Hello Darlings, The excitement of Christmas gift shopping gave way to the thrill of hunting for Boxing Day bargains. And now I am on to planning the perfect look for New Year's Eve. Ahhh, the challenges of holiday season :)
There is something so wonderful about planning and anticipating during the holidays. Of course, gift giving and Boxing Day shopping have their perks, but my favorite thing is how beginning a new year is the perfect chance for fresh starts with a clean slate!
Orthodox Catholic, I religiously celebrate Christmas on January 7th but nonetheless Christmas in December carries many memories and traditions. Unlike last year when I spent Christmas in sunny South Beach Miami, this year I am dividing my time between Montreal and Toronto.
This year, I hosted my family in my new place for the first time! Proud to say that I bought and decorated a live Christmas tree, and also planned a Christmas brunch at the Maison Boulud restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. The hotel is a Montreal landmark, originally opened 100 years ago in 1912, and the original hotel in the upscale Ritz Carlton hotel company.
Among the considerable history about the hotel, Hollywood celebrities Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton held their 1964 wedding ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Montreal. The hotel has also hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, and Richard Nixon. The beauty and the extensive history of the hotel is remarkable, and spending holidays in a new city couldn't have turned out any better! Christmas morning was all about the delicious dishes that prepared by Chef Riccardo Bertolino in the main room of Maison Boulud which overlooks the delightful garden. The conversation was light and the atmosphere joyful!
This year, I must have been a good girl as Santa spoiled me with lots of amazing treats including this stunning Marc Jacobs Sutton bag. I am so in love with this purse! Aside from the color, the structure is pure perfection :)
Now your turn... tell me how you spent your Christmas and what did Santa bring you?