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Karamoor Estate

Alecia Jankowski
December 30, 2016 | Alecia Jankowski

Happy New Year!

My gosh.  We are only a day and a half away from the start of a new year.  New Year's Eve has always been my least favorite holiday.  I don't like that a lot of restaurants only have prix fixes (and yes, I get why they have to do that), I don't like cover charges, I don't like being bumped into in crowded bars.  I also don't like that there is pressure for it to be "the most fun night of the year!".  I feel like you can't force fun.  The best and most fun nights I've ever had, I've gone out with a feeling of "eh, let's just grab dinner and a drink!" and they have turned into hilarious scavenger hunts, or impromptu dance parties.  I've never had that happen on a New Year's Eve.  So, instead of going out, Matt and I have some friends over to our house for some food and drinks.  It's a low key way to ring in the new year...and I've found (through some trial and error) that it is a lot more fun than going out!

I am glad that we have just a quiet weekend planned.  I feel like I have been going at warp speed this whole holiday season.  It never even really felt like Christmas.  We were so busy here at work, Matt and I had stuff every single weekend leading up to the Christmas Holiday, and then we are also planning a wedding!  Usually I feel so proud of myself with what I get people for Christmas.  I am usually so excited to give them my present.  This year, I just felt like I had to rush things.  Hopefully next year I will get it together.  BTW...we sent out A LOT of gifts this Christmas from Karamoor...I hope that is something that doesn't change next year.  Thanks for everyone's support!!! 

Speaking of gifts for the holidays...did you know that we have a killer sale going on today and tomorrow?  25% off wines over $20 on our website!  Just use the code BRINGON2017.  Do you remember that movie "Bring it On"?  Great movie.  Anyway, that means that you can get a bottle of our 2013 Merlot for just $20.25!  Even our barrel select wines are on sale.  Get to ordering!

So I mentioned up above that we are also planning a wedding (which you already knew).  Did you know that yesterday marks the date of exactly 4 months until our wedding day?  Insert that panicked face emoji here.  I am feeling underprepared!  We did make one more decision last week...and it was on the cakes!  Yes, that's right.  I said cakes.  Plural.  The Duloc family loves cake (Mom, Dad, brother is the only one that doesn't have too much of a sweet tooth) and Matt likes cake (just maybe he doesn't have the deep love for it that we have).  We couldn't decide on flavor!  They were all fabulous (we went to Whipped Bakery in Fishtown), so we ended up with 3 cakes.  One large wedding cake that is carrot cake with vanilla buttercream, one medium stacked cake that is chocolate with peanut butter buttercream with chocolate ganache, and one small cake that is almond poundcake with lemon curd and passion fruit buttercream!  So, we can at least cross that off the list!  Still working on hair, makeup, and decor.  Any suggestions are welcome!

I hope that you all have a very safe and happy New Year.  Enjoy your three day weekend!!!!!  Until next year... (haha, i'm so cheesy!)


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