Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Place

The first time I went to New York was with my father when I was in high school.  We stayed at the Waldorf and ate pizza at the top of the World Trade Center.  I liked it.  

The next time I stepped foot in Manhattan was to live there for 4 months in college as an intern with a PR company.  There were 7 of us and indulged in everything NYC had to offer.  I have so many good memories of that time including turning 21.  I left LOVING the city.

Since then I try to get back whenever I can.  My Dad and I like to go there together; I wanted "New York, New York" to be our Father/Daughter dance song at my wedding.  

In addition to going with him, a new tradition started 4 years ago.  A group of four of us go every year at Christmas (well, last year we opted for Fashion Week instead). I can't tell you how much  I love this tradition.  Being with really good friends in a city I love is rejuvenating and just what the doctor ordered this time of year.  New York is one of my happy places.
However, now it is back to work!  I try to take two weeks off at Christmas every year to hang out with Henry and recharge so this week is going to be a doozy.  If I am not back on here I hope the week treats you well and I will be back soon!


COCOCOZY said...

Great tradition!


Shannon said...

Awesome! Would love to see more pics! Any restaurant recommendations in NYC?

Haven and Home said...

So many restaurants!!! The favorites of the group this time around were Beauty & Essex, Catch, Gramercy Tavern and The Dutch.