Sunday, January 2

Happy 2011

Happy New Year! Please let me apologize for the recent delay in posting. A few factors, including seasonal illnesses and a much need break, played a nontrivial role in my absence. Despite my nonappearance, I do sincerely thank you for your continued support. 2011 looks to be an even more exciting year than 2010, and for that I am most grateful (albeit a little tired).

It was four years ago today that I penned my very first blog post—All the Best Champagne. 875-blog posts later I am still humbled and honored by all who read All the Best. Beyond that, I am so appreciative for the attention received, the doors opened and the friends who have come into my life.

In all honestly, I could never have envisioned the path that my life would take as I typed that first post in January 2007. The one constant that remains is the delight I receive from writing each day and connecting with a community of like-minded individuals.

I know that I have been very fortunate. Thanks to All the Best, countless doors have, and continue to, open, including a new post writing for the Huffington Post, contributing to New York Social Diary and my coveted role as Brand Ambassador for SFERRA.

In just a few weeks I will be launching a new and improved version of All the Best. After four years I am so excited for you all to see the new look. I will endeavor to post three days a week, plus include my Soup on Sunday. While demands run high, All the Best is still a great joy and priority in my life.

I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due, and the New Year seems the perfect time for such acknowledgment. There are many people, including my husband and son, in my life who deserve much credit for keeping me balanced, grounded, inspired, motivated, encouraged and happy (and you all know who you are). Thank you.

Happy New Year! I hope 2011 brings you all the very best.

Photo: Harper's Bazaar US December 2008
Model: Angela Lindvall
Photographer: Richard Burbridge
Stylist: Brian Molloy


Unknown said...


Happy New Year, it has be a pleasure following you here and on twitter. Looking forward to the changes you'll be making as many of us will be making them too.

All the best in harmony and love in 2011


quintessence said...

Love the shot! You are indeed a busy woman and we are thrilled that you will still find the time to share your thoughts here. Looking forward to seeing the new look. Best wishes for a wonderful new year!!

pve design said...


Happy New Year to the new and improved you..well, I mean - you constantly amaze us al with all you do. I raise my glass to you....toast to you!

cheers- 2011!

Beth said...


It has been a pleasure and an absolute inspiration to follow you. Meeting you this past fall was even more exciting. You have indeed blazed the path for many, been instrumental in helping to usher in a new era for design and set a high standard for all to aspire to.

A hearty congratulations to you.


vicki archer said...

I wish you a very happy New Year Ronda....xv

Mari Robeson said...

What a lovely and inspiring blog...can't believe it took so long to find you! Happy New Year! Color & Inspiration, Mari~

Nikki Maxwell's Picnics in Provence said...

875 fabulous blog posts, no mean feat, well done that girl!. Just went back to read your first one, bet it seems like a different life time ago.
It was so wonderful to meet you and spend that week in France this past year, such great memories. Hope we can do it again soon.
Happy New Year Ronda, may it be truly splendid.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your success. You do a wonderful job and keep things very upbeat and creative. Good luck in 2011!

Karena said...

Ronda you have been here in such an inspiring way always!! Come and see my 2011 greeting.

Happy New Years!

Art by Karena

Concrete Jungle said...

That is alot of posts! Well done! We all look forward to many more. All the best for the new year. said...

Wow, 4 years and 875 posts. Completely in awe, I am, especially as the content is so incredible. All the time. I admire your style and your abilities. I wish a very happy new year for you, full of open doors at every turn.

Tricia - Avolli said...

Happy New Year to you Ronda. May 2011 bring you more of the happiness and success you have worked so hard for.

My best,

mary said...

Happy New Year! Congratulations and many thanks for all of the wonderful posts of the past years. Following the doors that have opened to you and your willingness to step through those doors has been an honor. Anxiously awaiting more "Soup on Sunday" recipes and other adventures.

peggy braswell said...

All the Best to you Ronda..soo thrilled to read each of your post+2011 the best year

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Colette said...

Dear Ronda,
It was lovely getting to know you this year. Happy New Year to you and 'all the best' for 2011. x Colette