Wishing You A Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Celebration
I started doing an "end of the year post" and then I stopped before I reached the end. When I started reading my archives for the year 2011 gone by, it became clear to me that it would be impossible to make it short and sweet. It's been an incredible year. Truly. I had a blast.

Growth, work, joy, friendships, losses and pain. I don't do resolutions, I set goals. And when I look back on the year gone by, it's exceeded some of my deepest inner desires.

I traveled every month. I met new people every month. I wrote a book. I photographed amazing cookbooks and worked with some pretty darn awesome clients both editorial and commercial. I formed long lasting friendships. I've learned every time I taught a photo workshop. I laughed. I hurt. I loved.

Thank you for being part of the journey that was 2011!

Happy New Year 2012 to you!

May it bring you everything you desire and work for. May it fulfill you and your loved ones.

Cheers!

Celebration

34 comments:

susan said...

Helene, you are an inspiration and a blessing. Much more creativity, growth, and laughter in 2012!

Marcela said...

Happy new year Hélène! Thank you for the immense inspiration you provide us with your blog. I look forward to a workshop in Europe so I can attend :)

Best of luck in 2012!

Dolci Fusa said...

Happy New Year 2012 to you too, Helene!
Hugs,
Veronica

Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having said...

Happy New Year!
I think you can add one thing to your list of accomplishments for 2011: you inspired people. Your photo's and your book make me try harder every time I pick up my camera. Thank you!

caramel à la fleur de sel said...

Happy New Year 2012 to you too ^ - ^
Rosalia

Lysann said...

Have a very happy and brilliant 2012, filled with love and happiness, joy and inspiration. Have just an amazing time.
I love your blog so much and so I do looking forward to it in 2012.

Love, Lysann x

Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

Haaaappy New Year, my dear!! xo!

Lauren said...

Truly one of the biggest highlights of my year was getting the chance to learn from you. Happy New Year!

Juliana said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Hélène!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

Happy New Year and I have loved watching your year unfold and all the inspiration you give me.

Happy 2012!

xo

Rosita Vargas said...

Un hermoso año nuevo de muchas bendiciones,me encanta tu cocina es bella y alucinante,abrazos hugs,hugs,hugs.

Cathy @ ShowFoodChef said...

I loved watching your success this year and having the chance to sit across the table with you at least once :D I know your incredible spirit, generosity and humor will have you soaring even higher in 2012. Sending you giant hugs!

Mia said...

Hi Helene,
Ive been reading your gorgeous blog for a long time and thought I would comment to say Happy New Year from Western Australia.
Thanks for all the giving! And have a wonderful 2012.
Mia

Linda said...

Helène, thank you! The very best wishes to you for the new year. I have yet to cook one of your recipes but I have bookmarked many of them for future reference :-) your blog is beautiful and inspiring for the budding cook and artist in me, and I will keep looking at it for new ideas, and your positive thinking. Keep it up! L.

Gen said...

Belle année 2012!

Vickie said...

Happy New Year :)

piecurious.ca said...

Happy New Year Helene, and all the best in 2012. I cannot wait to see what beautiful images and words you will inspire us all with.

Martina said...

Happy New Year from Italy!!!

Shelby said...

Happy New Years to you and your family and Congratulations on such a successful and fulfilling 2011.. Your blog inspires and excites me about my passions with every post.. Thank you and here's to a healthy, happy 2012!

Valérie (France) said...

Je te présente tous mes vœux pour cette nouvelle année
Valérie.

Mellimage said...

Happy New Year to you too. I've only found you this year but find your photography as well as your recipes wonderful (even tried one). Looking forward to following you in the new year.

Glory said...

Thank you Helene!!! Same to you, I am glad I ran into your blog, it has been a great inspiration to me, can't wait to see you in Park City this summer!!!

Love Glory

vanessa joie said...

happy new year helene! xo

Sini said...

Your post gave me goosebumps... I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful, fulfilling year 2012!

Kelly @ Kell's Kitchen said...

All the best for 2012!

pique-nique said...

Helene, thank you for your recipes and pictures, it is beutifull! Happy new year and lot of inspiration!

Life Images by Jill said...

Helene I wish you and your family a wonderful 2012. You have enriched and inspired my life this year through your amazing blog, photography and your book. Food photography is new to me this last year, and I have learnt so much from you - I only wish you weren't all the way over in America so I could come to one of your classes! Thank you for the gift of inspiration you give me.
Thank you
from Jill, in Western Australia.

Ilke said...

Hope to follow your beautiful stories and recipes another year. Hope you exceed all the goals you set.
I have to say, I love your book, because I think that is how you would talk and converse with a friend and show your tips as well. I dont know you but I feel like I know somewhat :) If that makes sense.

Happy 2012.

Debbi_in_California said...

Thank you so much for writing your blog and your wonderful book. My photography has improved so much after reading it!
Happy 2012 to you and your family!

Me And My Sweets said...

Happy New year! Thank you very much for all your inspirational pics and recipes.

Kelly-Jane said...

Happy new year to you! I like the idea of setting goals not resolutions, I'm going to do that too.

simjen said...

Helene, Your photographs are amazing. I love your photos. Very much inspired. Looking forward to see more.Good Job Helene :)

Nadi'Art{design} said...

Bonne Année 2012 ♥ Tartelette ♥

Lamia said...

Bonne annee .Je vous felicite pour votre blog ilest magnifique .
Je suis francophoneet habite aux Etats unis mais dans la region de washington DC .
J`adore la cuisine et tout cequi a un raport direct ou indirect avec les aliments .
Lamia Amsler

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