Saturday, January 4, 2014

First storm of the year

2014 has welcomed the NorthEast with several inches of snow. Living in NYC, it's rare that the public schools get closed so I was extremely surprised that it was closed this Friday. It also gave me a reason to work at home, I refuse to go out in the snow when I can stay home and be cozy - that might be a sign that I'm getting old.

It was freezing the past 2 days and it's not going to get any warmer. Monday is going to be ugly with some rain and Tuesday is going to be freezing again. I don't mind ugly weather, but I mind when I have to carry my work laptop around - can anyone relate?

After coming back from a small vacation, I really miss being lazy and just doing whatever I like at my own pace. I can't wait for my next vacation which I think will be planned way ahead of time this year.

Express Striped Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt (current season here, similar here), Uniqlo Women Ultra Stretch Jeans, Frye Jillian Oxford Shoes, Express Cubic Zirconia Bow Necklace (similar here and here), Brandless Belt (similar here and here)


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Being home for 2014

The last couple of remaining days of 2013, JDL and I decided to spend it together but not in NYC. There were so many places up in the air for us to go to but in the end, we chose to go back to Pennsylvania. We spent 2 days in the city and 2 days in the Amish countryside at a bed and breakfast.

This small getaway was for us to unwind and relax before facing 2014. We took it nice and slow to try and enjoy each other's company. We revisited old place and found new places we like, nothing better than spending time with the person you love.

For New Year's Eve, we stayed at Candlelight Inn in Ronks, Pennsylvania. A beautiful house owned and ran by a sweet middle-age couple. The rooms were beautiful, especially when you have your own private jacuzzi. A place I would definitely recommend and most definitely come back if given the opportunity.

As for 2014, I'm thankful that 2013 was actually better than I thought. I hope 2014 would be just as great or even better. I already know 2014 is going to be a tough year but you can always find something great in something that's bad. Happy New Year everyone!

112 S 13 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Oyster House
1516 Samson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Yummy Yummy
52 N 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Swiss Haus Bakery
35 S 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Candlelight Inn Bed & Breakfast
2574 Lincoln Highway E
Ronks, PA 17572

Kitchen Kettle Village
3259 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534