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Ringing in the New Year

Us girls at Lee Street really threw down a smashing good party for NYE.  One to be proud of and one to remember for a long time.  We all contributed to the food spread, the layout, the theme ideas, the preparation, and the clean up, and we all had a good time.

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What:  Mad Men New Years Eve

When:  Monday, December 31st, 2012

What Else:  Vice-themed stations throughout the main floor including: indulgence table with rich foods and sickly sweets (swiss fondue, pigs-in-a-blanket, chips and dip, steak skewers), alcohol table (sazeracs, gin punch, moscow mules, champagne, and cucumber martinis), candy cigarettes and real cigars for those smokers out there, a stack of jazzy 60s records to play and dance to (and boy was there dancing), and a sitting area with 60s Playboys for those with a wandering eye.

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And:  Noise makers and champagne flutes to ring in the new year on my upper balcony to get the perfect view of the Space Needles fireworks when midnight struck.

Post Party:  Hangover was rough, and Michigan’s loss to the University of South Carolina in the Outback Bowl did not help.  Banana pancakes made at half time did help though.  So did a nice long walk in the sunshine to the unfortunately closed Pike’s Market to turn around and walk back and striking gold with a shared bowl of Tom Yum Gai soup at the Fish Cake Factory in Belltown.  This piping hot and creamy, spicy bowl of Thai soup with plentiful mushrooms and chicken both left us utterly happy.  And a nice dinner of pesto pasta, marsala chicken, a green salad with avocado and goat cheese, and an apple crisp with great conversation with friends Marika and David ended a great first day in 2013.

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Chelsea

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