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…

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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.

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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.

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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!?

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

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Got to love the colorful and bright NYC graffiti.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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

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