Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

Christmas 2014

12.25.14: Merry Chirstmas

Hello, dolls! Hello, Tuesday. 3 days has passed since we welcomed February and I can already see a million posts on Facebook and Instagram about Valentine’s day (most of them are the usual highschool-ish posts about being single on Vday #ugh). So anyway, Valentine’s is something I do not really forward to every year. After being disappointed when I was still in high school…cause you know?HS Valentine’s is all about flowers and chocolates — and I am not big on receiving flowers if it’s not from my Dad so yeaaap — and oh no good Vday dates until A came in my life so yeah…Valentine’s was not in my zone for a long time. As far as I’m concerned, Valtnine’s is for my Dad and I.

So I am ALMOST done with my Holiday diary. I am pretty happy with my blogging last month because I was able to accomplish 90% of the posts that I wanted to share. This month I can finally write about our Bangkok trip which I am really excited about! 🙂

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What a beautiful sight to wake up to on Christmas morning! 🙂

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One of the 3 Christmas trees in the house. Really gorgeous and perfect because of the beach themed colors and ornaments!

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Before I officially wrap up my Christmas posts, let me share with you our lovely Christmas dinner! 🙂

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It was a day filled with delicious food! We started our “happy hour”, an afternoon of delicious appetizers, with this beautiful Italian cold cut platter.

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I really love how the Mom-In-Law plated the salami, olives, herb marinated mozzarella balls, and roasted red peppers.

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We can’t not have anything Greek on Christmas day. Delicious shrimp saganaki that the Dad-In-Law made.

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I could eat this everyday.

 

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Uncle Joe brought a loaf of sausage bread from New York. So goood!

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A cooked the porgi that we were supposed to eat the night before. A can cook whole fish really well because it always comes out perfect!

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We watched Moonstruck before dinner. The Mom in Law served us with a platter of homemade cookies!

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Diet? What diet?

 

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And of course, the Mom-In-Laws beautiful Christmas spode collection!

Complete up to our tea/coffee essentials.

 

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Antique cutlery for the most wonderful time of the year

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Sweet kale salad to start our dinner

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Grilled Veal Chops

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Everyone loved A’s veal chop. He put so much love into it! It came out tender,juicy,and flavorful! aaah ❤

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I LOVE grapes! so imagine my smile when the Dad-in-Law said he is going to grill grapes! OMG it was simply phenomenal!

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Risotto

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One of the 2 things I was able to do for dinner! yikes haha

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Roasted broccoli! One of my favorite vegetables to roast 🙂

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Braised Escarole

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Our dessert table

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My chocolate tart that I made the day before we drove to New Jersey

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Blackberries andstrawberries to give that Holiday vibe,and of course (hand)whipped cream to make it more delish!

 

 

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Uncle Joe’s fruit tart from an Italian pastry shop in New York

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And delicious cannolis!!! yummm

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His x Hers Christmas socks

Victoria’s Secret green socks for me and Polo red socks

 

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We weren’t trying to recreate the famous Murad Osman but we did some crazy “we-do-not-have-a-tripod” situation that I had to go check mid timer countdown.

I like how he is looking at me with a smile…so of course I had to share haha

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Our second Christmas together

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Breakfast the day after Christmas.

Bagels, lox, bacon, fruits, and OJ!

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Christmas tree butter… adorbs!

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In front of our first Christmas tree

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So much love for this guy who made sure I’ll have a big smile on my face during the holidays.

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Being away from my family is not easy, especially during the Holidays. I remember trying to fight my tears in 2012, my first time to spend Christmas away from them. I am so grateful that God blessed me with a fiance who has a loving family. Achieving that huge smile on my face is not too hard anymore.

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I save my red for birthdays, Valentine’s, and Christmas.

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chic top from Bangkok

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Red maxi skirt from Trippy Swag.

Have you seen my previous entries about Christmas?

Check them here! https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/category/christmas-diaries/

xx

R ❤

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