Between these countdown cookies,
outstanding seafood pasta and orrechiette with vodka sauce at Volare,
and watching the fireworks from our apartment, I would say that 2012 is off to a great start. Our little party of 6 shared some lovely toasts, equally lovely bubbly and our goals for the new year while listening to Auld Land Syne. Cheesy, maybe. But hearing your friends speak about the things and people they love so passionately and honestly is beautiful. I don’t usually love New Year’s Eve but this one, this end to 2011, was one for the books.