Best New Year’s Eve Ever!
For some, New Year’s Eve is a formal dinner-dance event with a countdown to midnight, for others a casual pub crawl through town to ring in the new year with friends. It can also mean a night in with the kids to watch TV as the ball drops in Times Square with a quick toast before bedtime.
Whatever you choose, here’s a little survival guide to make this global party event your healthiest-ever!
NYE in Castle Rock
If you haven’t made plans yet, check into the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Glen Eyrie Castle, a semi-formal event with dinner, dancing and room packages for sleepovers.
And as always, you can stay in and watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. With five hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations around the globe, and performances by Nick Jonas, Sugarland and…Mariah Carey. According to USA Today, Mariah Carey is determined to have a better New Year’s Eve this year than in 2016!
And if you are one of the homebodies choosing to celebrate from the comfort of your Crystal Valley living room, here’s a list of the 16 best movies about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day to watch until the clock strikes 12.
A Word About Champagne
Champagne is expensive but effervescence doesn’t have to be and Bubbles Liquor World in Castle Rock offers several kinds of sparkling wines for your tasting pleasure.
Master wine candidates and certified sommeliers, like Randy Freeland at Bubbles Liquor World, know how to pop a cork and how to pour, and since there’s three times more pressure in a bottle of champagne than inside your car’s tires! Randy says the worst way to preserve the 56 million bubbles in a bottle of bubbly is to use a flute as your glass! Who knew?!
“Use a white wine glass,” he recommends. “Flutes look pretty, but when you’re drinking out of a flute, where’s your nose? For the full champagne experience, you want to smell what you’re drinking!”
Champagne hangovers are notorious and no one seems to know quite why.
To stave off the effects of a night on the town, Healthline has six science-backed
hangover helps including supplements like ginger, brown sugar and tangerine extract which have been known to improve symptoms. Sprouts in Castle Rock off Founder’s
Parkway carries real ginger root (the best!) in their produce department, and food-grade tangerine oil. And don’t forget — the tried-and-true prevention strategies like staying well-hydrated with plenty of food in your stomach are always a good practice.
Whatever you do to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018, Happy New Year to you!
Resolution: Crystal Valley
Here’s a great New Year’s Resolution: if you don’t already live in Crystal Valley – visit us and find out what you’re missing! For one, the spectacular new homes from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes plus nature parks, hiking trails and easy access to Castle Rock’s boutiques and restaurants. Explore the beautiful new Crystal Valley models and 2018 designs — in ranch and two-story styles — from the high $300s.