Christmastime in New York City

December 20, 2017

Christmastime in New York City
Before I head out on my next adventure (I’m heading to Disney World next week then I’m going on my first Disney Cruise on January 2), I wanted to give you guys a little “recap” of my last trip, to New York City. Although I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with New York City, I always have a blast there during the holiday season. I love getting to see all of the amazing Christmas decorations and holiday window displays throughout the city. I also love all the fun and festive winter activities there are to do! (I know it’s technically still fall but bear with me).

Here’s a little recap of my trip to New York City:

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Louis Vuitton “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” Exhibition in New York City

December 18, 2017

Louis Vuitton "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez" Exhibition
You guys, I’m SO excited because next week is CHRISTMAS! I feel like I’ve been in the Christmas spirit since late-October (which is when I put up my Christmas tree) and I can’t believe the big day is almost here. Christmas is my favorite holiday and this is definitely my favorite time of the year. 

While I was in New York City two weeks ago I got to visit the “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” Louis Vuitton exhibition at the American Stock Exchange Building. The “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” exhibition first launched in 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris and since then it’s made stops in Tokyo and Seoul. The exhibition, which is about roughly 80 percent the same as what was on display at the Paris original, tells the story of the brand’s 160-year history. 

The Louis Vuitton “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” Exhibition in New York City is definitely a must see:

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Five Fun (and Inexpensive) Holiday Party Ideas

December 12, 2017

*Special thanks to Wente Vineyards for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*Five Fun (and Inexpensive) Holiday Party Ideas
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. No, seriously, Christmas is JUST around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: It’s holiday party time. I love holiday parties! (Any excuse to get together with my friends is A-Ok in my book). Since I normally spend Christmas (and New Years) at Disney World each year (and since my friends and I all have such busy schedules), I always try to make sure to get together with my friends as much as possible before I leave.

I’m a sucker for a good themed party, and the holidays are no exception. With Christmas shopping, travel plans and regular day to day expenses, I get that things can be financially tight around the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a good time with your friends!

Here are five fun (and inexpensive) holiday party ideas:

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Saks Fifth Avenue’s Snow White Holiday Window Displays | NYC

December 12, 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue Snow White Holiday Window Displays
It’s no secret that I LOVE Christmas. And if you spend 0.001 seconds on my blog then you’d know I LOVE Disney too. So of course I get a little giddy when the two are combined! During the holidays I love going downtown and looking at the festive Christmas decor and fun holiday window displays. And although I’ve visited New York City during Christmastime before, I never get tired of seeing all of the amazing Christmas decorations throughout the city. 

This year Saks Fifth Avenue’s holiday window displays paid tribute to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in honor of its 80th anniversary! Over my four and a half days in New York city I got to experience these marvelous window displays during the daytime and at night. I personally think they were gorgeous regardless but they were extra festive at night.

Saks Fifth Avenue really outdid themselves with these Snow White holiday window displays: 

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture  

December 11, 2017

National Museum of African American History and Culture  “It reaffirms that all of us are America — that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story, it’s not the underside of the American story, it is central to the American story.” – Barack Obama

Although I was in DC on the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I didn’t get to visit at the time since I didn’t have tickets. Even though the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a free museum, like the other Smithsonian museums, tickets (which you can request for free online) are needed to visit. Long story short, I finally got tickets to visit (I requested the tickets in August and I got to visit in December) and I can’t even put into words how excited I was to visit!

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