Lobster and champagne – Sarah Akinaka saw in 2013 with a big seafood fest consisting of fresh lobster and prawns. She was celebrating in her home in Honululu, Hawaii. "It was the kind of weather that many people in Hawaii say, 'Lucky we live in Hawaii', especially when so many of our friends and family on the mainland are bundled up in parkas and watching the snow fall."
Looking ahead – This photo was taken outside of a waterfront restaurant in San Francisco. "I am so lucky that my friend Anthony was able to capture not one but TWO fireworks in the background," says Callyan, pictured in the glasses.
Enjoying life – Nicole Murray and her co-workers kickstarted 2013 in the retirement home they are working in. "Knowing how many New Years these elderly people have celebrated made it that more specia," Murray says. "The residents enjoyed it very much, they love seeing us youngsters get up and dance and show them a good time."