ringing in 2011

NYE Fireworks
NYE Champagne
A few snippets from my New Year’s Eve celebrations. Fireworks were watched, champagne was guzzled, and a lot of merriment ensued. I ended up taking two cameras for the night – my Diana Mini and Canon Sureshot. I only took a few shots on my Diana as it was nearing the end of the roll – those photos are mostly of friends so I won’t put them up here. These are from the second half of the night, which was spent at a party in the city (the first half of the night was spent at a house party in the ‘burbs). The venue in the city was quite close to where the fireworks were happening so we were able to pop out just before midnight to watch them. We had a fairly obstructed view, but it was still worthwhile viewing. I think that there’s something quite cathartic about ringing in the new year with fireworks. Anyway, you can find more photos after the jump. They don’t really make sense but hey, the best nights hardly ever do.

Cheers to 2011
Tips, please.
Cozy CornerLet's hope it's not permanent marker
Too much revelry + permanent markers = some interesting body art.
I’d also like to shout out the lovely people who found my phone in the taxi and then returned it to me the next day. I’m sure the last thing you’d want to do on New Years Day is chase up a complete stranger. But they did and I’m all the more grateful for it. I hope you all rang in 2011 just the way you wanted to – be it out watching fireworks or snug up at home. Without getting too sappy, I’d just like to thank everyone who reads/follows/comments on this blog. I really do appreciate all of your support. Here’s to a stellar 2011!


  1. curious constellation January 2, 2011

    Happy New Year, your night seems lovely. It's been great following you this year. Your blog is truly wonderful.

  2. Rachel January 2, 2011

    Happy New Year! It looks like you had an amazing time! x

  3. danica January 2, 2011

    happy new year, soph! xx

  4. Some Style... January 2, 2011

    looks like you had a fabulous ringing in the new years! all best wishes sweets! xoxo


  5. Jada C. January 2, 2011

    Happy new year! I must go out to see fireworks for next new year! :]

  6. robyn adams January 2, 2011

    I didn't even see fire works this year! Happy New Year!

  7. sojourned in style January 2, 2011

    love the body art and the "tip bitch" ! Happy New Year!

  8. Miranda January 2, 2011

    Looks like a lot of fun! Happy new year! (:

  9. The Bambina January 2, 2011

    What a fun night! I love the firework shot. Hope your 2011 is beyond fantastic!

  10. Marloes January 2, 2011

    Ah, the feeling of these shots are great! You had luck with your phone, seriously! :O

    Oh, and I like the elephant on the arm at the last photograph!

    Happy new year!

  11. rebecca January 2, 2011

    oh, i don't know what i'd do if i lost my phone, those people are so lovely! happy new year, lovely, i hope you have a good one (:


  12. Sonia January 2, 2011

    I love those photos, happy new year!!]

    Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

  13. soph (owl vs. dove) January 2, 2011

    @sojourned in style: I thought the tip jar was a nice touch, haha

    @TheBambina: I was quite surprised/happy that the firework shot worked. I wasn't sure how my camera would handle no flash + night + long distance, but it turned out a lot better than expected!

    @Marloes: I'm very lucky indeed – I got it back in less than 12 hours which I think is a good turnaround. And the elephant was the only thing I drew! Good spotting! haha

  14. Thu January 3, 2011

    These photos are amazing! I love it all. 🙂
    Happy new year!!


  15. Abby January 3, 2011

    Looks like a wild adventure!

    Happy new year little lady.


  16. herecomesthesun January 3, 2011

    haha looks like you had a fantastic night! Happy New Year!

  17. Pae January 3, 2011

    Happy New Year to you too xx ….Sad because we had no firework here in Perth.

  18. Lisa Grace January 3, 2011

    happy new year! looks like you had an awesome beginning to 2011. 🙂

  19. I am Vintage Lover January 3, 2011

    Happy New Year lady! I sent you an email from my Gmail account yesterday of our next theme – I think you will love! xo

  20. soph (owl vs. dove) January 3, 2011

    @Pae: what, no fireworks? was it due to weather? or does Perth not usually do fireworks? Either way I do not approve of this, haha.

    @VintageLover: thanks for that! I just replied (took me a while – my brain is functioning at snails pace right now)

  21. A Little Brighter January 3, 2011

    Oh this looks amazing! Your photos are so wonderful!
    I can't believe someone was that kind with your phone! It is people like that, that truely make me smile! How cute.

    Ayesha x

  22. Jessica January 3, 2011

    happy new year!!
    i will always love your blog, it has always been my greatest inspiration.
    love <3


  23. thenextarrow January 3, 2011

    i adore fireworks. cathartic is the perfect word!

    xo Alison

  24. my family and i drove up to the mountains to watch the fireworks all over the city…it is definitely amazing to meet new year with a bang!

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

  25. lavelle January 3, 2011

    happy new year!
    it looks like you had fun, lovely photos

  26. skeletaldreams January 4, 2011

    happy new year!
    i hope your 2011 is amazing

  27. "tip bitch" AMAZZZING! happy new year xoxo


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