January 27, 2015

A few completely random pictures from my time in New York City and Long Island. I had so much fun despite being sick — I mean, when you have cupcakes, bagels, family, a kitty, a roaring fire, and your favorite bar, how can you not be happy?

A trip to NYC would not be  complete without these cupcakes.


So much beautiful snow started falling the second I got off the plane. I was in heaven.


I got to have a beer at my favorite bar.


And go to a hockey game. Hockey is so much fun to watch!


The islanders won!


Yes, those are homemade nutella stuffed, brown butter sea salt chocolate chip cookies.


I had tea with my wonderful neighbors.


And cuddled with my cat.

New-York-the-two-year-honeymoon9 New-York-the-two-year-honeymoon10Bagels. The best ones are in New York.


I got to have dinner with a dear friend. Nothing beats friendship and pasta.


And there’s nothing like my dad’s homemade baked clams.


One more of my crazy kitty!


What are your favorite things to do when you visit home and your family?

14 responses to “new york, as seen through my iphone”

  1. Melanie says:

    I love that they kept all of the Christmas decorations up for you! I love all of these pictures– it’s just the best being back with family!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • carolann says:

      Family is the best! It was so special that they kept up all of the decorations, too. There’s nothing like Christmas in NY!

  2. Polly says:

    Aww I love this post! There’s nothing quite like a trip home is there? When I’m back in England, I like to do all of the things that it’s impossible to do in Doha – like go for long walks in the countryside, spend an inordinate amount of money in my favourite shops and restaurants, and slob out in front of my favourite (terrible!) British TV shows 🙂

    Polly xx

  3. carolann says:

    I loveeee going shopping in all my favorite stores whenever I go back to New York! There are some stores we don’t have here in Hawaii so shopping sprees are a must whenever I go home 😉

  4. The ice hockey game must have been fun, and your Dad’s home baked clams look lovely!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  5. I love this post! And you are so right about the fact that nothing beats pasta and friendship – apart from maybe those cupcakes which look so good! I’ve never visited NYC in the winter before and it looks like it has its own special magic and charm about it at that time of year 🙂

    • carolann says:

      Thanks so much Shikha! Those cupcakes were pretty amazing. New York in winter is really beautiful, especially right around Christmas time with all of the lights everywhere and of course the tree. I hope you get to see it one day soon!

  6. Isabel says:

    Wow seems like you had a great time 🙂 I want to travel to NYC so bad now!!

  7. Holly says:

    I am so hungry now after reading this, lol. Do you have the recipe for those cookies?! They look amazingggg!!! I’m glad you were able to enjoy your time home despite being sick!

  8. Crystal says:

    Love reading through your blog, your trip to New York looks amazing!

    – Crystal xx


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