Well I must say that NYE’11 was probably the most subdued I’ve ever had, which is not to say that it wasn’t just as spectacular as the last.
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since NYE in London with my beautiful friends Sienna and Aleta, not to mention the gazillions of new friends I made the same night!
I probably don’t need to tell you that I like my NYE to be epic. Each year seems to be better than the last and although I’m sure it’s totally cliché, I absolutely live for it and look forward to bringing in the New Year, every year, with a bang!
I started the night with my good friend Taylor, with a few pre-drinks on his Darlinghurst apartment balcony, watching the glorious sun set on what turned out to be a beautiful clear afternoon.
Just in time to completely miss the 9pm fireworks, we arrived at another friend, Renée’s, apartment in Potts Point, which had an even more spectacular view – that of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and of course, the world famous midnight fireworks.
At a relatively small party of around 15-20, we all boozed on as the spectacular bursts of light and colour breathtakingly illuminated the Sydney sky once again. The countdown on the bridge facilitated overwhelming mass chanting that, no doubt, could be heard across the entire city.
Of course, midnight by no means signals the end of a NYE party (nor any party for that matter), and we continued until the early hours of morn, as you do.
January 1 2012 was surprisingly easy. So much so I even went out at night again!
Side note: Sydney NYE fireworks are simply phenomenal and I thoroughly recommend the experience to everyone. However, the onlooking apartment balcony (if you should be so lucky) is probably a much better option than fighting the crowds down by the harbour’s edge.
Happy New Year my friends.