In Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to a specific animal. The Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Boar, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Ram are the twelve animals that are part of this tradition. In 2012, the Dragon is welcomed back after the 2011 year of the Rabbit. Each of these animals are thought to bestow their characteristics to the people born in their year.
Fun Fact: I was born in a year of the DRAGON...FIRE DRAGON to be exact!The Dragon’s Personality
People born under the Dragon are passionate, brave and self-assured. At their best they are pioneering spirits; at their worst, they epitomize the old adage: Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Dragons are generous with their resources, a tendency that at its most negative can reflect a foolhardy attitude towards money. But Dragons in general are blessed with good fortune. They are smart, enterprising and have a wicked sense of humor. They have a natural flair for fashion and are the people to consult if you want to catch up on the latest trends.
This Chinese New Year 2012 ushers in the Water Dragon. Water exerts a calming influence on the Dragon’s innate fire. Water Dragons are more open to other people’s opinions than other Dragons which gives them the ability to channel their personal charisma into real leadership qualities.
Famous celebrities born in under the Dragon include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Al Pacino, Marlene Dietrich and Matt Dillon. The Dragon’s lucky color is yellow.
(all info taken from Chinese new year 2012)
Tonight we had dinner at my favorite Asian restaurant called BISTRO B (click to view website and menu). My favorites are the Fried Egg Rolls, General Tso's Chicken w/steamed rice and I have to have my Thai Tea w/Tapioca! YUM! They are not located in the best area but the food is excellent, the service is remarkable and you can't beat the prices! If you are ever in Dallas, you must visit this place. They have started decorating for the Chinese New Year. I wasn't able to get pictures of the outside (that had huge blown up dragons and good luck trees) but here are a couple pics of the inside.
The Fried Egg Rolls
The Thai Tea w/Tapioca Balls
Here is what I wore...
Blazer and Chambray Shirt: Ralph Lauren
Another Fun Fact: My middle name is Shambray
Bucket Handbag: Dooney & Burke
Earrings and Necklace: made by DAD
Watch: Michael Kors