Sunday, February 24, 2013

Winter in the The Hamptons

February is most definitely off-season in The Hamptons.

However last Saturday a few of us were desperate to get out of the city and breathe some fresh air and a blustery, wintery visit to the beach seemed like a good way to blow away the cobwebs.

Six of us (plus our newest, tiniest friend Amelie) headed to the fishing village of Sag Harbor for a walk and seafood lunch followed by a visit to the famous millionaire summer spot of East Hampton for some more chilly beach exploring and eyeing up the many seaside mansions.

The upside of February in The Hamptons is that the drive took only 90 minutes on quiet roads, we didn't have to wait for a table for lunch and we had East Hampton beach entirely to ourselves.

The downside was it started snowing pretty much as soon as we hit the beach for our walk!

{He's behind you...}
{My first time seeing snow on the beach I think!}
{No, not quite like beach weather back home in Mallloca!}
{I definitely want to see this beach again in summer}

Despite the weather we ended the day feeling pretty relaxed and had a beautiful drive home at dusk, spotting some more incredible dream homes as well as 5 or 6 deer running through the snowy forest.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Central Park in the Snow

15 months into our New York adventure we've finally had the sort of snow I expected to be  a regular occurrence here.

We were sent home from work at 3 last Friday to await blizzard Nemo from the safety and warmth of our apartment.

(View from the apartment around 11pm)

(Upper West Side the following morning)

On Saturday morning of course we piled on as many clothing layers as possible and headed straight out for an afternoon in Central Park.

After a seriously long walk and lots of leaping around in some pretty deep and powdery snow we headed to our new favourite local spot Jacob's Pickles to defrost with some Matzo Ball Soup.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The opposite of January blues

I'm possibly the only person I know who really loves this time of year. 

We've finally had some properly chilly weather that has required real layering, big scarfs and thick socks. Still no snow though.
I enjoy the muted grey skies and bright light of January and I really love being bundled up and cosy. 

I think New York looks great in winter!