Prosit Neujahr! (Photo: courtesy of Hinteregger Hotels)
The Champagne is chilled, Apfel Strudel is ready, a quick little year-end cleaning, putting fresh sheets onto my bed, and I will get ready for this evening’s party held by fellow interior designers and hosts extraordinaire Gioi Tran and Vernon Applegate at their Applegate Tran studio on top of the San Francisco Design Center. Complete with full kitchen and a fabulous terrace this will be the perfect place to enjoy Gioi’s amazing cooking, lots of wine and Champagne and most of all the company of old and new friends. All I ever want to start any new year is to share it with people I enjoy.
As I reflect on 2012:
I am thankful for the people who love me despite my imperfections.
I am thankful for the new friends I have made.
I am thankful for what I know and what I still will learn.
I am thankful great food on my table and a nice roof over my head.
I am thankful for my senses and being able to create.
Bring on 2013; I am ready!
About the author
I am an interior designer hailing from Austria who has called San Francisco home for the past 31 years. As the founder and principal of Adeeni Design Group I have the pleasure of living out my passions, which range from architecture, design and art, fashion and travel to cooking and entertaining. As the architecture and design editor for SFLuxe and Reside I cover what is happening in the Bay Area and interview icons of design and arbiters of style for my series “Tea With Claudia” .
Please join me as I share my articles and random reflections about what I find beautiful and thought-provoking, and what makes my heart sing.