Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Blizzard" of 2015!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of snow. Growing up, I lived for snow days and playing outside. We had a huge sledding hill behind our house, and I was convinced my parents chose our house because of the prime sledding ;) I've continued to love it into my adulthood, and last year during the first snow of the year Aaron and I had one of the most memorable nights in the city. We were practically alone in Central Park and we definitely put the "frolic" into Eat Sleep Frolic. Winter in New York can be pretty rough, so when all is momentarily calm and covered in white, it can give the city a new life during some of the bleaker months. I was quite excited at the prospect of winter storm Juno, and although it wasn't as monumental as expected, the snowy beauty did not disappoint. It may be because I don't have to shovel a thing, but I say keep the snowing coming!
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Tuscany.

Aaron reminded me the other day that I hadn't yet posted about our final stop on our European adventure last spring… Tuscany! It was the most relaxing part of the trip and a wonderful way to round out all the adventures we'd had the days before. We stayed 3 nights in a picture-perfect bed and breakfast located near the hill-top town of Montepulciano. The place looked like it had been taken straight out of an Anthropologie catalog, and it provided the ideal setting for drinking local wine while reading and watching the baby chicks! Not only was the setting beautiful, but the hosts were so kind. Thanks to their great recommendations, we ate some of the best meals of our life and I discovered my new favorite pasta dish - cacio e pepe! Its basically a grown up version of macaroni and cheese. SO GOOD. We brought back some pasta and I've created it a few times since being home. Obviously not nearly as good, but it does the job!
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Snow day!

The best thing about Fridays (other than it being Friday) is that I work from home. I absolutely love work-from-home Fridays for an abundance of reasons, but the main one is having time for a walk in Central Park before work begins. Today I woke up with the surprise of snow and couldn't get ready fast enough to get outside. I know I'll probably complain about the snow later on this winter, but there's nothing like the first real snow of the season. It doesn't hurt that Central Park is gorgeous regardless, but the addition of snow made this morning one of my favorites.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Afternoon Tea.

Easily one of my favorite New York activities is getting afternoon tea at Bergdorf Goodman. Last year we decided to make it a Christmas tradition and I've also had a chance to go with a few girlfriends in between. Something about it makes you feel so fancy, and it's an extra perk when your whisper chairs overlook Central Park. Next up, trying to figure out how to afford all the fabulous clothes they sell ;)
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Our 2014 Christmas Pictures!

Every year we look forward to Christmas Picture Day with my sister and her little family. Before I met Aaron I would take pictures of them for their Christmas card and once he came along we joined in on the fun, too. Sometimes I feel a bit ridiculous sending a card out with just our faces on it but I know when I look back at this time in our lives I'll be glad to have our first few Christmases documented when it was just the two of us. Thanks to Sam for taking these!
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You can see 2011, 2012, and 2013 pictures here.