New York Christmas

New York was snowy, then it was sunny and warm, then it was steamy with rain.  And then it was freezing and clear.

I don’t care. Whatever the weather, it couldn’t be better. I’m here with my children. 

The best sights? There were so many….

Tree at the Public Library
Tree at the Public Library

The gazillion gorgeous Christmas trees.

The foyer of the New York Public Library.

Kids fighting the tree home
Kids fighting the tree home

Watching the kids goof around.


Mathilda the cat at the Algonquin.

Door detail, J. Loomis, Institute of Classical ArchitectureThe end of semester opening at the Institute of Classical Architecture on 40th St.

Rockefeller Center

The Bethesda Fountain at Central Park, to the tune of Christmas Carols.

Hot chocolate while freezing at Bryant Park on Christmas night


The best tastes?

Hands-down, every single dish we tasted at my friend Andy Ricker’s restaurant, Pok Pok.

A Cuban sandwich in midtown.

Laura’s Christmas coffee cake

Empanadas in Queens.

A snowball from Empire Bakery.

Fiona with berry bubble tea
Fiona with berry bubble tea

Berry Bubble Tea in Chinatown.


Jalea (Peruvian Fried Fish with Lime Marinated Onions)

Joe’s Hot Chocolate

Foie gras for Christmas

Chocolate Ice Box cake at Adam and Martha’s


The best shops?

Pearl River Mart Inc.

Saks – For Décor


Macy’s – For Sparkle

The Christmas market at Union Square

DSW – For lessons on how to walk in mile-high heels

(We’re not great shoppers….!)

The best feeling?

This one is easy.  Christmas.






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