While the Duchess of Cambridge has been fundraising Stateside and hanging with LeBron, little sister Pippa Middleton has been winding down 2014 by gazing wistfully back at the events of yore. In a special blog for the Christmas edition of the Spectator, Middleton dishes about her recent truffle-hunting expedition ("I didn't think it was possible to get bored of something so expensive, but I must say I'm a bit truffled out"), passing her advanced wine course "with distinction," and her attempts at Western dancing during a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., where she marveled at the guys with "big, non-ironic moustaches that curled upwards" and her 80-year-old dance partner.
There's also a bit about salmon fishing, how she buys too much stuff around the holidays "like many women," and, of course—Kim Kardashian's butt. "No year is complete without a bottom story, and the 'Rear of 2014' award undoubtedly goes to Kim Kardashian, after her posterior exploded all over the internet last month," she writes, referring to Mrs. West's now-famous champagne glass pic. Although Middleton rues that her own bum of "fleeting fame" isn't remotely "comparable" to Kim's, she has to wonder, as we all do: "What is it with this American booty culture? It seems to me to be a form of obsession. Kim's aim, apparently, was to break the internet, but I'm not sure she's going the right way about it." (Read more Pippa Middleton stories.)