Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Central Park and Such

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve!  It's so hard to believe this was October, the weather was so beautiful that day.  My mum and I went into the city for a day trip.  We spent the afternoon strolling through Central Park and enjoying the unseasonably warm day.  We packed food and had our lunch sitting on a bunch in front of a gorgeous little pond.  People were out walking their various sized dogs, jogging, playing with their kids.

The past several times I had gone to New York, it was in December and rather cold.  Now there's a certain magical aspect that comes with winter in New York.  All the Christmas decorations are out, there's the tree in Rockefeller Center, the ice skating, the amazing displays in shop windows, going to Magnolia Bakery and ordering a hot chocolate with a scrumptious cupcake...

Outfit Details:
vintage dress, vintage coat, vintage handbag, shoes, belt {thrifted}
vintage jewelry {paternal grandmother}

It's also very lovely to be in the city when it's warm out, which I got to experience this past visit.  I visited Central Park once a few years ago with my brother after he graduated from NYU Med school.  He showed us Strawberry Fields and a few other areas in the park.  This time I really got to explore the park more.  I again went to Strawberry Fields but I also go to see the Boat House and the Alice in Wonderland statue.  We walked all along the park for hours just enjoying the sunshine and warmth.  It was a lovely day.

Have you ever been to Central Park or New York City?  What is your favourite thing to do there?

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  1. I tried to comment on this the other day, but my phone doesn't like to let me comment on blogs.
    Anyway, I absolutely love the colors in your dress! It's so beautiful! I wish we lived close so I could come over and raid your closet; you have some of the best vintage or vintage-looking dresses I've ever seen, and I have a yellow rose-print vintage dress that I think would look fantastic on you.

    1. I know! I'm so bummed we live across the country from each other. It's not fair when we have so much in common like Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, vintage clothing, etc. If only we lived closer, I'd definitely share the love and we could raid each others closets. That yellow flower dress sounds pretty. I'm truly ready for spring and back to wearing lightweight dresses. I've been living in jeans lately. Thankfully I have a huge amount of outfit posts that have gathered up.