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Happy New Year!

By January 27th, 202173 Comments

Happy New Year!
Ioannis says Greeks are too damn cool to ‘ring’ in the new year, they simply ‘change’ the year, and usually together as a family with good food and fellowship. Then, after midnight, they take to the streets to shut ish down with friends.

Hubby and I plan to ‘change the year’ in our condo and then head downtown to Athen’s annual Hilton Loft Party. This posh, MTV hosted soiree, brings out the best DJs to inspire what in my case will be terrible dancing and responsible alcohol consumption.

So if I’m limping tomorrow, it’s because I not only partied my face off, I danced my legs off.

Happy New Year!

Meanwhile in STL…

Happy New Year!
I’ve been gone for 5 days and she’s already got a new car and a new purse.
If this doesn’t stop soon, Boogie’s gonna be the star of ‘House Party 4: Shuttin Down St. Louis’.

**Edited To Add**
I couldn’t decide what to wear and somehow ended up looking like Carmen Sandiego-

Happy New Year!
The ‘City Center’ was off the chain.
Happy New Year!
A reader recognized me amidst the madness!
Happy New Year!
Waiting at the Hilton before the party… which was interesting. Put a pin in that.
Happy New Year!


  • Jo Somebody says:

    Boog's shoes are sooooo cute! Yes, I came to the comments section just to say that! And Happy 2012 of course!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nik! omg, first off, happy new year and all the best wishes for your and your sweet family! second! whaaaat? i hear one of my fave blogger is in greece, in athens, where i live, and im not there (been back for some much needed family time in belgium) yes! i cant believe you are there and im not (lol), and seeing photos of all those oh so familiar places breaks my heart!
    gosh if i had known… enjoy greece nikki! enjoy everything you dont get to do/see/smell/live back home and then go back richer and fulfilled to your loving family… this is what travelling is all about… and yes H&M rocks, but you need to shop at Zara and Mango too… hehe…
    PS: if you can, go eat at a small mezedopoleio on ROMVIS street, between syntagma and monastiraki (ask ionnis to show you or look it up on a map, small street but easily found), best.mezes.ever!!!


  • hairscapades says:

    I like the tan one better for the same exact reason Nik! Ooooh, they have it at H&M? I might have to go on a hunt online to see if it'll be available here soon. Shoot, I saw the bikinis out in Target yesterday … so yeah, I'm sure the summer hats will be at H&M soon, if they aren't there already.

    Can't wait to see your next update. Stay lovely lady!


  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies!!!

    I found the tan hat in Greece at H&M (they had it in Black too) and the burgundy one from a small boutique here. I like the tan one much better cause it's bigger and floppier… it was also cheaper!

    Love you guys!!!!

  • BlondeByDesire says:

    You look fab Nik … Greece totally agrees with you.

    Boog is doing what she do best … Living it up

    Happy New Year!

  • MsPrincess says:

    I have a hat identical to the first one that I bought from H&M about a month ago. I have it in black too

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the looks. Happy 2012 and happy olives!

    Okay I have those hats in beige and black and they are classics. I got them from Macy*s about 3 / 4 years ago. My beige one is lined the label is faded, but the maker appears to be Arlin. The black one is Charter Club – Macy*s brand. I would also check Century 21 if you are in the New York area as they carry some pretty decent selections.


  • Anonymous says:

    Curly Nikki – I did what I do every new year's eve, attended church. U'd think a rock star was appearing; the church is filled to capacity every new year's eve.

    Some folks hating on your Greece trip. Like I always say, "do you."

    ….and you better hurry back next thing grandma and grandpa will have purchased Gia an expensive motorized car!

  • Erica S says:

    Super cute hat! Looks like something that can be worn all year round =)

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, you and hubby r looking hot as always! I'm still jealous of you both. LOL!


  • Anonymous says:

    Work girl!

  • Anonymous says:

    Lookin' good. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Did you notice anything at all in the local climate there – the financial crisis, the rampant unemployment or other societal issues going on right now in Greece?

  • Anonymous says:

    Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous says:

    Ok, deets on the hat!

  • Anonymous says:

    The haters are out. Don't sweat it Nikki, keep on doing you! These pics are gorgeous and you look breathtaking.

  • MesaIsaGoddess says:

    You look like your having an amazing time! As soon as you said Carmen Sandiego all I could do is laugh because I could hear the theme song in my head. At least we know Carmen's in Greece lol and Boogie looks like she gets bigger and bigger each picture posted. Hope you both continue to enjoy yourselves!

  • Anonymous says:

    ????? to anon 12:07.
    I think somebody took one too many trips to the eggnog bowl last night. LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    Huh at anon 12:07?

  • Anonymous says:

    Pride cometh before a fall!

  • fitz_nikki says:

    Happy New Year. I love your hair/hat,I hope some day my hair will reach your length.

  • Anonymous says:

    And the hat….yes we wanna konw where you got it!

  • Anonymous says:

    That first pic….awesomeness! Nikki you are my bff in my head, though we did meet in the A. Your posts remind me of the convos that the bff and I have! "Off the chain" reminds me of my bffs mock at people from our college who would say "off the change!" lol! Boog is getting spoiled by the grands:) Priceless. Have fun, enjoy your trip and bring back some wine and cheese:) Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous says:

    Happy new years curlies! I love those hats girl! You're killing it over there!

  • Anonymous says:

    Lov the pics but you didn't tell us where you got that cute hat?!

    Also you hair looks so nice! Have you still been using henna?

  • Anonymous says:

    Your Greece pictures have been magnificent. I hope your 2012 is just as amazing for you as your 2011 was. I love this blog!

  • GGmadeit says:

    Nikki I love Greece through your eyes! You and hubby look fab! What! Someone recognized you in Greece! Go head wit yo bad self! LOVE

  • Anonymous says:

    Tres chic! Where did you get the burgundy hat?

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the look! Very Nice! Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous says:

    Getting a strong, Carmen San Diego vibe from that hat and trench coat…lol!

    (singing) Where in the world is…Carmen San Diego

  • Anonymous says:

    Um, at anonymous… don't you know that if your not feeling your hair…your not feeling yourself bish!

  • Anonymous says:

    You are realy feeling yourself.

  • Anonymous says:

    what camera you use?

  • Raquell says:

    Happy New Year Nikki, Hubs, Gia and Family 🙂

    I absolutely LOVE the hat!! Represent Curlfriend Represent!!

  • Kinky-curly chica says:

    I love your trench coat!

  • Tiffany says:

    Happy New Year, the jacket is classy.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, you look stunning! The hats are the business and as always, Boogie is a doll!

  • Trice (BreatheFashion3c) says:

    Anonymous @ 9:12….why read the blog, much less comment when the envy has obviously taken over your better judgement? The climate has obviously agreed with her and she looks better than ever! Get off of your blog hating behind and get $ and maybe you can go to Greece too…

    Sorry about that rant ladies, ignorance baffles me…. now to the point….

    Nikki has Fro's in foreign area codes! That's love! Basque in the beauty that is Greece doll!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love this look! I just bought a floppy hat from AA yesterday. You look beautiful and it looks like Greece is treating you well. Have fun and be safe!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the hats and that coat! Happy New Years Nikki!

  • Rae A. says:

    Carmen San Diego or not, you look cute! Can you tell us where you got that hat?

  • Anonymous says:

    Great pics 😉 Gia looks too cute!!!

    Now as for the rude comment up above… EXIT STAGE LEFT, and come back when you get the green outta ur eye…

  • Anonymous says:

    Rude is not the word for 9:12..sounds like jealousy!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow. Anonymous at 9:12 is RUDE.

  • Unknown says:

    My family and I will be staying in and spending time together.

  • Anonymous says:

    Enough with the Greece stuff! I mean really. We understand that you and your husband have money to travel around the world, we. get. it! You look great, can you tell us more about what the climate is doing to your hair?

  • Anonymous says:

    I am soooooo JEALOUS! Our New Years Eve… a new Star Wars Lego set, a new blue Power Ranger with a motorcycle and…drum roll please…The Bubble Guppies. And when we put the boys to bed at 9:30…my eyes will close…smh…

  • Anonymous says:


  • Margaret says:

    Nikki, I love that hat!!! Boog is truly enjoying herself. I know she is receiving the 'royal treatment'. 🙂
    I will be at home tonight celebrating, however I will be attending church services tomorrow.
    Happy New Year!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nik,the hat is the bomb and it looks the hair is cooperating…I will be at church

  • Anonymous says:

    W O R K .

  • You Know Lou says:

    You know I love how u get ur "grown woman party on" but ur shutting down Greece sista…Love love it..

    You deserve every minute of it…..

    P.S. Oh if hubby have a brother 30+ (28 is as low as I…tell em to hit me up…i want to do it big…lmbo

  • Pecancurls says:

    Nik, you look fab in those pics!! Boog is too cute in her new set of wheels. Hubs, kids and I are hanging out with our neighbors and their kids in the cul de sac….block party!! We'll all stumble to our respective homes at a decent hour. Happy new year curlies!!

  • GGmadeit says:

    Happy New Year my friend! You look absolutely beautiful!
    Yay a picture of Boogie!! She looks like she is having a blast!!

  • Temetria M says:

    Ringing in the New Year with Dick Clark.

  • Mrs G. says:

    Hubs and I are 'changing the year' in our house this year. Good food and wine all night. Happy new year to you all curlies.

  • Anonymous says:

    You look gorgeous, girly!

  • ChrLvsBks says:

    Have fun bringing in 2012!

    My husband and I are going out with friends at a hotel. It was a great deal which is rare in the DC area.

  • Hairscapades says:

    Okay, now you're just showing off!!!

    Give 'em face honey, give 'em face. *lol*. You look STUNNING!

    I'll probably be home chilling' as usual.

    Hey Boogie!!

  • Rhonda C says:

    Nik, vacation does you well; mighty well! I love – love – love the first picture; uber-chic!

    I wondered how Gia was holding it down in the STL. Looks like Santa bought her more than a new car and purse. Totally feelin' the shoes!

  • mothereartha says:

    Happy New Year Nik! Channeling Mahogany in that 1st pic and love the switching of gears to Boog! She is looking like oh yall went on vacay w/o me? I'm styling and profiling stateside :). I'm going to a local 'gathering' with fam, friends, food, wine and ciroq coconut. Lol. Everyone have fun and be safe.

  • Ms. KeepingItReal says:

    Hey Nikki!!! **waving** I love the pics in Greece especially the black and white ones like the one where you were in the airport. It looks high fashion like or should be in a magazine. I must say though that one of my dearest friends, Katerina, that I have known for years lives in Athens and I have always wanted to visit. I'm glad that you and the hubby are enjoying yourselves and I can vicariously live through the pics and blog posts. Lil Miss though seems to be in her own little world though in the Lou. Have fun!

  • Trice (BreatheFashion3c) says:

    I hope you rock the roll n scarf tonight! Boogie got got a new whip! Is that a Birkin bag she's rocking? Diva!

  • donna dorrane says:

    ok um…'scusememissnikki…I was on a 3-week blog play-cation, but i had to come off early for this ish. You look so sharp, and you definitely workin' it over in Greece. Can you bring me back a greek God please?!?! Ok never mind.

  • Anonymous says:

    Have fun tonight!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous shots! You are stunning.

  • DiJah says:

    Stylin' and profiling' (both You & Boogie) ..I Love It!

    Happy New Year to you, your fam and the rest of the CN fam. Cheers!

  • DrChuck24 says:

    I like that tradition as well…dope. Have fun everyone!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    ha! Thanks ladies!

    @NaturalNerd, what city??!

  • NaturalNerd says:

    I truly don't know yet. Might just go downtown and see my citie's Guitar Drop. It was fun last

  • Anonymous says:

    Your look is so classic! Loving your Greek fashions Nikki!

  • Dana says:

    Nice traditions in Greece; celebrate and "change in" the new year with family and friends FIRST and then party your @$$ off.

    Nikki that hat is too cute and your hair is on point!

    Gia looks like she's rackin' up on fabulous gifts and having a good time with grandparents in the STL.

    Hope you and hubby have a blast and take lots of pics to share.

  • Kaitlin says:

    I love that hat! Boogie looks like she's been driving all her life in that pic lol.

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