Happy New Year Lacquered Lifers! Hope you didn’t miss me too much – whirlwind doesn’t even begin to describe the last couple weeks for the Brock family! We have been absolutely all over the place – so happy to be back home, but honestly feel as though Christmas came and went too quickly this year. Does anyone else feel that way? Anyway, glad the new year is here, the time for new beginnings, resolutions and new opportunities. While I begin the task of reorganizing my desk for the year ahead, here is a little recap of our last few weeks … On Sunday, December 21st, got in the car here in Charleston, SC and drove fourteen hours to East Hampton, to celebrate Christmas with my in-laws for a few days … While we were there, I thought I would attempt (for the first time) the Feast of the Seven Fishes. A Southern Italian/Italian American tradition of a Christmas Eve meal featuring seven courses of fish (seven for the seven sacraments). Above are two of the seven. For a first try, it went pretty well …
Then it was off to my hometown of Darien, CT to visit with my parents for a few days, a visit which included two more Christmases … While I was hoping for some snow to put me in the Christmas spirit while we were up North, I can’t say that I hated the warm winter temperatures and sunset strolls on the beach with Hamish and Mr. B. On Sunday December 28th, we headed back to Charleston (this time it was 15 hours in the car), and on New Year’s Eve Mr. B and I hosted two other couples at our house for a little New Years Eve dinner party … Finally, on Saturday the 3rd of January we got in the car again, this time to drive to Florida, to pick up the newest addition to our family, Hugh Wooster Brock. He is actually Hamish’s nephew! So Hamish now becomes Uncle Hamish to little Huey. We’re very excited (and exhausted), and looking forward to the two pups becoming the best of friends.
So there is our holiday season recap! So glad to be back to Lacquered Life’s regularly scheduled programming.
Sweet Hugh is almost too much – so excited for you all!
He’s adorable! Congratulations!
Thank you! We’re so excited!
Hugh is way too cute!!! SO exciting!
Thank you thank you! He is a good boy – we’re so excited!
You set such a beautiful table! I recently registered for china, and I chose Herend fishscale too. I love seeing how versatile it can be!
Thank you Sarah! So glad you enjoyed the New Year’s Table – check out the Christmas table that I posted on Christmas Eve! Fish Scale is a great choice, and yes, extremely versatile. I love mine. Thanks for stopping by! xo Olivia