Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow in NYC

Today marked what felt like the first proper snow day I have experienced since I moved to New York.  Entirely unprepared but gleefully anticipating the rumors of a snowstorm 'unlike any other', Katie of lublyou and I bundled up and took to the streets of Lower Manhattan in order to take advantage of all the snow flurries we could get.  Needless to say, we were not disappointed and Monday suddenly became a whole lot more interesting.


Ignoring all the warnings to stock up on supplies, stay safe at home and prepare for the worst, we decided what better way to spend our very first NYC snowstorm than to traipse through the city as the snow fell, photographing each step of the way.  Any coldness and poor visibility gave way to delight and giddy excitement as we trudged through the West Village and Chelsea Village which only became whiter and brighter as the afternoon progressed.

It became clear that our idea of 'survival supplies' was just a little bit different than others', consisting primarily of (coffee first), then the totally necessary purchases of doughnuts, cloth napkins and a rolling pin. Evidently we've got our priorities right!



Now as I am sitting cozy at home and sorting through photos from today, I am struck by how much a city which I love any and every day regardless can become even more alluring and magical with just a blanket of white thrown over it.  Whispers of 20-30 inches toward which I am very much looking forward...



7 comments:

  1. Love this! I think our supplies should be on everyone's must-have list haha The doughnuts definitely did not disappoint. Your pictures are so bright and cheerful, I want to go out again!

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    1. Ha ha yes we need to write a 'How To' sometime soon. Thanks! Here's to more snowy adventures. :)

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  2. This was such an awesome post, thanks so much for sharing, as for winter supplies I too would be a little unconventional, mostly because I live in Hawaii and for us cold is 72 degree lol. Stay safe and enjoy your first New York Blizzard!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading!! It ended up not being too crazy but still very much enjoyable. :)

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  3. You should tweet your photos to CNN - they are network news worthy! I am watching live coverage of the storm on TV from Iowa (in the Midwest of America). Stay safe and warm!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ❄️⛄️

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    1. So kind of you to say, thanks! I'm definitely keeping cosy in between exploring the snowy outdoors.

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  4. Your photographs are so beautiful , the black and white one picture is my favourite it would look stunning framed.

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