Here’s to Finding the Words in 2014

Here’s to Finding the Words in 2014

At 11:45pm, I hopped out of a cab by the fountains in Tuileries Garden in Markus Lupus glitter booties, feathers and elbow length gloves and ran with a bottle of champagne toward the Eiffel Tower.

When we finally reached the bridge where we would watch the 1,063 statuesque beauty light up for the new year, I knew it would only be a matter of time before I felt the tears.

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I popped up the first bottle of bubbly right before the countdown in French started. Arianna took a swig and started the rotation. Stephanie switched on her video camera for our round of toasts. And I felt the tears well up. I wasn’t the only one. I didn’t care, anyway.

Life is good. Life is hard. And it should be celebrated.

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In this moment, 2013, made sense. Anything–everything, really–is possible. My life in New York could be summed up by the first sentence of this post. Running toward something unbelievably amazing, in heels, with the support of some of my favorite girls.

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Wearing: J.Crew Colorblock Coat, Lafayette 148 Rabbit Stole, Talbots Gloves, ASOS feather Dress, Markus Lupus Glitter Booties, J.Crew Necklace and Stella & Dot Necklace (Thanks, Mom, I’m wearing my Christmas presents!)

I couldn’t have brought in the new year in a better place. How can 2014 not be amazing after that?

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You can’t leave Paris and not feel completely inspired. So I want to thank the City of Lights for showing my girls and I such a good time. And most importantly, helping us find the words. I have so much writing do to now, I’m excited to bring several different visions to life.

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Happy New Year, y’all! I hope you enjoyed your holiday. I have so many London/Paris/Barcelona stories to share this week. Be sure to check back :)

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I missed you!

Outfit photos by Arianna Davis

  • Eugenia Russell Hargrove

    Great way to usher in 2014! Fab dress!

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you! My mama bought it for me :-p She has good taste, huh?

  • http://Website Serena

    I just love everything about this post and you! <3

    • Channing in the City

      And I love YOU, Weenine :)

  • Arianna

    Bringing in the New Year in Paris (not to mention ending the last year in London, and kicking off the New Year in Barcelona) was amazing, and a trip we’ll never forget. Can’t wait to see how it’s inspired you and the blog!

    • Channing in the City

      YASSSS for finding the words all over the world! #NoLocal

  • http://Website Rian Russell

    Happy New Year Chan!
    Glade you had a great time and you look great too!♥ Those glitter booties,  omg!! It’s everything! All the love, health & wealth for you in this new year. ★

    • Channing in the City

      I wish the same for you and the children, Rian! I hope to see you all soon :)

  • http://na Amaiya

    This was beautiful! *Tear*.  2014 will have so much in store for you!

    • Channing in the City

      And you, too, you new New Yorker, you!

  • http://Website Stephanie R. From the Bronx

    Love this post. Love the comparison of you running towards greatness…and guess what: we made it to the tower in time, just like you’ll make it in time for everything that’s meant to be yours. Enjoy the inspiration and enjoy all the spaces in between the inspired ones. You worked hard to feel every moment. xo 

    • Channing in the City

      Thank you, Steph, this comment made me tear. We’re all on the way to something great. We have to be after that trip. Yeah, Janice?! And I look forward to being inspired by way of ________ :)

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