Snow in New York City

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They say we’re going to have a real winter this year. We’ve been spoiled (or not) the past two years with barely any snow and mild temperatures. I’m looking forward to seeing the city blanketed in snow, it’s quite a peaceful view. On a winter wonderland walk last weekend I stumbled upon a lone Christmas tree sitting in a row boat in the pond at the Central Park Boathouse. How adorable is that?

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Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree

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My vintage aluminum tree is still in storage but I found this photo today and it made me smile. It also made me more than a little nostalgic for my former apartment in Boston. So bright, spacious, beautiful and spacious. Sigh.

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Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

2 weeks ago I went to the Times Square Wishing Wall to write down my hopes and dreams on a tiny piece of confetti that will be released into the air on New Years Eve when the ball drops. I also got to see the New Year’s Eve ball in person, which looked a lot different that I expected, in a good way. It’s constructed out of Waterford Crystal and changes colors, I had no idea. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:
new years eve ball times square
new years eve times square ball drop
new years eve times square ball drop
new years eve times square ball
times square new years eve
new years eve nyc times square ball drop
And here’s the wall where I posted my hopes and dreams for 2014:
wishing wall new years eve times square
I have a good feeling about 2014 :)

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New York City during the holidays

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nyc at christmas
nyc christmas
I’m kind of obsessed with NYC during the month of December. It might just be my favorite month of the entire year. I love everything about the lights, the energy, the people from all over the world milling around my city. Monday night I finally saw the Rockettes dance at Radio City Music Hall, so much fun.
radio city music hall christmas spectacular

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The harder you look, the harder it looks back

christopher wool guggenheim
christopher wool guggenheim
christopher wool guggenheim
christopher wool
christopher wool painting
Last Saturday I spent the afternoon at the Guggenheim checking out the massive collection of work by New York City artist Christopher Wool. I walked in so excited to see this work, and walked out high on inspiration.

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A Saturday at the Met

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roof at the met
Al Held painting at the Met New York
I wanted to go on the roof of the Met all summer, and ended up making my way there on the very last day it was open for the rest of the year. Phew! Those views are so beautiful.
The fantastic painting above is by Al Held. My favorite exhibit during this visit was The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge, a video installation with a moving sculpture. I closely related to this piece, it got me thinking about some issues that I’m currently struggling with internally. I felt quite moved and thankful that we stumbled into this kind of set back exhibit.

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