Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very happy and fabulous New Year 2011! Many thanks for the support, contributions and friendship so many of you have extended in the past year. Your contributions have made this so much fun, and a special place for me.

For New Year's Eve we went to stay with dear friends, greeting the new year with a lovely meal and champagne.

I've been wearing the same silver mesh top, grey cardie and argenté mesh necklace from a previous look, but added a charcoal grey Hart Deco stole in cashemere and silk.


  1. Dearest MaiTai

    Happy New Year, to you too!
    You look beautiful as always and it is so good to
    see you smile again. Thank you for the wonderful moments in 2010. All the best to you, my dear MaiTai. Love, Manuela

  2. It has been so special to me to introduce your blog as a sort of my daily routine, visiting it several times a day, enjoying it in when taking rest from the working tasks. I am also glad to have enjoyed your beautiful scarf rings, which have brought back my scarves to life, from the scarf drawer where they were sleeping. Although I was driving many kilometers to the boutique where "your" purplish Cent Plis des Miao should have waited for me on the last day of the preceding year, there was a mistake - SA unfortunately ordered and received even two CPDMs, but in totally different colour! :-))) (Hm, it seems it was not meant to happen.) Will use your scarf rings on my existing scarves, obviously :-)) Wish you a lot of luck and nice days in the coming year. Hugs, Lilian

  3. Happy New Year, MaiTai! May your 2011 be filled with good times, happy memories, and great style.


  4. Happy New Year to you and yours ! I have this stole but have only worn it once. You have inspired me to order your necklace to wear with it.

    I wore my fur collars several times over Christmas and will definitely be back for another one.

    Thanks for all the inspiration and lovely things.


  5. Happy New Year dear MaiTai. Somehow I missed your post about the new pretty they are! I love your new years look--the stole added such a lovely touch. Wishing you and your family a lovely new year. xxoo

  6. Happy New Year, dear MaiTai!

  7. Mme MaiTai, as always you look stunning and its so nice to see you smile. Wishing you the best for 2011.

  8. My dearest MaiTai,

    My heartfelt good wishes to you and your dear ones for much health, happiness and joy throughout this New Year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to create such a beautiful and wonderful place for all to experience. Your mesh necklace is lovely, dear MaiTai, so intricate and delicate, yet bold and indeed very glam. And the festive H'Art Deco is so perfect for the occasion. With all my love and warmest hugs, xx
    PS Wow - at least 30 Christmas trees - that's true DH devotion <3

  9. Happy New year Mai Tai.

    I love that Art Deco stole, I tried it on but alas my life is so low key these days that I would have nowhere towear it too, you wear it well.

  10. Happy New Year to you and yours dear MaiTai. Wishing you all the best.
    I love the Hart Deco stole. I thought of getting it but decided against it in the end.... It would have spent too much time in a drawer....
    And thank you for your blog, it is a well of inspiration and elegance.

  11. Happy new year. The stole looks fantastic on you. I didn't even give the stoles any attention in the Hermes stores. I think I better look again.

    Thanks for a year of great inspiration. I really get more out of my clothes since you showed me such great things to do with scarves. As you know :-) I also love the fur collars and I wear them all the time to get my clothes from drab to fab.


  12. MaiTai Happy New Year to you. You look beautiful. Blessings

  13. Happy New Year Dear MT. Looking forward to your 2011 posts.

    Loving the new necklaces. Congrats on your new design.

    <3 S

  14. Dearest MT
    What a lovely look you have graced us with to start the New Year ! Your stole looks stunning with the mesh necklace! I am excited to be able to put this look together and thank you for taking the guess work out of it !!!
    Thank you for a year of hard work,inspiration,dedication and caring....not to mention great style and H ! You have shared so much of your life and style and lifestyle with us all that it must be exhausting at times keeping up.
    And even during the illness and loss of your mother you still took the time to think about "us".
    Thanks also to DH and DS for sharing you in this way...special fellas they must be ;)
    Wishing you and yours and all gathered here a blessed and bountiful New Year !
    So happy to see you have your "champagne glow" on in the New Years pics...keep it glowing and flowing :))
    Hugs, T xx

  15. Happy New Year Tai
    I am loving this look at the necklace is wonderful!
    I have missed you at TPF so please let us always find you here.
    Wishing you all you wish for yourself and loved ones in 2011

  16. Happy New Year dearest Mai Tai!! Thanks for your generous spirit. Hope that 2011 brings you and your family many, many more occasions to eat, drink and be merry!!!! Wishing you love, luck, good health and all things beautiful.

  17. You look beautiful, MaiTai. The H'Art Deco Stole was made for you! Glad you were with good friends for New Year's Eve, and I hope so much that 2011 will be kind to you.

  18. Happy New Year to you and your Family Dear MaTai! It's amazing how the stole looks like a shower of H light! I'm glad you are able to smile for us.


    PS The new collars are stunning! Especially the plum and the Frost!

  19. Magnificent look and good to hear, you had a few fun and relaxing days! Also happy to see your most precious "accessory" :D, xox, Macs

  20. Oh Mai Tai,

    Happy New Year to you too.
    You look so effortlessly chic. Love these!

    Hugs, Bornfree

  21. Thank you for your warm words and good wishes, my dear ladies. Having only got back home yesterday, I have not had much time on my hands, but will get back your comments tomorrow :-)

  22. Dear Mai Tai,

    I hope it is not too late to wish you a Happy New Year !!

    May you continue to enjoy good health and beauty.

    Love your new fur collars !!

    Best Wishes,

  23. Happy New Year to you too! <3

    Much love xx

  24. Thank you for the wonderful good wishes and lovely words, dear Manuela, Lilian, Valencia, Karen, andiamo!, Tereza, angela & peter, Scarf Enthusiast, Tabitha, booksnchocolate, Chantal, Penney, SMR, Trudye, Neishy, Simone, xandrah33, Maisie Z, hair-mess, Bornfree, Chkpfbeliever and dreamdoll! Hope you all had a great start into the New Year, and that it will be a very happy one!

    The same to you, my dear Manuela, and thank you for the wonderful support in 2010! Without you, it would not be the same here. Hugs right back x

    So lovely to hear that the scarf rings have woken up some sleeping beauties, dear Lilian, and that you enjoy my blog. So sorry to hear re the CPdM, but perhaps one day you will find after all. Luckily we have the SS2011 collection to look forward to, perhaps we will become twins on one of the new scarves instead!

    The same to you, my dear Valencia. Thank you <3

    Dear Karen, so happy that you enjoy your fur collars, thank you. The necklace works truly well with the stole, it balances it beautifully! Hope the postman will deliver yours soon, and all my best for 2011!

    Thank you for your kind words, dear andiamo, happy you like the combo! My very best to you and your family too x

    And you too, my dear Tereza!! Wishing you much happiness and fun <3

    Thank you, chère angela & peter, wishing you a great 2011 too!

    My dear Scarf Enthusiast, I can not thank you enough for all the support you have given me in the last year. Your thoughtful and beautifully written comments have so often explained my intentions much better than I ever could. Thank you also for the many fabulous suggestions and ideas, they have improved this place so much. All my love to you, and wishing you a wonderful year ahead x

  25. You have just given me the idea for a new style challenge, my dear Tabitha! Hart Deco stole going casual, trying to get the most of that beauty! Thank you for the inspiration, mwah! x

    My dear booksnchocolate, it has mostly been a wonderful year, and it would not have been the same without our exchanges here. Merci <3

    There are so many talented ladies here, and going from ‘drab to fab’ is a real gem, dear Chantal! So glad you are having fun with your furs, and very happy you enjoy coming here.. Happy New Year! <3

    My dear Penney, I am grateful for the many days of sunshine your happy avatar pic brought into my days last year. Merci <3

    The same goes for the sweet little dog of yours, dear SMR, he always makes me smile! Thank you for the happiness you’ve brought, my dear S <3

    Lol re the champagne glow, my dear Trudye, it certainly helps the festive look! Toasting you today, my friend, and to your wonderful ideas and contributions here. Sometimes I think that half of my blog readers only come to read the comment section! I am blessed to have you as a friend, and wishing you a most wonderful and happy New Year!

    And a very happy one to you too, dear Neishy! So good to be keeping in touch, and I am sure we will always find each other <3

    Many thanks for your wonderful good wishes, dear Simone! I have certainly indulged in the first three already, more than I should.. wishing you a fabulous and great 2011 too!

  26. Thank you, dear xandrah. We has such a lovely time with our amis, who are not only warm and fun, but also happen to be great cooks.. what a start into 2011 we’ve had! My best to you for the New Year!

    You have said it so well, the stole is so luminous and festive indeed, dear Maisie! How I wish I could make the plum and frost in faux, which is why I appreciate your sweet compliment even more! Hugs x

    You are the sweetest, my dear Macs, and I am glad to know that you had a few fun days yourself! I’ve been catching up with your blog yesterday, and I love the decoration and the wall colour of your fab new accessory closet! Much love

    Such a joy to see you again, dear Bornfree, many thanks for coming back ;-) Have a great 2011! Hugs

    It is never too late, my dear Chkpfbeliever! Thank you for your kind good wishes, and happy you like the new collars. Wishing you a wonderful New Year too <3

    And to you, my dearest dreamdoll. Great to see you, and much love to you x