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December 30, 2008


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I made my own version of Prosecco cocktails, using Blackberries, Blackberry Izze Soda. I love the idea of the sugar on the rim.

Ohhh the cocktail looks wonderful. I will have to try that at my next get together.

My New Years Eve was spent driving from South Carolina to San Fransico. We got in about 3pm. I was in bed by 9pm satyed up long enough to ring in the new year east coast time :)

Take care and best wishes for a wonderful 20089!!

What a wonderful presentation. I wish I'd seen it before I did the chicken liver paté mold for the buffet. New Year's Eve is our anniversary. Seventy new and returning friends pulled out the evening clothes and helped us usher in another happy year.

Eddie - New Year's at home, hors d'oeuvres extravaganza with family in the kitchen. Curried chicken pate, mini beef wellingtons, thai satays, balsamic roasted mini peppers, etc. Time-consuming, special, warm and delicious. Love all your ideas as always, and keep up your wonderful sharing in 2009!

Happy New Year to you and Jaithan.

Hi Eddie,

I just discovered you via Rhoda, love your blog.

Have fun with her next week.

Nice to meet you,
Kathy :)

Happy New year to you! I just recently discovered your blog and am hooked.

Happy New Year to you and Jaithan! Your cocktail sounds fabulous - we'll give it a try. xo

Yum! Now if I could just have a small serving on one (or a stack) or those beautiful ironstone platters in your cupboard there...and then I'll take them home and wash them for you, wouldn't want to trouble you with that...I SWEAR I'll bring them back! Honest (fingers crossed).

I posted some hors d'oeuvre recipes as well on my blog; Picadillo Wellingtons, cranberry salsa, and a phenomenal savory cheesecake. But then I just had to go shopping!!! See you again soon!

Enjoyed your video, your New Years cocktail party is fit for a queen, unfortunately this one doesn't drink alcohol but she does eat patae.

On New Years day two of my four children and their families will gather at our home for a feast of spicy jambolaya, game playing and football.

Happy New Years Eddi and thank you for sharing your talents and enthusaism this past year.

Happy happy to you and Jaithan.
xo xo

Ok eddie.... now you have gone and done it! I heard from a little birdie that you and a friend of mine... Miss Rhoda are going shopping. I must add that I am only a TINY bit jealous. I do hope that yall have a nice time and please think of us southern girls wishing we were in her pocket. Hope you share all of your wonderful stories. I saw you on Martha today~ Sweet. Have a great one!... Susie Harris

I made the prosecco cocktail on New Year's Eve for my husband, my parents and I. We all thoroughly enjoyed it--made the evening seem more special by far. I would love to find some ofthe round crystal glasses that you have. Must be vintage...what do you call that style of glass so I can do an ebay search? Thanks!

Love those champagne glasses. Beautiful!

We went to the Metropolitan Opera and then to a late dinner at Les Halles. Wonderful evening.

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year Eddie & Jaithan!

Thank you so much for enriching our lives with your artistic and decorative talents. My decorative arts world has expanded thanks to you. Looking forward to learning more from you both in 2009. Ma le ava ma e tatau ai.

Guys, thank you so much for the lovely kind wishes.
I'm marking the pass of year with a quiet stay at home. Perhaps i call my mom, or my good friend Devin. Though people seem to be out and about on a day like this.
Nonetheless, you've brightened my day.

Happy New Year Eddie and Jaithan!!! I am staying home and grouting a bathroom floor...how exciting is that!
I loved the video and I will be making that cocktail tomorrow for guests. It sounds and looks wonderful. I have plenty of piping bags from my Wilton Class, thanks for the great idea! Mary

When filming more lovely cocktails for us, you might like this useful item to preclude drippings from the bottle: http://lacuisineus.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2368

La Cuisine is in my neighborhood. If you send me an address, I'd be more than happy to pop a package in the mail to you ... my thanks for all the moments of joy your blog has brought me and with great anticipation for good things to come! Happy new year, both of you.

Happy New Year. My cute, single son and I are going to meet in Las Vegas as we do every holiday season, usually Christmas night or New Years night. We stay at the Bellagio and get a room where we can watch the fountains below. Before you say it's too expensive, let me say that it's free. I save American Express gold points all year and spend them always at the Bellagio in Vegas. It is my favorite hotel in the world. They treat me like royalty even though my stay is on AMX points.

Love you guys and the blog is stupendous. Nobody in the world can do flowers and a table, and just about everything else decorative as well as Eddie and Jaithan. I'm a great and avid fan. Barb Nieder

Cheers! Here's another recipe for 2009: a smattering of flea markets, using everything you own (best silver, etc.) AND blogs by Eddie & Jaithan! Thanks for adding zest to 2008 and cannot wait for the new year...

You are such a sweet "baby doll". I loved that video. You guys are an awesome team!

Do you use a specific pate? Make your own? I am going to try that drink, it looks yummy!

You and Jai please be safe ringing in the New Year, and I look forward to your return on the 5th.

I will be home with Rum Raisin,my sons, and some movies...


Exquisite blog! And to think I found you on the very last day of the year!! Your blog will be a wonderful addition to my 2009!! All the best to you! From both of us!!

Cheers Eddie and Jaithan! Loved the video! Wishing you a very successful and prosperous New Year!!!!

Happy New Year Eddie and Jaithan,it is so nice to see you again.You have been missed and now I have to miss you 5 more days!!Oh No.I am glad you are out and about living life to the fullest.I feel so lucky to have found your blog this year and am looking forward to a new year full of fun and inspirational ideas.I am going to make a list of treasures I want to look for in the upcoming year and I am sure you will inspire me to find others.Have a wonderful party with your great food a beautiful yellow and grey color scheme.xoxo Kathysue

So excited to try making the appetizer with the pastry bag. Looks easy and festive!

Fun and simple and chic idea! Thank you!





Wishing you and Jaithan all the best in the New Year! I hope I can find back some of your articles through your search function!! I will be having dinner at Vivace downtown Kansas City with about a dozen friends and family, then to the new Power & \Light District to ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year Eddie! I just came across your blog and promise, with a capital P, to read it religiously. -one of my many New Year's resolutions, but this one I'll keep!


With the help of your cheer i welcome the new year.
Good hope, and great love to you and yours.

You know I will be waiting on you two to pick your sweet little brains for great ideas. Get plenty of rest guys because I need some inspiration for the New Year. Yall have fun and dont celebrate too much, ha! Love ya guys!!!

I will be having a few "Yankee" friends over to show them how they ring in the new year in the south. We will be having pulled beef mini-sandwhiches, black eyed peas, collard greens with turnips. For beverages, Whiskey, Bourbin, Gin and of course, Mint Jullips. Just having a relaxing time with some close friends and bringing in the new year is the goal. Hope both of you have the merriest New Year ever! Counting down until the 5th!

Happy New Year Eddie and Jaithan! Thanks for making my days a little more colorful this year. :-) Wishes for prosperity to you both in the New Year.

I'll be celebrating 123108 in the Big Apple, safely tucked away in a friend's home by Central Park.

Hi Eddie! *waves* I'm playing catch up! And I really enjoyed learning how to create that beautiful bow that just floats right off the present! And I tell ya I live with my pastry bags!! They are sooo great for making just about anything look more special! Can't wait to try the prosecco cocktail! Anyhoo I hope you and Jaithan have a fabulous NEW YEAR!! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration! Vanna

I have just discovered your blog ! I love it!
Its all in the details isn't it?
In my champagne cocktails I use a $6 champers or spumanti for once you add the angustura - who can tell! LOL
Its summer here in Australia so our New years is tonightand it will be a turkey (we did not do one for Christmas so we are not "turkeyed out!" ) on the BBQ , a aussie pavlova for dessert (strawberries and passionfruit ontop) and champagne cocktails to me and beer for my hubby - of course. Its a guy thing!
Wishing you all a Happy 2009!

yum! yum!! love the video & hope you guys have the best time on new years!! xoxo,
lauren & dave *mr*

Happy Happy New Year Eddie and Jaithan!

Cannot wait for your posts in 2009!!!

"click" to a wonderful year!!!!

Happy New Year to you and yours!
We'll be celebrating the evening at a surprise birthday party for my father...he turns 60 this New Years Eve.
All the best in 2009!

Over here in Europe, Prosecco is megaout, Cremant is in in.

Please write me a comment.
Gina from Germany

I love prosecco!!! What a wonderful video with all your helpful hints. I won't be having much fun because I'm having dental surgery in the morning.

I hope you and Jaithan have a wonderful New Year and have a drink for me.

Eddie, Happy New Year to you and Jaithan!! Looking forward to reading your blog in 2009.

Do you have a great non-alcoholic drink to share? I would love to have one! Hope you have a great New Year!

Happy New Year to you both... and all the best for you both in 2009!

as scary as this very likely sounds, I had to try your wonderful cocktail immediately, so I made (& drank) it before noon today with some charles heidsieck left over from Christmas... delicious!

Hi Eddie, hope you had a great Christmas. I just watched both your last videos. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a blessed 2009!

Looks wonderful! Enjoyed the video, also.

Happy New Year to Eddie and Jaithan!! Like I've said before, keep doing what your doing! You are so talented and awesome and your blog is inspiring. I've learned so much from you in a short amount of time. Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2009.

Your cocktail sounds heavenly!!
Happy New Year Eddie and Jaithan! I enjoyed 2008 with you- I can hardly wait to see the surprises you bring in 2009!

Happy New Year Eddie and Jaithan! Love the video. Prosecco cocktail sounds lucious. I hope you two had a fantastic Christmas and will have an even better New Year. I am packing for a two month trip to sunny Florida! Of course, I'll take a break from packing to celebrate the New Year. I also would like to thank you for your blog. It's ever so fun and honey "chile" you make learning FUN!! CHEERS AND BEST WISHES FOR 2009!

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