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It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to spend the night in New York City – in fact, it’s been months. For the most part, I’ve either been traveling around the United States, or in Europe. Last night, however, I was lucky enough to have a room in midtown as a stopping point between Connecticut and my flight this morning to Puerto Rico.

Yesterday morning, it was snowing when I woke up and that made the whole experience of commuting into the city feel like even more of an adventure to me. I don’t know why, but I totally turn into a little kid when it snows, and the fact that we were taking a train, from CT into Grand Central, made me even more excited. When the train pulled into the station, I felt like I was boarding the Polar Express!

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Christmas in the City is one of my favorite times of year – I love all the over-the-top decor, contrasted by these huge skyscrapers. City parks are transformed into skating rinks, holiday vendors set up shop, and stores compete to have the most elaborately decorated windows. It’s impossible to not notice the presence of Christmas in NYC.

I took the photo of the Christmas Tree below by the ice rink in Bryant Park. 

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This was my second year visiting the macaron vendor in Bryant Park’s holiday shops. Rose, Pistachio, Red Velvet, and Coconut are just a few of the delicious macarons that they offer. Yum!

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