Friday, December 30, 2011

A Brooklyn Christmas - Part Two

I hope all of you are enjoying your New Year's holiday! I've decided to start 2012 with some good old work around the house. I know it probably doesn't sound like much fun, but I think there's nothing better than freshly painted walls and new curtains to make a fresh start in the new year. And as it happens, I actually enjoy painting, seeing how color can completely transform a space.

Anyhow, to continue my New York saga, Christmas day itself included a trip into Manhattan. First up, lunch at one of New York's famous delis, where meals begin with a plate of pickles and cole slaw, and end with a shot of chocolate soda... yumm!


The bright green pickles were my favorite, they had a milder, garlic flavor.

Too bad my mile-high pastrami sandwhich didn't last long enough to snap a picture, but take my word for it, it was divine! (As were the potato cakes and apple sauce). Once fortified, we continued our trek through the city to find a bit of ice skating, along the way snapping pics of well known landmarks.


The Empire State Building (my personal favorite), Grand Central Station
and Rockefeller Center. 


As you can see, Rockefeller was jam packed like sardines in a can, so we decided to check out the rink in Central Park. It was also busy, but a much prettier setting nestled amongst trees and greenery with the New York skyline all around.


Ice skating in Central Park.


And of course, the views at night were breathtaking...


Central Park at dusk.


And then it was back to Brooklyn for another big meal, our vacations always seem to revolve around food!


Roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, green beans with toasted pinenuts,
raspberry jell-o salad and limpa bread.


And here's a shot of all of us chowing down... all of use except dad who is almost
always the one behind the camera.

I just have one more post I want to share from this trip. I think the High Line and the Garment District warrant their own space, both of them being such amazing and inspiring places. And, to take advantage of this long weekend off from work, I'm also busy sewing up some softie kits I bought on Spoonflower last month... look for that soon!



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