happynewyear3Sorry about last week’s post….wow Mama was reeling, but thanks again for all those fabulous emails….But it’s a new year and a new beginning for us all.

Again I am feeling very sentimental about being in the moment and being with your loved ones. Life is short. So let’s enjoy it.

I’ll be singing at a private event…(sorry I can’t post it). Not to worrry, we’ve got some New Year’s eve options for you.

ChampagnepoppingOf course you can always stay home and snuggle up with honey  (that could be a human or one from the animal kingdom), just get some fun appetizers champagne or apple cider and celebrate. Don’t forget the doggie or kitty treats too.

Or….check out some of these parties

In Slowres UpperWest outsideanta Monica…Upper West offers a fab New Year’s eve event….

New years eve 2012 will be cookin’ at Upper West Restaurant. Bring in the New Year with that special someone along with a delectable dinner.

a taste of Havana offers delicious choices such as….

Sopa de chicharo (green pea soup), sweet corn -black bean fritter / fried tasso ham /
chipotle-yogurt crema
Hamachi crudo and Roasted golden beets / Mojito chimichurri / sour orange.

For entrees, choose one….H12.31.12 UpperWestorneado de res, (Braised short rib)
Crispy yucca / mojo / moler los tomates / farm egg yolk or Butter poached cod, Moqueca / black rice / shitake escabeche / micro basil

Plus there are some amazing dessert choices like Arroz con coco (Traditional cuban rice pudding) and espresso ice cream or fresh pear.

Dinner will run you $75.00 per person for a fantastic New Year’s Eve out with that special person in your life.

What: New Year’s Eve
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,
When: Two Seatings: 5:00 pm/8:00 pm
Phone: (310)586-1111
Website: http://www.theupperwest.com/

Hal’s Bar and Grill also offers a wonderful New Year’s dining opportunity. See their website for details…and be sure to make a reservation ASAP. 1349 Abbot Kinney, Venice; http://www.halsbarandgrill.com/

AtSMPlayhouse nye 2012 logo the Santa Monica Playhouse, there are two performances of “THE ANNUAL ALL-NEW ONE-TIME-ONLY NEW YEAR’S EVE REVUE!.”

This year’s event is ushering in not only 2013 but also the Part Three festivities of the Playhouse’s 50th anniversary celebration.

The revue will include favorite songs, dances, comedy and other delights culled from five decades of beloved critically-acclaimed Santa Monica Playhouse productions.

The late show at 9:30 pm gives audiences the chance to celebrate the changeover to the New Year in the theatre with the members of the Santa Monica Playhouse Actors’ Repertory Theatre.

SMPlayhouse people nye 2012 05The early-bird 6:00 pm celebration offers everything that the later show does and is a great way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the entire family, letting the kids have a real New Year’s Eve treat, and get home at a reasonable hour, or kick off an evening of after-theatre dining and celebrating.

$39.50 for 6:00 performance
$49.50 for 9:30 performance

Includes a complimentary buffet supper, champagne, sparkling apple juice, hats, noisemakers, tiaras, leis, streamers and special surprises!

What: Performance
Where: Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St. Santa Monica,90401
When: Two shows: 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Website: http://www.santamonicaplayhouse.com

LuNYE-LUREre Hollywood hosts New Years Eve Masquerade w DJ Savi. Presented by SEG, BNG, & React this is the FIRST New Years Eve celebration at LURE!

Wrap up 2012 in style! Open bar, champagne, and sounds by the one and only DJ Savi…

Ticket prices range from $60-$125, with group discounts available. For VIP Bottle Service & Reservations: Call 323.463.0009; E-Mail vip@lurehollywood.com

Doors open promptly at 10:30 PM – Presale tickets guarantee entry before 11:30 pm After 11:30pm you may enter if the venue is not at capacity.

Strict dress code applies to both males & females attending events at Lure Hollywood.
must be 21+ and present a valid form of ID before entering. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

What: New Year’s Eve Masquerade
Where: Lure Hollywood, 1439 Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
When: 10:30 pm – ???
Phone: 323.463.0004
Website: www.lurehollywood.com

Happy New year….May we all have a fresh start!