Friday, January 10, 2014

Hello 2014!






Happy New Year everyone!  I am finally catching my breath to do a post about our Christmas and New Year!  I hope everyone had a beautiful festive season!  I had a very busy end to 2013 and had literally no time to sit down and blog.  We are just finishing our holiday after having Christmas at home with all the trimmings ... size 52 turkey this year with the old family recipe for seasoning.  The plum pudding went beautifully and Mum was so happy as this year we had a really good skin on it!  Topped off with cream and custard it was divine.  I took this photo above when we were in Macau at The Venetian Resort as I just thought it was so beautiful and kind of reminded me of Sugar and how also how incredibly gorgeous a pink Cartier watch with diamonds is!


We had time in Hong Kong and Macau and all of the holiday windows were beautiful (but still don't beat New York! ~ best in the world!)



This was the floral arrangement at reception at The Peninsula, Hong Kong.  Stunning!  Hong Kong is very intriguing and I love the colonial history behind it!  We saw  wonderful architecture mixed with Chinese culture and it was gorgeous.  


This was the little Peninsula Bear that was a gift for Georgiana ~  So cute!


Sunset over Victoria Harbour ~  breathtaking....





A little bit of shopping was in order and this Miss Dior shop for children was so beautiful .... the attention to detail was incredible.



A rose at High Tea ....






Our Christmas tree for 2013 ..... I went with a snow encrusted tree and it was such a nice change from the pure green pine ....








I love the way the fairy lights reflect in the sash windows ...... 


champagne for Christmas Day 



Sugar ready to pounce!





A couple more of the Dior store in Hong Kong .... I wish you all a fantastic 2014 and I believe it is going to be a great year!!!!  
lots of love M.A. the 2nd!



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4 comments:

Marsha Splenderosa said...

What a holiday!!!

Faux Fuchsia said...

I luff Honkers, it's my Happy Place and I never tire of it. My sister lives there and you remind me that it's been 6 long months and I should go back x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LUSH, GORGEOUS, FUN, FABULOUS my dear friend! Frances, I have missed your posts so much! It is so good to see you here, so vibrant and beautiful as always! I love that peninsula bear...so precious!

It has been a very busy season for all and we are all coming back at our own pace. I am just thrilled that you came to visit me! I traveled to California for the holidays and had the time of my life with my family. We also went to Santa Monica, Hollywood and other posh areas and I fell in love with a shop called, BABY AND CHILD (a part of Restoration Hardware) you must check them out on-line. Their furnishings for childrens' rooms are drop-dead fabulous.

Well my queen, enjoy your weekend, and good to have you back! Anita

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful photos! Your travels and shopping excursions sound wonderful... I love Dior and it was the first piece of baby clothing I purchased for my son 17 years ago. Those beautiful chairs, chiffon top, and coat from the bottom photos would have made their way home with me for Isabella.
Wishing you a most wonderful New Year ~ xx, B

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