December 25, 2014
Best of the Blog: A Festive Party at My House
Merry Christmas! Here's another wonderful holiday party from the past. This one originally ran on Dec. 23, 2010.
This past Saturday, I hosted a holiday party at my home in Bedford and invited family, friends, and neighbors. I know how busy everyone is at this time of year, but I really wanted to see as many people as possible. Therefore, I decided that the gathering would occur from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., a time span that might be accommodating for most of those invited. I’m happy to say that it was a very good idea, as guests arrived promptly at 3 p.m. with others streaming in a bit later. Several people lingered until 8 p.m. and ate just about every delicious morsel that Chef Pierre created. If you’re wondering why photos of the food and décor are missing from this blog, it’s because I’ll be using them for a magazine story next year. Be patient!
1 My niece Sophie, Richard who?, and me - Richard is a neighbor, but it was his first time visiting my home.
2 Here I am with Russell Hernandez and Richard Gere - they are partners in the lovely Bedford Post Inn.
3 Harvey Sloan, me, and Kathy Sloan - my good friends
4 Very lovely children
5 Sharing an amusing moment with my great friend, Muffin
6 Nieces, Sophie and Kristina, and her boyfriend Barrett
7 MTV's Brendan Kennedy, his guest, MTV's Jim Cantiello and his wife, Jessica
8 Brendan and Francesca really hit it off.
9 Pierre and Sarah preparing delicious and festive food
10 The weather was cold, but clear, with a waxing moon rising.
11 Gyurme and Dominic - grounds crew - warmed their hands at the fire pit, which was moved to this location for the party.
12 Carolers greeted my guests.
13 My sister, Laura and sister-in-law, Rita
14 The canaries sang along with the Christmas carols.
15 Brother-in-law, Randy and brother, George
16 Nephew Charlie, Barrett, and nephew Kirk
17 Francesca watched as more guests arrived.
18 Princess Peony spied upon the party.
19 Kirk and Kristina
20 The guests were thrilled with the food, which made Sarah and Pierre so happy!