Friday Links to Love & Our Christmas Card!


Our 2011 Christmas Card! This is all Andy. He drew the map--I'm the red line and he's the green line and clearly we have been all over the world this year. What a crazy, wonderful, insane 12 months.

This week, I've been finishing up work assignments and enjoying my last week in NYC before heading back to Arizona for Christmas. We live near Washington Square Park and I never get sick of my "commute" through this park, especially during Christmas time.

I always bake gingerbread and watch Christmas movies with my aunt that lives in Connecticut.  When she came to the city Wednesday, I took her up to the massive Cathedral of Saint John the Divine because she had never seen it. I loved this origami Christmas tree in the cathedral.

And I loved these decorations on townhouses on 9th and 10th Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues in the Village.

Also this week, I loved:

  • Melissa Biggs Bradley is the founder of Indagare and was the travel editor at Town & Country for many years. She is a travel inspiration and I loved this piece that she wrote on visiting Cuba this year.  It's high on my list, especially after reading her post.
  • Did you download GOOP's first app, a guide to New York City? I like it. Available at the App Store for $3.99. I also loved Gwyneth's recap of her trip to Beijing last week.
  • Luxury and hostel? Two words that definitely don't go together. But I loved Habitat for Hermanity interviewing the owner of a great, clean, centrally located hostel in L.A. Herman is a great videoblogger and has now introduced me to a wonderful inexpensive option for L.A. travelers.
  • I saw Hugo this week and it's a beautiful movie that makes me want to hop on the next flight to Paris.