I’ve been waiting for a special night to share this bottle of 1996 Billecart-Salmon Grande Cuvee Champagne. It’s really astonishing how the unexpected can land you right back to a beginning point in your life and that’s exactly how I feel about opening our new place Duvin on Thornhill Drive. This particular bottle was at a Thornhill school auction, 3 years ago, at the wine toss table. I’d volunteered that night to work along with both my teenage son and daughter, who both spent many fond years attending the school and also donated many hours supporting their fundraisers. As the hoop went over this classic champagne my daughter Belle was elated, “Mom you won the best bottle on the table!” She was so excited.
As I reflect back beyond 2014 and go right back to 2001, when my son Gabriel started school in kindergarten at Thornhill School, yes I feel like I did win. I won a place that is so dear to me in so many ways. All three of my children attended Thornhill School and we all bonded with the community creating lifelong friends. It’s truly a special place and tonight I want to share and celebrate a full circle coming back home to Thornhill as we start our new beginnings with Duvin in 2015.
Let’s celebrate together – joy, happiness and community in it’s truest sense.
Happy New Year!
Much love, Lisa and Claudia