Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving NYC style

Does living in NYC get any better?

Wednesday before Thanksgiving meant Radio City. The Christmas Spectacular is everything it promises to be. Radio City is one of the most awe inspiring performance halls in the world. From the hanging crystal tree in the lobby to the spun gold curtain on the stage, no matter how many times I set foot in Radio City it simply takes my breath away. And what better way to introduce the holiday season other than the beautiful high kicking Rockettes? Love them.

Battling the other three million spectators Thanksgiving morning is the only way to start the day. The parade was a bright and beautiful as ever this year. The 2.5 mile route travels from 77th Street down to Herald Square.

The crowds were thick but the battle was worth it. Our favorite new balloon...Horton. Our favorite float...always Santa Claus.

Thanksgiving dinner was held in Lower Manhattan. Ulysess is the place to be. The food was so delicious we couldn't pinpoint one favorite dish! All perfect and the company was even better. Twenty one friends representing five different families from all corners of the earth. United Kingdom, Columbia, Germany, Zimbabwe, Texas and Illinois were in the house. Nine lovely children devoured their dinner and followed it up with a wonderful game of freeze tag on the cobblestone of Stone Street.

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not possibly born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
Anais Nin

Each family comes from a different walk of life and have taken many a varied path to call NYC home. We are firm believers it takes a village and I am so thankful they are all part of my village.

Our Thanks are many.