Friday Links to Love: It's Cold!

It finally felt like winter here in New York this week and I love it.  Everyone looks the same: waddling, puffed up, red-nosed, exhausted.  And it's saved by great coats, fireplaces, cozy hotel lobbies, hot cocoa and tea, and that blast of hot air you get when you walk over a street vent.

Christmas trees are piled up all over the city and I found this especially large dumping ground of them in Washington Square Park: Where Christmas Trees Go To Die (Above).

This week, I loved:

  • JAPADOG now open in New York! JAPADOG holds court in one of my favorite cities, Vancouver, and serves hot dogs with Japanese toppings, like wasabi mayo, seawood, rice, and cabbage. A JAPADOG is really, really good.
  • WSJ: The 27 Rules of Conquering The Gym: I want to be friends with the author, Jason Gay. Each rule is hilarious and true. "No one in the history of gyms has ever lost a pound while reading "The New Yorker" and slowly pedaling a recumbent bicycle. No one."
  • Holly Golightly's House from Breakfast at Tiffany's is up for sale on the Upper East Side 
  • Prince Phillip (Queen Elizabeth II's husband) was in the news recently for being rushed to the hospital over Christmas. I found this piece on his 90 Gaffes in 90 Years extremely funny and a little bit disturbing. How has he gotten away with saying some of these things?! For example: 

"If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes." To 21-year-old British student Simon Kerby during a visit to China in 1986.


"We don't come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves." During a trip to Canada in 1976.


"You could do with losing a little bit of weight." To hopeful astronaut, 13-year-old Andrew Adams.

And 87 other amusing snippets...

  • If you've wanted to see inside Donald Trump's massive penthouse, here are pictures from an interview with Melania on Refinery 29. It's my taste, but has a great Central Park view!