Merry Christmas to ALL from New York City!
What a wide ranging Christmas this year has turned out to be. Thank goodness for technology or I might not have realized how our time was spent. Through camera phones, FaceTime (rest in peace, Steve Jobs) via iPhone, and Skype, we were able to spend a short time with our family although we are hundreds of miles apart. It somehow made our holiday away from family bearable.
Rockzilla got in the spirit earlier than we did this year. Santa dropped off this cute coat to keep my little elf warm. His enthusiasm helped prepare us for the holiday.
As we headed out to do some Christmas shopping, we ran into Teresa Giudice from The Housewives of New Jersey near Times Square. If you're not familiar with this woman, she's known to be quite the table flipper with a fiery, Italian temper. She was "gracious" enough to take a couple seconds out of her day for My Hero to grab a quick shot.
During one of our shopping adventures, I managed to find this coveted plaid skirt at one of New York's finest thrift stores to wear to my office holiday party. I felt like I walked out of Tommy Hilfiger ad, pictured here with my dear friend, Nicole.
Instead of spending time with family to open gifts this year, packages arrived via mail. My Hero and I felt like 5 year olds when we received the packages. It's so exciting to get surprises delivered in the mail!
Sunshine surprised me with this cute Pantone coffee mug and much needed Bed Bath & Beyond coupons. My morning cup-o-joe tastes WAY better now.
Thoughts of Sunshine inspired me to whip up a batch of her delicious smores cookies in my New York easy-bake oven. My co-workers indulged and they were gone in less than 1 hour of being unveiled.
Christmas Eve arrived and My Hero left for work. Ugh. This girl found refuge in a little retail therapy in SoHo. I hadn't intended to purchase anything, but I found this fabulous Cavalli dress in a thrift store for a mere $48!!! I was sure Santa meant for this to be in my stocking.
My Hero and I headed into midtown Christmas Day to enjoy the sites which we haven't had a chance to see this year. The tree was there, the skating rink was there, the big balls were there. Tourists were there. We were too! Merry Christmas, New York!
MWAH to all and to all a good night!