02 January, 2011

Welcoming in 2011.

Happy New Year!

Oh what a night. What a great night.

Our one and only rule when it comes to New Years, is that we don't drive anywhere, so when one of our friends organised us rooms at one of the hotels in the middle of the Sandton CBD, we jumped at the chance to have a proper grown-up New Years...where we like dress up and everything.

First stop...a quick walk through the Sandton CBD. I hadn't seen the Candle of Hope up close, so I stopped to take a few pictures.
We then popped in at the magnificent Da Vinci hotel...oh my word, it is fabulous. We had cocktails at their Maxim Lounge, next to the pool...
 


I love finding little gems like these in the middle of the city...
We then headed back to the hotel to get dressed...and then caught a taxi {even though we could've walked, I was being a girl and moaning about walking in my high heels} to the SkyeBar. I have been dying to go there since it opened...this was the perfect night.
There are so many new high-rise bars and restaurants going up all over the Sandton and Joburg CBD, it's very cool...

 Looking out over Sandton towards the east...such a great start to the night...
These pics are from somewhere in between...in the taxi...in the lift...in the hotel...
And then it was off to our final stop for the night...Pappa's on the Square, one of our fav restaurants, that overlooks Sandton Square...
 
Yes...just five minutes to go...
And then...2011 was here...we danced on broken plates, shot off confetti...and caught a glimpse of the fireworks over Sandton...
Thanks to our friends for spending it with us...here's to an awesome 2011...

13 comments:

Helen Strydom said...

Hayley, I LOVE your photography. It's really original and beautifully sincere.

Cate said...

Wow - what a gorgeous place, and well done you getting such great snaps during the evening!

Shayne said...

You really captured yr evening out, looks like u guys had a fantastic time. Love the look of the Skye Bar xx

Stacey said...

what a stunning eve - hmmmm that SkyeBar looks like a must visit!

Veronica said...

Wow Hayley, that looks like one really fun evening! Your photos are fantastic (as usual!). Hope you have a wonderful MMXI !

V-n-J said...

amazing ... what a fun way to ring in the new year. everything of the best to you and your family for 2011. may it be your best year yet!

Amanda Dovey said...

Wow - Great photos!! I must go visit the sky bar now !!!

waitingforluca said...

Gorgeous pics and LOVE your hair!!! Divine post!

Melany said...

Looks like you had a GREAT time!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

GORGEOUS photos!!!!

I really must make an effort to get out more - you guys look like you're having SUCH fun!

Pray for a babysitter with a car :)

cat said...

Lovely pic of a great night out.

Helen Tilbury said...

Fab photos - the Da Vinci is a favourite of mine too - S A rocks

Lynette said...

Stunning photos...looks like an awesome evening. Wishing you the very best for 2011 and I hope that this year we will meet in real life.

xx