All black everything

Hope you all had a fantastic new-years eve and made it safely into the new year. Nate went to a party at his best friends house, where there was fun for the entire family to countdown the old and celebrate the arrival of a new year. They are from Ecuador and had lots of new years' party traditions to share! The most popular one was to eat 12 grapes for 12 months of good luck. But there's a catch: to bring about a years worth of good fortune, you must start eating the grapes 12 seconds before the clock strikes midnight, then eat one each second.  You also make a wish for each grape you swallow:) Nates' favorite was popping sequin filled balloons  that were hanging along the ceiling, storming his way into the new year.

But before he went off to his new years celebration, we spent the last day of 2013 eating ice cream, drinking smoothies and coffee, playing games and dancing. We went to our favorite hangout where you can actually do all this, all in one spot  , Mauro's CafĂ© Fred Segal,. The best place for us to spend the last day of the year.

Happy New Year to all of you, and thank you so much for your friendship!

To get the creative juice flowing,  and really kick this last day of 2013 in the but, Nate was wearing all black. Not tailored, clean cut-pieces, but more like effortlessly cool and understated.

Pants are black leather pants from Iguana. Tee and hat are all By nate. Sorry for all the shadows in some of these images. The outdoor lighting reflects on everything. 
Ready to enter new beginnings. 2014, let's get it!