Christmas in New York
I walked to work in the first snow flurries of the season this morning–and I didn’t even mind that much (mostly because I knew it wasn’t going to stick around). This weekend was COLD but I was happy to go into Manhattan and see the tree at Rockefeller Center and the shop windows on Fifth Avenue all decorated for the holidays. I know it’s been said before, but there really is something special about Christmas in New York.
For our foray into the city, I decided to winterize one of my favorite summer dresses by adding tights, boots, a scarf, and a blazer. I usually go for a cardigan or a long-sleeved shirt underneath, but I opted for a little more sophistication with the blazer.
In case you’re wondering, I was wearing a coat over this! Maybe this is why I can’t quite kick my cold…
My friends who were visiting were worried that walking around midtown and Times Square was “too touristy,” but I still have moments all the time when I can’t believe that I actually live here–all the time, in fact. We went to see the New York Philharmonic Thursday night and I experienced that moment particularly while standing in front of the fountain outside Lincoln Center, totally enthralled by the lights and the sounds and the movement of the city. I don’t want to take any of it for granted!
On Sunday, Joe and I decorated our little tree and listened to the Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. Now I feel ready to finally tackle my Christmas shopping!
What are you doing to get in the holiday spirit?