Last week we had fun saying goodbye to 2021. I spent the night surrounded by family and friends in one of my favorite restaurants while awaiting the arrival of 2022.

Dear diary:

The first week of 2022 is about to end, but before launching into a year of new adventures, travel and fun, I want to remember New Year’s Eve. Many enjoy dinner at home with their families, others go to parties, and some visit exciting new cities. Then, there are people like me, who go out to dinner with their loved ones.

One of the joys of last year was that I was able to enjoy several moments with my children and my husband. We went on wonderful trips to my favorite cities like New York and Paris. We found a way to enjoy everyday moments like an afternoon at home, playing games or cooking, and I learned that in life there are times when we must stop, relax, and breathe. For these reasons, I wanted to spend my last night in 2021 with the most important people in the world for me.

First of all, I had to choose a look for saying farewell to 2021. I honestly had trouble putting a look together. I didn’t know what to wear, and it was a stressful situation! I opted for a classic LBD with a twist. I put on a mini dress in black ribbed fabric with cut-outs on the sides and bows and crystal details on the arms from Mach & Mach. I paired the dress with mesh, rhinestone, and suede heels from Saint Laurent. In my hair, I wore one of season’s hottest accessories: a black satin headband with silver studs from Prada. Once I was ready, I had an impromptu photo session with my brother Alex and daughter Roberta. I loved the Dolce & Gabbana lime print dress she was wearing! Then, we went out to one of favorite Miami restaurants: Carbone.

The place is usually spectacular (I love the decoration) but for the occasion, it was even better. They filled the ceiling with silver, white, and black balloons that gave a unique festive feeling to the restaurant. They gave all the guests hats and paper trumpets, which the little ones loved. The menu was a special dinner of burrata with caviar, rigatoni with spicy vodka sauce, tortellini with truffles, the famous Mario’s Meatballs, Fra Diavoli shrimp and veal Parmesan. You might not know this, but the first of January is my eldest son, Lorenzo’s, birthday so we always sing “Las Mañanitas” right after ringing in the new year. He blew out candles on two slices of cheesecake and chocolate hazelnut terrines.

It was a memorable night, on which we celebrated my little one, who’s not so little anymore. He stayed up all night and said goodbye to an excellent year. I can’t wait to see what 2022 holds!

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