A Low-Key Farewell to 2015
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrity Chef J.R. Robinson

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

stuffed pasta w/ spinach and goat cheese

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

blackened salmon w/ shredded brussel sprouts

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

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Aniesia Williams

Aniesia Williams is an LA-based, yet global senior brand strategist and expert, multimedia journalist, and digital beast. She was recently named as one of Network Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. She brings more than a decade of experience in marketing, new media, and branding. She has provided her expertise to some of the world’s largest brands, including Ford, Samsung, Shell, Lionsgate, and the Clinton Global Initiative. As a journalist, Aniesia also writes extensively about business and luxury travel experiences. Beyond her own media platform, A Global Lifestyle, Aniesia has provided content for top publications, including Business Insider, Black Enterprise, and Ebony Magazine to name a few.

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