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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires.. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


I am a firm believer in Celebrations.
I was raised by very young parents who made sure there were birthday parties complete with decorations and cakes and candles and Christmas trees fully decorated and presents at all times.
My dad was one of those poor men who climbed the ladder to string the lights along the edge of the roof.
A birthday was not a birthday unless there were presents, cards and some surprises .. every year, no matter what.
Because of this, I never let a birthday go by without a celebration of some sort, presents, decorations if possible and lots of cards.
As you age, you don't really lose the need for presents and cards and loving wishes, you actually need them more.
I mean, really, think about it. Each year brings something new and as we all get along in years, they become more precious.
So why not celebrate them ?
In honor of my husbands birthday, which was not celebrated fully in one day , we went to the Alvear Palace Hotel here in town and had drinks in the Lobby Bar .. toasting another year with the man I love.
There is nothing more posh than the Alvear Lobby Bar .. if you don't believe me, ask the movie stars and rock stars who end up there sooner or later.
We sat on a cushy velvet sofa tucked into the corner so we could do all the people watching we wished,  this spot  is always excellent for People Watching.

After having our drinks and deciding to window shop a bit on the way home, we wandered through the new mall down the street , where I realized that no matter where you are, what the language is that others speak, the weather or time of year , Christmas is pretty much the same.
Trees, Santa and Toys for all the Good Girls and Boys.

Of course I forgot my phone and camera so I don't have my own photo of the huge Christmas tree in the hotel that looks like it is made of white crystal.  Nice .
Enjoy your Celebrations, whatever they are ~


Razmataz said...

What an amazing tree. How did they get that in there. Lovely except for the presents with logos, but lovely anyways.

Happy Birthday to your dear hubby.

NotesFromAbroad said...

The tree is in sections :)
The hotel is ridiculously over-the-top decorated and posh ... with all the velvets and chandeliers and gilt edges. Old fashioned but fun and very expensive.
The service is wonderful though :)
The corporate gifts being labeled are probably to shame other corporations to do the same thing.

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