Thursday, December 29, 2011

good luck foods for new year's day

In many Asian countries, long noodles are eaten
on New Year's Day in order to bring a long life.


A common good luck food in the southern United
States, black-eyed peas are thought to bring
prosperity.

In Germany, Ireland, and parts of the
United States, cabbage is associated ith luck and
fortune since it is green and resembles money.

Thought to resemble coins,
lentils are eaten throughout
Italy for good fortune in the New Year.
Long associated with abundance and fertility,
pomegranates are eaten in Turkey and
other Mediterranean countries for luck in the New Year.

In North America, Asia, and Europe, people eat fish to
celebrate the new year. In some countries,
people associate fish with moving forward
into the new year since fish swim forward.
Ciao!  Fabiana

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year's Eve Fun














Coco Snowball recipe found here








Black and White Table by "Celebrations at Home" click here for more details


Water Bottle labels






Caviar on Toast Points

Oreo Cookie Tower with Sparklers from Martha Stewart





cheers! Fabiana

Friday, December 23, 2011

out and about fashion - Christmas week

Blake Lively ~ Great Scarf

Miranda Kerr ~ Cute and casual airport look

Nicole Richie ~ California Winter chic

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ~ Simple & cute

Olivia Palermo ~ Love it all: The bag, jacket & tan jeans

Pippa Middleton ~ Warm & cozy

Kate Middleton ~ Love the Duchess
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Ciao!
Fabiana

an elegant Christmas dinner

Southern Living Style
This elegant Christmas dinner  features a neutral palette
of golds, silvers, and creams and emphasizing texture.

The menu card features a silver emblem reminiscent
of a pineapple, a symbol of Southern hospitality.

Hand-crafted place mats made with inexpensive wallpaper,
are paired with gold-edged china and simple flatware.

An antique mirror maximizes the light cast
from votives nestled in birch candle holders.

A hollowed-out log is filled with roses, hydrangeas,
and Leyland cyprus for a luxurious yet earthy look.

The informal hutch is decked with vintage pieces such
as the glass-bead wreath, reindeer figurine,
and mercury-glass candlesticks.

The lustrous mother-of-pearl napkin rings
(made from taffeta ribbon looped through vintage belt buckles) . 

Repurposed drawer knobs make eye-catching place card holders.
 (To secure the cards better, replace stock washers with wider ones.

Spicy after-dinner eggnog garnished with whipped cream, cinnamon, & nutmeg
 are served with cookies on a silver tray.
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ciao! Fabiana
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