If you are on the East Coast you are probably snowed in today. We’ve been experiencing some fridigit temps for the past few weeks on the East Coast. Our friends in the South have also had unseasonably cold temperatures. It’s like 44 degrees in Miami at night! Why?!
The unfair temperatures have forced me to hibernate more and find indoor activities to partake in instead of having to brave the cold.
I can’t always escape the cold temps, as much as I would like to, and that means I have to dress to conquer the weather. We are currently under a storm watch and there is a “Bomb Cyclone” advisory on today. A what? A Bomb Cyclone. It sounds freaking scary and I’ve never heard anything of the like before. It feels like a typical snowstorm only wish more winds.
We stayed in and are binge watching Black Mirror. We had to go out to shovel our walk so I decided to throw on a little lip and put on my favorite sunglasses for fun.
Despite the shenanigans, we did shovel our walk and cleared some of the snow from our car.
The streets are near barren.
Few commuters are on the road and little to no foot traffic leaves for quiet streets.
I am learning to embrace the elements I once disliked, like the Atlantic Ocean and the cold weather. Enjoy the time that you are in and the space that you occupy.
Protect your head, feet and ya neck! (Brooklyn Talk)
Cold but happy.
Coat, Hat and Sweater (Old Navy)
Boots (Burlington Coat Factory)
Lip (CoverGirl Outlast)
Pictures: John Ricard
Often times we are making plans and booking flights in order to flee the city for summer but there is really no better place than NYC during the summer. There are so many sights that you can actually soak in and appreciate without the whip of cold wind slashing across your face (I exaggerate but try walking down 34th Street in the Winter in order to look at the Macy’s window. It’s not fun because it’s cold!)
There are tons of parks and attractions that can be enjoyed (preferably during the week because the weekends can get crowded) . Let’s take a look at some of my favorite places to visit during the summer:
Coney Island has been a must-see attraction in Brooklyn for years but this isn’t your mom’s Coney Island. They have upgraded with new rides and an awesome art wall area and visiting food trucks. The art walls are a great backdrop for pictures with friends or an awesome selfie.
I loved this 3D art wall.
The Wonder Wheel! Take a ride on it before you leave Coney Island.
Take a minute to frolic on one of the many beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Coney Island’s beach is busy but has great energy.
Find a Farmer’s Market on a Saturday Morning and buy fresh flowers. The Union Square Farmer’s Market is a great place for selection and fantastic prices.
Any day is a great day to sit on the lawn at Bryant Park. The kids will enjoy this park as much as parents. The grass is beautifully maintained and there are cute little food shops all around. Don’t leave without riding the carousel. You’ll feel like you have been transported to France.
Hop over to 34th street for shopping, strolling past Macy’s and then on to the wonderful view of the Empire State building. Visit the observation deck for one of the best views of the city.
Come back to Brooklyn to feel a bit more of France. Visit the Civil War monument that is in the middle of Grand Army Plaza. There is a cute park with a cool fountain very close to the arch. Great for sitting and cooling off before a visit to the library or Park Slope.
Where do you love to visit when in NYC for the Summer? Share Below!
We were expecting the mother of all blizzards, instead it was just a regular snow day in New York City. I am relieved because I am not prepared nor do I want to be bothered by the catastrophe that Juno, nickname for said blizzard, would have caused. The white powdery stuff is no friend of mine but is a beloved member of Winter for my 10-year-old. She loves laying in it, rolling around in it, making snow angels…you get the picture. I want no parts of it. The sand is more of a great friend of mine.
Our Snow Day Favorites:
The morning started off with a cup of coffee from my new favorite mug. Picked it up on the after Christmas sale from Target.
The calm of a quiet snow day.
The digging out of the cars as yet to begin.
The cold weather calls for layers and this sweater from Old Navy is perfect for layering.
…and yes I am wearing kid’s snow boots. My daughter outgrew them but they fit me perfectly fine.
The warmest trapper hat .
She insisted on tasting the snow but I cautioned her against the yellow kind.
How did you spend your snow day?