Cue the Macy’s Thanksgiving day floats, and strike up the band. The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you plan on visiting New York City, you may be searching for some fab places and spaces to make your holiday season a bit more festive. While I love escaping the busy city, I’ll admit that I’ve had a blast during our rare holidays spent in NYC. The city comes alive in the fall, and the leaves in Central Park turn every color of the rainbow. The chill in the air is just right, and as much as I’d rather be on a beach, it really is beautiful here. As the holidays approach, the tree is lit in Rockefeller Center, and the city turns into one, glimmering disco ball, as twinkling holiday lights line the street. It really is a site to see. So, if you plan on sipping your pumpkin spiced lattes, here are my holiday sightseeing recommendations for you (make sure to wear your walking boots and your coziest coat). I’ve included traditional touristy spots, as well as some of my favorite non-touristy favorites for you to peruse.
Halloween. You like it or you don’t. Generally I’m not a fan, however for a good cause, and the right friends, I’ll slip into a costume for a night of spook-tacular chaos. Just watching people in their crazy costumes is worth the laugh.
Pumpkin spiced latte season is just around the corner. Are you skipping to Starbucks yet? Well, I’m absolutely not. One thing you may or may not know about me, is that I absolutely despise the cold weather. I’m not a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes, I miss the green leaves once they change color, and flutter to the ground, and I hate sweater season. Bah humbug. Oh wait…wrong season, right?
With the Labor Day holiday weekend fast approaching, you’re looking for that must-have beach accessory, aren’t you? Unicorns are all the rage these days, so why not draw extreme attention to your beach bod for the last time this summer with one, giant unicorn inflatable raft? You are already imagining unicorns leaping across rainbows in the sky aren’t you? Is the sky also raining champagne, in celebration of the last summer weekend as well? I thought so.
Hang those streamers, add rainbow sprinkles to the doughnuts, pop the bubbly, and don’t forget your crystal tiara! You bet your fancy booty, I’ll be wearing mine today! It looks like we’ve got one serious celebration on the horizon.
If you had one wish on a cake, with a million twinkling candles, what would it be? An endless spin around the universe? An epic journey across the globe? A new job? A growing family? A shiny new home? There are too many things. How do you focus on just one aspect in your life?
“Hi…I’ll have a margarita, on the rocks with salt. Oh, and the guac sounds delish. Put that on my tab too!” Vacation food really does have me at hello, but how on earth do you keep a bikini bod, while splurging on vacay? I’m no expert, but today, I’m sharing my own summer vacation fitness routine, while traveling.
Take a deep breath, a step, and a jump. Wait…scratch that. Just take one giant leap of faith! Expect the unexpected. The chips will fall where they may, but trust that everything will turn out ok! How comfortable are you with these thoughts? These aren’t quite the words that I’ve ever believed before. In fact, I’ve always felt the opposite. You see, my whole life, I’ve been a “planner.” I need to know that I can control what happens in my future, and if I can’t entirely control it, I give it everything I’ve got, in order to try.
What sizzles in the summer, when the city heat is hard to beat? Cool, breezy, rooftop nights, am I right? If you’re a city dweller, like myself, backyard bbqs really don’t exist…since the majority of us don’t have backyards (with the exception of Central Park, which is obviously shared). If you’re not darting off to the Hamptons, or jet setting, on summer vaca, you’re probably lounging on a city rooftop during for your summer evening soiree.
Do you ever spend a whole day breaking rules? I mean your own rules. I tend to be a creature of habit, ordering the same lunch, same coffee; I run around the city with the same daily schedule, and my life can feel a bit like the movie, Groundhog Day. #Snooze. I do appreciate the daily grind, but it can also feel a bit stale from time to time.