A Low-Key Farewell to 2015

Were you at the club or hanging with friends and family?

Aniesia Williams at pre-New Year's Eve 2015 dinner party

Writer Aniesia Williams (center) at a pre-New Year's Eve dinner party catered by Chef J.R. Robinson

Happy New Year! Can you believe 2016 is here already? How did you bid farewell to 2015 this past New Year’s Eve? Were you turned up at the club or hanging out with friends and family? Even though I had some traveling to do, I was sure to find time to spend with family and friends. It was low-key, but cherished nonetheless.

Some of my friends and colleagues also kept it low key for the end of 2015. Here’s how they chose to ring in the new year.

A Dinner Party
A dinner party for close friends or relatives is at the top of the low-key list for ringing in the New Year right. The secret to pulling off a stress-free, memorable event is to enlist the help of a professional! I know folk who hooked up with celebrity Chef J.R. Robinson, CEO of Kitchen Cray, who created a festive menu that allowed them to indulge in their favorite foods one last time before the ball dropped for 2016. Be sure to decide how many people you want to invite, your budget and your theme, if you pick one. I had the privilege of attending a pre-New Year’s Eve dinner helmed by Chef Robinson myself. Talk about good times and good food!

Celebrity Chef J.R. Robinson

Celebrity Chef J.R. Robinson (Photo: Aniesia Williams)

stuffed pasta w/ spinach and goat cheese

Stuffed pasta with spinach and goat cheese (Photo: Aniesia Williams)

blackened salmon w/ shredded brussel sprouts

Blackened salmon with shredded brussel sprouts (Photo: Aniesia Williams)

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Aniesia Williams

Aniesia Williams is a Brand Executive, Recovering Publicist, Journalist, and Digital Beast. Aniesia brings over a decade of experience in areas of marketing, new media, branding, and client management. Aniesia has provided this expertise to some of the world’s largest brands including Ford, Samsung, Shell, Lionsgate, and Clinton Global Initiative, establishing herself as a progressive strategist who understands the needs of companies, agencies, and personalities. When she’s not consulting, she’s writing content for online publications such as Huffington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine, and PopWrapped to name a few. Throughout her career she has led teams representing selected marquee clients and brands. This included experiential programing in digital media, film/tv development, and many areas of lifestyle and culture. Her specialty included developing brand strategy to expand beyond traditional marketing tactics.

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