NYE and a Juice Cleanse: Start to 2014

I had such a great New Year’s Eve this year. NYE can be one of those holidays that you hype up so much and then are disappointed when it doesn’t live up to your expectations. Let’s just take last year’s NYE as an example… I ended up in a warehouse in Bushwick (with no heat) surrounded by 18-year-olds under the false pretenses that I was going to a VIP Open Bar for a hot DJ….yeah, so I’m really happy to say this year was a blast – the perfect mix of family, friends, food, drinks, and dancing…my five favorite things.1010459_10201882934538650_103554051_n

I started the day with a trip to the Dry Bar courtesy of my wonderful boyfriend. He got me a membership for Christmas and I’m so thankful. He is the best gift giver… seriously.

My family and I all met for dinner at Quality Italian – a new hotspot for italian in midtown. Since I was doing some prep for a juice cleanse (more on that in a bit), I took it easy with a kale salad and swordfish. Everything was unreal, but if you go, splurge with the chicken parmesan for 2 and the Zeppole Workshop! Um, does it get any more ridiculous than that?

After dinner, Bryan, my brother, and I headed downtown to meet up with some friends at the Highline Ballroom. It was pretty much like any other open bar in NYC I’ve ever been to, and I ended up having a blast. Great DJ, great company, plenty of champagne and dancing on tables… all sealed with a kiss!

New Year’s Day was comprised of eating fruits and vegetables and movie-watching on the couch. That’s because the next day I started my first BluePrint juice cleanse. I did the 3-day Foundation Cleanse, and to be honest, it wasn’t so bad! I definitely needed to reset my cravings ¬†after Christmas and this did the trick. Now I’m craving salmon, salads, and soups instead of chocolate chip cookies, eggplant parm, and cheese #italiangirlproblems.

And hey, I even lost four pounds.

Have you ever done a juice cleanse?