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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019


Can you believe it is 2019! I really don't know where the year went. It has been a very busy one for me, and I am looking forward to 2019 in every way. I hope that you all have the best year filled with lots of love, good health, success and happiness. I have come to realize we all have the power to make our life what we want it to be, we just need to believe. I look forward to showing you more of my favorite city in the world, there is still so much more to see. We will be doing more hotel reviews in a different template that I hope will be easier for you. I am thrilled that you visit here, and remember, if you ever have any questions about NYC, feel free to email me. If you have never visited, maybe this needs to be on your bucket list for 2019! 

Cheers to a fabulous 2019!! 


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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

I thought for Christmas Day we would look at some of the lovely trees found throughout the city. This one is from the Park Central Hotel, where I used to say when attending the US Open. I may do an overnight next year to see if it is still a good spot to stay.  
Across from the Park Central is the Wellington Hotel. This hotel would not be on my list to stay, but I wanted to pop in the lobby to see their tree. This is always a fun thing to do when visiting during the holiday season.  
The lobby was quite lovely, huge chandelier was pretty impressive. This is a very old hotel, built in 1902, which was a reason why I wanted to pop in the lobby.  
Very pretty indeed, they sure do have the holiday spirit!  
This shot was from the tree in the Quinn Central Park by Hilton Club. There will be another review from this hotel, which was just purchased by Hilton but will stay a hotel. The hotel will be part co-ops with Hilton Club mixed with regular hotel rooms.  
Gorgeous tree located at 6th Avenue  
The tree in front of the Hilton Hotel on 6th Avenue  
The famous black and white cookies become red and white for the holidays  
Just a lovely tree on West 57th street decorated with succulents!  
A very beautiful tree found on the Upper West Side 

I hope that you and your family have a most glorious Christmas Day. Thank you so much for visiting the blog as it is much appreciated! New York City is truly a magical place, especially during the holiday season. 


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Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Eve

I cannot believe it is Christmas Eve! Where did the year go? 

A little about what has been going on with me this year. So I was assigned a special project at work, which has taken many of my free hours. I am very happy to be on the project, and it has gone well, but has not left much time for blogging. These posts take a while to compose, I need to find an easier way to get them up quicker! I plan to keep up the blog for 2019 and beyond, but probably not posting every day. I do post regularly on Instagram so be sure you are following me there, and on the blog Facebook page. There is still so much to show you in New York City and I am thrilled that you visit here and enjoy the features! 

On to some holiday photos, shall we :  
While in the city for my birthday in December, I stopped by Tisserie, next to the Park Central Hotel. A great spot for coffee and a pastry, or a quiche as I had below. I enjoyed a pumpkin latte which was to die for as well!  

Ornament shopping in the city is always fun, loved these Buddha designs  
Chestnuts roasting on the streets of NYC! My Mom loved making these during the holidays, and those you find in the city are pretty amazing. Look at the size of those !  
A wonderful gingerbread display in Williams Sonoma in Shops at Columbus Circle blew me away. It was of NYC of course, and Columbus Circle.  
Grom is my favorite gelato spot, even in the winter and for the holidays they had the flavor of Panettone, which tasted EXACT! So darn good.  
I stopped by the Holiday Shops at Columbus Circle, which had adorable baked items and free hot chocolate by Citi, which is always welcome during this time of year!  

Our favorite bakery, Breads, does their to die for Babka in pie form for the holidays. The smell alone puts a smile on your face. The MUST try in the city if you have never had for 2019!  
The lovely stars in the Shops at Columbus Circle always make me smile. I love the colors how they change, and it's gorgeous to see at night as well. 

I hope you and your family have a most wonderful Christmas Eve. 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Union Square Holiday Market A Must Stop


I had not been to the Union Square Holiday Market in quite some time. I was able to stop by on a Sunday, when it wasn't quite too crowded, to see what they had to offer. These markets are really nice because many items are made right in New York City, and are very unique. I am a big unique gift giver, I hate giving the same thing everyone else is receiving. 

You will find a large variety of items here, for men/women/children. 

I loved how they had different sections based on where the products were made 
I LOVED this booth, everything had such great color! 




I found this seller last year on Christmas Day, and purchased one of the bags. I love it because it is so colorful and has many pockets to hold things, great for travel. 

The round one was new from last year, so darn adorable! 




Love the bags from Pamela Barsky! 

This was another cool shop, very unique items for purchase. 





Citi had some great features at the market, like this lounge, for enjoying a bite to eat 

I had a yummy empanada with chicken and coconut, it was really tasty! 
Citi also had an area for charging your phone and giving out free hot chocolate. 

The hot chocolate was delish and it was a nice touch from Citi 
I love seeing charging stations 
 
This was another real fave of mine, I had to be really good not to purchase anything! It was very difficult!  

I loved these lights! So darn fabulous! 



Lucid New York had their fabulous snowflake necklaces and some new bracelets below which I thought were very nice. 


United Chocolate Works makes chocolate items that do not look like chocolate at all! 





Decisions are hard to make at this market! 

The amazing No Chewing Allowed was here, their truffles are just magical! 



I LOVED this display of ties! Very clever indeed! 

2018 Holiday Market | November 15th – December 24th
11:00AM to 8:00PM Monday through Friday
10:00AM to 8:00PM on Saturdays
11:00AM to 7:00PM on Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and at 4pm on Christmas Eve

You can check out the Vendor Page to see some of these vendors websites, many of them do sell their items online that can be shipped.



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