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Wishing You A Happy New Year!


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.



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susan December 31, 2011 um 5:05 pm

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

Unknown December 31, 2011 um 5:06 pm

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 December 31, 2011 um 5:17 pm

Happy New Year 2012 to you too, Helene!

Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having December 31, 2011 um 5:21 pm

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 December 31, 2011 um 6:07 pm

Happy New Year 2012 to you too ^ – ^

Lysann December 31, 2011 um 6:32 pm

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) December 31, 2011 um 7:18 pm

Haaaappy New Year, my dear!! xo!

Lauren December 31, 2011 um 7:26 pm

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

Juliana December 31, 2011 um 7:43 pm

Happy New Year to you, too, Hélène!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 31, 2011 um 8:44 pm

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

Happy 2012!


Rosita Vargas December 31, 2011 um 11:07 pm

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

showfoodchef January 1, 2012 um 12:09 am

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

Mia January 1, 2012 um 5:30 am

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.

Linda January 1, 2012 um 8:47 am

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 January 1, 2012 um 9:29 am

Belle année 2012!

Vickie January 1, 2012 um 10:11 am

Happy New Year 🙂

Anonymous January 1, 2012 um 12:52 pm

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 January 1, 2012 um 1:51 pm

Happy New Year from Italy!!!

Shelby January 1, 2012 um 2:26 pm

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) January 1, 2012 um 5:44 pm

Je te présente tous mes vœux pour cette nouvelle année

Mellimage January 1, 2012 um 7:43 pm

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 January 2, 2012 um 12:41 am

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 January 2, 2012 um 4:17 am

happy new year helene! xo

Sini January 2, 2012 um 11:18 am

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

Kelly @ Kell's Kitchen January 2, 2012 um 12:18 pm

All the best for 2012!

Míša January 2, 2012 um 12:27 pm

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

Life Images by Jill January 2, 2012 um 2:21 pm

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 January 2, 2012 um 3:42 pm

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 January 2, 2012 um 3:46 pm

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 January 2, 2012 um 5:22 pm

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

Kelly-Jane January 2, 2012 um 8:36 pm

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

simjen January 3, 2012 um 5:39 am

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

Unknown January 4, 2012 um 1:42 pm

Bonne Année 2012 ♥ Tartelette ♥

Lamia January 4, 2012 um 9:40 pm

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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