Hello! Hope everyone’s doing well! Today’s one of those days where I should be super lazy, stay in bed, watch reality shows, and sip on some eggnog. It’s been raining nonstop since yesterday night…gloomy and cold. I’m so grateful for our Xmas tree and window lights, they make the house so warm and cozy.
This morning has been a busy one. Grocery shopping was priority on the list and then getting and wrapping presents for Z’s teachers. A few days late but we’ve been away for a while and she hasn’t seen her teachers since.
This Xmas for us was one that was very different and nontraditional. Usually, we would spend the day with either his family or mine. Due to the hubs work schedule, we had to fly back on the 23rd. Went to a Xmas service on the eve and on Xmas day, we enjoyed dinner at a French restaurant, Miel, at the Intercontinental Hotel. It was so nice…just the 3 of us. Away from all of our other loved ones but felt adequate b/c we had each other!
On Xmas eve, we donned red. So for Xmas day, the color scheme was burgundy, black, white, and similar shades in b/w.
My husband is a VERY minimalist person. The only piece of jewelry he’ll wear is his wedding band (sometimes, not even as seen in the pic!). He’s usually in his sweater / slacks attire for work so seeing him all dressed up was very nice!
I can’t believe how grown she looks in this pic! Time truly flies.
The hotel was very quiet. It seems like the only people there were diners like us. Felt like we had the entire lobby to ourselves.
Zoey LOVES phones. Can you see her climbing the table?!
My entire outfit was from H&M. LOVE that store! Shoes by Isola, glass clip earrings by Givenchy, and a Gucci tote for all the baby things.
I absolutely ADORE this pic of Z. Love how she twirls her dress!
I wish that everyone can have the chance to experience parenthood. It’s one of the most amazing and humbling gift.
Holiday lights softly lit the entire hotel. Beautiful.
Zoey loved the fireplace.
At dinner, we enjoyed French dishes such as porcini soup, seared fois gras, baked oysters, etc. Lighting in the dining room was too dark to capture the yumminess although I did take some on my phone which I may post via instagram later.
As a tradition in Provence, 13 desserts were served (as seen on table above) on Xmas day. As we were leaving Zoey made a fit b/c she wanted more grapes.
On our way out, Z twirls w/ daddy!
Thanks for allowing me to share our special Xmas dinner w/ you. Loving her foot action- she’s a natural!
17 thoughts on “Christmas Dinner”
You’re amazing ! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award 😀
Happy New Year !
You have such a beautiful family! Merry (Belated) Christmas! 🙂
Kellie, You have a very lovely family and the photo are beautiful. Have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year!
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hey. thanks for dropping by 🙂
Zoe steals the show here, you know! Lovely blog; had a great time visiting. Still wondering what to make of mine. . . thanks for visiting collardgreensprincess.
Lovely holiday pictures! We hope you and your family have a happy new year!
Very nice pictures!Love them!
Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a magical Christmas dinner.
You’re pictures are so well done and beautiful
i love your pictures. how did you shoot them? I set my camera on manual with an f/5.6 I love the blurred background but my subject isn’t as crisp as yours. I really love the photo of Zoe and her dad. if you can give me an tid bits of what your settings were (ISO, f stop and shutter speed) when you shot that it would be greatly appreciated.
amazing! she is so precious 🙂 what program do you use to get your pics looking so flawless?!
These were so lovely, especially little z’s face lighting up at everything. She is a treasure! Happy Holidays!
All so beautiful! Zoe looks like she is all perked back up from the droopies of a few posts back 🙂 What a disciplined blogger you are, posting away through the holidays so diligently!
Great Pics! Z, I love your boots, I know you would mind sharing. You of course look pretty as always. Kind regards you, and the family. Mtetar
Thanks so much Mtetar! Happy holidays to you! Best, Kellie
Kellie, the very same to you, and the family. I hope little Ms Z is feeling so much better now. Kind regards to all. Be Blessed, Mtetar