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Last December, Adam and I went to New York for Christmas. You know that quote that goes around Pinterest, that says “expectations are disappointments in the making”, or something similar, and for me, that can definitely be true sometimes. I build up a picture in my mind of how things are going to be. And with New York, it’s somewhere that I’ve wanted to go ever since I watched my first episode of Friends 18 years ago. Add to that stories of other people who have been, and blogs from people who live there, and instagram… My expectations were sky high. Fortunately for me, this holiday did not disappoint. it was every bit as perfect and magical as I could have ever hoped it would be. Adam and I have been fortunate enough to travel to a lot of places (I think we’re around the 30 country mark now) and we have seen and done some amazing, once-in-a-lifetime type things. But this was the best holiday I have ever had.

We walked the Brooklyn Bridge, saw the statue of liberty, visited the 911 memorial, did a walking tour to see the Friends apartments. We stopped at the Lotte hotel, and it was like the set of a Christmas film. We went to see the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, and I absolutely loved it, especially the nativity at the end. We did a little shopping. We walked up to Levain bakery and the cookies were just as good as I’d imagined. We stopped for lunch one day in the most stereotypically New York little sandwich shop. We walked around Central Park on Christmas Day and then had a burger and fries as our Christmas dinner. It was perfect. I didn’t take anywhere near as many photos as I would have liked, and most of what I did take were on my phone. But isn’t that just how it is sometimes? I already can’t wait to go back one day!

Some iphone photos below:

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Lotte Christmas Tree

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