New Year’s Around the U.S.

New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York, on January 1, 2012. (Reuters/Gary Hershorn)

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!! Thank you all so much for following Haute Americana during its inaugural year, and I am thrilled to continue the site’s evolution during 2012. As far as resolutions go, I’ve never really been one to partake in the practice, but this year I have little more incentive (this blog), so I will continue to purchase American made and share the amazing American made brands I find on H.A. with you! But first a little recap of how other Americans rang in the New Year all across the U.S. Enjoy!

Confetti rains down on celebrants at midnight during New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York, on January 1, 2012. (Reuters/ Kena Betancur)

Female impersonator Gary Marion, as "Sushi," dangles above New Year's Eve revelers in a giant replica of a woman's high heel at the Bourbon Street Pub complex in Key West, Florida, December 31, 2011. The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West tradition to celebrate the arrival of the new year. (Reuters/Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout)

Spectators at Gas Works Park watch fireworks light up the iconic Space Needle as the new year begins on Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (AP Photo/, Joshua Trujillo)

A couple watches the last rays of sunlight for 2011 at sunset from the waters off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 31, 2011. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

A large illuminated Peep waits to be dropped to usher in the New Year, Saturday, December 31, 2011, at the Levitt Pavilion on the Steelstacks Campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Express-Times, Matt Smith)

A capacity crowd fills the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine with lit candles during New Year's Eve "Concert for Peace" in New York, on December 31, 2011. (Reuters/Ray Stubblebine)

Fireworks explode over Lake Michigan in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh AP)

Fireworks light up the sky over the Las Vegas Strip Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in this view from the House of Blues Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Sam Morris) (AP)

Fireworks burst over the Las Vegas Strip at midnight on New Year's Day 2012, as seen from Mix at Mandalay Bay. (Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush)

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