Just a quick post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a fantastic New Year.  I have been on vacation for three weeks now and have another one to go, bliss. I worked hard for the past 14 months to get this much time off in one go.  I have been able to relax, spend time with the kids and do fun stuff like ride a ferris wheel, dinner with friends, Christmas parties and of course- cellar diving.  I found a Magnum of my own label The Naughty Dragon the other day and opened it for family that came to dinner.  I also served up the most succulent Smoked Salmon to have ever graced this earth.  Memories were made that night as my British aunt was in town and my older brother flew in from Florida.  I cherish these moments as I realize we are all getting older and time is running out for some.  I feel no hesitation to pull out gems to share and look forward to New Years eve, I’m thinking Bordeaux to go along with some delicacies we are serving up.  I also need to start compiling my Best of 2014 list, wish me luck.  Salut….

The magnum of Naughty Dragon, drinking beautifully

The magnum of Naughty Dragon, drinking beautifully

Smoked wild Alaska Salmon, yummmm

Smoked wild Alaska Salmon, yummmm

National Harbor Ferris wheel

National Harbor Ferris wheel

Ice display at the Gaylord Hotel, amazing.

Ice display at the Gaylord Hotel, amazing.