Monday, December 19, 2011


Last night I had the most wonderful get together with my very dearest friends.
It was so special to spend this time and reflect on a year that has seen our lives change so much since the earthquakes. Lots of sad things have happened but this was all put aside for laughter, wonderful conversion, yummy food and festive drinks. I feel so very blessed to have theses amazing ladies in my life.
As host, I so had to have a new vintage dress, enter this beautiful linen dress I brought from the gorgeous Lorelei at her fabulous relocated shop in Sumner "Milou".
I set up the table under the trees in the backyard but it was so cold we only had a drinks and nibbles there before returning inside for the main course and presents by the fire.
Happiness is time with friends at Christmas......
Love Vanessa


  1. SO look like a 1950's movie star. Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Oz. Xx

  2. You are such an inspiration, V! Despite the horrific earthquake you're so positive and smiley.
    That dress is a beauty and the table arrangement is gorgeous. Have the most wonderful time with your friends. x

  3. You are so beautiful in that gorgeous dress! Are they PEONIES on the table??? So glad you had such a delightful evening with your friends.

    Sarah xxx

  4. Your green dress and those roses are just magic, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Bigger photossssssssss, please, please.
    I wish I could smell them

  5. Sweet Sarah they are PEONIES!!!! So so beautiful. Thank you for your lovely comments. Love v

  6. Miss Sacramento you most beautiful lady, I hope that I have been a good girl and Santa brings me a new camera for better photos(bigger). I have been taking all theses blog photos on my phone so not so good for enlarging them anymore. Thank you for the lovely support and comments. Love to you V

  7. It all looks gorgeous and so do you. That's such a gorgeous dress. I love your positive outlook.