December 1st 2015:
Today we put up our Christmas tree.
I feel like the best part of putting up the Christmas tree is all the (very important) festivity that happens with it.
I always put a Christmas movie on (this time it was Love Actually) and light a Christmas candle – you have to buy the limited edition Night Before Christmas, by Glasshouse if you haven’t already. I also baked some cinnamon sugar butter cookies to snack on whilst we decorated.
Unfortunately the final outcome was a rather dusty, half squashed, dying tree with way too much glittery decor and tinsel but nevertheless it definitely put me in the Christmas mood.
In just under two weeks I’m embarking on a trip to New York City.
Myself and a very close friend are off to New York in the new year to delve into a world of exquisite style, delicious food and high fashion.
Coming from a warm climate (by warm I mean Sydney is swelteringly hot at the moment) my first thought was about what I was going to wear in a New York winter.
NOTE: Last time I went to NYC I was that classic tourist in a puffy Katmandu jacket, wearing twenty pairs of leggings, socks with sandals, and a 20 kg camera, trying to trek across Times Square. So, to save myself from looking like a gobstopper in 50 layers of clothing again I’ve invested in a stylish figure-hugging winter coat and boots. ASOS has been brilliant for helping me find stylish winter clothes, because all Sydney hosts at the moment are crop tops, shorts and thongs.
I’ve also got a pretty comprehensive list of what I want to do: I want to have cream cheese bagels and chai latte’s (once a day minimum) from Starbucks, I want to wander through Saks Fifth Avenue and pretend I can afford something, I want to explore Soho and order Shake Shack, I want to get lost in Central Park, I want to go for a degustation at the Plaza (if I’m honest this was inspired by Bride Wars) and I HAVE to go to little Italy for pizza, pasta and some more pizza.
Might be a little too much to squeeze in, but the anticipation of it all is exciting enough.