It's been a few years since I truly experienced a full on winter. I mean sure I've visited Sweden for a week or two during the winter, but it's been temporary and not "real" somehow. Now that we live in NYC it feels a lot more real haha. Hopefully that makes sense some how. For the past week it has started to snow, not too much, but enough to cover the ground and trees. The snow doesn't last too long, as it's not cold enough. Although it sure feels cold lol.

This was the first official day of snow in NYC. It was so pretty! 💙

This is also Merlin's first official winter, and he seems to be enjoying it. He is after all born and raised in SoCal.

It looked magical at night too.

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When we had my best friend visiting this past weekend we decided to take them to Top of The Rock, or as it's also called the observatory on top of the Rockefeller Center. This was my first time up there and it was magical. I've been to One World (the new world trade center building) before and while it also had a great 360 view, you couldn't go outside at all. At Top of The Rock you're outside the whole time and that just gives you a totally different experience. It was around $34/pp, which is basically the same as One World.

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Our first year together we got a real Christmas tree (this was in Los Angeles). Our second year we didn't get a tree since we were flying out to New York for the holidays. But this year we decided to invest in a artificial tree and got a really good deal on the Black Friday Sale. We got this baby, a 7'5 foot spruce tree.

A quick photo of the tree before any decorations were added.

And here when it was all done. It looks really good in person for being a "fake tree".

Our colors are gold, red and glitter. I got some new ornaments this year too, like the gold letters for all three of us. M for Merlin, A and V for our names. I love how subtle they are.

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This past weekend went by so quick?! I had my best friend Stina visiting with her fiancé, and we spent some much needed quality time together. Last time we saw each other was over a year (!), and that is just NOT okay. But sometimes life, work and other things get in the way, and before you know it a whole year has passed. But we promised each other to not let it go that long between visits. Well it definitely won't happen now, because in June they get married and we will be there! ❤

Best friends, but more like sisters really. Love this one to bits!

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Spent a few hours walking around in Central Park with S. I love long walks, and they're especially nice with a hot coffee and some good girl talk.

My cute company for the walk.

Look at this gorgeous view and weather.

Before cuddling up inside, I made a little pitstop at our yummy doughnut shop called "Dough".

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On Wednesday after lunch we packed our bags and took the train out to Ridgewood and Anton's parents. Every year his mom makes the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner spread, and this year was no different. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, brussels sprouts, greens beens and so on. Plus four (!) different pies for desert!

We were so luck with the weather these two days we spent in Ridgewood, so squeezed in some long walks and visits to the local dog park with Merlin. It really is so nice to get out of the city and spend a few days in the suburbs.

The whole fam bam ready on the go!

When we got there on Wednesday we mostly hung out and had a few drinks. Merlin got lots of love from everyone.

The next day, Thanksgiving Eve, we woke up and took a long walk in the beautiful weather.

Ridgewood is such a pretty town, especially with all the fall colors and leaves.

Then it was time to prep for the big dinner. But of course also have drinks to help us along ;)

We took a break and have a cozy moment on the stairs while dinner was being finalized.

Table set!

For first course was soup. Extra special that the clams were caught this summer when we had the family reunion at the shore.

Some of the Thanksgiving spread and dishes - yum!!

Look at this plate!?! ❤

And for desert we had 4 different pies.

Today, Friday, we took a last long walk and headed home back to Brooklyn.

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Today is already November 21st?! It's crazy how fast time goes by as soon as November arrives. Tomorrow is our 5 months wedding anniversary (!) and the day after that is Thanksgiving. So lots to celebrate and be thankful for this week.

For our second year in a row now we are going to spend Thanksgiving with Anton's family in Ridgewood, NJ. His mom makes the most amazing food buffet every year. Last year we flew up from Los Angeles for Thanksgiving but this year we're lucky enough to just take the train there. The many perks of living in New York City now.

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For the past 6 years I've lived in Los Angeles and the lack of seasons. While it does get chilly in LA, it never drops negative or below 0 degrees. So my winter wardrobe is definitely outdated and VERY limited. So a few days ago I decided to shop a new winter coat.

I went to Macy's and started trying different models and designs. But as you can tell I had a certain style in mind. Longer coat down to my knees and with a faux fur collar/hood.

The winner coat ended up being this one. Dark green Michael Kors jacket, with a green faux fur collar and a belt. I think it will keep me warm this winter and I really like the look of it!

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Fall has definitely arrived in NYC and with the most beautiful fall colors. I was out and about a lot this weekend, and took some photos. Absolutely in love with the first one and the changing colors from green to red.🍁

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Wow, it's been a hot minute since I wrote a little blog post here. Life has just been a bit busy lately. I do enjoy writing a little something to remember what we've done or seen. So the most recent was Halloween this past weekend. It's always a huge celebration in the states and EVERYONE dresses up.


This year we decided to go as Cruella Deville and her Dalmatian. And I know, dressing my husband as a dog lol 😂, but it was actually his idea initially. I liked our theme and even made our doggie a matching Dalmatian costume.

With our friends, the Day of the Dead couple and the sexy bunny!

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