and easy!
With the holiday season coming to an end, Hubby and I spent a quiet morning together. Of course, I had to start off the morning with a steaming cup of latte. Then we went on a nice long walk, reminiscing about some of the highlights of the past year, as well as making plans and resolutions for the New Year ahead.
After our walk, a simple brunch was most definitely on the menu: Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Chives, Sweet Grape Tomatoes with Basil and a refreshing Campari and Orange Juice. Since Hubby doesn’t drink alcohol, I made him a Non-Alcoholic Campari and Orange Juice, which I made with Blood Orange Bitters and Grenadine Syrup. Although it was quite simple, it really just hit the spot. Nothing beats simplicity.
I believe that a new year gives us the opportunity to start anew. It’s like starting a new painting. We are given a blank canvas to create whatever we want, and the sky is the limit. I am looking forward to all the deliciousness 2015 will bring!
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!