This weekend, I celebrated the first day of Hanukkah with a “Happy Everything” celebration on Mendenhall. My friend Jessica, who I addressed as the “Chair of Tradition,” helped me design a menu that was authentic enough for her but modern enough for me. It truly was a celebration of everything though – with Jessica’s menorah on the dining room table shadowed by my Christmas tree. In the light of Happy Everything! (I recommend the use of #happyeverything), I’ll be launching a series of posts on holiday sips and snacks that will be perfect for whatever occasion you are celebrating this December. And, I’d love to hear how you are celebrating #happyeverything with your friends and family this time of year. Traditions shared and embraced…Your comments just might appear in my News & Record piece this month!