Saturday, December 31, 2011


2011  was a good year. I think reviewing the past 12 months at the end of it will make me remember all the fun things that happened (lousy things are not worth remembering anyway), appreciate and realize that I got a pretty good life going on. Although the worst thing that happened in 2011 hit really hard and close, we are moving forward and my mom is cancer free now. She has adapted healthier eating habits (green smoothies every morning!) and watching out for the toxic chemicals in cosmetics. I have forbidden her from using the microwave and keep pushing healing foods and health articles her way. Just doing my part. :)
In January I had fun night with Aveda and Urban Girl Squad and made a connection to yet another like-minded Finnish girl in NYC. The same time we also celebrated very dear friend's birthday with some sushi, sake bombs and later in the evening few yucky green shots at Stonewall Inn.
February I attended my very first baby shower (!) for a very sweet little boy Preston. I was happy to be invited to his baptism as well in the summer that was held at the gorgeous St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue.  In February I went to see the much anticipated "Purge" at La Mama Theatre and discovering yet another wonderful vegetarian restaurant, Angelika Kitchen.
March I hosted my very first giveaway that was inspired by the ever glowing Kimberly Snyder, attended many birthday parties (including my own) and spent a rainy weekend in Pennsylvania countryside. I love the peace and quiet of the country side. I wish we had a country cottage out there. Actually we probably would if I hadn't resisted my husband's wishes to get one few years back. Back then I wasn't feeling the need for it, but now I totally can. I would love to get away from people and traffic on the weekends.
In April I fell in love with raw vegan food from Pure Food and Wine, got my hair bleached blond by accident and visited Limelight Marketplace for the first time.
In May Mr. and I spent beautiful time in Negril, Jamaica in our own private beach house, I saw my beautiful and talented friend perform in a off-Broadway show and got my butt up and did wonderful yoga and meditation workshop "Get Your Flow on!" with Gabby Bernstein and Latham Thomas. 
In June we celebrated another friend's birthday in Atlantic City with a fun group of party people. Haven't stayed up that late partying in years. Good to know I still got that soiree loving kid in me. June was also when I visited MoMa for the first time during the DocPoint festival and saw Reindeerspotting.
July we had some funfunfun times at Fire Island, spent a day in Sandy Hook, rented our house to a family that could really use all that space and moved in the heart of a cute town into a townhouse. But we're staying here only a year. Therefore we gotta start looking for new place soon.
In August my parents came to visit us and we took a trip to one of my favorite places; Sedona, Flagstaff and Grand Canyon, survived Irene, but missed our friend's wedding... and escaped to the lake in the middle of the week on a hot day with a friend.
In September there was Fashions Night Out and my first visit to the HighLine Park. I also became regular on Saturday mornings at our nearby (5 min walk) Farmer's Market,
In October I was interviewed by Crash Course City, spent wonderful, long vacation in Finland (oh boy did I need that) and was hugged by Mother Amma. Happy, happy, happy times.
In November we celebrated the grand opening of my friend's shabby chic hair salon,  attended Spirit Junkie lecture to deepen my spirituality and then got my party mode on during Halloween in the Village gay bar. How fun!
December is the party month and we had few memorable celebrations, had fun with the Mr. in Philadelphia celebrating our 7th "first date anniversary" and had warm, cozy Xmas with the family here. And, December I also found a new job after being stuck at the old one for way too many years. Cheers to that!
Have a peaceful and joyous New Year! Thank you for being on this journey with me! Let's make 2012 be filled with even greater and happier memories and exciting adventures!
Love & Light,

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~Robert Brault



    Heres to 2012!!

    Happy New Year!

    ps. Pina Coladas are the best, so delicious!

  2. Ihana vuosi postaus =) Tuosta Atlanta cityn kuvasta, tulee mieleen Sex and the city tai joku muu nais voittoinen amerikkalais sarja =)

  3. A lovely year gone by my sweet chic New Yorker Finn. The stunning star of your life. Reading your blog inspires me in my daily life.


  4. thanks for your comment and i'm excited i found your blog through it too! i am SO envious of you for living in nyc! it's a little dream of mine to live there again at some point.

    hyvää uutta vuotta :)


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