Last night was a brilliant New Years for me. Probably because as usual the idea of staying in with Jools Holland, a homecooked meal and a bottle of wine was far more appealing, so that luckily when my friends wouldn't take no for an answer and I was persuaded to go out my expectations weren't actually that high. We ended up going to the genius if rather distastefully named Barrymore's Pool Party (fellow Brits will understand the reference to Michael Barrymore, a much loved but sadly disgraced figure in television..) which fortunately didn't involve bathing suits or any real pool party-ness but instead lots of enthusiastic dancing to Senorita by Justin Timberlake. Having everybody home from our first semesters at University there was a cosy sense of homecoming and it was lovely to catch up with everyone and hear about their 'new lives' in other cities. As I was feeling pretty laid back about going out I kept my outfit simple- a shirt which I bought in San Diego and haven't really worn since, with my green cord trousers, some chunky heels (which look remarkably similar to the type the cool girls used to wear at school) and my name hairband. As I get older the idea of really dressing up to go out isn't as appealing as it used to be-I think it's easier to have more fun when you feel fuss-free.
How did you all spend your New Years Eve? Would love to hear some brief descriptions. Here's to 2011!