New York Lately

While I’ve finally accepted the fact the holidays have once again come and gone, it is slightly mind-blowing that we’re basically at the end of January. Since when did I blink for a second only to open my eyes to everything pink and red for the upcoming Valentine’s Day? Ah, 2016 PLEASE slow down!

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Egg Overload

It has now been over two years since I moved to New York and started calling this city home. But you know what, even after these two years, this place still amazes me. So much to see and do. So much to explore. And don’t even get me started on the countless new restaurants always popping up. I’m still trying to get through my lengthy list of all the ones I’m dying to chow down at.

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Ice Skating & Holiday Markets

After three years of Christmases in New York, Derek and I finally made it to the Rockefeller Rink for ice skating before we left to come home for the holidays. Of course, when you think about ice skating in the city, your mind immediately shifts to thoughts of Rockefeller Plaza. I guess that’s why I was always so against the idea, since I knew it would be us and a million other people crammed together trying to skate on a rink that is much smaller in reality than it appears on tv. Yet, this year was different.

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Saying Goodbye to 2015

Saying goodbye to 2015 is truly bittersweet. As I sit here looking back at all the pictures we managed to capture during these last 365 days, I cannot help but just grin from ear to ear. So many incredible memories were made, to say the least. I am so grateful for all the opportunities 2015 brought our way. From exploring more of this enchanting city we get to call home, to embarking on new adventures near and far, this past year was definitely one for the books.

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The Lights at Dyker Heights

Since the weather was surprisingly still very warm last weekend, Derek and I thought it’d be the perfect time to hop on the R-train and go see the lights at Dyker Heights. Neither one of us had ever seen this light show before, but apparently it’s a really big deal. So many “mcmansions” decked out in professionally decorated light displays. Yes, you read that right…professionally decorated!

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Hiking to Machu Picchu

Hiking the 4-day Inca Trail was no doubt one of the hardest things I’ve done during my 24 years on this earth. When Derek and I began plotting and planning this trip back in March, neither one of us really knew what to expect. While I’d consider us quite “outdoorsy”, we had never done anything this extreme before. I mean, I knew making this trek would be by no means a walk in the park. But, man did it kick our tails, in the best way possible, of course. Looking back though, I wouldn’t have a changed a single thing about it.

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