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I find that I do some of my best thinking when I go for a nice long walk. There is nothing like a little time to yourself, wandering aimlessly and getting lost in your own thoughts. January in NYC, can be a little bit depressing and gloomy. The holiday lights are all taken down, bare, forgotten Christmas trees line the sidewalks waiting for pick up and the snowless winter weather is usually cold and windy. Think of the empty parks on the set of “Law & Order” πŸ˜‰

An empty sidewalk

An empty sidewalk

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Buildings under the grey skies of winter

All of that being said it is also one of my favorite times to re-connect with the city. The streets are a little bit emptier as people tend to hide indoors and tourists choose warmer destinations. So, the other night while the girls were at an activity, instead of chilling out at a Starbucks or pretending I am hip enough to hang at The Ace Hotel, I took the opportunity to go for a walk. I had no clear destination in mind and just set off across 32nd Street. Soon I found myself in the heart of Koreatown. Dusk was just settling upon the city and a sprinkle of rain was starting to fall. Β The mist of the rain was glowing off the many flashing lights. Dodging rain drops and people I weaved my way through the Karaoke Bar heavy streets and continued on my way to 5th Avenue.

I LOVE NY!

I LOVE NY!

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The Paris Baguette in the middle of Koreatown

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Oh la, la… Better keep walking!

As I wandered down 5th, in the lightly sprinkling rain I couldn’t help but realize that this was why I truly love NYC. Every street is different and has it’s own energy, charm and hidden treasures. It is almost like there is a story that is waiting to be written on every block. As I walked, Β I could feel my mood lighten. Sometimes I seem to forget how cleansing a walk is. Good for the soul. I guess it can be hard to imagine that a walk in all the hustle and bustle can be relaxing but it truly is. It is like letting yourself get caught up in a wave and letting it take you on its path (just make sure you are not trying to be the only salmon swimming upstream!).

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Lighting up the dusk

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You never know what you may find!

Side view of the Flatiron Building

Side view of the Flatiron Building

Where am I going with this post? Good question- HA! I guess, in this, a new year, I am just trying to be healthier and happier all round. Getting my head and heart in the right place. I am reminding myself to do the things I love and to take a little bit of extra time to be truly present in what I am doing. A walk in the city I love, to clear the head and re-connect on so many levels seems like a good start to me. Take some time and connect with something you love too.

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We arrived back in NYC late yesterday afternoon. And while it is oh so good to be home, after a doctor’s appointment involving needles to the heel (damn Plantar Faciatis!), laundry and more laundry, cranky sleep deprived children and a PA meeting to look forward to this afternoon, I am really wishing I was still on the beach in sunny California. But, like all good things, vacation does need to come to an end! =) We had an amazing time in California and am looking forward to sharing our adventures and pictures with you soon in an upcoming blog but for today I thought I would share some pics of a miniature NYC done in Lego from Legoland California. The whole family got a kick out of seeing our hometown set out in perfect little Lego detail, it really is an incredible thing to see. Hope you enjoy the pics. Happy Wednesday y’all!! Side note: Can’t help the “y’all” because I watched episode after episode of “The Closer” on the plane- such a good show!!!

Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park

Bandshell

Belvedere Castle and Shakespeare in the Park

Fountain, Central Park

Boathouse, Central Park

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge

Guggenheim Museum

Upper West Side =)

The Carousel, Central Park

Flatiron Building

Cityscape with Chrysler Building

Grand Central Station

30 Rockefeller Center

Cityscape with Empire State Building

Cityscape with Freedom Tower

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Wow, it has been a whole week since I posted anything on the blog. There is no big excuse except that we have been out enjoying some awesome summer adventures. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler, the back to school ads are looming at every corner and the pressure is on to make every last day of summer be a great one. Here are some pics from our latest outings. Have a wonderful Wednesday =)

A lovely walk along the Highline with Sandy

Another great Ad from Manhattan-Mini Storage

Madison Square Park

Amazing food and beer at Birreria (rooftop beer garden at Eataly)

Mmmmm... Gelato πŸ˜‰

Flatiron Building

View of the East from the Empire State Building

View north from the ESB

View west from the ESB

View south from the ESB

The tippety-top of the Empire State Building

Hanging out with some formidable friends at the MET

The beauty that is the MET

LOVE this building (MET)

A beautiful piece of art outside of the MET

The whole gang at Victoria Gardens in Central Park

My girls in their city πŸ˜‰

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