Happy New Year 2020!

Our Europe-based team welcomed the New Year in style. 

Georgian style, to be precise.

Kyiv NE party
The team is looking forward to tasting some of the best Georgian wine (featured in casks in the background)

Following the good old traditions of the Caucasus, the party featured a curated succession of elaborate toasts – to a good year, to our team members’ and clients’ health and prosperity, to love, to world peace, and so on. The speeches got more poetic and personal as the night progressed, and Georgian wine flowed.

Kyiv NY party 2020
“To a successful and prosperous 2020!”

The other part of the team joined in on the toasting via Internet placing front and center the colleagues from abroad they were hosting at the time. For some in the team, this was the first (and truly exciting) opportunity to put faces to the names of those they had recently started working with. 

Navi Tolkun (left) visiting our Eastern European team to welcome 2020 together

Those toughest partied well into the night and got a charge of festive spirit that would last them at least till Easter. 

Kyiv NY party 2020

In the meantime, our Budva office made everyone jealous sending pictures of their mild Adriatic winter, Medieval castles, and hearty Montenegrin food which they enjoyed in a cozy, family-style atmosphere. 

Budva
Budva

Budva
Budva

As the clock struck midnight, the small Budvan team made a wish that everyone at S&F comes to visit at least once in the coming year, for business or pleasure, to appreciate the beautiful setting, energy, and hospitality of this newest of our offices that they’d spent the previous year building up.

Budva