Saturday, 1 January 2011

Party On, Dudes!

Happy New Year to all my fabulous friends in Blogland!


This was our New Year's Eve.


 Jon donned his favourite vintage pinny and cooked up a storm but silly me forgot to take any food photos. He made chicken tikka massala, chana massala (chick peas in a fiery tomato sauce) and spicy paneer (Indian cheese) and capsicum kebabs.


Our 1960's party tree laden with Cheddar cubes, pimento stuffed olives, cocktail gherkins, cherry tomatoes, capers and pickled silverskin onions was, as always, the centre of attention. We also made vada (South Indian-style green chilli spiced lentil doughnuts) with a sweet chilli sauce.

The lovely Amy sent me a fabulous parcel yesterday and she couldn't have timed it better. Along with four fabulous vintage frocks and some gorgeous jewellery this pink sari was perfect draped across our coffee table made from an antique Rajasthani door.

Any excuse to show off my vintage cocktail accessories.

Liz and Liz


Richard and Pavlina. As Pavlina hails from the Czech Republic we thought we'd introduce her to a traditional British party game and played Pass The Parcel. The bindis we're wearing were one of the surprises in the layers of wrapping paper (recycled from Christmas).


Jon and Ade.


Jon gets stuck into the globe cocktail bar, officially the best present ever.

Al

Polly


My darling Helga sent me these glittery star hair slides, the boys with hair loved them.


We managed to do all the washing up before we crashed into bed just after 3am this morning. Amazingly we were up just after 8.30am without a hint of a hangover despite the copious amount of booze we put away.



My resolutions for 2011? Same as every other year, have fun, dress to the nines and laugh out loud every day. Bring it on!



59 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Vix. Looks like you had a fab evening and I'm glad the sari came in handy x

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  2. Oh you! I'd have loved to come to your party, especially with party games, how fun! I'm off to bed now, all ready for tomorrows market, I like it when you blog earlier, means I can get my comment in up the top, he he.xx.

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  3. Happy New Year! Love your cocktail tree, and Pass the Parcel, great idea! :)

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  4. Fantastic resolutions! The Sari looks fab - it is gorgeous! Cannot believe you were up so early - bloody hell you must not have drank enough!lol!

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  5. Jon's food sounds great - I love paneer and your cocktail party tree is the epitome of party cool!!

    Happy New Year to you and Jon; here's hoping for a year of super vintage finds for us both.

    Liza xxx

    P.S. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - you're a sweetheart.

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  6. Looks like you had fun! Your dress is gorgeous. Happy new year to you too xxx

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  7. Looks like a great night! Love your blog and look forward to keeping on reading it in 2011. Your resolutions are fab - perfectly straight to the point :-)

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  8. I have no words to describe how you make me feel Vix... when I read things like your antique Rajasthani door coffee table and see that beyond fabulous party tree and read what you and Jon cooked and all the things you do and how you do it and what you wear and how you live your life and who you are and you and Jon together.... I just think... thank you God/dess!!

    Thank you for making True Originals.

    Vix... there's no one like you. You are freakin' AWESOME.

    Happy New Year darling woman! May 2011 be blessed and ballsy and f**ken amazing for you and Jon. I know it will be because you guys will make it!

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  9. A VERY happy new year to you and jon.
    I hope it's every bit as amazing as you deserve and peppered with jaunts to Goa ;)
    You look as glowing as ever!

    xxx

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  10. Happy New Year!
    Everything looks fabulous as always, I adore the 1960's party tree and other delights. You are by far a wonderful hostess xx

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  11. Love that dress, its stunning on you Vix. Also how cool is that tree?!
    Happy 2011! xxx

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  12. You sure know how to throw a great party! I had Indian food on New Year's Eve too, but it was all in microwavable packages from Trader Joe's. I could have used a good cook like Jon...

    Happy New Year, Vix!

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  13. What a gorgeous dress, love it! Looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful evening ... :0)

    S xxx

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  14. "My resolutions for 2011? Same as every other year, have fun, dress to the nines and laugh out loud every day."

    BEST RESOLUTIONS EVER!

    You look divine as always Vix! How I would LOVE to come to one of your parties - they always look like the most fun.

    Happy New Year to you and Jon.

    Sarah xxx

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  15. Food, drink...

    I'm starting to sound like Father Jack. That can only be a good thing though.

    Fab pix. HNY!

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  16. That food sounds fabulous. Can't beat a bit of chana massala! Yum. You did the washing up before retiring to bed? WOW! Don't think that has ever happened, or ever will, with me. We went out for dinner and drinks, I was out for the count until late this morning when His Lordship said if I got up he would buy me a Wimpy. Old school, but I loved it!

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  17. Wherever you are there will always be a party. I am sooooooooooo lucky to be in it.
    All the happiness in the world my dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. Happy New Year honey, I love your resolutions!!
    p.s. Jon is a sweetie in his pinnie!
    Hugs Kandi xx

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  19. Happy New Year Vix, looks like you had such a fun time xx

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  20. what a brilliant party, so glad you all had a great time. Loving those resolutions, happy new year. xxx

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  21. That party tree with the cheddar cubes is hilarious!

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  22. What a wonderful New Years Eve...love your dress xxx

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  23. Looks like a great party xx
    Happy New Year

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  24. Holy tan Vix! Love your resolutions and your night looks like so much fun; pretty much my kinda thing! Happy New year xxx

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  25. happy happy happy new year! what a lovely party you hosted, you must plan a blogger party one day ;) perfect resolutions, i wish i could be as happy and carefree as you, vix. have a wonderful evening. xx

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  26. Hi Vix-wishing you and Jon a very Happy New Year and much laughter and fun for 2011!! Looks like a lovely evening last night and you look just gorgeous, the colours of your dress are festive and vibrant, so stylish. The food sounded delicious too, home made Indian dishes are just heavenly! xxx

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  27. It looks like your 2011 is already off to a FABULOUS start!! I love it! And these descriptions of the Indian dishes have me feeling faint with hunger! Hehe. Yuuuuummmmyy!!!

    Happy New Year! xoxo

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  28. It looks like you had lots of fun, and the food sounds delicious. Happy New Year Vix, I look forward to reading you throughout 2011. xx

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  29. Love the idea of finding a bhindi in pass the parcel wrapping! And the glittery hair clips for the blokes with hair hah! Love your maxi and vintage cocktail gear.
    Happy New Year!

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  30. Happy new year you gorgeous minx you!
    Love the NY pics, can you believe my dad threw his globe drinks cabinet away!!! I was fuming when he told me. :(
    Glad you aren't suffering today, I'm very tired but happy. :)

    xxx

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  31. Happy New Year to you and Jon Mamas!
    your always glow with beauty in everything you wear..love the 60's tree..how fun and creative..yummy I adore Indian food..ay those cocktails pin up are to die for!you and Jon always look so beautiful.
    big hugs Bella!

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  32. You look vibrant, Vix, and Jon is a most attractive chef in his pinstripes and vintage pinny. Everyone looks to be having a grand time, but how could they not, considering your cozy bright home, charming company, homecooked Indian, and the globe bar!

    Have a wonderful 2011 and beyond, and thank you for reading and your comments that always leave me glowing.

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  33. Happy New Year Vix and Jon, loving the pinny and the globe!

    Well done on not feeling awful this morning - I'm sure there were some sore heads though!

    I'm not really doing resolutions as such this year - more goals that I want to reach this year.

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  34. Happy New Year, Vix, great resolutions that we should all follow! x

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  35. A bindis-for-every-forehead party with 60s cocktail tree MUST be good! Looks and sounds like fabulous fun and I'm liking your resolutions, too. xxx

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  36. Looks like a good time was had by all, Vix. Happy New Year, and may 2011 be full of fun and laughs - what great resolutions you have! xx

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  37. Never seen a party tree before - I love it! Fab resolutions, I'm taking a leaf out of your book! Happy new year xx

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  38. Happy New Year Vix - I hope this year brings you everything you dream of and more!

    Love Sal xXx

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  39. Happy New Year Vix. Hope 2011 is a great one for you. Your resolutions are excellent. x

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  40. lentil donuts, huh? sounds interesting.

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  41. Happy New year! I am soooo jealous of your party tree, it is officially awesome.

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  42. Happy New Year! Great pictures and awesome party -- and dress! xo style, she wrote

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  43. Happy New Year Vix!
    What a terrific motto, I need to follow that.
    Boy do I want to come to your house and hang out, it's so fabulous. I looooooooove your style.

    xoxo
    Psychedelicsister

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  44. Happy New Year! Looks like you had a great party.

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  45. HAPPY 2011, Vix!!

    (P.S I've been wearing the bindis that you sent me loads lately. I love them to bits!)

    x x x

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  46. O,darling,it all looks soooo wonderful!How very divine to celebrate in such style!!
    Happy New Year,sexy twin.....I'm suffering from too many parties,I think.....need sleep an to detox!!!
    Much love from G and I to you and Jon!XXXXXXXXXXX

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  47. Wow, I love that sari! It would look beautiful as a wall hanging, too! And of course you look fab as usual :) Sounds like a fun party, and I'm so envious of your nibbles tree!! Too cool.

    Good on you for washing the dishes before bed! Waking up to a clean house is the best!

    xoxox

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  48. have a fabulous year ahead... and so enjoying the bindis on al your friends'foreheads.. especially the male guests! also liking the green nails:) matching with the dress...

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  49. So great to see everyone wearing the bhindis and having a wonderful time in your gorgeous home:). I love your dress so, so much, you look like you've taken Goa back to the UK with you and I love the sound of all that amazing food!!! So you like your chilli eh? Mmmmmmm xx

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  50. Damn you! Your dress is a wow, your event is a wow and you have wow everything! Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR xxx

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  51. Dearest Vix, you look absolutely stunning and you've got a lovely colour. The food and party sounds fab. I went for it of course and paid for it yesterday!

    I'm so glad I've met you and see you very soon, much love, Christina xx

    PS. Will attempt the Post Office tomorrow - or is it Bank Holiday? I've lost track of days!

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  52. Vixy dahling,
    you simply have to invite me to one of your fabulous cocktail do's one day ;)
    Looks like you all had a hoot & a half!
    I wish you & all your loved ones the best for 2011, may it be a year full of love, peace & happiness!
    ...xXx

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  53. Happy new year to you too!!

    I am so happy to have met you - thanks being there:-)

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  54. Another gorgeous dress!

    Happy New Year!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. Love your blog ~ let's exchange links! I will add you to my Fellow Fashionistas blogroll presently :)

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  55. very much love the nibbles tree and the globe bar - what a lovely suprise present!!
    you look lovely as always and i hope you had a lovely new year party!! :) xx

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  56. How on earth did you manage to be up at 8.30am? I staggered to bed about 6am and promptly slept for England - didn't get up till well after 2pm! It looks like a fab evening was had by all though.

    A very happy New Year to you Vix. You've got no idea how much you've brightened up my year.

    xxxx

    ps - would very much like the vada recipe/instructions if they're handy?

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  57. Oh my gosh vix!
    i wore bindi beads on the y2k new year! I must find a photo!
    xXx
    Reva

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