Annnnnnd I’m back after a short blogging hiatus. Lots and lots has been happening in the past months – nothing news-breaking, but still enough to make me take a little break from my good ‘ol date sessions with my Mac computer. Really, I have started to realize that it is tough to manage it all – social life, work life, exercise, blogging, etc. Talk about becoming an adult, right? Well, enough of that jibber-jabber, let’s move onto what’s more exciting – holiday festivities in the city!
Too early for Christmas festivities? Tough because this city is almost in full swing. Decorations have been adorned on the stores of Fifth Avenue, Starbucks had its holiday drink happy hour, and lights are popping up on every corner. Not to mention all the advertisements on TV and there are so many Christmas movies on Netflix. I would say we started watching the Hallmark Holiday Channel or better yet, ABC Family’s Christmas marathon, but we are sans cable, so that’s for another year.
However, on Sunday we found ourselves in possession (legally aka we purchased) of holiday bowls from Crate & Barrel. I mean, doesn’t it make you smile to think of eating breakfast oats or maybe a dinner salad or soup in this cute bowl?
Sidenote – right before we walked in, we saw Mario Batali! First famous person sighting in New York and I’ve lived here for an entire year! We were actually more obsessed with his adorable dog (I’m thinking labra-doodle?) but then someone noticed the fact that this man was wearing orange Crocks, a very signature Mario look and we put two and two together.
A little successful shopping at LOFT, Trader Joe’s, and a pair of earrings from St. Mark’s, it was time to rest back at the apartment. For anyone starting out at their first apartment (or even college dorm room), you will understand how difficult it is to make the room your own and make it feel just like home. We have finally been able to do that with our thrifty IKEA shopping (props to my roommate Gaia!), the gifting of one comfortable couch, candles, and basic TV channels. Just having the ability to wake up and watch a little bit of the TODAY Show or football on the weekend, it’s perfect.
So, that all being said, there is nothing better than spending your Sunday with Christmas with the Kranks. Tim Allen is just too darn funny and with a chill in the air, the temperature in the 30’s, watching a movie sounded like just the right idea.
How do you like to spend your Sundays? Are you getting ready for the holidays yet?