Today Winter Storm Jonas turned New York City into a whole new place. The blizzard gave New Yorkers a true day off and transformed Manhattan into a traffic-free Winter Wonderland. If only every day could be a snow day!
I’ve lived in New York for about six years now and I’ve never seen it the way I saw it during the Jonas blizzard. Instead of being the fast and busy place it always is, New York became relaxed and whimsical as the snowstorm blasted over Manhattan. With no non emergency vehicles allowed on the roads, everyone who was out on the empty streets of the city was there to play. Since there was no traffic, you could even walk and make snow angels in the middle of the street.
As I walked through the snowy city, I saw people making snowmen in Times Square, cross country skiing through the streets and enjoying the bliss of having nowhere they needed to be. If there’s anything I learned from this monumental blizzard it’s that New Yorkers need more snow days (we got around two feet of snow today) and that everyone needs a good North Face jacket. I’ve had mine for 10 years and it’s still going strong.
Lately, my obsession with ClassPass has resulted in a significant wardrobe change. I’ve become obsessed with looks that can go from studio to street which means lots of fab brightly colored yoga pants.
I think I’m really starting to understand the appeal of basically living in workout gear. I often find myself wearing it to places like the movies or a casual dinner even if I don’t have a workout class after. Here I am going from barre to brunch in my Cory Vines Lane Print Leggings. Life is good!
I’ve been BFFs with my friend Marie since the 1st grade. Over the weekend she took a spontaneous trip to New York and we met up for coffee Sunday morning in Bryant Park.
While I rarely get homesick for my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, there are certain people that I miss with all my heart. Luckily, I’ll be in Wilmington next weekend and will get to see Marie all over again. Thank goodness for best friends and summer!
Before going home for the holidays, my Mom came up to New York and we spent the day shopping at the Winter Village in Bryant Park. It’s one of the best places in NYC to find some of the most unique gifts during the holidays all made by local artisans. I particularly love the jewelry. Many of the pieces are completely handmade and one of a kind. In between holiday shopping, my Mom and I also took selfies of our reflections in the Christmas ornaments on the larger than life Christmas tree.
Holiday selfie take 2
Frozen time necklace by Vivi Sun made out of old watch parts
More fab frozen time necklaces by Vivi Sun
Bracelets made from repurposed Chanel buttons by Studio Manhattan Vintage – I’m in love!
Love, Love, LOVE!
More repurposed Chanel jewelry by Studio Manhattan Vintage