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The Holiday Party Etiquette You Need to Know

Can you believe it’s already Day 11 of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, huh? Today, I teamed up with Grey Goose to share the holiday party etiquette you need to know! Today, I’m sharing a few tips and tricks to make sure you’re guaranteed to get invited to the party again next year! Remember to leave a comment below on every single blog post in order to be entered to win the giveaway. I’ll be choosing a winner at random at the end of the 12 days (you won’t want to miss it) to win some of my favorites from each brand that’s been featured!

1. Never Show Up Empty Handed 

Showing up with a little something for your host or hostess is always a nice gesture. As far as Allen and I go- we like to bring a bottle of Grey Goose! Unlike a super fancy bottle of fine scotch that might sit on a shelf and collect dust- Grey Goose is the best way to get the party started! The Grey Goose Flour Tin is a unique way to store the bottle and it gives homage the brand’s origin story! I love that while still being modern, a little nod to tradition is what the holidays are all about!

2. Offer To Help 

Chances are, your host or hostess is going to be pretty frazzled prepping for the party- so offer to help! A simple “Hey can I help you with anything?” or “Do you need anything?” can mean the world. Plus, showing up to the party with a signature cocktail (like the one I have in this post) is a great way to help keep the party going and take some heat off the host! (Be sure to ask for your host’s permission first though!). I ended up making the classic Grey Goose Martini Cocktail; perfect for any celebration.

3. Mingle with Everyone 

If you’re at a larger party with people you don’t know- try talking to everyone! Meeting new people is a great way to expand your network and make new friends! If you’re not the biggest fan of small talk, try some icebreakers- like hot movies or TV shows to get the conversation started. Another go-to of mine is to ask how they know the host or hostess! Remember: people generally love to talk about themselves, so ask a lot of questions!

4. Dress to Impress

If it’s not explicitly stated beforehand on an invitation or even in a text message, ask what the dress code is and stick to it! It’s a sign of good manners and it’s also an excuse to get a super cute outfit! Rule of thumb: it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed!


5. Don’t Cancel Last Minute 

If your party had an RSVP, chances are your host or hostess needed a headcount ahead of time, so do your best not to cancel last minute! If something comes up and you do have to cancel, give your host or hostess a call! It will mean more than a text message and try to let them know with as much time as possible!

6. Be On Time + Don’t Leave Too Late

This is a biggie for dinner parties! Be on time! You don’t want to be the empty seat that’s holding everything up. Similarly, don’t be the last to leave! No one likes someone that overstays their welcome.

So who’s ready to get the party started? Be sure to check out the rest of the 12 Days and check back on the blog tomorrow for Day 12! Thanks to our partnership with Grey Goose, we were able to make a generous donation to Charity Water just in time for the holidays!

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Remember, to enter the 12 Days of Chriselle all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment down below on this post telling us what was the best part of 2017?

2. Come back to the blog every day until December 12th and leave a comment on every post!

3. We will be randomly choosing a winner at the end of the 12 days to be announced no later than one business week after. So remember to comment as much as you want!

Good luck everyone and see you tomorrow!

692 Comments
  • Alexia says:

    The best part of 2017 was helping out my mom with her new restaurant, designing the place, creating the menu, etc.

  • qasim says:

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  • tanja says:

    The best part of 2017 was moving in our new appartement!
    xo tanja
    http://www.tanjabock.com

  • Pakou Yang says:

    The best part of 2017 is improving my health! New goals to achieve for 2018.

  • melissa vo says:

    I went to Paris this year, and the best part was eating a nutella crepe under the sparkling Eiffel Tower

  • June C. says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting promoted at my job!!!

  • Muna says:

    Many amazing moments.. one memorable is passing 3rd year medicine after constant daily studying for 10 months 🤓 you earn what you reap!

  • catherine says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting married to my wonderful hubby and I can’t believe the year just flew by! <3

  • Jess says:

    My favourite memory of 2017 was when I got to go meet up with my boyfriend in Hong Kong (who had been away for 5 months living there while I was on the opposite side of the Pacific). We got to travel Thailand and Malaysia together and that was such a dream come true.

  • OMGosh I love cobalt blue and yellow!!! We were blessed with our third grandson this year!!❤️❤️❤️

  • We were blessed with our 3rd grandson! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Logan says:

    I love these tips! I couldn’t agree more with all of them!

  • Joyie Ching says:

    The best thing that happened was being able to work in a place that I can feel passionate about. I love talking to people, it’s amazing when you can do online marketing while meeting lots of people with interesting backgrounds. Loved it! I’ve gotten to explore and learnt so much in this year. Hope to expand my horizon and taking in more responsibility to grow myself in year 2018.

  • Lisa T says:

    Best part of 2017 is that I was healthy and was able to travel to Europe for my very first time!!

  • Cindy says:

    Best part of 2017 is going to Korea and seeing my grandparents! I haven’t seen them in 30 years so seeing them was so awesome!

  • Grace Lee says:

    The best thing that happened in 2017 was getting engaged to my best friend and travel buddy. We’ve been together 11 years it honestly didn’t matter much whether we got married or not but getting proposed to is such an honour, knowing that someone likes you so much to want to spend the rest of their life with you, without doubt.

  • Liza Layman says:

    The best part of 2017 has been making new friends and learning a new language… French! Mais oui!

  • Cristina Sarinana says:

    The best part of 2017 was the birth of my son! Definitely a life changing experience and year!

  • Eva says:

    Hej Chriselle!
    You are looking gorgeous as always!
    The best thing in 2017 was living in Sweden, and then moving back to my home country. There’s no place like home!
    Love, Eva

  • Emily says:

    The best part for me by far was getting engaged! So excited to get married next year!

  • Jessica Cayadi says:

    Best part of 2017 was the fact that it’s my promotion year and I got it with shining reviews. 🙂
    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Candice A says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was a trip to Europe with my husband. It was the trip of a lifetime and all of the memories we made will be cherished for so many years to come!

  • Judy says:

    The best part of 2017 was meeting my boyfriend and creating memories with him, traveling around the city, going to events or just talking over dinner

  • Judy Yang says:

    The best part of 2017 was meeting my boyfriend and creating memories with him, traveling around the city, going to events or just talking over dinner <3

  • Tonada says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to do so much traveling, even locally. I got to explore lots of beautiful places in the summer with great friends. My favorite spot was Nantucket, beautiful summer retreat spot.

  • Annie Cyrielle says:

    The best part of 2017 was babysitting my niece.

  • Lisa Tang says:

    the best thing about 2017 for me was that I got a new job and it was more than I could ever ask for. The people, environment, and just being able to try something out of my comfort zone is pretty refreshing, but I definitely can’t wait for 2018 to come!

  • Jessica Ryu says:

    The best part of 2017 is getting my masters in instructional technology!!!!!

  • mitsuri says:

    The best part of 2017 was going on my own professionally. It is scary, but so worth it!

  • miki says:

    very useful tips 🙂

  • Nafisa says:

    Joining a photography course!

  • Nik says:

    Birth of my daughter.

  • Heather Brown says:

    Changing jobs for the first time in 8 years…. Moving onward and upward.

  • Dale Li says:

    The best part of 2017 was entering my last year of college! It’s a bittersweet experience but I think it’ll be a great transition into the real world as I make new friends, strengthen current friendships and find myself!

    xoxo

  • Camila Gastiaburu says:

    2017 is almost gone!

  • Emma says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was going back to Hawaii and spending time with all my friends and family!

  • Aimée Lister says:

    Best part of 2017 was connecting with myself and exploring my identity

  • Jandrew says:

    Well day 11 and I’m thinking that you can’t possibly read all these comments. 2017 has been a hard year and I’m looking forward to turning over the calander. The best part was spending time with my favorite Aunt
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

  • MonicaM says:

    The best part of 2017 was my graduation that didn’t come easy <3

  • annie soo eoun park says:

    best part of 2017 was having my sister get healthier! and moving back to los angeles from ny after almost 10 years!!!

  • Valery says:

    I love that I get to just relax and spend time with my family and bake for the holidays!

  • Lee Yee Ping says:

    The best part of 2017 is realized that home is always the best place for me, away from home for almost one year makes me feel that family are really important, hope can reunite with them soon.

  • Angela says:

    Uhhh finishing my 2 year medical intership!!!🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆

  • Karla K says:

    the friendships i made!

  • Michelle says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to watch my baby grow into the toddler she is today.

  • Olya says:

    All the best moments of 2017 are connected with people ❤ Thanks to those who are with me I’m creating the best moments right now.

  • Alicia says:

    I will be honest and say that this year brought to my life a few challenges. I learned that after the storm a beautiful rainbow always comes out and I am grateful for all the learning process that has allowed me to grow as a person. For the challenges that have brought more faith. For the lessons learned that keep building my strength. Most importantly I am grateful for my amazing family who I could not be without.

  • Isabel Jorge says:

    The best part was finally having started to learn how to play the saxophone!

  • francesca says:

    The best part of 2017 is retourning to normality

  • Ana Rita Ferreira says:

    The best part of 2017 was my summer trip.

  • Ruby C says:

    Best part of 2017 was finally going on a trip with a couple of my best friends! As a mom it’s hard to carve out time for yourself. So I am so glad I went on the trip. I missed my boys like crazy but it made me a better mom.

  • Hsini says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    The best part of 2017 is watching my daughter grow up and traveling with her. She’s turning two next month so I cherished every moment in 2017 and it was a very very cute year.

    x

  • Hye says:

    The best part of 2017 is taking the leap of faith to achieve my dreams of working and living in NY.

  • Liliana Li says:

    The flour tin presentation looks great, I will try Grey Goose next time too. Have you posted your cocktail recipe anywhere? My grandma and mother always stresses the importance of etiquette especially when we leave the comfort of our house and the protection of their wings. It’s really interesting how for some, party etiquette is something fundamental but to others, it is a world unknown. Maybe growing up in a strict family made differences but I believe that you have really struck a chord with this post. Translating your post to my gran now and she keeps talking about bringing a gift at all times when we visit someone, whether it be a party or just a simple visit, we should never turn up with “two bunches of bananas”. Reminds me of when I first moved into my humble studio and invited a few friends for housewarming dinner, I ended up with enough tissues and detergent to last me my degree. Yay to practical gifts for poor students 🙂

  • Cecile says:

    The best part of 2017 is marrying the love of my life this summer surrounded by our families and friends. My mum was there to help me, so I was very excited. Indeed in 2016 doctors found that she has lungs cancer. We were all surprised my mum never smoke in her life, does not drink. She is a saint!! Chimio was very hard on her, so I am glad that she was there and able to have the energy to support me! I am grateful!

  • Camilla Lauriola says:

    The best moment of 2017 (and probably one of the best of my life) was my trip to Japan! A dream of mine that came true this summer as I went there to see my best friend with my other best friend ihih! So much fun and what a beautiful country!

  • ChaMee says:

    My son! I was pregnant halfway through 2017 and had him in October. One boy and one girl, God has truly blessed my husband and I.

  • Diane says:

    There were so many highlights of 2017 that it’s difficult to pinpoint a best one! We celebrated our 10 yr wedding anniversary this year by going to Walt Disney World for the first time… that’s probably the best one for me this year!

  • Luidmyla says:

    This is the best year so far cos I got 🤰 pregnant

  • Jen says:

    Best part of 2017 was definitely starting my own blog! It was a long dream of mine and I finally threw out my excuses and embarked on this journey. It has taught me so much about myself and what I am capable of. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me!

  • Deborah Chloé says:

    There are so many wonderful things to list here, which have taken place in 2017, that I can hardly decide for only one. First of all, I broke up with all the negative energy around me and therefore cut off the toxic people in my life. It’s incredible what a difference that makes! I met wonderful people along the way and one wonderful man in particular (can you see the hearts around my head? haha). And for the first time ever, I feel absolutely arrived withing myself (if that makes sense?). I love the woman I have become and the progress I made during the past years but especially this year.

    Love from Germany <3
    Deborah Chloé

  • Léa says:

    The best part of 2017 was finishing my first book. Or more precisely the first draft of my first book, but for me the beginning is always the hardest, so I´m super pleased that I was able to finish the project the way I imagined too!
    Have a nice day,
    Léa

  • helodie says:

    The best part of 2017 was me graduating with my Masters degree and moving into my first apartment

  • Catalina Clark says:

    I got married!

  • Lidia says:

    I think the best part of 2017 was seeing all the struggles in my life and how I’ve managed to grow and learn from each and still am growing!! Just being proud of myself for being a conqueror!!

  • Giselle says:

    Traveling to Europe with my family and getting to spend time with loved ones we haven’t seen in a long time.

  • Nigar says:

    BEst thing to see my cat after she dissapeared for three days))
    Also traveling to Bodrum in summer was highlight of this year

  • Audrey says:

    The best part of 2017 has been all the travel I have been able to do this year!

  • Beckie says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to come home, recharge, and found new focus and goals in my life.

  • Jessica Ong says:

    The best part of 2017 for me is —> I have passed my foreign professional exam and can proceed to the second one next year end!Together with I finally, start up an online boutique!

  • Brenda Tapia says:

    The best thing of 2017 had to be graduating from college! The biggest milestone and the first one ever in my family. Couldn’t be any more grateful and happy! 🙂 👩🏻‍🎓

  • Tida says:

    I love holiday parties so much and am thankful for these great tips! Sometimes I can get so carried away and forget, but gotta love on the host, too! It takes so much work throwing a holiday party.

  • Eloisa says:

    The best part of the year is how I changed. How I have a different perspective in life. Better me

  • Maria says:

    The best past of 2017 was bringing my daughter into this world (after two lovely boys)!

  • Nicoleta says:

    The best part about 2017 has to all the new people I have met through my work.

  • Mariana says:

    You go girl! I live your blog so much ❤️

  • Karolina says:

    Best part of 2017? I think that the fact that I’ve learnt tons of new things, about myself but also knowledge wise. I also had some wonderful vacays in Italy 😉
    Xoxo

  • Mariah says:

    The best of 2017 for me is that i feel like so many things happened and discovered so many new things about myself.

  • Naïlah says:

    The best part of 2017 was quitting my job in South Korea. I came back to the states with only $200. I just recently found a job last week after 3 months of searching. Detroit just doesn’t have the life that Seoul does. Everyday i’m So frustrated by this. Yet & still i’m happy to be home living an honest life than being in korea and being paid to live a lie. I was paid to say only nice things about my students, even if they bit me or were sleeping in class. I was paid to smile even my coworkers were being horribly rude to me. And i’m just so glad that I no longer have to live that lie.

  • Sal says:

    The best part of 2017 is getting unconditional offers to universities 📚✏️ #12daysgiveaway

  • Arlene says:

    Best part of 2017 was the Houston Astros win in the World Series!

  • Lauren says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was getting to go on my first girls trip to a place I’ve never been… Mexico! It was stunning.

    Your last post for 12 days of Chriselle really struck a chord with me. I’ve always been the type of person to have dreams as big as my mind could fathom yet these last few years I’ve felt so defeated and those dreams of mine somehow became just that… Dreams. I know it may seem silly but I feel like winning this computer would be the jumpstart I need to believe in myself again and know that anything I set my mind to is attainable, not just some wish. So I can get this show on the road as they say.

  • Laura R. says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was entering universitie to study Architecture.

  • Betzaida says:

    The velvet dress with the long tendrils is very beautiful! Excellent tips to be invited at a party.

    The best part of my 2017 was to marry the love of my life in February ❤ Organize every detail, enjoy the wedding and our honeymoon.

    XOXO

  • Lana says:

    Best part is happines I was able to find in myself, new friends I made.

  • KAYLA says:

    The best part of 2017 Was my dad operation was a success and he has fought a tough battle (chemo and radio therapy) and he won. Grateful heart and thank God for his blessing.

  • Elaine kwan says:

    My best part of 2017 is seeing one of my closest childhood friend getting married. And also being able to help them out. Is one of my best memories this year because it’s the first wedding among my closest friends #12DaysGiveaway

  • Sarah Traurig says:

    I had a difficult time in 2016 and the beginning of 2017 was very hard on me. What helped me battle through extreme anxiety and depression were the small weekend getaway trips I took together with my boyfriend. He made sure that I was always able to see the beauty and joy in everything and helped build my spirit up. The most recent one was a trip to Prague, and although it was rainy and frosty, we had an amazing time exploring the city and tasting the czech cuisine.

  • Erin L says:

    Best part of my 2017 would be traveling to Florida and visiting Disney World and Universal Orlando haha.

    Btw, I love how you’re doing this 12 days of Christmas.. doing this is making me reflect back on everything and reminding me of all the blessings in life. I guess this is another thing I am thankful for this year from day 8! Thank you, Chriselle!

  • Marie says:

    The best part of 2017 was my trip to France. It was such a perfect trip.

  • Sarahblanchi says:

    Winter and Summer 2017 were so good

  • Charlene says:

    Hi to Chriselle!

    I returned to work this year. Since then, I juggle between work and child every day. I think myself did a pretty good job, though tiring. I see this as the best part of year 2017. CHEERS!

  • Carmen says:

    Oh such a great post Chriselle! I definitely agree with you on these points. I always love it to mingle with everyone especially when you end up in great conversations. 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

  • Jayden S. says:

    Definitely the best part of 2017 is deciding to live alone and be single at age 22. I have taken the time to get comfortable with myself and explore new hobbies that I normally would never do. It has been an amazing journey so far!

  • Alexandra C. says:

    the best part of 2017 for me was when I started my new course and finally felt like I found my way

    #12DaysGiveaway

  • This post is so me. Bringing booze to the party, helping with the host, mingling and dressing up for the party! Check, check, check!

    The best part of 2017 is when I found my home when I’m about to go back home. I got married this year and my husband, Stefan is my home now. He’s making me the best version myself and I hope and pray I am too to him. ☺️

  • Jane Lee says:

    Best moment of 2017 would be finishing my University entry exam. I can’t wait for 2018 and what God has planned for me in University!

  • Susan says:

    For me the best part of 2017 was to become a much more positive person and developing a different mindset. It makes a huge difference to focus on all the positive aspects of your life and to be grateful. ❤️

  • Linda Y says:

    Sea world trip with my baby and hubby!

  • Ellise Kim says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to see my family 4 times. Because we live on opposite ends of the country I only get to see them once a year. However this year I was able to travel frequently for work and be near them and took some days off to spend time at home.

  • Amy says:

    Best part of 2017 was our sisters annual trip. This year we decided to step out of our comfort zones and connect with nature. The goal was to road trip through 3 states (Arizona, Utah & Nevada) stop in 8 cities in just 4 days! Although our bodies were extremely sore from all the hiking we managed to do everything we had planned. I was also reminded of how determined and motivated I can be everytime we made it to the top, we were rewarded with some of the most unexpected breathtaking views.

  • Phui Man Lo says:

    Hi Chriselle and the team

    The best part of 2017 will be my recent trip back to Malaysia. I had a chance to go Thailand for the long due beach getaway and spent quality time with my best friends, relatives and my boyfriend 🙂

  • Piper Livingston says:

    One of the biggest highlights this year was graduating from college! Such an embarkemet in my life 🙂 can’t wait for 2018

  • Ivana says:

    Best part of 2017 was summer, I traveled to Hvar Croatia. It is such a beautiful Island with clear water, places to visit and parties to go. 🙂

  • Karen Young says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting an unexpected promotion at work. It showed me that I was valued in a company that’s not the best for showing such a thing.

  • Yoldine says:

    I hardly go to parties (unfortunately) but I’m always down for some grey goose and dressing cute. Hands down, the best part of 2017 had to be working overtime and pulling extra shifts so that I could afford my ticket, hotel and a 3-day stay in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the first time I’d been to another state other than New York and Florida (the only two places I’ve ever lived). And sure it was a professional trip and not a vacation but I still felt incredibly proud of myself for making it happen.

  • Julia Zhou says:

    Best part of 2017 was hands down going to Korea with my best friend!

  • Julie H. says:

    The best part of 2017 was taking a few months off to spend with my family! #12daysgiveaway

  • Soua Moua says:

    The best part of 2017 was focusing more on my health. I neglected my health for a long time, especially during school, and now that I’ve been out, I have joined a gym and been more motivated to try new work out routines. I am hoping to continue this into the new year and work even harder than I did this year.

  • Bolormaa says:

    The best part of 2017 was realizing i was not not a failure

  • Sena says:

    The best part of 2017 was changing careers. I’ve worked with kids with mod/sev disabilities but wanted a challenge and now work with kids who have medical needs in a mod/sev classroom. It’s been definitely a challenge and a blessing!

  • Piia says:

    My family overcame many difficult obstacles, we are stronger and better than ever.

  • Jessica Hsieh says:

    The best part of 2017 is discovering myself #12DaysGiveaway

  • Olga Pink says:

    The best part of 2017 is spending more time with my husband. He’s not working so much like he used to.

  • Tania Franco says:

    Love all the tips! The best part of 2017 for me was seeing my son graduate High School. As a single parent it hasn’t always been easy raising him on my own. Since since struggled with anxiety and some attention issues it was tough. I’m thankful that he made it and is now in college!

    Cheers!
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

  • Lian C says:

    The best part of 2017 is learning that home isn’t a place, its a developed feeling.

  • Ana says:

    The best part is all the little trips I was able to do with my friends and family.

  • Bhup says:

    Ah i definitely need to try some grey goose… I tend to stick to wine 🍷 but need to explore a bit…
    2017 was a year of chance and I loved every bit of it. The highlight was probably starting a business; I Am having so much more fun than in the corporate jobs I had before…

  • Kim says:

    The best part of 2017 was when my family came to visit me in LA since they live on the easy coast

  • Juliet V says:

    Best part of 2017 is being blessed with baby #3 coming early 2018!

  • Hanna says:

    Turning 21. Due to finals season, I haven’t had a chance to celebrate, but this is an age that I have always associated with becoming a full adult.

  • Quymy says:

    The best part of this year was having our third daughter back in march. She brought so much joy to our lives.

  • Jessica W says:

    Best part of 2017 is taking a vacation in Hawaii!

  • Candi Chen says:

    Best part of 2017 was getting to travel to Iceland for a close friend’s bachelorette party – definitely a unique and adventurous experience!

  • Ellie Lee says:

    The best part of 2017 was seeing how my younger brother and I (with the rest of my family) got closer, especially with the impending birth of my first nephew! Tyler was born on 1 December and he is such a joy and a wonderful addition to the family! xxxx

  • Alice says:

    Going on a service trip with my classmates

  • michelle says:

    Best part of 2017 was switching jobs and moving into a new apartment! The best is yet to come. 2018 i have so many high hopes and dreams for you:)

  • Sarah says:

    It was a learning curve for me this year, and I realised I was able to achieve more than I thought was possible

  • Keyruth says:

    The best part that happened this year was family reconciliation, forgiveness and acceptance

  • Eunice C says:

    The best part of 2017 would have to be learning to be a mom and watching my baby grow and turn 1!

  • Nicole Wong says:

    That it is about to be over! So a new year could come!

  • Cynthia says:

    Best part of 2017 was all of the new friends I made and the nurturing of relationships with people I love!!

  • Yamile says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was the day I started dating with my boyfriend.

  • Lan Nguyen says:

    The best part of 2017 was finding a church home after looking for 16 months and moving to a new place.

  • Sharon Moh says:

    The best part of 2017 was when my friend got married.

  • Tiffany says:

    Best part of 2017 was graduating from college! New chapter of life that is both exciting and intimidating.

  • Grace says:

    The best part was moving to my husband state where he was born and raised .

  • Kara Simone says:

    Those are some great party tips!! I haven’t tried grey goose yet. – Kara #12daysofchriselle

  • Barbara says:

    Omg, the best part of 2017 for me was towards the middle of the year when I got to handle the biggest project of my life so far. It was super successful & now I know ‘I can’ which is a great feeling. The second best part is starting my little social content creation company which has such a bright future I almost can’t wait to break my back building it, grin

  • jessica chiang says:

    best part of 2017 was taking an international trip with the hubby for the first time ever!

  • Shelsea says:

    Having to move away from home was kind of a big deal. Onset with new stress and worries. But through it all I feel my bond with my mother has grown. Distance does make the heart grow fonder.

  • Hannah Kim says:

    Best part of 2017 has to be GRADUATING!!!! Done with school and now left with just debt and loans…. but yay I made it!!!

  • Stephany says:

    I moved across the country and got to do a week long road trip on my one! It was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had!

  • Katie X. says:

    Hey Chriselle!
    For any party, my go to food to bring is my dad’s Pandan cake!
    The Best part of 2017 was traveling back to my roots in Hainan. I traveled with my cousin and brother ( it was their first time back to Hainan in 16 years!) Being able to experience, my mother’s hometown on our own gave us a better perspective of where we came from and a sense of our identity. Also, the relationship between my brother, cousin and I grew even closer.
    #12DaysGiveaway

  • SH Lee says:

    Best part of 2017 was going travelling with my friends!!

  • Nicole Ocariza says:

    There are many memories I made this year but the best one was finding out when my husband and I were pregnant with our second baby on his birthday! <3 <3

  • SC says:

    Learning to let go of the little things and attaining deeper relationships with the people that I love. ❤️

  • Pak to says:

    The beat part of 2017 would have to be going back to Asia to visit my family that I haven’t seen in such a long time. And of course my two little puppies that my parents got for me.

  • Michelle W says:

    The best part of 2017 was achieving my goals and making my family proud of me.

  • Sarah Morin says:

    I had my first year anniversary in 2017… seems silly for that to be my favorite part but it was! Everyone says how hard the first year is aaaand they weren’t lying. We definitely had our downs but now things are better than ever. I know we’re still newly married but I feel seasoned. 🙂

  • Eunice says:

    The best part of 2017 was studying abroad in South Korea for spring semester with my friends!

  • Johnson Jen says:

    Started my publishing company. I was proud of myself for going for it and chasing after my dreams. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Steph says:

    The best. Part of 2017 was being able to start the next chapter of my life in career, love and new friendships

  • Vy Nguyen says:

    Not that I’m obligated to say this but my best part/day of 2017 was getting married on August 12, 2017. I met my husband when we were 13 in middle school. We dated for a year which consisted of my sister driving us to the movies and six flags. We parted ways for nearly a decade after until we met again as adults. We fell in love and he proposed to me in the beginning of 2016. We had a destination wedding where our closest family and friends from New Orleans joined us in the most intimate vineyard wedding. It was such an amazing weekend being surrounded by all of my loves one. I appreciate them so much. It’s even better that we won’t get to go on our honeymoon until next summer because of busy work schedules because we will still get to enjoy being newly weds.

  • Happy Day 11! The best part of 2017 for me was getting a new job in my field of study and getting to move to the area I’ve always wanted to live in (Florida). And, I’m now living closer to my family, so also a huge plus! 🙂

  • Chanelle Pat says:

    Best part of 2017 was that I got to marry my best friend!!!! We got married on January 21st and I can’t believe it’s almost our first wedding anniversary!!! Love my hubby!!!

  • Chanel says:

    The best part of 2017 is being able to look back and see how happy and content I am with this year compared to the past few years.

  • Rachel says:

    Finding out we were expecting a baby boy!

  • Natalie Chan says:

    Can’t wait for Christmas and parties!! The best part of parties is you are able to know some new friends. The best part of 2017 is I have 5 scholarships to encourage my hard work 🙂 So happy and honored!

  • Jin says:

    Best part of 2017 is falling in love w my bae.

  • Lilly Ngai says:

    The best part of 2017 was meeting new people and gaining new friendships that I know will last a lifetime.

  • Maggie Kan says:

    I’m currently a senior at my university and was lucky enough to study abroad in Hong Kong this fall semester. It is literally the most amazing experience and I would change nothing about everything that has happened to me here (even chipping my front tooth on the night of my birthday lol). The friendships I’ve made here are irreplaceable.

  • Soo says:

    Best part of 2017 was traveling significantly less for work and getting a better work-life balance.

  • Denise says:

    Best part of 2017 is being able to travel and my baby nephew

  • Vy Jen says:

    Being able to do some traveling. Got to go to Canada for the first time with my husband and daughter. Got to also go to Europe with my daughter, Mom and sister to celebrate my cousin’s wedding and see our other family members. I feel so blessed to be able to travel this year. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Ariuntuya says:

    I have loved that I finally graduated this year! Love your dress in this post! I love your 12 days of giveaways as well, so generous.

  • Vivian Rojas says:

    Best part of 2017 was my mother being cancer free! Shes my hero and always will be.

  • Yessenia alyousef says:

    The best part was learning that I don’t need many friends in my life instead I am beyond happy having a few friends that are worth a lot to me. With age comes wisdom and I am seeing it more as I grow older.

  • Heather says:

    These are fabulous tips!

    My favorite part of 2017 was escaping to the hot springs in the snow.

    xoxo
    Heather

  • Laura says:

    The best part of my 2017 was moving to our new apartment. Is located in front of a river, and I wake up with the sound of the birds and go to sleep with the sound of the river and the leaves af the trees.

  • Elizabeth alcala says:

    Getting sober!!i finally have a thirst for life..this year has been life changing. Cannot wait to see what god has in store for me.

  • Tamera says:

    The best part of 2017 was watching my friends and family grow and evolve into better versions of themselves. Letting go of the past, and moving onto a brighter and better future. Everyone this year has done so much growing, and so has our relationships with one another.

  • Lingda says:

    The best part of 2017 was definitely my honeymoon in Italy with my husband! It was an amazing, magical time!

  • Cheryl Celeste says:

    And also, moving back to my hometown!!! After 2 years plus working & living in another states. I get to spend more time with my family ♥️

  • Kathy says:

    Always got to bring something, anything when going to someones partay.

  • Cheryl Celeste says:

    The best part of 2017 is I started to know myself better: my style, my strength & my weakness. And that I don’t have to know/have everything to impress everyone.

  • Monica Lee says:

    getting into a workout routine that was fun! found rock climbing and salsa! best part of 2017

  • Michelle Le says:

    Studying for a month in an other city!

  • Christine says:

    The best part of 2017 would be my trip to Korea. I am Korean American and have only been to Korea once when I was young so this was my second time visiting but my first time really being able to explore and experience the culture. It was really fun because I went with my sisters and mom, so we got to spend a lot of quality time together and we explored and shopped a lot!

  • Crystal Lee says:

    The best part of 2017 was meeting my boyfriend. We both attend dental school and coincidentally got paired up as partners for Oral Surgery rotation. He taught me how to extract teeth and eventually made his way into my life 🙂 Was definitely a turning point of the year, and nothing would be the same without him

  • Angela C says:

    The best part of 2017 was my little sister moving closer to me <3

  • Monica S. says:

    For me the best part of 2017 was celebrating my sisters first birthday!!

  • Jenn says:

    THe best part of 2017 was getting married!!!

  • Linda says:

    Best part of 2017 was adding a corgi pup to our little family!

  • Carey Elder says:

    The best part of 2017 is that my husband and I bought our first home and I’ve gotten to decorate it with my style after years in apartments!

  • Elaine Baho says:

    Thank you for the party etiquette! I shall remember that. The highlight of 2017 is to have my mom with us this year. She underwent a kidney transplant and is alive and here to celebrate with us. She was is our rock and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift.

  • Courtney says:

    THE best part of 2017 was living in Australia for a year with my partner and meeting so many new, wonderful people.

  • Lin Su says:

    The best part of 2017 is that I have made my boyfriend and I moved in together.
    I found out that he is 10 times more attractive. the small things he did, the detailed behaviours made me realize how lucky I am to have him by my side
    the giveaway, best part of the holiday

  • Mindy says:

    The best part of 2017 was my dog. He came into my life early 2017 and is the best thing that’s happened to me. I love him so much.

  • Mysee Joy Lor says:

    As sad of a year as it was, I loved being able to celebrate the lives of my grandma and my father-in-law, who left us this year. Being able to share their legacies with the world was a beautiful thing.

  • Jerlin says:

    Hey Chriselle!

    The best part of 2017 was being able to travel around Europe and meet so many new people, gain so many new experiences and grow as a person in multiple ways 🙂

    Best,
    Jerlin x

  • Mary says:

    The best part of 2017 is spending time and making memories with family and friends!

  • María José says:

    Hi Chriselle! the best part of 2017 was learning about God and his word. This year has been so difficult and i am so happy that i can learning of that difficulties💕🙏🏻

  • Nemesia Alex says:

    Excellent tips!!!
    My favourite part of 2017 was my kids and seeing my baby grow, and grow I just I love them I swear they are the best part of just life in general.

  • An Nguyen says:

    Best part of 2017 is graduating from nurse Practitioner school and found out I will be a mom again second time around!

  • Naomi says:

    This spring i had the chance to travel to Honduras- it was one of the most beautiful and humbling trips of my life and one of the most unique places I’ve ever been to.

  • Maria says:

    Best part for me was improving a lot in my studies and being able to really show my self that everything is possible and also I got a job 😀

  • Janet says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting my health back to normal. It’s been great to feel like myself again!

  • Aphro says:

    The best part of 2017 was going on an Erasmus to Finland and being able to meet such amazing people! Oh and seeing the aurora lights… that was okay too.

    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Angelina Choi says:

    The best thing about 2017 was getting to spend my entire summer in Korea. It was a great learning experience during which I got to explore so much and also deepen my relationship with some of my college friends who were with me.

  • Veronica says:

    The best part of my 2017 was making new friends and meeting so many new people that are now in my everyday life. I am so lucky to have the group of friends that I do!

  • Kate Oona says:

    The best part of 2017 was a recent family wedding, seeing the happiness of my parents hanging out with all their childhood friends/family was a highlight.

  • Jackelin Chong says:

    The best part of 2017 was spending time with my friends

  • Simone says:

    The best part of 2017 was spending quality time with my friends and family. Especially now over Christamas, after a hard year of study and work!

  • Holly says:

    I would have to say….finding my career path again and starting my own jewelry business after being a fashion designer in NYC, then quitting my job to be a full-time mom for past 10 years.

  • Jenny Mito says:

    The best part of 2017 was building stronger relationships with those who value me, and letting go of the toxic frenemies. Quality over quantity, always.

  • Kimberly says:

    Leaving behind a job that wasn’t what I really wanted to start learning new skills and figure out what I really want to do. Being able to admit that I needed a change and actually making it happen instead of hesitating and missing the timing.

  • Aimee says:

    Best part of 2017 was a 15 day Hawaiian cruise taken with friends! Met new people and had a great time!
    #12daysgiveaway

  • Mariana Isaac says:

    The best thing of 2017 is getting to know me better. Feeling that I’m capable to accept failure and KEEP GOING. I realized I’m not a quitter, and no matter how hard life can get I can keep fighting back! I have one big dream and I won’t settle down.

    Thank you for inspiring me so much

  • Minh Thu Truong says:

    I was able to go back to vietnam and see my family. Also attended my friend’s wedding which was amazing. Can’t wait to do more adventures in the near future!!!
    ✈️✈️🛫🛫

  • Natalia says:

    #12DaysofChriselle #12DaysGiveaway

    Seeing my parents and my brother this past summer is one of the best moments of this year we spent almost a month together and I’m so grateful for it because it had been a whole year without me seeing them <3

  • Rachel says:

    The best part was getting my first full time job and being able to help and support my family.

  • Cami says:

    The best part of 2017 was to start actually taking care of myself. Between family and job it’s hard to remember to take time for myself. I want to become vibrant and healthy.

  • Jenn says:

    The best part of 2017 was my vacation to Spain and Portugal. Beautiful places and people I got to meet along the way.

  • Jamie Kwan says:

    My boyfriend and I got to meet each other’s families this year. We met in college, so flying out to our respective homes was difficult. But I am thankful for the kindness and hospitality of his family. I’m also glad that my family loved having him stay with us too. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Jamie Kwan says:

    My boyfriend and I got to meet each other’s families this year. We met in college, so flying out to our respective homes was difficult. But I am thankful for the kindness and hospitality of his family. I’m also glad that my family loved having him stay with us too.

  • Bernadette Galloway says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    The best part of 2017 was the birth of my grandson Hendrix. He’s two and half months old today.

    Happy Holidays,
    Bernadette

  • Emma says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling to Europe this summer!

  • The best part of 2017 has been simply living life!!! Realizing that time waits for no one and that I can change things! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Christine says:

    The best part of 2017 was.. making new friends, new relationships, saying bye to old toxic ones, filtering my life out to start brand new in 2018. I have loved and lost significant in 2017 and I am just glad that it’s wrapping up and hoping better things come together for 2018.

  • Thalyta N says:

    This best part of 2017 was spending a weekend at a retreat. There I got into my soul and my faith.

  • Jessanne B says:

    Best part of 2017 was definitely moving in with the love of my life and making our apartment feel more like home every day.

  • Samriddhi Gurung says:

    2017 was a bumpy year for me. Regardless, the best part about it was graduating and having the support of my loved ones throughout.

  • Saphrin says:

    2017 has been a beautiful year for our family. It’s been so fun to see our five & three year old grow into themselves & to have special adventures as a family. Another thing we are massively grateful for are the opportunities that have presented themselves for our careers this year. My husband’s show (he’s an actor) is up for a critics choice award next month – how crazy cool it that?! xo

  • I think the best part of 2017 was finally getting some recognition for my blog! Also, I got a new puppy to add to my already large menagerie 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    Meeting my boyfriend!

  • Sabrina SAN MARTIN says:

    I will tell you the truth nothing was bed during 2017 T_T I think it was one of the worst year of my life….

  • Kat M says:

    My favourite part of 2017 was getting engaged to the love of my life!

  • Lydia says:

    The best part of 2017 was I met my boyfriend and I love him so much. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Hannah Kim says:

    The best part of 2017… there were some ups and downs for sure but one good thing was moving in with my boyfriend! Another bright side is graduating in a couple of days 🙂

  • 2017 has been quite a year!!! The best part about it has been been to have the time to lead more about myself, family trip to Italy over Thanksgiving and reconnecting with my father.

  • Julia says:

    The best part of this year was going to Brisbane in the summer, I made so many new friends who gave me more than I can imagine❤️

  • fionna says:

    The best part of 2017 was my trip to Japan. i’ve been wanting to go there for so long and was finally able to! i got to see and eat so many things. i didn’t want to leave. i have plans to go back, just not sure when, but i’m in loveeee with japan!

  • Esther says:

    It would be our family vacation to Vermont!!!

  • Helena says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting engaged to my best friend ☺️

  • Saerom says:

    Best part about 2017 was finishing my Law School Prep! It was a long and hard journey but Im glad its all over and I just have to wait for the results!

  • Nhung says:

    The best part of 2017 was finishing my masters

  • Michelle says:

    I was able to take 2 vacations to California for the first time!

  • Cameron says:

    The best part of 2017 was when I truly realize the love of my parents. That has got me to work harder to be a better daughter.
    xox

  • Helen Le says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to take girls trip to California with my best friends!

  • Nicole says:

    The best part of 2017 was marrying my husband (for the third time) in India! I would marry him a thousand times in a thousand different places <3

  • juliezeneth says:

    this year i learned to love myself. i have reached a point where i can say i love myself and actually believe it…i am beautiful. i of course have some “not so good” days but overall my love for myself has grown and i appreciate that very much!

  • Angelina J says:

    The best part of 2017 was having my parents watch me graduate with my bachelors degree and going to graduate school! Having both of them be there was my favorite part.

  • G. Preston says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to travel to Europe and Central America.

  • Nicolle Sibrián says:

    Being able to say I’ve made it through my toughest year yet!

  • Angela says:

    The best thing of 2017 is that im working

  • Lydia says:

    The best part of 2017 was I met my boyfriend and I love him so much.

  • Estelle says:

    Best part of the year was able to work with different people at work and it was a little pleasant experience with lot of learning involved .

  • Ying Tze says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting to know so many more people and make genuine connections with them. It has been a busy but so fulfilling year, filled with its ups and downs. Yet I’m thankful to have met people along the way who supported me and through all this, I always know that I have my family and closest friends to count on.
    Of course, Cloclo videos do make my day as well. I enjoy playing with children and all my friends know that a cute video of a child is all it needs to put a smile on my face. Their laughters are so infectious and Cloclo is just too adorable.

  • Gwendolyn Hodges says:

    Best part of 2017 are the lessons I survived and learned! The wonderful layers that were added to my character.
    The reality that my strength comes from the Lord!

  • Perrine says:

    My favorite part of 2017 was moving tout Paris ! There is so much to do and to see ! 💙🇫🇷

  • Alexandra says:

    The best part of 2017 was moving in Edinburgh from Glasgow with Andrew and try to discover each other. 😊 and to share with him all the challenges of being human

  • Jenn Wong says:

    Best part of 2017 was quitting my job to focus on my family, and spending time with my 1yo. Wasn’t an easy decision but it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

  • Sophia Mellein says:

    I moved to Tokyo for 3 months. It was such an amazing experience.

  • Jenny kwon says:

    Best part of 2017 was getting out of my comfort zone and doing things I fear and loving myself.

  • Crystal says:

    The best part of 2017 was the summertime when I went on a road trip with friends! We explored San Diego as well as Los Angeles. ♡

  • Quynh Tan says:

    Happy Day 11 everyone🎉🎉🎉
    For me, the best part of 2017 is celebrating 10 years of love with my boyfriend. He is my one and only❤️ He always cheers me up during the hardest time, standing by my side and believing in me no matter what. I’m glad to have him as a part of my life. This year, we are not able to celebrate this anniversary together on exactly day, so hopefully we will do it next year❤️❤️❤️❤️ Xoxooo

  • Mariel says:

    The best part of 2017 was going to NYFW and attending my first show. So many new experiences and lessons learned! It was truly unforgettable.

  • Ana Vieira says:

    Best part was my vacations in Algarve Portugal

  • Emily Brown says:

    The best part of 2017 was landing a new job and moving to a new state!

  • Pramila G says:

    The best part of 2017 was most certainly backpacking around India and Europe for a good 3 months !

  • Madeline says:

    Hard to pin down a favorite but I think moving back to my hometown and all of the work experiences I’ve been able to have.

  • Nhi says:

    Definetly getting married to my best friend 💏

  • Chloé Jeun says:

    Hi!
    The best part of 2017 was all the fun times I had with my family and friends.
    xoxo

  • Ariel says:

    My favorite part of 2017 was meeting new people in school and making great memories with my family and friends.

    xoxo Ariel

  • Sarah says:

    The best part of 2017 included spending time with my Korean relatives that visited the states and with my boyfriend who moved to Boston for me.

  • Melina says:

    The best part about 2017 is being able to spend more time with my family! ❤️

  • Danielle says:

    The best part of 2017 was moving back to NYC after four long years in the Midwest!

  • Marta Sancho says:

    The best part of 2017 was my trip to Menorca on summer. Menorca is a beautiful island in Spain with breathtaking beaches and an incredible atmosphere. Really, really special journey.

  • Daniela C. says:

    The best part of 2017 was moving to Munich.

  • Natasha says:

    Best part of 2017 for me was definitely summer ! I got to reunite with friends that I hadn’t seen in years and I also feel like its the first summer I truly lived to the fullest . it inspired me to live the rest of my life that way too . 😊🌟

  • Jenny says:

    My favorite part of 2017 was going to Korea for the first time and getting to meet the majority of my family. Also getting into PA school!

  • Julia says:

    Hi Chriselle!
    Best part of 2017 was visiting San Francisco with my family for the first time. Despite the ridiculous amount of fog and wind, we were still able to have a good time!

  • Christine Cao says:

    My favorite thing about 2017 is getting into nursing school

  • Maria says:

    2017 wasn’t really a very good year for me and my health but I’m almost good now and I’m ready to kill it in 2018 ! But if I have to pick one moment it will be all those times that my family, friends, my people , called me or texted me to tell me to never give up on me and that they care and love me! I want to thank all of them cause they gave me the strength to keep going and never give up! I’m so grateful 💕

  • Fang Yeh says:

    Our vacation to China and Thailand in the fall. It was the first time to go so far with the four of us

  • Amanda Murphy says:

    Working with a company that just went public and was able to participate in the Nasdaq closing bell 🙂
    And of course, every day watching my baby girl grow 🙂

  • Ada Paulina says:

    The best part of 2017 was to plan a trip with my friends and jump out of a plane with all of them. You and your team should try it. Love all of you.

  • Ilianna says:

    The best part of 2017?! Is really difficult to define!
    My twin girls had their 1st birthdays celebration in 2017 , but generally 2017 was a year focusing on my girls….every day is very interesting and very difficult but at the end of day I just smile , thinking of their funny moves and play…..feeling a deep love that copletes me!!

  • Buyka J (greenspaceman) says:

    Everyone riling and rising against that giant orange turd. Thankful for the silence breakers, the resistors, the feminists! ALSO, please call/mail your local congress and stand up for Net Neutrality! We still have 2 days to turn this around! Easy way to make a difference is to text RESIST to 50409. Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it DO IT

  • Esther says:

    The best part of 2017 was witnessing my partner get into his residency program at Harvard in March! It’s the best moment when you see the people you love achieve their wildest dreams.

  • Stephanie Figueroa says:

    Best part of 2017 was summer, family members who lives in the states visited P.R and had a great time together.

  • Meagan says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting the support when i finished my practicum for university this year! Also getting a new position at work which allows me to gain more experience in the field i want to work in 😍

  • Rachel says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling to Europe to attend my brother’s wedding in Austria!

  • Smriti Shankar says:

    Buying our first home! That was huge for us. We saved up for the past 5 years and were able to buy the house we wanted.

    Now for some of that Grey Goose to get the party started!

  • Phuong Bui says:

    The best part of 2017 was spending time with my bf as we have a long distance relationship X

  • Justine says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling with my mom to Paris, Swiss, Japan, Korea, Guam after Graduation. I didn’t get to travel abroad because it didn’t fit in my schedule so I was unable to go with all of my friends. My mom and I set some money aside and when I finally graduated, we went to a few of our dream destinations and got to spend a few months together. An extremely rewarding but interesting time of my life.

  • Ines says:

    For me personally it was travelling: London, Edinburgh, Prague, Lisbon, Paris. I hope to have the same opportunity next year!
    In general, I would say that considering the crazy negative year, we were lucky enough to see some real courage from people that I think helped restore that much needed faith in humanity. We need more of that. And maybe less moments to actually prove that faith.

  • Ylenia says:

    Best part of 2017 was living in another country with my boyfriend and calling it our home! Also graduating in Biotechnology ☺️💕

  • Karen H says:

    The best part of 2017 was being the maid of honor at one of my best friend’s wedding. She was a super laid back bride and we made great memories together.

  • Kristine Chao says:

    Chriselle,
    The best part of 2017 was actually me ending a relationship with someone. I know that may sound like the worst part of the year, but it’s helped me develop and grow in so many ways. I’ve become stronger mentality and have grown to love my independence. I hope you have had a wonderful 2017! May 2018 kick ass! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Gabrielle McLeggan says:

    studying abroad in Europe for the first time ever in my life!!!!!

  • Sandra S says:

    Best part of 2017: GRADUATING!!! Class of 2017!!

  • Nikolina says:

    IAESTE crew that changed my life

  • Leonor Faria says:

    I haaate when people show up empty handed! I usually host the parties. it really bugs me

  • 2017 has been a great year for me! I have accomplished so much in the pursuit of my career in music. I am a singer/songwriter and I released my first full-length album (“What If I Run”) of original music in February and I’ve had the best time continuing to build my career. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s so rewarding to see the work you put in pay off. I am really proud of how far I’ve come and I am so motivated to continue working towards this dream. One step at a time 🙂

  • Gabrielle McLeggan says:

    The best part of 2017 was studying in Italy this past year. It was my first time ever in Europe and I had the best time trying new food, and learning a new language and exploring a whole new world.

  • Cameron says:

    The best part of 2017 was when I truly realize the love of my parents. That has got me to work harder to be a better daughter.
    xx

  • Carrie Ferreira says:

    I got engaged two months ago, to my long distance boyfriend! I plan to move overseas to live with him in Europe. So many new exciting things to come, but nothing can beat my end to 2017! I’m so thankful – it’s been a long and incredible journey with him!

  • Kristine Chao says:

    Chriselle,
    The best part of 2017 was actually me ending a relationship with someone. I know that may sound like the worst part of the year, but it’s helped me develop and grow in so many ways. I’ve become stronger mentality and have grown to love my independence. I hope you have had a wonderful 2017! May 2018 kick ass!

  • Catalina Largacha says:

    Best part: watching my baby give her first words, saying hi, starting to give her first steps… in love with her!

  • Mulu Assefa says:

    My favorite part of 2017 has been all the time I’ve spent with my family ✨✨

  • Rabia says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling for sure. Exploring new places and visiting Japan and Italy was unforgettable!

  • Prune says:

    The best part of 2017 was when I bought my dreamhouse with My boyfriend 😊

  • Elisa K. says:

    Taking a break from my corporate job to figure out what I REALLY want to do with my life and career.

  • Alexis Jess says:

    Honestly 2017 was a VERY long year but I feel like I’ve learned a lot of lessons, released some past hurts and grown closer/become closer to myself and that was probably the best particular this year.

  • Gabriele says:

    Best part of my 2017 was moving away and getting my own place for the first time:) It was tough at first but once I got used to it, I couldn’t go back:D

  • Beatrice says:

    Hi from Italy Chriselle!! the best part of 2017?? finally get to know the boy of my dreams.

  • Romane says:

    Hello!

    The best moment of 2017 for me was when I had the courage to take time for myself, and I went on vacations in the South of France all by myself, and even take classes to learn how to surf all by myself! It was so great!

    Xx
    R

  • Tanja Jakovoska says:

    The best part of 2017 was spending time with my boyfriend and deciding us to get a puppy! That just makes me so happy and even more excited for 2018!

  • Rene says:

    The best part of 2017 was spending time with my long-distance boyfriend for four months straight. It’s always a struggle in a long-distance relationship, and we crossed the one year mark and are still in love with each other more than ever! Here’s to perseverance and dedication!

  • Lauren T says:

    My favourite thing about 2017 has been getting into law school and really starting to enjoy it and find my place here.

  • Yanitsa says:

    2017 went by way too fast!!! It means I’m getting old(er) (my birthday is in the beginning of January), I want to cry! Jk, I’m “only” 25. But yeah, time needs to slow down! The best part of this crazy yet amazing year was graduating my masters degree and meeting my amazing amazing amazing boyfriend!

  • Ashley says:

    Best part of 2017 was graduating college — I moved onto adulthood!

  • Lizbeth says:

    The best of 2017, for me was finding beauty, love and healing despite not añhaving the best circumstances, there is so much good and beauty to share and see in this world, I can’t imagine spending my days worrying and fretting over the bad things as I use to.

  • Jenna says:

    The best part of 2017 was my littlest nephew being born, Lucas Chung.

  • Stephanie tran says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was finding love

  • Grace says:

    Best part was finding the confidence to drop out of a program i really wasn’t passionate about and deciding to pursue my dream career and finally feeling like im on a good track!

  • Mika says:

    Best part of 2017: all the challenges and “hard times”. Those are the ones I learnt most from <3

  • Sofia solis says:

    This year was a rollercoaster to me , a lot of up and downs but definitely one of the best. This year i meet this awesome guy , we have a lot of things in common and we start dating 3 months ago , i think this relationship is going to be fantastic and beautiful.

  • ANA says:

    Best of 2017. It was a good years lets say. I’m very happy about my professional achievement, being able to have more time with my family, my friend and have more me time. I was preaty focused last years in my work that I was not feeling good about whats metter most. It was time to change that 😘

    Kisses ✋

  • Sophia says:

    During 2017 I’ve been savoring my last days as a college student! I also really enjoyed my first summer living independently in New York

  • Léna says:

    Absolutely love the photo with the glass and the frame soooooo goood. Love your creativity

  • Cindy says:

    The best part of 2017 is just being able to spend time with my grandma before she passed. Makes you realize how important family is. And the effort in making time for them. Its weird to say that was the best part but for me it really was. I learned more about her and myself in the few months with her than I have the past few years.

  • The best park of 2017 has been being able to travel to New Last locations! ✈️🚘

  • Sierra says:

    The best part of 2017 was accomplishing some personal goals I had set for myself in 2016.

  • Justine says:

    I feel like the best part of 2017 was the immense focus on self-improvement and self-help from so many different outlets! I love how important it’s become to work on yourself, both physically and mentally, and make yourself a better person!

  • Mariana says:

    The best part of 2017 was learning more about myself and taking a step in growing up.

  • Miriam C says:

    The Best part in 2017 was starting my studies to be a professional master tailor. Best choice i’ve ever done.

  • Victoria says:

    The best part of 2017 was that I got engaged!! My boyfriend did such a great job planning the entire proposal, and he even got all of our friends together in a surprise engagement party right after the proposal in the same bar where we had our first date. It was perfect 🙂

  • Kathy says:

    Best part of 2017 is all the things I was able to do before I turned 30! Ran the LA Marathon and climbed to the top of Half Dome!

  • Alison says:

    The best part of 2017 was settling into college and getting to know my friends better. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!

  • Naomie sykes says:

    « mingle with everyone » this part got me so anxious 🙈 because my boyfriend’s family is so big and i’m really stressed for our first christmas togethers. but this is the best part of it

  • Liz says:

    The best part of 2017 was finishing up my last degree and finally starting my dream fellowship!

  • Amanda says:

    The best part of 2017 was the amount of growth and independence I experienced that I didn’t know I had in me. Mentally I have become stronger and more accepting of myself which I’m really proud about because I tend to be hard on myself.

  • Helen says:

    Best parts of 2017 were 1. visiting Abu Dhabi & Dubai for the first time and 2. graduating!

  • Busi says:

    The best part of 2017 was starting a podcast called Tells with my partner. <3

  • Isabella says:

    The best of 2017 for me was traveling to New York, graduating from high school, and starting college! Plus I got to travel to Puerto Rico for a family reunion because family is what it is all about! Well, if I did win I’m sure my parents would appreciate the drink! This year was amazing and I can’t wait for 2018, I want to make it one for the books! Thank you!

  • Boka says:

    The best part of 2017 was the spring.

  • Karen says:

    The best part of 2017 would be getting closer and coming to understand my dad

  • Aisha Lawrence says:

    Best part of 2017 was just doing it and buying my Mirror-less camera; from my savings. I have wanted one for a while to take me one step closer to amazing photos. The skill which I have been improving on for years.

  • Megi says:

    Definatelly whole summer, I traveled to so many new places 🙂

  • Jess says:

    Love these tips Chriselle! My favorite part of 2017 was experiencing the total solar eclipse that came through our tiny town here in Oregon.

  • Binh says:

    Thank you for such an awesome post!

  • That got me thinking about how important its to cancel with a call, its like you try to be kind of present, but not, more personal, I guess it beak´s less yout hoast heart to hear it thant to read it.

    I have to say the best part of 2017 was summer, when me and my friend find like super cheap airplane tickets to Japan, and we didn´t think much and just bought them, pack our stuff and leave, trusting our second lenguas english.

  • The best part of 2017 was going to New York for the first time!

  • Eden B says:

    The best part of 2017 was graduating school and moving from my previous home to where I am now. Even though I am not near my family, I have created a new family where I live and I love the new experiences I have had 🙂

  • Chelsea says:

    Best part of 2017 was welcome my nephew, Max Patrick, into the world! <3

  • Rorie says:

    There’ve been a lot of ups and downs this year. I think the highlights of 2017 have probably included going to my first concert overseas, getting accepted into a study abroad program in Hong Kong, watching my nieces grow up just a little bit more, and finding the courage, after well over ten years of being in the closet, to come out to my mom.

  • Jennifer says:

    Hmm best part of 2017…? Probably the new friends I’ve made this past year on my recent project and also learning that I don’t have to put up with nonsense in my life.

    I love how you added, “ask if you can help” on your list – definitely one of the pieces that people can overlook but a great way to help out and show the holiday spirit

  • Amalya says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was my achievemetns in my educational fields. I participated in the context and won it. And I think overall 2017was very good year🎄🎈

  • Christiana La says:

    My favorite part of 2017 was getting my first pair of skis!

  • Evelyn Chai says:

    Best part of 2017 would be traveling. I think we often take things for granted and traveling is one of them. Being able to explore new things, places and cultures will always be with you forever!

  • Caitlin pham says:

    The best part of 2017 was my move to San Francisco. I left my comfort in the oc and moved my life to SF. It was a risk but it was the best risk and decision I’ve ever made!

  • Katelyn says:

    Traveling!

  • LYNN NG says:

    Seeing the northern lights in Iceland with my fiance! x

  • Shayna W says:

    Best part of 2017 was transferring to my dream college. Loving it so far!

  • Maicy says:

    That’s definitely a party starter! My favorite part of 2017 was graduating from college, I majored in fashion merchandising and design. My other favorites this year were traveling to Milan, Rome, Paris, and Barcelona!

  • Joyce says:

    The best part of 2017 was when I debuted at Royce Hall with the UCLA philharmonia!!

  • Annie S says:

    Love all the vibrant colors in this post! The best part of 2017 was a trip to Settle I took with my family (hubby and daughter). My husband lived in Seattle many years ago and it was my daughter and I’s first time it was great to have him show us his old stomping grounds. The city is so cute and eclectic and really enjoyed sightseeing and relaxing with the fam bam!

  • sonya J says:

    Growing closer with my boyfriend

  • Lena says:

    Attending a bunch of friends/family weddings, LOVE weddings!

  • Caroline Hart says:

    Best part of 2017 was paying for my first digital camera with my boyfriend and constantly finding ways to capture our memories together!

  • Grace Kim says:

    The best part of 2017 was being the first one in my family to graduate college!!!! A huge huge and proud moment for us 🙂

  • Chi-I Gloria Lee says:

    #12DaysGiveaway The best part of 2017 was that I step out of my comfort zone and tried something that I never though I would. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Kelsey says:

    The best part of 2017 was my summer studying abroad at Oxford University! Being in England was amazing and I learned so much 🙂

  • Danielle Bonner says:

    The Best Part of 2017 is that it’s almost over.
    It was an odd year “to say the least.”
    I’m grateful for my dear friends and family.
    I grateful that I have my own space to call my own.
    However, I’m looking forward to 2018, as it equals 11 and that’s a master #.
    Therefore, hopefully, it will be a master year for everyone!

  • Heidi says:

    Such a wonderful display you have there! The colors are to die for! The best part of 2017 for me was going on 2 road tips in one month! A road trip to Colorado and then a road trip to Oregon & Washington.

  • Sydni says:

    Best part of 2017? Making memories with new friends.

  • Cat says:

    The best part of 2017 was taking a couple weeks off of work in April and visiting my boyfriend in Pittsburgh. I love big cities, theres so much more to do! And it was really nice to see him after 3 months of being apart!

  • Rebecca A says:

    Grey Goose is always our cocktail base of choice not only in our house but my in-laws too, the best! Christmas is definitely the time to not only be a great host but be a great guest too, love! My favourite part of 2017 has to be getting my Green card and becoming a permanent US resident. It made me feel like I belong here, it meant my husband and I could build our home and start our life here on a great note 🙂 not sure anything else could beat a happy, healthy family! x

  • Ondia says:

    The most rewarding thing from 2017 is finally finding a group of women I call my friends and tribe. Growing up I was a military brat so I don’t have many friends and I didn’t grow up in the area where I live and we all know that finding friends as an adult is the most challenging. I met a few ladies here and there at events over the years and this year we all happened to attend the same event and we all clicked. Instant girlfriends. There’s a genuine respect and bond that I’ve always wanted in a friendship and I’m so glad to be apart of this group of ladies. #12DaysGiveaway

    Xx,
    Ondia

  • Alex says:

    Best part of 2017 was my birthday weekend! Will have to top it next year!

  • Karen P says:

    The best part of 2017 was having my baby boy a few weeks ago 🙂 He is the greatest gift from God and made my 2017 complete.

  • Tammy Ho says:

    The best part of 2017 is the birth of my daughter and being able to see her grow every day.

  • Tammy says:

    This year my boyfriend and I celebrated our four year anniversary as a party with our friends, which honestly was decided as an excuse for me to buy a cake that I’ve been wanting him to try, LOL. BUT IT WAS SO MUCH FUN, we even bought a pinata and filled it with goodies that I wanted my friends to dive for (and plus 300 little photos of us to rain out once the pinata was broken as a ridiculous surprise haha!) #12DaysGiveaway

  • Nika says:

    Hi Chriselle <3
    The best part of this year is that I started to appreciate myself more then ever. I realized which are my true friends and who are the people I can always rely on. And I'm so grateful for my family and my boyfriend because they are the best people in my life. <3

    I think Grey Goose is very thoughtful gift and I would bring it to every party that I'm invited.
    Chriselle, I love your blog, it is so organised and beautiful. And photos are so stunning.
    XX

  • JANUARY ROQUE says:

    Best part of 2017 for me was definitely our Scotland. The husband and I enjoyed so much. We specially loved the highlands and all the lochs. Oh and i love love love the cullen skink! 😊

  • Jessica L says:

    The best part of 2017 was watching my husband’s years of hard work pay off. It’s been so incredible to see where his business is going and to see how it’s all been from the years of work he’s put in. Also, I’ve finally started to accomplish some of my own goals!

  • Franziska R. says:

    The best part of 2017 has been getting my dream intership and learning so much during it. I am feeling very proud that I can say that I aced that internship!

  • Roseann Chi says:

    The best part of 2017 was going to Peru over the summer. I met new people, gained a lot of independence, and taught kids English. It was a really fulfilling 6 weeks and I can’t wait to try and do something abroad again next summer!

  • Samantha Choo says:

    The best day of 2017 was hands down my first day of college. None of my other friends were also at the same college and from the very moment I stepped onto campus there were tons of older classmates screaming and chanting and welcoming me. I was so overwhelmed. I mean obviously sort of happy that the reception was so great but nevertheless overwhelmed. But that day was the day I met my roommate and I cannot emphasize enough how much of a difference she’s made in my life. I am so glad that neither of us offended the other because we are both pretty blunt. She is my best friend now and I don’t know how I could’ve pulled through my first semester of college without her.
    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Ondia says:

    The most rewarding thing from 2017 is finally finding a group of women I call my friends and tribe. Growing up I was a military brat so I don’t have many friends and I didn’t grow up in the area where I live and we all know that finding friends as an adult is the most challenging. I met a few ladies here and there at events over the years and this year we all happened to attend the same event and we all clicked. Instant girlfriends. There’s a genuine respect and bond that I’ve always wanted in a friendship and I’m so glad to be apart of this group of ladies.

    Xx,
    Ondia

  • Kimberly Haag says:

    The best part about 2017 was probably when I went to Boston and got to see my brother, sister-in-law and two of my best friends! It was a whirlwind one-day trip, but it was incredible!
    xoxo

  • Ana says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling with my family and friends. This year we went to several places that were in by bucket list. For example, I traveled through Cuba! I’ve been wanting to go there since k was young! 🙏🏽

  • Chrissy says:

    The best part of 2017 has been losing people in my life. Having these fallouts with certain individuals made me realize some people are meant to come and go in your life and best of all, teach you some good lessons in life.

  • Jacqueline Bracero says:

    The best part of 2017 was starting my senior year of college 🙂

  • Emily Barton says:

    The best part of 2017 was hugging and kissing my bae when he got the news that he passed the bar! 😍🙌

  • Carolina Kim says:

    Vacationing together with our friends this past summer in Portugal was the best part this year.

  • Erica says:

    The best part of 2017 was all the traveling I was able to do! #12daysgiveaway

  • Madeline Goode says:

    I think everyone can agree 2017 was a pretty rough year… But for me, it was also amazing because I carpe’d that diem and moved to NYC!! I am so, so happy and hope everyone has the opportunity and means to change their lives and have an adventure- if they choose.

  • Thuy says:

    I would never think to ask about the dress code to the host – thanks for the tip! #5 is definitely my pet peeve.

    The best thing about 2017 was all the traveling I was able to do with family and friends, my most recent trip was Taiwan which was amazing!

  • Darcy Friedmann says:

    The best part of 2017 was celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary!

  • kirsten says:

    “Can I help” I always end up doing dishes and you know what? I love it… you get to have the kitchen gossip, the down to earth chats. I love it

  • Megan says:

    I’ve really been enjoying these blog posts! Not a big vodka drinker but I like the etiquette tips- good to know I’m doing the right things! 😜

    This last year has had some major ups and downs, but one of the best bits was seeing my cousins from Australia, whom I’ve not seen since they moved there 6 years ago (from here in the UK). Although it was bitter sweet as they were over for my Grandpa’s funeral, it was amazing to see how much they’ve grown up and we had such a good time regardless. I like to think my Grannie and Grandpa would have been happy to see us all together having fun 😌

    Can’t believe today will be the last post of the 12 days! 🎄

  • Arlene Stankus says:

    Getting to watch my 2 grandchildren 3 times a week!

  • Maria says:

    Best part of 2017? Enjoying our family life and really feeling doing a good job as a woman, as a mother, as a professional.

  • Justina says:

    the best part of 2017 was my new job 🙂 and also some new friends that stick by me and old ones that understood me well. cheers to the end of 2017 💥🎉🎊

  • Ashleigh says:

    I couldn’t choose just one thing but this year I personally met Stephen and Ayesha Curry (who I love and admire), Michelle Williams, and Chris Tomlin! I also graduated with my MBA and started a new job with a great team. Best of all I learned to trust God with His plans for my future and experienced His peace! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Laura says:

    The best part of 2017 was to go on vacation with my other half to Mexico it was super fun and got to end lots of time at the beach.

  • Christine Railton says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting married to the love of my life!!! And starting our life together!! 🙂

  • Parishi says:

    The Best Part of 2017 was that I finally had the guts to make my own blog. Though it has not get started, I finally did it and I feel really proud of myself.

    It is not in my comfort zone, because I am a prefect, I have loads of work to do and I think having a blog will push my boundaries even further.

    I know that I have said this in my comments before but yah I do feel extremely proud of myself for it and it is the Best thing that could ever happen to me!!

    Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year In Advance To All.

    XO, Parishi

  • Romina says:

    Thanks for your advice in a elegant behavior !

  • Nicole says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting to visit my husband’s family in the US in the summer and then traveled to Korea and Vietnam with my own little family.

  • Michaela says:

    In 2017 I found out a lot about myself and how good i want to be.📚🎓🙋🏽🎯💯🏅🔜🎆

  • Gricelda Romo says:

    The best thing about 2017, has to be the fact that I started the Rhytim of going back to school and working towards my goals. When I had to leave college, I suddenly got depressed and thought that I was not good enough for anything or that my efforts were not enough to even graduate. Then the struggle of finding a job sunk me down even lower. I eventually found a retail job at a grocery store, however this job wasn’t the best either. Abusse from coworkers, non-comprehensive managers, and the rude customers made my constant hours working just an eternity and I remember coming home feeling SO ANGRY. I always thought “I should have graduated already; I shouldn’t have to deal with this!!”

    One day I just left during my shift and that was that. I decided not to look back and to start focusing on myself. I know that wasn’t the right decision, as it could affect my work ethic, but it was what my life needed!! What I needed to get in a better emotional state.
    At the start of 2017: I enrolled in school and started meeting new friends! I actually felt useful and saw progress made in class. I got to learn subject which only burst my passion for the sciences even more! And I started working out to better my over all health.
    I need a lot of growing still, but I know this next year will be even better!

  • Victoria Ngo says:

    The best part of 2017 for me were the trips that I got to take. Went on the first of hopefully many girls trip for a week and explored Toronto and Montreal, followed by a quick visit to my parents in little old Medicine Hat, and then spent a week in Vancouver with a group of friends. I am so blessed to be able to do these things.

  • Maria says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting to travel to Asia not once but twice!

  • Lavinia Lascu says:

    The best part of 2017 is that I done highschool . It was a hard year with a lots of exams. I’m so grateful that I’m done with these ☺

  • Violeta says:

    Best part of 2017 was that finally my hard work had its reward

    xoxo

  • Stacey Doolan says:

    My highlight of 2017 was starting University. It was such a big step for me, I was worried I would be the oldest in the class or I would have trouble getting back into study and writing essays but it was complete the opposite! I love studying and I feel like I’ve really found not only a career but something I’m really passionate about. Oh I’m studying nursing btw, bring on the next semester!

  • Elle says:

    I took a spontaneous trip to South Korea with a friend, ended spending a few weeks in the most incredible country! We both have creative hobbies so we decided to make a short video each day that captured how we felt about that day. It was great to challenge our creativity, to think outside of the box without designing for a client or a purpose. The trip was so spontaneous that we couldn’t preplan anything, we just had to create as we went.

    It has completely changed my way of thinking about life, so it was definitely the best part of my 2017!

    Elle xx

  • Mirela says:

    The best part of 2017 was the summer. I had the chance to travel around Europe with my friends and it was a lovely experience. We visited Italy, France, Spain, and almost the every Eastern European country. I learned a lot for different cultures, languages, history. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to travel that much ❤️✈️

  • Great post ……………..keep posting!!
    New Year gift ideas

  • Katharine says:

    The best thing about 2017? Meeting my best friends! We see each other almost everyday and they have been there for me all the times I needed them. We’ve had our fair share of greygoose parties too 😉

    ❤️
    Kathy

  • Lia Schon says:

    Favorite thing about 2017? Finding out a lot about myself. I feel like I really got to know myself and what is best for me and my health. Still working on changing things for the better and I will definitely continue this process in 2018. Your video about negativity inspired me a lot!

  • Christina Feyertag says:

    Oh that‘s easy for me… I got married in 2017! That was definitely the best part!!! ❤️

  • Tatum Dorrell says:

    the best part of my 2017 was coming back home from moving across the country, and getting to reconnect and spend time with friends & family!

  • Ju K says:

    Meeting new people and developing new friendships!!

  • Julia k says:

    Discovering more about myself was the best of 2017! Where i can improve and what my strong points are.. love you chriselle!

  • Anita Amponsa says:

    The best part of 2017 was the opportunity to travel 😍

  • Stephanie Ho says:

    The best part of 2017 is traveling go Tokyo and Paris to attend good friends wedding!

  • Sally Huynh says:

    The best part of this year has been a trip back to my motherland, with out any family. It was just my husband and I. We were able to explore each place properly and appreciate the real culture, food and people of Vietnam. When you go with family, they’re so focused on how experienced and knowledgeable they are about the country, that they stop you from exploring places and things they deem no good. So ut was just nice to be able to come up with my own perspective and see Vietnam for what it is, as a local, not a tourist.

  • Juliet V. says:

    The best part of this year so far is the experience of a truly winter Christmas! Being born and raised in CA, Christmas was at many times still sunshine and beaches. Christmas now in NY is amazing! There’s real snow and it feels lounge Christmas!! It brings a whole new feeling to the winter season and I’m loving every bit of it.

  • Angela Gangmei says:

    This year was a challenging year for me personally, with my family and the extended families. Really got to know the people who truly cares and the ones who are just there because they had to be, not because they want to be. So, I guess the best part would be now I know who stands by me and truly supports and cares for me. I know who my real people are and they don’t really have to be blood related. Merry Christmas, Chriselle to you and your family!!!

  • Angeliki IOAKEIMOPOULOU says:

    My engangment!! Perfect moment that I would always remember!

  • Maya Nulman says:

    On 2017 I have graduated my undergrad degree in Tel-Aviv university after 3 stressful years, and next year I wish to start med school.

  • Cinderella says:

    Dear Chriselle,
    the best part about 2017 ist definitely that I got to see so many wonderful places and countries, being able to travel as much as I can is wonderful.
    Love, Cinderella

  • Megan says:

    The best part of 2017 was reconnecting with old friends! Reaching out to people I’d lost touch with and finding that it was like no time had passed was a wonderful thing to have happen.

  • Vickie says:

    Finding out we are pregnant with our first!

  • Eleni Nana says:

    Finding out I was pregnant with baby number 2!!!!

  • Nguyen Thuy Chi says:

    Cant belive its already Day 11 of the 12 Days of Chriselle!!! I think the best past of 2017 is finally my body are getting fit after the work out days. Exercise take your time but its work. Right!? To be love someone, you must love yourself first.

  • LingC says:

    It feels like I’ve answered this question but since there are many answers… The best part for me is finally paying off my student loans AND my car this year. It is such a big deal being completely debt free since I left uni a while ago.

  • Natalie says:

    The best part of 2017 is getting to travel to new places. This summer I went to Montreal and it was such an adventure. I went with my family and instead of doing guided tours, we decided to do our own thing. We were able to find everything ourselves and it was so much fun. I hope I can do something similar to this next summer because it is definitely a memory to never forget. It was a great adventure since we didn’t know any French and even though it was hard to get around, it was worth it. I made many amazing memories in 2017 but going to Montreal was the best thing I did in 2017.

  • Jaimie L says:

    The best part of 2017 was my trip to Japan. Minus the hectic packing and almost missing flight back to the states, the trip was very relaxing and memorable!

  • Amanda Tran says:

    The best part of 2017 was making incredible new friends when starting medical school!

  • Einat basteker says:

    the best for me was that i started to learn what i’v always wanted

  • Elle says:

    The best part of 2017 would have to be anytime I got to spend with my family and friends! Looking back on this year all my my highs involved them, so it’s really hard to pick just one great thing!

    Love this post so much! It’s definitely a great reminder and I will definitely keep all of these in mind next time.

  • Jennifer says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was being able to travel to Italy! 🙂
    http://www.petiteandhungry.com

  • Amy L says:

    Hi Chriselle! I totally hear you on asking the host if they need help–I know when I play hostess, I enjoy help from those attending!
    My favorite part of 2017 has probably been graduating from college! It’s been a long time coming, and I’m so excited I got to do this for my family and myself

  • Jayce Ann says:

    I think the best of 2017 is the #MeToo campaign where women, girls, ladies finally get the chance to speak up. Is the hope that brought light to us women that we should not hide in fear because all women cares for each other.

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Chriselle! The best part of my 2017 was graduating from grad school and passing my license exam! WOOHOO~

  • Susan says:

    Without a doubt, the highlight of 2017 was fostering my summer houseguest, a sweet, funny, furry, and brilliant little Jack Russell Terrier. I quickly fell for his many charms and willingly built my routine around caring for him (and spoiling the little guy, because if you saw that face, well, you’d totally understand!) Pure, unconditional love.
    And as an unexpected bonus, I also met wonderful new dog-owner friends in the neighborhood. 🙂

  • Kay says:

    Travelling with friends!

  • Midori says:

    Best part of 2017 was to meet so many interesting people through the social media, including you, Chriselle😉 it is amazing power of social media that we all can bond across the world and learn something new!

  • Jess N says:

    Best part was spending the first year of marriage!

  • Brenda says:

    My favorite part of 2017 was my trip to Mexico City and Europe! I had wonderful hosts, ate and drank so many delicious things and saw so much art!

  • Kelsey says:

    Hi! Thanks for the tips!! I really appreciate it when guests do those things as well!!

    My favorite part of 2017 was the all-family trip we did to Japan. I go often, but this was a huge trip with lots of people and new experiences! What was your favorite moment?

    Thank you,
    Kelsey

  • Renu says:

    Best part of 2017 is yet to come for me. Meeting my parents after two years this holiday season

  • Frances says:

    The best part of 2017 was me getting promoted! My hard work that I did for the year finally paid off!

  • Love this so much. Definitely good tips! Good reminder too!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Vy Jen says:

    Being able to do some traveling. Got to go to Canada for the first time with my husband and daughter. Got to also go to Europe with my daughter, Mom and sister to celebrate my cousin’s wedding and see our other family members. I feel so blessed to be able to travel this year.

  • Crystal says:

    The best part about 2017 is that it is almost over which means I am another year wiser and healthier!

  • Vivian Hernandez says:

    The best part of 2017 has to be all the new babies my friends had! It has been amazing to finally meet them and squeeze them and each one has such a unique personality. Love them

  • Lili says:

    The best part of 2017 was, hands down, my trip to China, specifically when we went to AnKang. AnKang is the city where I’m from and we were able to see my orphanage.

  • Vivian says:

    A helping hand is always appreciated at a holiday party!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

    ~

  • Karen says:

    Time off in japan!

  • Amy says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was taking a trip to Cali with my best friend and relaxing and exploring for 2 weeks straight.

  • Sue Huang says:

    This year I was able to visit Alaska which was such a great memory!

  • Audy says:

    2017 has been a blessed year filled with a lot great accomplishments and achievements. God has been good! My favorite moment however was finally getting my B.A- an accomplishment that took some time but meant the world to me.

  • Summer Diaz says:

    2017 was a tough year, but if i had to choose something i would say was the best part, i would have to choose the fact that i got to be home with my kids and be completely involved in their activities.

  • Chinh says:

    Best part of 2017 was having my son start 6th grade and joining me at the middle school. I get to see him every day at work!!

  • Milena Berestko says:

    The best part of 2017 was winning a scholarship for college for me!👩🏻‍🎓

  • Wendy says:

    MANNERS are always in style!!!

  • Karen says:

    Learning about myself!

  • Dorin says:

    Went to Europe for the first time!

  • Jasmine Lin says:

    Best part of 2017 was to finally take a break after 6 ultra stressful years as a consultant, getting to take a class and getting to be a student again (if only for a semester!)

  • Malee says:

    The best part of 2017 for me is finding out we are adding a little one into our lives. Best year ever!

  • Nancy n says:

    The best part of 2017 was moving into my own place with my fiancé. It has been crazy stressful and the most happiness time.

  • Christina C. says:

    Celebrating my birthday with my loved ones was the best memory.

  • YooBin Kim says:

    The best part of 2017…I can’t put my finger on one single event, but most definitely all of the relationships I’ve developed this past year.

  • Ab says:

    finding strength in myself and growing more confident in who i am or who i can be

  • April says:

    Getting engaged!

  • Jenny L says:

    The best part of 2017 was my trip to Greece in May with my hubby! We visited Athens, Santorini and Mykonos. It was an unforgettable trip 😚😚

  • Melissa Diamond says:

    Grey goose is my favorite vodka. The best part of 2017 was getting to spend the summer in Hamburg.

  • Coolcat says:

    Going to Korea and seeing my friends and family!

  • Gloria says:

    love love love! All your posts are amazing and so festive:) makes me excited to read it everyday! Cant wait for tomorrow’s!

  • Morgan R. says:

    I think it’s a tie between Meghan Markle getting engaged or finding out Chrissy Teigan is pregnant. Or the birth of Beyoncé’s twins??

  • Shanna says:

    Best part of 2017 was studying abroad in Beijing and Barcelona this past summer!

  • the best part of 2017 for me was getting to be in one of my best friend’s wedding and standing by her side to watch her marry the love of her life 🙂

  • Nou Elizabeth Thao says:

    BEST PART OF 2017! baby girl number 2 on the way! We are so excited and can’t wait to see her in 2018! ❤

  • Jaeha says:

    The best part of 2017 was my trip to the czech republic for my medical internship 🙂

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these great tips, Chriselle! <3 🙂 And one of my favorite parts of 2017 were all of the friends that I made! I couldn't have gotten through this year without everyone in my life, and I'm so thankful to have them!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Angela L says:

    The best part of 2017 is getting married!

  • Lid Salv says:

    The best part of 2017 was my brother coming home after not seeing him for four years for the holidays.

  • A says:

    The best part of 2017 was going to California for the first time for an internationals competition!

  • Kattia says:

    Hi! Grey Goose and party etiquette, fantastic tips. Thanks. The best of 2017 has been every day having health, everyday spent with my husband and kuds, everyday appreciating life and being grateful. Everyday is a great best day.

  • Joyce Chen says:

    The best part of 2017 was hitting my 5 year anniversary and honestly just getting more comfortable in my own skin! It’s a small but important step for me!

  • Teresa says:

    My sister telling me that she’s expecting!! My first niece or nephew…yay!

  • Shio Eer says:

    Yes to grey goose! Always stocking up on this brand of vodka.

    The best part of 2017 would be my England & Scotland trip back in April. It’s the first time I’m visiting these countries. I also had my very first encounter of snow during this trip too. It’s just so magical. Would really love to visit again. 😍

  • Lucy says:

    The best part of 2017 is have a husband I love and a son I care. Be able to stay at home stay with my son while hubby work hard. Spend time together as a family and travel all over the place ! Blessed !

  • Yeana Chung says:

    Best part of 2017 was the feminine movement that has broadened! So proud of us women!

  • Sarah Kim says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to go on a 100 day trip around the world. this was an amazing year for me!
    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Abagayil says:

    The best part of 2017 was most definitely graduating from university and celebrating with my sisters with a trip to Disney World.

  • Aleenmarkarian@gmail.com says:

    Best part of 2017 was giving birth to my second daughter! She’s everything I ever wanted!

  • Tinisha says:

    I need to try that Grey Goose! The best part of 2017 was the family trip we took to London and Paris. It was awesome!

  • Carlie Edouard says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting a chance to work on myself and improve different areas of my life, getting to experience new experiences, meeting new people, and deepening friendships.

  • ELYSSA says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    The best part of 2017 was definitely traveling to Amsterdam with my significant other. While we have traveled throughout Europe, we found the Netherlands to be incredibly open and a potential place to build a future home!

  • Heather Brown says:

    Changing jobs! Best thing I’ve done after 8 years at the same 9-5…. really takes its toll.

  • Joanne says:

    I can’t believe it’s already Day 11! How exciting! I definitely agree that guests should ask the host/hostess if they can help with anything; chances are, there’s always something they can give a helping hand to!

    The best part of 2017 for me was definitely the traveling! I was very lucky to have been able to travel to Korea with my sister and China with my family to visit relatives and enjoy a short vacation away from the stress back home. We also got to knock off two new States, Arizona and Utah off our list. Hopefully 2018 will bring new travel experiences and adventures!

  • Michelle says:

    The best part of 2017 was forming closer bonds with friends and family!

    -Michelle 🙂

  • Ashley Kim says:

    The best part of 2017 was going on a trip with my friends to the mountains! I had so much fun there and we really made lasting memories!

  • Sabina Osvar says:

    Wow well after many changes this year it finally ends in a good way, best part of 2017 was getting a promotion at work after a few years of hard work and perseverance, also of course planning my wedding ❤️ Got lots of inspiration from your wedding videos 🙈 Thanks for being such an inspiration as a business women, as a mom…well as a person in general!

  • Regina c says:

    The best part of 2017 is the birth of my second son Ethan on Chinese New Years!

    Thanks sharing your holiday part etiquette, I always come with dessert

  • Olga says:

    The best part of 2017 was my husband and I making the decision to leave our jobs to start a business together from the ground up!

  • Truc Trieu says:

    The best part of 2017 must be graduating high school and getting into college 😍 I felt so scared yet excited to start my new journey and can’t wait to graduate college as well haha
    xoxo
    Truc

  • Jessica Ryu says:

    The best part of 2017 for me will happen two weeks from now when I graduate with my masters degrees! Can’t wait 😊

  • Rachel says:

    The best part about 2017 is having to understand more about myself and know more about many things that makes me grow as a person!

  • Heidi says:

    My youngest starting school

  • Rita says:

    Best part of 2017 was the birth of my son in August <3

  • Barnadette Robinson says:

    Hi Chriselle!!!! The pics in this post are beautiful and chic. Great content on Grey Goose Vodka and wonderful tips!! It is a staple at my families holiday parties and celebrations. Which is the reason I always come to parties bearing gifts.

    The best part of 2017 for me is surviving all the trails and tribulations I’ve endured this year including my heart surgery. The lessons learned through the experiences and my spiritual growth. And also as important was being able to watch my daughter achieve her goal of making first chair violin in her orchestra class!!!!! Proud Mom!!

  • Tara says:

    Going to the Philippines! What a beautiful country. I’m looking forward to another adventure in 2018!

  • Linda says:

    The best part of 2017 was my Husband joined the gym with me & we went on the Paleo diet. Hubby has lost weight & his blood pressure is back down to normal.

  • Rachel C says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is skiing in the Pocono mountains.

  • Carmen says:

    I agree with everything – my mom taught me the same rules.

  • NARESON says:

    The best thing about 2017 was the birth of my second daughter!!
    It’s almost gone the 12 days of chriselle 😭

  • Melanie herrera says:

    I would have to say my promotion at work. I went from the office coordinator to the Executive Assisant to the CEO. I love my job! The best think I could do with my Fashion Design degree… lol!

  • Olivia says:

    The best part of 2017 was graduating with my Bachelor’s degree and then leaving for Prague for a month!

  • Julia Jun says:

    Hi Chriselle!
    The best part of 2017 was when I purchased my spontaneous plane ticket to Hawaii after loads and loads of stress. Travelling to a magical place like Hawaii with those I love is definitely the best part.

  • Nadia says:

    The best part about 2017 was when it snowed about 3 inches just a few days ago! My dog had a blast in the snow and it was so cute seeing kids outside building snowman’s and forts 🙂
    ig: nadia__park

    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Jenny says:

    I think etiquette is important….these are such great tips and reminders!
    The best part of 2017 was when my niece was born!

  • Ines says:

    Hi Chriselle,
    The best part of 2017 has been saying yes to many things I never would have in the past.

  • Yee yan says:

    The best part of 2017 is I have a more work life balance life this year. My 2016 was filled with work work work and this year I managed to score myself some free time for travel plans and concerts or musicals. Nothing happier than having a more balance work life. I love working but I wish I can give myself a small break after working hard for a duration.

    Good day!

  • Jessica says:

    The best part of 2017 was breaking up with my boyfriend

  • Isabell says:

    The best part of 2017 was finally finding myself and be that 🙂

  • Victoria O says:

    The best part of 2017 was the opportunity to reflect and realize things about myself in relation to the world around me (that and a couple good movies came out)

  • Elizabeth says:

    The best part of 2017 was graduating with my best friends. Thank you so much for this #12DaysGiveaway Chriselle!

  • Dickey says:

    Best part of 2017 is that I’m getting engaged in few days… 6 years of courtship and finally getting we getting hitched soon 😉

  • Tiffany Nguyen says:

    The best part of 2017 was my summer trip to Asia! We went to a few different countries (including S. Korea) and loved them all. The best part is that it was a family reunion trip so I got to see my cousins and spend an amazing time with them.

  • jessie says:

    The best part about of 2017 was winning my battle with cancer! lots of hard work and lots of support from friends/family!

  • Nadia says:

    I would say that the best part about 2017 was just a few days ago when we got about 3 inches of snow! It was the first time My dog got to experience snow it was so much fun 🙂

  • Marilyn says:

    best part of 2017 is we have exercised more 😀

  • P Kap says:

    The best part of 2017 was seeing my son graduate from law school!

  • Noa says:

    The best part of 2017 was going to Formentera, my paradise 💓 and celebrating with my grandmother her birthday in Sevilla 🎂#12DaysGiveaway

  • Grace Cheung says:

    Going to Iceland for the first time with my family was amazing. So wild and beautiful.

  • Emma Ricupero says:

    Seeing my daughter experience the beach and playing in the sand every day this summer!!

  • Hanh says:

    Best part of 2017 was getting a promotion at work!

  • Elin Roberts says:

    The best part was finding enough money to be able to go to the eye doctor snd get new glasses. I have a strong prescription and can’t always get yearly glasses like I need to ✌🏻

  • Sheri says:

    The best part was doing a safari in Kenya & Tanzania. It was the trip if a lifetime & looking at the thousands of pics I took with my biyfriend never gets old. AMAZING!

  • Mikala says:

    The best part of 2017 was be growth and perservance I’ve had this year.

  • Vishaka Santosh says:

    This might be nerdy, but the best part of 2017 was getting some amazing data for my PhD thesis! I can have a badass defense!

  • Thalyta N says:

    The best part of 2017 was my graduation in Fashion Designer ❤️ I hope 2018 brings better things than this year.

  • Alicia Gan says:

    My best part of 2017 was getting a job at a company that I’ve always dreamed of working at.. xoxo

  • Alana says:

    Best part of 2017, I have to say going on a few trips with really wonderful friends / family. One of which was seeing the total Eclipse on my birthday and just spontaneously getting to go to Nashville and spend my bday evening with 2 of my oldest and dearest friends from childhood. Felt like a gift from the universe!

  • eunice says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting to travel for a couple weeks. I haven’t been on a long vacation in several years, so it was such a blast!

  • Jinnee says:

    The best part of 2017 for me would have to be my personal growth and confidence. With my career goals set, I’ve developed a drive I’ve never seen in myself before! I still have a long journey ahead of me but I can’t wait to see where the future takes me.

  • Virginia says:

    Getting engaged!

  • Lauren says:

    The best part of 2017 was moving in with my other half after spending 5 years in a long distance relationship 🙂 it’s been awesome xx

  • Liz Choi says:

    The best part of 2017 was making new friends this past term that I got unexpectedly really close to.

  • Heather says:

    The best part of 2017 was going to the Philippines for a month over summer to see my family! I always love the beaches, spending time with my cousins, and the food! 😋🇵🇭🏝

  • The best part of 2017 for me were the lessons I experienced, the growth and the amazing people I was fortunate to meet. My eyes were opened to so many things and I am super grateful for it all. Thanks for the tips

  • Mine Celik says:

    for me going to China for my internship abroad was not only for 2017 but also one of the best things I did in my life. Hope to see more diverse countries in the future. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Kim says:

    The best part of 2017 was turning 3-0!! I feel like I’ve learned so much over the years and I’m still learning each & every single day. I’m thankful for all the wonderful blessings I have in my life! ❤️

    Another best part was going to Singapore. I’ve always wanted to travel & see more of south east Asia. I’ve managed to kick start the bucket list with going to Singapore. Cheers to that and many more to come.

  • Sarah Sands says:

    The best part of 2017 was watching my best friend of 22 years get married <3

  • Jamie says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting to live out my dream as a teacher in South Korea!

  • Heejung Eom says:

    I taught Syrian Refugee children in Dayton, Ohio this Summer for two weeks. I loved spending time with them!

  • sunny says:

    The best part of my 2017 was being able to study abroad and travel Europe! I always see beautiful and stunning pictures of Europe’s capital cities such as Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam just to name a few and I feel so fortunate and blessed to have been able to travel on a budget for four months.

  • Annie Liu says:

    The best part of 2017 was going to BTS concert!

  • The best part of 2017 was getting married!!!
    X
    Samantha
    http://www.thenewyorkblonde.com

  • Emily says:

    Best part of 2017 was being able to travel and getting to spend it with family and friends

  • Tina says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to travel, explore the outdoors, and be amazed by God’s beautiful creation.

  • Sona says:

    The best part of 2017 was probably establishing my own goals and dreams to myself and those around me, and really taking the best at what life gave me. I feel like it was just a closure on so many things from past years, so just being able to have that weight off my shoulders and really tackle the world with my all was the best part of the year (especially since that incorporated the days of spending time with my favorite people and being low-key)

    Great advice!
    xx

  • Lauren U says:

    The best part of 2017 was finally feeling confident in my choice for a medical specialty – I decided on family medicine. I’m so excited to care for entire families and help fight for primary care in the US! Because of this choice, I’ve also gotten to explore so many different parts of the US while interviewing!

  • Pat Schwab says:

    The best part was I have a new baby in the family. My little nephew is so adorable and such a happy baby.

  • Kathleen Kwon says:

    The best part of 2017 was moving back home to Boston.

  • Biliana Kirilova says:

    The best part of 2017: The birth of my best friend’s baby boy in August. We are so thrilled for her!

  • Taylor says:

    The best part of 2017 was visiting Japan and Korea with my sister this summer before we both left for college! We tried so much amazing food, saw so many places, and the experience was unforgettable.

  • Uyanga says:

    Great advice. Thank you 😊

  • Ella says:

    Day 11 and still amazing/beautiful/chic content! You’re amazing girl!

    The best part about my 2017 was working hard and making huge career steps #girlbossmode 💗

  • Allison says:

    The best part of 2017 was going to Italy for 2 weeks with my husband. It was a great way to reconnect away from everyday life. I miss it so much! 🙂

  • Chitowngal says:

    Best part of 2017 was our 10 year wedding anniversary! We celebrated in Napa and had family on hand to watch the girls. We could then truly enjoy the trip and not worry about them.

  • Kelly says:

    This year is the best bc I got married!!!

  • Anna says:

    Good tips! Though I often find when people offer help they don’t actually mean it and expect the host to say no all good, so it’s more just of a courtesy question rather than actually meaning it 😂 but next time I’m going to answer back yes please and will note their reactions 😂😂
    Best part of 2017? This is a hard one as this year has been a horrible year of health issues and hospital visits for my partner and I – but good things do come out of bad situations – like now I feel closer to my parents since I had my health scare, they come and look after me everyday in hospital and while I’m recovering now, so we are talking a lot more than we otherwise would (which was hardly ever)!
    Lots of love from Melbourne Australia,
    Anna xx

  • Kelsey Connelly says:

    Getting Married in May and an amazing honeymoon to Italy this summer!

  • Wenxin says:

    I kept up with gym training through the whole year, and now absolutely addict to it!

  • Savilla Smith says:

    Best part was buying my first home with my S/O!

  • kc says:

    the best part of 2017 was partly moving out with my boyfriend and all our mini trips that we have taken.

  • Minori says:

    These are great tips that every guest should follow! The best part of 2017 is hard to choose since there were more negative than positive, but if I had to choose it would be my job promotion.

  • Mia Cortez says:

    The tip about a signature cocktail is my favorite! It really elevates the party, and Grey Goose is always a good idea at a celebration!

    Also, great job Ting and Drew on the makeup and photography! Love the visuals as usual!

    2017 was a great year for me — I got engaged in Venice, Italy, and the company I run has been taking off!

  • Sofia says:

    The best part of the year was probably when I got the results of my finale exams and when I celebrated my birthday in Paris with my best friens after which we went to Disneyland. I really had such a good time. Can’t wait for 2018 and its surprises !

  • Anoushka Gogoi says:

    Best part of 2017 was probably when I shifted to a new city, Delhi.
    It’s my first time living in a different city away from my family. So it’s kind of a new learning experience for me. And I’m the kind of person who’s always up to learn and experience new things! I admit that staying away from family might be hard and surely difficult but that doesn’t mean that we should completely shut off ourselves from others. We gotta go out there and learn for ourselves the way of living and life. Besides, we have modern day technology to rely on when it comes to seeing our family now don’t we? Skype, FaceTime, Instagram, you name it!

  • LINDA NANCY YI says:

    THE BEST PART OF 2017 WAS WHEN I MOVED OUT TO LOS ANGELES IN MAY OF THIS YEAR!! I LOVE THE HUSTLE CULTURE AND WEATHER!! BEST DECISION I MADE THUS FAR!!

  • Dolors Vidal says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling to London and Prague with my family 👨‍👩‍👧

  • Kate says:

    The best part of 2017 was experiencing some good friends of ours getting engaged. It was so special and it really brought a lot of our old friends back together again.

  • Ee says:

    The best part about 2017 was experiencing the american culture. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Amanda says:

    The best part of 2017 was finally getting a lot more of my life together

  • Mio Estevez says:

    Best part of 2017 was my family vacation! When you have 3 kids, it can be very tough to getaway but we always do our best to have one family vacation and this year’s was one of the best filled with so many memories I will never forget. Those are priceless to me!

  • Hannah says:

    The best part about 2017 for me was traveling! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Stephanie says:

    2017 was a year of discovery of me – from smaller things like how to apply eyeshadow to larger things like learning more about what makes me happy.
    Here’s to an even better 2018!

  • Jennifer says:

    Yes! If my mom taught us anything it was never to arrive empty handed!

    The best part of 2017 was getting to travel to Europe with my best friends!!!

  • Lindsay says:

    the best part of 2017 was summer in florida! love these tips

  • Shinia says:

    The best part of 2017 was starting my first job as a teacher!

  • Ada says:

    I started volunteering! I wanted to do that for years and finally found the motivation and time. It is the best feeling ever ☺️

  • Dorothy says:

    The best part of 2017 is being able to transition well into my new job!!

  • Jain Pak says:

    The best part of 2017 was the birth of my daughter, Penenlope Yi!

  • Georgia says:

    The best part of 2017 was seeing both of my daughters excelling and thriving at their respective schools. Knowing that they are happy makes me so happy!

  • ZHENG says:

    The best part of 2017 was when I went to China to see family which I haven’t seen in a REALLY long time

  • KG says:

    It’s already the 11th! I better hurry up with my holiday shopping. Liquor, as you suggested, is always a great gift.

    The best part of 2017 was being able to rearrange my work schedule to accommodate for more family time. I felt like I was missing out on life due to my hectic work schedule, but now with a new set up & better time management abilities, I am able to squeeze in more family time.

  • Sarah Pho says:

    The best part of 2017 was definitely the hardest… going through a lot of life’s challenges that made me confront my fears and rise above my comfort zone.

  • Christine says:

    The best part of 2017 was travelling with my husband to SF and Hawaii… Just getting away with no stress… I fall in love with him more and more every day.

  • Pascale Daquin says:

    The best part of 2017 is witnessing my daughters face when she found out that she got accepted to the graduate program of her choice! She’s an awesome musician! Getting through 2017 has been challenging but also great!

  • Elani says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was traveling to South Africa! It was beautiful.

  • Christine Rolon says:

    Best part of 2017 was getting my baby Berner. He’s been a blessing in my life.

  • Marie-Lou Meyer says:

    The best part of 2017 would have to be when my husband told me that he would help me with my dream of being a mom – We both had celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in September, and after a hectic, scary, and unpredictable year, we finally decided to start planning to grow our family. Looking forward to 2018!

  • Roxanna says:

    The best part of 2017 for me have been finding new things, taking the risk, and actually sticking to a long term goal.

  • Jeida Dujon says:

    My absolute favorite part of 2017 was a gals trip I took with one of my best friends. We don’t live in the same state, but every year we plan a quick trip to hangout and catch up on life. We took a cruise to the Bahamas this year and had SO much fun!

  • Andrea says:

    Hi Chriselle and CINC Team,

    2017 has been a good year for me but the best part has to be my wedding! My husband and I got married on a perfect Saturday on April 29! We had all our close friends and family surrounding us with so much love and happiness.

  • gina blades says:

    The best part of 2017 was watching my kids grow and change and talk more.

  • Jennifer says:

    Really great tips! I’ll definitely keep those things in mind for future holiday parties. 🙂

    http://andmanymoreblog.blogspot.com

  • Thayne Dibble says:

    For me, this an easy one. Best part of 2017 was the birth of my son! So much joy and love xox

  • Thuy says:

    Best part of 2017 is taking a leap to start my new business and just being able to make more time for myself to grow because of the flexibility!

  • Judith says:

    Hey Chriselle! Thank you for both the etiquette tips AND confirmation that Grey Goose soul be ideal as a gift to the hostess! This was a very timely and on-point post! Grey Goose was exactly my choice for gifting all of my holiday party hosts (saw it on a Grey Goose TV commercial and thought it elegant, welcomed, and useful), and you sealed the deal for me – Grey Goose it is!

  • Kelly G. says:

    Grey Goose never collects dust! The best part of 2017 was watching my daughter come into her own. She graduates this coming June, and it feels so good knowing that she is capable, confident, and motivated. Good stuff!

  • Katherine Lim says:

    Travelling to Chicago, Cape Cod and spending 3 whole months with my boyfriend in the summer <3

  • Ann says:

    Will you think I’m insane if I say that Hurricane Harvey, while certainly the WORST thing about 2017, had some unintended consequences that made Houston better and stronger? We survived, we are rebuilding, we are grateful for all our heroes, our first responders, our World Series winning Astros, and we are grateful for each other. The Harvey effect on Houston has manifested in countless random acts of kindness, friendliness, and sympathy.

  • Sarita Rossi says:

    The best part of 2017 was being able to sit down and finally read some of my books.

  • Olivia Baker says:

    2017 was a great year of development for me! Graduated university magna cum laude with two majors and started my first post-grad position at a company I love.

    Thanks for another great post xx

  • Rachel Williams says:

    The best moment in 2017 was getting into law school!! It was crazy stressful applying and waiting, but so so worth it. I got the news on my birthday which made it even more exciting!

  • Courtney says:

    The best part of 2017 was having my son!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Lisa says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was that I took a big step forward to my independency! I moved out from my parent’s place to another city in order to pursue my university career 🙈

  • Robin fujimoto says:

    Turning 60! and celebrating it in London and Portugal with good friends

  • Monalisa Pardosi says:

    The best part of 2017 was seeing Gavin Degraw live in concert for the first time, seeing a few of my cousins from Indonesia after so long, and going to wizarding world of Harry Potter! (: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  • Diana says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling to Korea and Japan to see my extended family.

  • Taquiena Boston says:

    I’m really excited about the people who are not only making their voices heard and telling their stories but also the folks who are entering leadership — especially women who are choosing to run for public office. It’s wonderful to see people who want to “be the change.”

  • Michelle says:

    The best part of 2017 was visiting New Orleans

  • Maryanne says:

    Best part of 2017 was that I finally began my last academic year of education

  • Brittany says:

    The best part of 2017 was definitely my epic trip to Japan and Korea! It was amazing!

  • Lorena says:

    The best part of 2017 was definitely becoming closer to God, making new friends, letting go and reconnect with the ones I love ♥♥ A blessed year, in conclusion!

  • Safia says:

    Got back to school to finish ma degree after 2 years ..

  • I don’t know,this year has been very good, open my blog is one of them!! great post
    thepinkpineappleblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/5-textures-you-should-try-on-this.html

  • Kathy says:

    I feel like 2017 was a crap year for everyone, but I feel like all my friendships have gotten much stronger. (Misery loves company and all that.)
    The best part of 2017 was my amazing friends.

  • Emilija says:

    The best thing that happened in 2017 is me going to highschool and moving to Belgrade!

    Love xx

  • Fara Saathoff says:

    The best part of 2017 for me was marrying the love of my life and moving to NYC!

  • Denise says:

    Best part of 2017 has to be travelling back home to Australia from US to introduce my dad to our newest additional, my youngest son!

  • Taylor Williams says:

    The best part of 2017? well, there has been a lot!!! I have been truly blessed this year, but I believe the best part is I have come to terms with myself that I am committed to growth. Each day I strive to be a better me. along with being around family for the first time in over 10 years! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Jessica Esteves says:

    I have two best moments! 1. Graduating high school. 2. Finishing my first quarter of college.
    Hope your 2018 is full of so many amazing moments!

  • Cailyn Prins says:

    Best part of 2017 was visiting Greece. It was such a beautiful and memorable experience !

  • Sandrine Cambie says:

    I have 2 best parts, is that allowed? One is that I got engaged. The second is that I changed jobs and moved to a new country- with all the support from my wonderful fiancé who will come live in Denmark with me too in a few months.

  • Priscilla Chang says:

    11/12!! 😀

    The best part of 2017 was the unexpected opportunities that opened up because I said yes.

  • Colyne Grace Dela Cuesta says:

    The best part of 2017 for me is starting ojt as a nursing student. Here in Italy to enter this type of course you need to take a test and they are only few places available..I am really grateful 💕
    Baci, Colyne

  • leticia herrmann says:

    Hi Chriselle!!
    best part of 2017 for me was my wedding day!! actually the last 5 minutes of the party, when my hubby and I was totally alone but the dj was still playing and we dance one last dance before getting up to the hotel room… it was perfect, one last dance just the two of us enjoying the best day of our life yet….

  • CLee says:

    The worst part of 2017 was the best part of 2017. I think there have been so many seeds planted this year for long term change in the future. This year really shook up the status quo and made America take a hard look at itself and I think that’s what made this year so great. We can be a part of a huge change that’s starting right now and it’s very exciting. From the presidential elections that allowed us to consider a female president (now that door is open) to sexual allegations that are causing men to take a look at their behaviors to women just standing up and our voices getting louder. This was the best part of 2017 for me. It’s been a very empowering year that inspires you and makes you realize change is possible. Thanks for that, 2017 (both sarcastically and genuinely).

  • Margaux says:

    The best part of 2017 was in may when I pass the bar and travel to Hawaii for the first time !

  • Chew Zi Qi says:

    The best part of 2017 for me is finding the love of my life. Things were not going great for both of us at the start of the year and there were lots of doubts and uncertainties. I’ve done things that I’m not proud of but he found a way to forgive me and continue loving me the way he did and I am so so so lucky to have him always being there for me. ❤️

  • Alyssa says:

    You can never go wrong with Grey Goose 🙂 The best part of 2017 was being able to finally start up my blog. After starting it up, I realized that I also have a passion for writing and photography which are now one of my new hobbies.

  • Jodie says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting engaged to my best friend, my better half, soul mate, and the love of my life!!!!!!

  • Vi says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting to travel to new destinations I haven’t been before!

  • Nikki says:

    The thing about 2017 was definitely launching my blog, http://www.runwaytoroad.com!
    There is something about seeing your idea come alive.

    Love,
    Nikki
    http://www.runwaytoroad.com

  • Andrea Rodriguez says:

    The best part of 2017 was traveling. I had traveled here and there before but this year I got to travel for 5 monthd ths in a row (based in London) around Europe. There is nothing that can be compared to the experiences that traveling leaves you with. All thise memories are now my precious treasure✨🙈. I also got to really open my mind to different ways of thinking and I got do demolish some stereotypes I had set in my mind before (guilty of ignorance! But it is essy to think all people from some country for example do something a certain way) – this is one of my favorite parts since now I feel more enlightened.

    My hope is for the bext year to bring awesome trips and memories too! Even though I now have to settle a little more since I will start working. But since I will be based in Miami it will be easier to explore more of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America!! – I am latin so this is very exciting!

  • Michelle says:

    best part of 2017 was moving to a new city for new opportunities!

  • Adrianna Taeschler says:

    2017 was a pretty good year but my absolute favorite part was moving in with my boyfriend. We had done long distance for awhile and getting to see each other’s faces every day is so amazing. SO grateful to have found my life partner!

  • Natali says:

    You look outstanding Chriselle!! This is such a glamorous and party time ready outfit!
    My favourite part of this year was getting a new job which I love and am excited to go to every morning. 🙂

    https://lartoffashion.com/spreading-happiness-happy-socks/

  • Kaylee Domzalski says:

    The best part of 2017 was working in my internship and going to Vietnam to film stories related to the war. I feel so blessed and lucky to have gotten these opportunities. Happy #12DaysGiveaway !

  • Debbie says:

    The best part of 2017 was living in NYC during the summer for my internship.

  • Fatima says:

    My best part of 2017 was finally finding which speciality I want to pursue in medicine during my rotations

  • Jennifer L. says:

    The best part of 2017? Moving and getting settled in with my hubby 🙂

  • Amy says:

    I got engaged to my boyfriend/best friend/adventure buddy of the past four years! So far that’s been pretty hard to top as the best thing that happened this year, next year is the wedding and the adventure of marriage!

  • Kasandra says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting married surrounded by our friends and family.

  • Julia Silver says:

    Getting to present at my first research conference this year!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for the tips! I’m working on becoming a better holiday guest and hostess! 😊 The highlight of my year was my marriage. We are so happy to be together after four years of long distance.

  • Desiree says:

    The best part of 2016 was landing a gig that is not only a job but could possibly turn into a career. For so long I have been working part time jobs mostly two at a time, I’m happy for the new found stability that I now have 🙂

  • Mina says:

    I love this question because it makes me look back at the past 11 months. . I stood in my best friends wedding, saw one of my favorite bands, and I got to do some traveling, but the best was my trip to Israel. It was a blast and completely different from what I imagined! These are some really good tips and reminders.

  • Carmen La says:

    Best part of 2017 for me was my Canada trip!

  • Gabriela Garcia Avelar says:

    For me it was meeting my other half… We’ve made it through ups and downs & I can’t wait to spend a lifetime with him ❤️

  • Kat Tessa says:

    Just knowing I was and am blessed each day with my health and loved ones

  • Malik says:

    Spending Thanksgiving break in Paris and London

  • Kat says:

    The best part of 2017 was getting to visit Europe three different times

  • Sammi Choo says:

    The best day of 2017 was hands down when I entered university and met my roommate. I was expecting to live a very isolated life in uni because I am really shy when it comes to talking with strangers or people I don’t know that well but she has made the college experience amazing for me! She’s now my best friend and I cannot imagine what I would do without her.

  • Angela says:

    That blue velvet dress is gorgeous! The best part of 2017 was deciding to make a career change.
    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Marianne says:

    The best part of my 2017 was definitely all the amazing people I have met. The chance to be inspired by so many wonderful people! <3
    xx
    http://mariannelle.com

  • Kimberly Doan says:

    Nooo…12 days with you is ending😭 but of course love your post today as well. I can’t wait to party! The best part of 2017 was getting my full time job in the field I majored in. Also, finishing my master’s degree this month. I can’t wait for a life without school so I can invest my time in New things and more enjoyable things in life. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Yes to being on time!! I have so many friends who show up an hour or two late hahaha gah

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

  • Chloe Then says:

    The best part of 2017 was simply recollecting the many moments where I didn’t realise I could do so much more than I thought I could. I took on new responsibilities, one example being an editor for my university’s campus newspaper, and I found the entire journey extremely fulfilling. The older me would definitely look back and not regret pushing myself beyond my capabilities. 🙂

  • Like you said, time really does fly! The best of 2017 for me was meeting my boyfriend and travelling together to many places. I still have one more trip to do before 2017 ends and I think it will also be one of the best things in 2017 for me cause I am traveling to Tokyo!

    Thank you for the etiquette tips, I loved your blue velvet dress!

  • Tasia says:

    Oh my word THANK YOUUUU!!! I’ve been trying to spread the word about these etiquette rules that apparently aren’t common knowledge?! I guess my momma taught me right if Chriselle even agrees😘😏 Also, I hate to be a broken record in the comments, because I’ve said something along these lines before, But my favorite best part of 2017 HAS to be getting ENGAGED😍😍😭😭😍😍💍 Basically still very much head-over-heels excited about this (happened a few months ago) 😅 Yes, I’m a grown woman…

  • Audrey Yao says:

    Day 11 of 12, Yayy!!!!

    For me, the best part of 2017 was when my exchange partner came to Canada and I was able to show her around!

  • Astrid says:

    The best part of 2017 is that i got to know myself i bit better..its been a rough year, and you must look on the bright sight and see what you have learnt. And that is myself.

    And I agree with a little something for the host or hostess.
    xx
    Astrid

  • Chloe Chapman says:

    The Best part of 2017 was my trip to South Korea. I have always wanted to travel and South Korea was always on the top of my list, so when my school offered a 2 week travel abroad trip there, I couldn’t sign up fast enough!! It was an amazing experience! I loved learning about another culture and getting imersed in it. It gave me the travel bug though, so now I want to go everywhere!!

  • Nicolette says:

    The best part of 2017 was the last 2 months of my teaching contract in South Korea! It was jam packed with trips and goodbye dinners and my korean coteachers even got me my own stamp!

  • Xynthia says:

    The best part of 2017 was the summer because I spent so much time outdoors with my little one. I also consciously decided a few weeks ago that I want to be happy and focus on the good things in life, so I’m grateful for all the wonderful things that have happened to me this year. Lots of love!

  • Marit Boom says:

    The best part of 2017 where all the new opportunities and people who became part of my life!

    Love, Marit Magdalena

  • Jennifer C. says:

    Job promotion

  • Maria Palma says:

    The best part of 2017 was the summer! I got to travel and also see loved ones. July and August of this year were amazing months for me! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Lauren says:

    The best part of 2017 was really starting to find and express myself through my style and hobbies.

  • Day 11 of #12DaysGivewawy and the best part of 2017 is that we made it! Our country and our world made it despite the craziness! For me personally, 2017 was beautiful in so many ways, from going on trips to Savannah, Nashville, SoCal, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, Manhattan, graduating from nursing school with my BSN + honors #AyyeeeNerdSquad, starting my first adulting job as an RN, meeting my long lost half-brother and his beautiful family, and planning on ending it all with the holidays with my family all together happy and healthy. I couldn’t ask for more than that. xx

  • Happy day 11 Chriselle!!! These photos are lovely! For me, the best part of 2017 was learning about my first year of marriage with my husband. This year was a challenging one socially and politically. Being a black woman and being married to a white man has been a challenge of its own this year. We have had to both learn on how to listen to one another and not let the outside world affect us as a couple. There have been many tears this year but I am happy to know that we have the strength and want to keep trying. Marriage is a beautiful thing. It’s definitely not easy but I love that with every passing day I always learn something new. Much love, Bernadette

  • Brigette Chiou says:

    The best part of 2017 is getting to explore places around home or school with friends and family. I always love exploring and traveling around because it’s like a little breather before having to study for exams and finals.

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