Surround yourself with good folk and the people you love!
Once in a blue moon I get the itch to go all out for New Years. I’m talkin’ 6 inch heels, cocktail dress (maybe a gown), hair curled -supported with enough pins to hold up the Golden Gate bridge- and makeup heavy enough to make RuPaul green with envy. I LOVE looking this fabulous- for about 2 hours. Then the heels pinch, the dress chafes, and my make up cracks up like the Sahara at noon. That’s when it’s time to find my date; he’s in his dress Carhartt pants and work boots because he isn’t into torture. I give him “the look” and he’s happy to go start the truck.
As soon as we’re home I’m out of the dress, into PJ’s, face scrubbed and hair in a ponytail; feeling like all is right in the world. And it’s 10:35 PM- way past my usual bedtime! But, it’s New Years so I put in a movie, gather my pups and hubby, then snuggle into the sofa. It may not be glamorous, but I’m surrounded by good folk and the people I love.
If you’re looking for something less provincial, a bit more urbane, check out these Summit county celebrations…
- Keystone- Time Travel Dance Party For those of you who love to get down in costume!
- Breckenridge- The premiere party at the Maggie is glitz and glam- casual attire not welcome.
- Copper Mountain- USASA Rail Jam, a parade, moonlight skiing, and fireworks!
- Dillon- Dillon Dam Brewery has a rad 80’s party- no cover charge!
- Silverthorne- Baker’s Brewery is hosting a slightly more laid back shin dig with live music. Check it out here.
FYI: It’s a leap year; leap days are extra days added to the calendar to help synchronize our calendar with Earth’s orbit around the sun. Earth’s orbit takes approximately 365.25 days, hence the need to make up for the .25 (every 4 years.)