Posts Tagged ‘Winter Wonderland’

‘Tis the crazy season! With two weeks to go until Christmas (and Hanukkah starts tomorrow!!) it seems like things are moving at lightening speed. The streets are packed, stores are bustling, tourists are wandering and lets not even talk about the post office. Yikes! I am reminding myself to stop and take a breath every so often- between making cookies, wrapping presents, writing cards and organizing a packing list, oh and working!

But, on Saturday night I did find some time to hang with a cherished friend and sneak away to see the lights and decorations in the City. It is one of my favorite things to do and I don’t always make it a priority. This year I am so glad that I did.

It just so happened that on Saturday we also had our first snow fall of the season. Every time it snows in NYC, I really feel like the city is transformed in to a magical whirling snow globe. The fresh snow makes everything seem beautiful and I swear it is a bit quieter somehow.

We started our adventure off at the GreyDog for dinner on 12th Street and then headed to Union Square to check out the Holiday Market. From there we walked up 7th Avenue past the Flatiron District to Macy’s. From Macy’s we walked up 6th Avenue to Bryant Park and then headed to 5th Avenue to check out the windows along 5th, including Sak’s Fifth Avenue and of course the tree at Rockefeller Center. Our tired and cold feet jumped into a taxi at 59th street and headed home.

Whether you are a tourist or have lived in NYC for all of your life, I highly recommend finding time to do a nighttime walk to see the sights at the holidays. Yes, the crowds can be a bit crazy but there is nothing wrong with fortifying yourself mid walk with a hot chocolate or something a bit stronger to keep your energy up. There are lots of restaurants and pubs along the way! Get out there and then hurry back and get cozy on the couch with your favorite holiday classic, might I suggest “Love Actually”? 😉

Hope you enjoy this year’s pics. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season. May you find some time over the next couple of weeks to do something just for you. Love and hugs, S xo

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So, remember yesterday when the whole city was encased in a beautiful winter wonderland? Well, not so much today. The storm came and brought with it snow, freezing rain, sleet and rain.  And now the city is one big pile of slush making it one big adventure to try and move around. The puddles at the intersections are the size of small lakes. People are resorting to walking in the street and passing cars and trucks are spraying water and ice everywhere. Definitely a good day to hide out and hibernate. Sigh. This has definitely been a WINTER. Happy hump day my friends, stay warm, safe and positive, in just a few more months we will be complaining about the heat 😉

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Okay, after feeling a whole lot of love from around the world and being extremely grateful after having my blog “freshly pressed”, I am going to share some more pictures of the winter wonderland that is Manhattan.  The city is slowly digging itself out from beneath the blizzard and the normal hustle and bustle of Manhattan life is returning. We are enjoying it while we can because the temperatures are rising and rain is on the horizon, which means that pretty soon the island will turn into one big ball of slush! Hope you enjoy the pics 🙂

A "mountain" of snow on Broadway

Forging a path on the street corner

Unplowed side streets

St. Pat's Cathedral


Tourists don't seem to mind the snowy/slushy sidewalks

Puddles at the curbs- deeper than they look!

The view up Fifth Avenue

The Plaza

59th Street

Carriage Rides through Central Park

Mom making snowballs 😉

A wintery walk along the park

Central Park

Uh oh, here comes the slush and the knee deep puddles, better go find the rubber boots 😉

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