Merry Happiness

Though our lists may be filled with glittering shoes, furry coats, velvet dresses, and much more. There is one thing that everyone who celebrates Christmas wants more than anything; that being a Merry Christmas.

Whether it comes from food, traditions, giving, or spending time with those you love, it is the happiness and memories that count more than what is under the tree. Perhaps this is why people love the Christmas Season just as much as Christmas Day. The music, the lights, the parties, the spirit, whatever it may be, never fails to put a smile on anyone’s face.

To me personally, it’s seeing loved ones who I have not seen in a while that make Christmas time special for me. Whether it may be my friends, cousins, my cousins poodle mix, or my old choir; seeing those I have missed and having a good time are what I want most for Christmas. Just like last year, I was very fortunate to reunite with some good friends at my old school’s choral concert along with a few other occasions as well. Though every occasion was different and different friends were present, each time we were all equally happy to be together and enjoy the moment. From singing at my town tree lighting with some of my theatre friends, to a marvelous city trip with a good friend from my university, to reuniting with friends who were away at college, and of course, to feeling rebellious and cruising around town with my lifelong best friend and her boyfriend.

The point of this post is to show that no matter what it is, find what makes you happy during the holiday season. It is much more valuable than anything wrapped under the tree. Listen to music, bake some cookies, throw a party, just have a Merry Christmas.

P.S. My fashion highlight from this season is my brand new pink coat from Topshop also owned and modeled by my favorite YouTuber and Blogger Freddy Cousin Brown.

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Oodles of Poodles

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While living in New York, I saw many beautiful sights. The shimmering lights, the shining waters of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, the sprawling Sheep Meadow, but most of all, the poodles that roam the sidewalks of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Here are some of the lovely poodles and other furry friends I have encountered.

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Manhattan Will Always Be There

At the end of August, I made the best mistake of my life. That mistake was moving to Manhattan. A few days prior to Christmas, I made the worst mistake of my life though it was only for the good. That was leaving Manhattan.

The only reason why I would ever classify moving to Manhattan as a mistake was that it raised my standards and expectations on everything. The scenery, the atmosphere, the night life, the activities, and even the food, no other place in the United States will ever compare to the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Whilst living in New York, I made some of the best memories. Not only did I make incredible friends, I had some unforgettable experiences. The memories of clubbing, exploring, and meeting Niall Horan will always make me smile.

Now that I am back in Connecticut, I realized how high my standards have been set. No longer can I go out and get take out at 2 am or go get a cocktail when I want one. There is no Central Park here within walking distance to explore. Also, don’t even get me started on the lack of style around here.

Moving on…

No matter how much I miss living in the city, I always remind myself how fortunate I am to live within a short distance away. Manhattan will always be there for me whenever I want to go back. Someday, I hope to be able to call the Upper East Side my home once again. IMG_5794