This post is a sampling of Christmas activities in the last few days. I've been partying sans camera as of late - it's so ginormous I've been leaving behind. Glad I've managed to document at least a few good times! This Christmas season is everything last year's was not. Despite the absence of my father I have managed to be filled with joy. Words and photos cannot express how very grateful I am...
A tradition among my closest circle of friends is dinner at one of LA's oldest restaurants - The Tam O'Shanter Inn, also known as The Tam-O. The Tam-O was designed to look like an old Scottish inn and this being LA, was constructed by movie studio carpenters in 1922. It was established by the founders of Van de Kamp Holland Dutch Bakeries who went on to found the Lawry's restaurant chain - everyone knows Lawry's knows meat! It is wonderful year round but especially festive at Christmas...
"Strike the harp and join the chorus. Fa la la la la la la la la"
This is why we come! The Prime Rib is exquisite! I get the California Cut, which is the tiniest cut but you can have bone-in, generous cuts or even request a crispy end piece like my sister who is the most carnivorous person I know!
Another great tradition - photos in front of the Christmas Tree
moi avec Maman
Amy avec Maman
Amy et Bryan - in front of the flocked tree
Nonna with Aria and Talia
So, after I photographed Bryan and Gabriel's flocked tree I just kept going... a la Selby!
Bryan's previous dwelling was an apartment downtown and was photographed for Apartment Therapy. Have a snoop here. He and Gabriel now live in an adorable bungalow in Silver Lake.
... and they are incredibly gracious hosts!