Friday night was our first of what I hope will be an annual Holiday House Crawl. This is the perfect holiday party, especially if the participants live fairly close by or you have back up drivers you can call on.
We started at the Nazette home. Sally's centerpiece of candles and copper Christmas trees was spectacular and wouldn't you know I forgot to pull out my camera at this first stop. Randy is my very favorite bartender. The man makes a mean martini! They served ribs, artichoke dip and a fabulous cheese bread. Sally is a designer and it goes without saying that their home was chock full of eye candy.
Our second stop was at Basil and Lynn's. They own a Greek restaurant and pizzeria. We knew we would be in for an epicurean treat at this house. Basil had made two fabulous soups, but my fave was the clam chowder. If we do this again next year I'm really hoping the chowder makes an encore appearance. Basil has given some thought to distributing it through retail venues. I know it would fly off the shelves if he did.
We, of course, drank some more and I've decided this is one of my new favorite wines.
I love Lynnie's decorating style. You can't help but feel comfortable here. Sophisticated casual is how I would describe it. Her art background is very evident in the pieces she has chosen for their home Her refusal to let go of the child within is also obvious in so many of the random accents she has displayed throughout the house.
Our next stop was Russell's. He is a discerning wine connoisseur with an awesome wine cellar and Cathy is another accomplished cook. How did I get in this group? Thank God for a hubby that knows his way around the kitchen. She served baked brie with pears and a scrumptious beef tenderloin ( and I usually don't care for beef) but this was amazing. This was our first time in their home and it was equally beautiful and inspiring. I'm not ashamed to say that I covet her closet and his wine cellar.
We ended up the the evening at our house. Again, no pictures. Mike made his famous cheesecake and it was as good as I had remembered. He hasn't made it for several years. Life got busy and we ordered from Carnegie Deli instead. In a head to head contest, though, I think Mike's cake would win hands down. We washed it down with Bailey's, and Grand Marnier. Why do you think we call it House Crawl?
This really was a great way to party. The food was fabulous, we were able to see each others holiday decorations, and nobody had to deal with a lot of stress or expense. Can't wait for next year.
Welcome to our BeColorful Home. Ours is an older home, built in 1916 and it has been added on to several times. We have lived here for almost fifteen years now and the house has evolved from a traditional flavor to something a bit more eclectic.I have always loved big splashes of color but I'm finding that I am also drawn to more neutral shades as well. Welcome and enjoy looking around.