I had planned on signing off for the season last week, but after this weekend I couldn’t resist the temptation of just one more post. Living in Western New York I have had the opportunity to visit New York City several times throughout the years, but I’ve never made it there late in the year and have always wanted to see the city during the holidays. A friend of mine invited me along for her annual Thanksgiving weekend trip and this year I decided to take her up on the offer. We arrived in NYC around 2:30 Friday afternoon and while I was looking forward to the start of the holiday season, with temps in the high 60’s and the sun shining my late November walk along the Brooklyn Bridge felt more like a walk on an early spring or fall day. To be able to just stand on the bridge without a jacket and watch the sun set behind The Statue of Liberty was priceless though.
I really did feel like I had the best of both worlds with great warmer temps and fall colors on Friday & Saturday, and much cooler temps on Sunday. In the span of just one hour on Saturday afternoon I enjoyed a walk through Central Park where many of the leaves are still on the trees and full of beautiful color, only to head over to Rockefeller Center where the giant tree is ready to be lit this week, the holiday decorations are out in full swing and people are already out skating on the ice rink. A Sunday stroll through Bryant Park gave me so much inspiration for Pumpkins & Spice next year. Whether it was the little booth called “Seasonal Illuminations” where I picked up the cutest apple & cinnamon candle, the hot apple cider stand or the hand crafted fall décor I saw it seemed like everywhere I turned I was in my own little version of fall heaven.
Check back Labor Day weekend 2016, big changes coming to this site. It’s going to be great! With those thoughts, now I am really signing off for 2015. Happy Holidays to all!
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