It Really IS a Hellava Town!

New York City is simply amazing.  For SO many reasons.  But it’s extra amazing at the holidays.

The hustle and bustle is even more so and there are festive decorations and lights and Christmas trees just about everywhere.

I have SO many things to say and could go on for days (and MANY posts!) about the things we did and saw but for now I’m just going to post some of my favorite photos.

It’s the best I can do the day after I got back from NYC and the day before I leave for our family Christmas in Austin.

I hope you all have an exceedingly wonderful holiday, whichever one and ways you celebrate!




  1. Awwwww……. nothing like a little NYC to put you in the holiday mood. Happy holidays to you and your adorable family!

  2. Trying not to be jealous. So happy you had this trip, it looks wonderful and unforgettable!

  3. I loved NYC and you pictured it so beautifully!

  4. Stunning, girlie! Simply stunning! xo

  5. I absolutely love NYC, especially during this time of year. There’s something so magical about it. Gorgeous photos!!

  6. What gorgeous photos! You are quite the photographer, my dear! WOW!
    I am so jealous. It sounds like you had an AMAZING time. Just awesome. :)
    Have a wonderful and joyous Christmas!

  7. That is so awesome that you guys got to get away. I love all the photos.

  8. Your photos make me want to go right. now. Without packing or anything.

    The ice skating in the park? I died a little; it’s so gorgeous. I’m so happy you were able to get away for a few days.

    Now go enjoy Austin & your Christmas!

  9. Your pictures are amazing sweet friend. Looks like an incredible time. xo

  10. It looks like you had a wonderful time! You took so many fabulous photos! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. I’m looking forward to lots more photos when you return!

  11. Stunning pictures. It has been so long since I have been to NYC in December. Love.

  12. Oh yes NOTHING like NYC in December we actually took the kids in this past weekend to enjoy the Holiday fun. Love your pictures so beautiful!

  13. Wow, wow, wow.

    Beautiful photos!

    Glad you had a wonderful time :)

    Merry Christmas Elaine, hope it’s a great one!

  14. These are fabulous..there is something so magical about NYC at Christmas!!

  15. Oh, wow…what a great trip!

    And Austin will be a little more festive once you get here!

    Hope ya’ll have a fab holiday!

  16. so much wonderful here!

  17. Gorgeous shots! Love the one of Rockefeller.

  18. Elaine!

    These pictures came out GREAT. I love, love, love NY!! I went 2 years in a row, I was that impressed!

    Would love to go in the winter!!

    Merry Christmas♥

  19. *GASP* These are all so beautiful. Really! It looks like an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing. And enjoy your holiday ;D

  20. Great captures! Next year I am making it my mission to spend the weekend in NYC during the winter, I have always wanted to see the decorations and lights. So beautiful!

  21. awesome shots, what a great time to visit New York!

  22. I am SO excited you got to be there. I am also super jealous. Did you know I have never been to NYC!?!

    Also, I love that photo of you in the red coat and purple hat!


  23. Looks like magic! I would love to go to NYC someday, but only with someone familiar with the city and the ins and outs. Otherwise it is way too intimidating to me.

  24. oh I would love to go to NY just to take pictures!!! I love the first shot and the one of the ice rink too!

  25. Oh, what wonderful pictures. I would LOVE to visit NY it looks like an exciting place to be.

  26. LOVE NYC – glad you had such a great time

  27. SHUT UP with these pictures! They are BEAUTIFUL! I HATE YOU!

    I’m glad you had an amazing time. You more than deserve it.

  28. So many great pictures! I’m so happy for you that you were able to go to NYC.

  29. WOW- AMAZING! Love that one of the church! So beautiful!

  30. GORGEOUS!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  31. Fun – love NYC! And I was excited to see the pic with the Wicked sign – I am going up there to see that show in just a few weeks – yay!

  32. Awesome. I LOVE New York.

  33. What fun! LOVE these photos, too, especially the nighttime captures.

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

  34. Oh it looks like so much fun! Happy holidays and a very joyous new year to you!!

  35. Oh how I would LOVE to go at Christmas time. Your photos are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them.

    Merry Chritsmas!!

  36. Beautiful! Looks like such a fun place..and that you guys had a good time.

    Did you see Wicked, too? It was awesome here, I bet it was even better in NYC!

  37. Amazing shots! Thanks for sharing!!Simply Silver