A Magical Saturday Morning in New York City

snowy new york city - upper east side

barking dog, a neighborhood restaurant in the upper east side, nyc.

Winter finally arrives in NYC as snow falls across the city.

Yesterday morning, New Yorkers woke up to a layer of sparkling white covering the city’s streets: the first snow of 2012 had arrived! When it snows in New York, the city slows down and, as we saw last year, is sometimes even brought to a standstill. Not wanting to miss the magical atmosphere of the city under snow, I bundled up and left the apartment by 8 30 am. Even better, it was still snowing! More

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Coney Island on a Winter’s Day

The “People’s Playground” at its best: Coney Island on a winter’s day

I realize that bitterly cold weather doesn’t usually entice people to make an outing to the beach but I felt the urge to wrap up warm and take a long, contemplative walk somewhere desolate. Having just returned from Europe, I didn’t want to go too far afield, which is how I ended up making a day trip to New York’s Coney Island. More

Skiing in a Winter Wonderland: Avoriaz

View of the mountains and the valley town below from Avoriaz.

Despite the Indian summer days we have been experiencing this week, winter is almost upon us, which means that the snowboarding season is too! In excited anticipation of the slopes, I am sharing these pics of Avoriaz where I spent a week snowboarding in 2008. More