Saturday, December 31, 2011

The New Year is Upon Us.......



.......and where did the time go? It has been a busy week for me getting prepared for guest tonight. I like to make sure everything is just right. It will soon be all about good food and friends, spirits and the Mummers Parade here in Philadelphia. But on New Years Eve, one thing I will not be par-taking in- huge crowds!



No, after years of going out, I now leave it to the amateurs. Just kidding. You know it is because I fear of passing out and taking out the whole bandstand and straggling myself with my fur stole! And if were at the Casa, someone can easily un-zip me and carry me off to the boudoir!!!! I decided since it was so fun last year, I would host an intimate dinner again. This year I'll be starting with several French cheeses, roasted almonds and cashews, dried figs,feta stuffed olives,and chilled shrimp along with a few ginger sidecars. The dinner will be Fillet Mignon and Lobster tail with steamed greens. Buster has already offered to take all and any scrapes. My #1 Fan is bringing two magnums of Champagne, plus one bottle I already have on hand. Everyone will stay over for a huge slumber. It resembles a mind field the next day. I have another dinner planned for New Years Day- the traditional Pork and Sauerkraut! I also prepared a stollen for brunch.......if anyone is up in all that light! I'm post something about the night tommorrow. Maybe next year I'll do a Mummers theme party. Nah, most guest would only ues the feathers as French ticklers.



Now mind ya I don't usually look back over the pass year, never had, and lets face it, like I remember much of it!!!!! But I have to admit I don't have much to complain about. I love my job-greatly, my family is all healthy and wise and entertaining, most times! I met three very different boys to keep me "entertained", and I have some great friends, and I don't want for much. I enjoyed several trips and some great times, I think. I even met Rachel Zoe, and ate crow, as before then I couldn't stand her, but what a talent she is. My only upset was the passing of Amy Winehouse. I'm a huge fan. I enjoyed her music so much and her being out there. I can only compare it to when people lost John Lennon I guess. It still makes me sad, but I have finally moved from wearing black to deep purple! But we'll always have her music.



This will be the Mistress later tonight when she gets good and tight and forgets herself!!!!!! This will be after taking a swim in the sidecar and champagne pool!



My white tux shirt fit nicely, and is ready for the ironing.



Some of the wine and other spirits for those who don't drink my sidecars!



Currently at the casa.....



It's about 2:30am and all is quite. On weekends I'm usually up late, the night owl in me. I can never sleep the night before when I have a get together or I travel. I get all very excited. I would like to wish everybody a great New Year whilest I'm thinking about it. To my good friend and sister Mame, aka David Dust, who got me swindled into blogging and drinking, and to my girl Kailyn, my drinking partner in crime. To my bad influences, MM #1 Fan, Adrien and Preston. And to my good blogger friends, Froggy,Debra,Madtexter, Auntie Flame,Eric Arvin, Beth, Miss Ginger, Howard, Cali-Boi, Mahogany Empress, Pearl Gates, Lady Finger,Lenore Nevermore, my sweet Bob,and the neat Stephen. This year I also got to know some very interesting and fun new people at the Casa and think it will be the beginning of a new friendship, the mischievous Adam and Nick, the fabulously chic and sharp Tabitha, the sweet Cory Jo, RJ and Craig! And then there is my sweet and lovely Skill who always makes me feel good! And to me eccentric friends Mistress Mj and Designing Wally!!!!! And of course to all my readers and followers, who I love to hear from. Your comments, at times, keep me in stitches!!!!!! It is to all of you, along with my guests tonight that I will raise my 10th glass of champagne to for a New Year filled with love, happiness, peace and good health for all! And just remember, there is always time for another cock-a-tail!!!!

A very Happy New Year to you All, dears!



39 comments:

  1. Have a lovely amateur-free new years, MM!
    We decided several years back to leave this night to those we also call amateurs, and take our party indoors, either just the two of us, or a select group of friends.
    It just seems nicer somehow than battling crowds and traffic and crazy drunk ass people like me....a few years ago!!

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  2. Don't forget the rimming, sugar.

    Er, I mean the "rimming sugar."

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Your New Year's Eve dinner party sounds very elegant -- have fun! May 2012 be a spectacular year for you, Mistress!

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  4. Anonymous12/31/2011

    Awwww! Thanks Maddie and Happy New Year to you and your guests tonight as well.

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  5. Happy New Year to YOU!! Have some pork and sauerkraut for me (I could use the good luck!)

    XOXOXOXOXO

    Mame

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  6. Have a wonderful and happy New Year too!!! Sounds like a chic night planned!!!! I'll be there soon!!!!

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  7. You are an exciting person, and your blog always informative and entertaining. I wish you a very happy new year, dear Mistress. Hurry back! And watch those boys!

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  8. Beautiful post and vintage pictures! Happy New Year.

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  9. Im'so glad you finally moved to purple honey, it been like 4 months!!!!! Sound like a great time at the casa. Gays guys and two bottles of champagne? I see where this is going!!! Happy New Year Mistress!!!!!

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  10. I should thank you for your blog, it always make my day! Happy New Year my friend! May the new year be brighter and more adventerous.

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  11. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Happy 2011!

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  12. I still can't believe the year is almost over with! I'm ready for 2012 though. Have a wonderfully fabulous night Mistress and Happy New Year!

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  13. Don't ever change, Mistress, your crazy and nuts!And keep those boys in line!!!!! Happy New Years doll!

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  14. This evenings plans sound so chic, I love it!!!! A blessed New Year, darling, full of great things.

    Much Love

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  15. Ready or not indeed!
    But hey at least I'm ready :)
    2011 has been a great year!
    I love that you still mourn Amy!!! Have a good night Mistress!

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  16. Happy New year to you! Cheers to a wonderful year ahead, so glad I got to meet the elusive Mistress! Mind your self tonight. Oh hell with it!

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  17. Sending you oooodles of delight and blissfulness {is that a word?}..for 2012 my sweet Mistress..AND oh I DO love your blog...now that is pure bliss!!!! What is with me and the word bliss today?

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  18. OMG! Love the picture! I'm sure tonight will be a good time at the Casa! Happy New Year to you Mistress!

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  19. Yeah, that will be the real Mistress, gusling from the bottle!!!!! Cheers to you Mistress and thanks for the sweet words!

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  20. A Happy News To you too Mistress! Cheers-

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  21. Wishing you a wonderfully uplifting and happy New Year! Sounds like quite the night there planned!

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  22. Does the Mistress do a performance at midnight for the boys!

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  23. Happy New Year. May 2012 be sweetened with laughter and love and more good......food!!!!! Where are the houseboys durning all this!

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  24. oh, you didn't tell us you were a bottle drinker....

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  25. Here's wishing The Mistress and Her entire entourage [read Wonderful Collection of Friends] an evening of the utmost in Merriment, and Everything Wonderful in the coming New Year!
    Thank you Sweet M -for bringing so many smiles, an incredible amount of laughter, and so many terrific "Virtual Venues" which made us feel as though we were "right there with you" on every journey (Well, close enough anyway!) LOL
    "A Toast"... To Fantastic Frolic within The Casa tonight, and every Joyous Memory it is sure to inspire!
    "HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!"

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  26. Sounds like a blow there tonight, but it's the houseboys I feel sorry for, its gonna takes the houseboys ages to get the scent of Shalimar out of the parlors upholstery!!!! Happy New Year Mistress!

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  27. Wishing a fabulous new year to you too!!!!!!!!!!
    Now where is the champagne?? Where are the heels????? Where are the houseboys!???

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  28. Emmanuel12/31/2011

    Uen très belle année à Vous. Des étoiles plein les yeux en 2012.
    Des baisers de Paris. France.

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  29. I've never left a message here... but have long enjoyed visiting anonymously. When I saw this today - I couldn't help but share in all the camp! And you with all those boys, I hope a ring doesn't go missing!You are thequintessence of fabulosity, Happy New Year you minx!

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  30. Thank you all for your kind comments, and someone remind me to get a French interpreter on the Casa's payroll!!!!! Happy New Year again all!

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  31. Happy new Year sweetie sending you lots of love

    xoxo

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  32. lurrrve the pics!
    Cheers to a new year Mistress!
    xo*

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  33. Looks like it is going to be a very Happy New Year around the Casa! Can't wait to hear about the details! Havw a wonderful New Year Mistress and watch that hangover!

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  34. With sass and class! Leave it to you to throw together a small but swank dinner party!!! I could be a fly on the wall right now, but I be a drunk fly over there!!! Happy New Year too you and your boys!

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  35. What a nice time it sounds to be! And why was I not invited??? I can't wait to hear the details! The only way this will be more intresting is if you have a party with a hypnotist. I can't imagine what might happen!!!!!!!!!! Cheers to you in the new years!!!!!!

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  36. Happy New Year Mistress! Thanks for a great year of taking us with you! I would love to attend a party some year there but first I have got to get me a cigarette holder...

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  37. I know I'm late, but Happy New Year Maddie! I'm glad I met you, even if it is only virtually. You've brought a special kind of joy to my life. Thank you for being you, and for taking us all along for the amazing ride better know as your life.

    Love & Smooches
    CoreyJo
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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!