♥ Happy New Years Eve Darlings! ♥

Friday, December 31, 2010

"Always, she is so straightforward and human and pleasant to observe that she is of inordinate value to a film that certainly does require her gifts."
-- Richard Watts, Jr. from the New York Herald Tribune about Jean Harlow via

"To me, love has always meant friendship." Jean Harlow

Soon it'll be a new year, and in some parts of the world it's already 2011!!!, I just know this year is going to be be even more fabulous for Margarita Bloom and my ever fabulous peeps who are the bestest peeps in the world!! Have I told you how much we heart you!! We do!

Here's a little love from me to you! Get 15% off a $25+ order!!! Just use code: LOVEMB   Hurry, before it expires!!! Let's ring in the New Year Together! 

P.S. Just redid the blog, in an ultra luxurious 50's glamorous design! Hope you peeps love it!

Here are some fun facts about New Years!!

The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring). via

The Tournament of Roses Parade dates back to 1886. In that year, members of the Valley Hunt Club decorated their carriages with flowers. It celebrated the ripening of the orange crop in California.  via

Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed that the first visitor on New Year's Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that visitor happened to be a tall dark-haired man(Oh, yes please!!! lol....) via

The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year's eve, "Auld Lang Syne" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. via

In Greece, New Year's day is also the Festival of St. Basil, one of the founders of the Greek Orthodox Church. One of the traditional foods served is Vassilopitta, or St Basil's cake. A silver or gold coin is baked inside the cake. Whoever finds the coin in their piece of cake will be especially lucky during the coming year. via

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

1 comment:

  1. Love this photo of Ms. Harlow. Interesting little tidbits about New Year's too.

    Have a Happy New Year yourself!