"An optimist stays up till midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."-Bill Vaughn
Good-bye 2011 and hello 2012! I hope all of you are looking forward to all that the new year has to bring. Before bidding adieu to this year and starting 2012 with fresh new ideas and enthusiasm, it's always fun to look back (cue sappy flashback sequence music, please). 2011 was a fabby and fun year at Pink Rickshaw. We loved writing about the newest trends, trying (sometimes successfully) delish recipes, learning about some awesome new lines and websites and of course sharing some favorite things.Thank you so much for reading and your support.
For December's super six, here are some of my favorite posts from 2011.
1. Trend Friend: Statement Nails
2011 brought plenty of interesting fashion and beauty trends. Some that may stick around in 2012 and hopefully some that will go away. The statement nails were amongst my favorite this year and other noteworthy trends were animal silhouette prints, ombre hair, neon and neutrals and statement tribal necklaces.
2. Super Six: April's Royal Edition
Like most of you, I woke up at 4am to watch the fairy tale wedding and am excited to see what Kate, William (and Pippa) are up to next. So it' is probably no surprise that one of this year's fave super sixes is April's which discussed all things royal wedding. Other favorites included June's Flora and Fauna and October's Fall Fashion Must Haves.
4. Art: Fatakra
This year, we had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing some fabulous peeps doing some awesome things. Amongst the most popular in 2012 was the interview of director/writer Soham Mehta for his short film, Fatakra. If you missed any of them, be sure to check out the interviews with the talented founders behind UK home decor line Plum Chutney, 3 Bees Paperie, fashion rental website Luxemi.com, kids clothing line Ode and dating website Two Mangoes.
6. Food: Cranberry and Tomato Chutney and Fig Pinwheels
We put in our fair share of time in the kitchen this year and it was fun and delicious. I became slightly obsessed with my ice cream maker as seen here and here. RW and I tried to conquer Martha's cookie recipes like peanut butter whoopie pies and chocolate charms as part of the great cookie experiment. And one of the highlights of the years was gathering delicious and easy Indian recipes from friends and family.
Other favorites included making pinwheels from the adorable book Paper+Craft, a list of places to check out when in SF's Mission DIstrict and finding these beautiful love story postcards. Looking forward to bringing more posts in 2012 and in the meantime have a safe and wonderful new year. Happy New Year!