good morning to you!
well, the party on saturday night was a fantastic time, and i think i’m finally feeling summer in brooklyn!
last year, a friend gave me a fun idea for a party. she suggested that, after completing project 365, i throw a party, hang up all the photos and invite friends over to celebrate the year. at the end of the night, guests could then take their favorite photos home with them. i loved it. it took me a few months to organize this, but i wanted to wait until it was warm enough to enjoy my outdoor space. this weekend, some good friends were in town and i thought it’d be the perfect time to host a party. a friend kindly helped by taping up all 366 photos from 2008 along the walls in my apartment, and i prepared a bunch of food and drinks for friends.
and the weather was perfect! since i had guests in town, i didn’t want to spend hours in the kitchen this weekend making dinner for 30 people. instead, i prepped a few easy things ahead of time. i made molly’s leek confit (my go-to recipe for a party) to eat on bread with goat cheese, as well as stephanie’s onion relish (this one is a new favorite, for sure). for something sweet, i made kate’s brownies. i bought lots of delicious cheeses at murray’s cheese shop, as well as a bunch of cured meats at murray’s real salami. there was fresh ricotta with olive oil and sea salt, and lots of olives. one friend brought a big pasta salad, someone else made red velvet cupcakes, and another friend made sangria. we filled a cooler with ice and beer, and put on some good music. it was such a fun night!
and at the end of the party, everyone milled about my apartment and took a few photos home with them. it was so fun to see what people’s choices were. i feel quite lucky to have such great friends, and it is nice to be able to share my enthusiasm for photography with them.
cheers to june!