NYE Recap


It’s been almost a week since NYE and what a week it’s been! I’m taking each day as it comes and making it an adventure.

But to go back, Greg and I had the best time at the party hosted at the Marriott Marquis in downtown D.C. Five different ballrooms, each with it’s own themed dance floor. Fun party favors, from headbands to hats, in an assortment of colors. They had a buffet full of these decadent desserts, and we definitely indulged in the raspberry chocolate mousse and pistachio macaroons. The best part (or for some the worst) was that it was an open bar, and we took full advantage!

We spent most of our time in the pop music dance floor, but also wandered to the salsa room, and the 1920’s jazz rooms. At 11:45 pm we were handed a celebratory glass of champagne and at midnight balloons dropped from the ceiling.

It really was a lovely party, and the Marriott Marquis is a beautiful hotel. Very conveniently located right off the Convention Center, and they decked out for the holidays, even featuring a homemade life-size gingerbread house! I would highly recommend a visit, and hope to see what the rooms look like next time.

The vibe of this party was a bit more elegant than something you would wear to a club, so I kept it classy with this gorgeous red off-the-shoulders dress. Red signifies good fortune in 2017. I wasn’t sure about the long sleeves at first, but the minute I tried it on, I knew they were perfect. The lace and body-hugging fit created sex appeal, while the length and the sleeves kept it more formal. I paired it with my classic louboutins and a vintage clutch, and viola! Greg, of course, looked dapper in his blue suit (I made him wear red socks).

I can’t wait to attend more parties this year and wear fabulous dresses and spend fancy occasions with the love of my live. Here’s to the year to come!