City Guides: Christmas in New York

Ah, Christmas in the city – pretty much my absolute favorite time to be in New York. For starters, the lights. So many lights! I mean every street is practically sparkling. Then, of course there are all the craft markets that make you all warm and fuzzy. Let’s not forget about the food. Hot apple cider paired with a warm gingerbread cookie, anyone?

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New York Lately

Lately, New York has been quite cold…to say the least. Snow. More Snow. Then even more snow after that snow. For a while there, my morning commutes were brutal. I’d find myself counting down the days till spring in my head as I trekked through all the piles of built-up ice. And yes, there might have been a few fall here and there, but it’s all good!

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An Upper West Side Valentine’s Day

I hope you all had a nice, relaxing Valentine’s Day. Derek and I spent ours mostly in the Upper West Side. A few weeks ago, we found a really good deal on tickets for the Romeo & Juliet ballet, so we figured that’d be our Valentine’s Day gift to each other. Despite the frigid (and continuous dropping) temperatures, the day turned out to be such a good one.

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A Brooklyn Snow Day

Since we don’t have cable in our apartment anymore, sometimes Derek and I are a little behind when it comes to finding out the latest news. Case in point with this so-called “blizzard” that was supposed to hit New York late Monday night. The meteorologists had predicted this snowstorm to bring in about two feet of snow! Pretty much the entire city shut down early Monday afternoon. Even the subways stopped service. And that NEVER happens!

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Exploring Park Slope

Despite the dropping temperatures lately, Derek and I have been spending quite a lot of time outside. Well, as much time as we possibly can stand until our faces start feeling numb (Where are you Spring?!) Casually walking around, we’ve enjoyed exploring our new neighborhood thus far. Even before our move here, this area had stolen our hearts. And now that we can fully immerse ourselves into the community, well it’s starting to feel a lot like home.

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The Best Remedy for the Winter Blues

Sometimes, when it’s really cold out, and you’re doing everything you can to snuggle deep down into your scarf as you fight the treacherous wind that smacks you in the face every time you turn the next corner, there’s just nothing better than a mug full of freshly brewed coffee and a homemade pastry to cure your winter blues. Well, that and the thought of traveling far, far away to the tropics, but since that’s not going to happen I will gladly settle for any kind of sweet treat!

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