New York Lately

Hello friends!

It sure has been quite a while since I shared a “life lately” post. And with so much that has taken place over these past few weeks, I thought now would be a perfect time to share just that. Can you believe Christmas is only a week away?! My mind is still trying to process that statement. I still cannot believe our Peruvian adventure has come and gone, and the fact that we’re now halfway through December, well it’s truly shocking. I am excited Christmas is right around the corner, since that means it won’t be long before Derek and make our way down to North Carolina. As much as I love crazy New York, we’re both looking forward to that slower pace welcomed in the south. And we’ll be home for two full weeks. I cannot even remember the last time we were there for that long, hence why there is just a big ole smile on my face. Yep, I’m gleaming over here!

Below are just a few snippets of what’s been going on in over here in our New York corner…


Hard to believe I’m now a quarter-of-a-century in age. Of course, we celebrated my 25th birthday over rosewater waffles, eggs benedict, and endless drips of coffee at one of my favorite brunch spots, Jack’s Wife Freda.



We stopped by the infamous Rolf’s to take in the Christmas decor. I’ve truly never seen a restaurant so decked out in holiday lights. It was as if Mrs. Claus’s attic exploded, and I loved every single second. If you’re in the NYC area during this time of year, you should really check this place out.


Brooklyn Bridge Park has a new public art display, which I somehow convinced Derek to check out with me. OY/YO is the name of it, and was created by the acclaimed artist, Deborah Kass. Quite a fun exhibit if you ask me. I mean, who wouldn’t want to sit in huge yellow letters facing the Manhattan skyline!?



Yes, that is ice cream in December. We both thought we should celebrate this incredible weather with a nice cone of homemade butter-pecan.



Got to love the colorful and bright NYC graffiti.


Derek and I have made it a holiday tradition to see a show during this time of year. It’s been the Radio City Rockettes for the past three years, but we thought we would switch it up this go-round by seeing The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center.


It was truly a beautiful performance. If you ask me, nothing can really beat the sugarplum fairies. This was such a fun afternoon. Apparently, there was a special dinner taking place after the show. We didn’t get the invite…


Instead, we took ourselves about ten block north to Levain Bakery, and got our favorite cookie in all of NYC…the oatmeal raisin. Ah, I wish I could describe the taste. So, so, so good.


Since it was such a beautiful night, we decided to treat ourselves after the show and take a carriage ride around Central Park. With the weather being just right, we thought there was no better time than to check that item off our NYC bucket list.


And that’s a wrap. Cheers to another great couple of weeks!

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