A look back at the last 52 weeks of 2017. The Best of Feast + West 2017 remembers my favorite and most popular posts from last year.
If I said it once, I said it at least 100 times. 2017 was a total blur.
My parents and grandparents always used to say each year passed faster than the last, and I never once believed them. Then 2017 happened.
I think I might get it now. (But don’t go any faster, okay, Father Time?)
I usually try to recap the previous year before it’s over, but that just didn’t happen this time. And that’s okay because I’m doing it now!
I’ve been working on this post throughout the week, and it’s been so fun to look back at all the things I made and did last year. Below I am sharing our favorite recipes — yours and mine.
In 2017, I visited eleven cities, which I documented in my (mostly) monthly Travelogue series:
- Asheville, N.C.
- Charleston, S.C.
- Highlands, N.C.
- Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- The Outer Banks, N.C.
- Raleigh, N.C.
- Sacramento, Ca.
- New Orleans, La.
- Bentonville, Ark.
- Denver, Co.
- Nashville, Tenn. (sharing more about this trip soon!)
I posted 90 photos on Instagram — probably not as many because I started using Instagram stories this year. I’m trying to get back in the game, though! (That’s my top nine posts above — guess my followers really like French macarons!)
Other highlights? Moving in with Chris, starting my job at Mediavine, adopting Julep (and fostering her four kittens), flying my first kite, attending my 10-year high school reunion and getting to spend the holidays with both of my siblings in town (a rare treat!).
Here on the blog, I shared 55 posts last year: 20 were cocktails, 20 were food recipes, 9 were travel posts and 2 were DIY projects.
I really feel like my photography improved a LOT this year, which makes me happy! I’ve been working on it a lot.
It was definitely a good year for recipes, so without further ado… let’s hear it for the Best of Feast + West 2017!