2013: The year of the sparkles, kisses, and fire!

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It’s 2013! Although many might think of it as the year of the Hamster, it’s really the year of Sparkles. The year where possibilities are endless. The year where the true meaning of  family, success, happiness, health, and love stands. At least according to the note cards I filled out with colorful pencils before everyone showed up. And based on the way my party turned out, I will also add that it’s a year a long, meaningful friendship.

I brought in the New Year with some of my favorite people who traveled all the way to Harlem to shout, dance, jump, and chase fires with me. I’m a lucky girl, and I’m truly grateful. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing my friends succeed, grow, and form their families. My beautiful friend Sarita is very pregnant, and I was so happy to have her, her boyfriend, and Mia (the baby) on my roof, holding a sparkler, and screaming, “Happy New Year!”

It was amazing seeing my friends kiss, hold, and hug each other. My boyfriend is the best partner ever! He slaved in the kitchen the whole day to make sure we had a variety of tasty and healthy canapes. Some friends came early to help decorate. Everyone contributed something special to the whole night.

I would like to say that I have the most beautiful, interesting, inspiring, silly, and awkward group of friends anyone could ever ask for! Enjoy these pictures that don’t even BEGIN to describe what a wonderful time we had. :)

Happy New Year!
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17 Comments on 2013: The year of the sparkles, kisses, and fire!

  1. Anastasia
    January 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy New Year… I love the pics! Just 1 thing 2013 is the year of the Black Snake (chinese zodiac and astrology is my dorky hobby lol)

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    • findingpaola
      January 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, love! If Black Snake is code for Hamster, then yes, it is the year of Black Snake! Hope you had a wonderful New Year! :)

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  2. Jessica
    January 3, 2013 at 11:52 am (2 years ago)

    what an amazing fun filled night!
    sorta bummed out that i had to leave earlier than expected but this just means we must spend it gain together next year!!!
    The pictures came out beautiful , in the perfect winter color scheme combination !!!!
    great day, great friends, great food, great drinks, great decor, great fashion,
    my happiness card definitely started on this day!!!

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    • findingpaola
      January 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm (2 years ago)

      I freakin’ love you guys! I love how whenever we’re leaving a party, you me, Zach and Tyler always take forever to hug each other. So many hug combinations, so little time! hahaha <3

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  3. Jennifer and Anyelis, AJ Socialites
    January 3, 2013 at 10:51 am (2 years ago)

    Amazing! The food looked delicious, the decor was fabulous, you looked beautiful, and most importantly, your guests looked like they had a blast. Happy New Year! Here’s to hamsters, sparklers, and everything else that makes us feel hopeful for the new year!

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    • findingpaola
      January 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay! I’m so happy you guys approve of the decor! We had a blast. I hope to attend one of your cool events soon. 2013 is the year to link up with old friends! :)

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  4. Scott Mitchell
    January 3, 2013 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

    That is an impressive gallery revealing some great times to treasure always. You’re truly blessed with all those you have in your life and they are blessed to have you!

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    • findingpaola
      January 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much! It was definitely a fun-filled, loving and eventful night! Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. lauren315
    January 3, 2013 at 9:24 am (2 years ago)

    Wow, you captured the colorful glittery essence of what we enjoyed:) too bad we couldn’t capture the sky lantern fiasco! I just realized I didn’t kiss anyone at midnight, just screaming at the top of my lungs “happy new yeeeeear!” On top of your roof with my flashy wand and chattering teeth! Awesome!

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    • findingpaola
      January 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

      I just uploaded a lantern photo! Thanks for chasing the fire with me while screaming HAPPY NEW YEARRRRRRRRR! <3

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