The Pressure Party: New Years Eve

So now that we’ve gotten all that Christmas stuff out-of-the-way, it’s time to figure out what the heck to do for New Years Eve.

New Years Eve – or Hogmanay, as we call it in Scotland – always build up big hopes to find the right party to throw away the old year and bring in the new. I’m ridiculously superstitious about it as well – cleaning my house from top to bottom, tying up any lose ends left over from the year, wondering who will be my first foot, etc. It wasn’t till a few years ago that I learned that Christmas was actually pretty much banned in Scotland for about 400 years making New Years the big annual celebration it is today. Which would explain why I have all these silly rituals and feel compelled to carry them out so vehemently.

The main dilemna I have each year is figuring out what to do and with who. I doubt anything would top last’s year’s fête at the Burroughes for me. [View photos here.] Seeing as I believe that how you bring in the new year signifies the currents of the upcoming year, I’m keeping it relaxed and simple, because that is how I would love 2011 to be. So I’m sticking close to home at a local pub with some dear friends and then we’ll see where the night takes us.

What are your plans?

My favourite NYE movie (which I’ve probably watched way too many times): 200 Cigarettes.

Wishing you a fabulous and safe night! Here’s to a great 2011!

Happy New Year!

About Gail McInnes (320 Articles)
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gail McInnes has made an indelible mark on the Canadian fashion and entertainment scenes; managing and guiding the careers of some of the country's most notable talents, including Lucian Matis, Hilary MacMillan, Stephen Amell (CW's Arrow), Natalie Brown (The Strain), Brad Goreski (E! Fashion Police), and more. Visit for more information or email

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