Christmas in NYC

christmas in nyc

To me, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. New York City is the most wonderful city, and my mother is the most wonderful travel buddy.

Last year, I suggested to my mother that we visit NYC around Christmas – different from our usual summer visits. It was a total game-changer. It truly makes the world around you feel Christmassy. We decided that this was going to be an annual Girls Trip, and so this year we kept the tradition going.

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Sugar and Spiced Plum

The Santa Claus Parade is fast approaching this weekend. In our house, the Parade always marks the the weekend that the Christmas tree goes up. Decorating the tree has always been an exciting time. I have such vivid memories from when I was a kid of my dad lugging the big fake tree upstairs from the basement, followed by boxes and boxes of ornaments. The Christmas music would be on, and my mom would be making me and my sisters hot chocolate (or cookies, or some kick-ass italian meal). Our decorating would commence at full-tilt, and we only stopped when we were ready to light the bad-boy up. Spiced Plum.

This year, we’ve retired a majority of our old ornaments. The collection of “Baby’s First Christmas”, and homemade ornaments have a place in our hearts, but not on the tree. We’ve gone for a more refined look, inspired by Canadian Tire’s new Canvas line of ornaments in the “Spiced Plum” collection.

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Take a peak at some of my favourites!

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