Posts tagged ‘snow’
A Week in Review
Ted Baker suited me up nice and freshy fresh for NYFW!
It wouldn’t be Fashion Week without a proper storm, and
Finding Nemo is just in time to put a damper (ha! a pun, though not intended) on my footwear selections. It’s quite impossible to look sleek while there’s sleet on the ground, especially when you’re prone to sidewalk slipping like me. But with every onslaught of rain or pilage of snow, Fashion Week manages to pull through with undaunted street style photographers huddling outside waiting for the stylish crew that says “to hell with this weather”. And the poor models, bless their teenage hearts, brave the cold and dash from show to show, many without a driver to escort them.
As for me, I’ve decided it’s rain boots and ponchos until this weather lets up. I may be daring about many a thing, but I’ve already chipped a tooth from slipping in the snow thanks to an inappropriate shoe choice once and I don’t plan on making the same mistake twice.
I’ll update you on my fashion week take aways soon, but until then peep some of the other happening’s in the world of Sonia.
Martinis on me and this cute penguin shaker thanks to CoverGirl!
I started a new writing class that brings me back to some old stomping grounds
Major model stink eye happening at the Whit presentation (more NYFW photos soon)
Someone confiscate my scissors! Lopped off another inch or so all by meself!
The ultimate handbag ready for some fashion week stuffin’ thanks to Khirma Eliazov
A Week in Review
New commute due to Hurricane Sandy
This has been an exciting and strange week. I’m thrilled that President Obama was re-elected (yay for vagina freedom!), ecstatic that I got to see Rihanna perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and irritated that New York City got hit with another (colder) storm. Thankfully the snow is melting away, but my heart goes out to those who suffered the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, and then had to experience a snowstorm.*
The majority of this week was focused around commuting into Manhattan since my normal subway was still flooded (a small price to pay from such a severe storm). As much as I hated walking an extra 20 minutes in the freezing cold, I admit it was refreshing to change things up a bit and notice certain streets and areas that I’ve otherwise neglected. I think the highlight of this week though (aside from Obama’s re-election!) was meeting fellow San Franciscan and jewelry designer of my dreams, Tamar Wider of The 2 Bandits!
This weekend I’m doing the necessary switch of my summer to winter wardrobe accompanied by many glasses of wine.
This weekend’s project: Clean and organize my accessories bureau
Major fan freak out moment seeing Rihanna at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Vintage Bottega Veneta bag I scored for $25 at a thrift store in Brooklyn
Unexpected November snow storm melting away
Meeting Tamar from The 2Bandits and previewing her latest collection at The Reformation
*Help those who have suffered from Hurricane Sandy by giving a donation to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. Every bit counts!
Since New York and I seem to be on a snow kick I thought I’d take this weekend getaway post somewhere that’s known for its snowy mountains and winter activities, Banff. Located in the Alberta Rockies of Canada, Banff is one of the number one places to rent (or bring) a pair of skis and hit the slopes with family and friends. Now, I have not been skiing since I was cruising down the bunny slopes in a hot pink ski suit at the age of five but it’s been something that I’ve wanted to try out again. However, regardless of the skiing, I’ve always wanted to rent a cabin with friends and spend days partaking in winter activities, curling up by the fire and cooking big meals and well, Banff seems like the perfect place to do that.
Aside from my desire to lounge around a cabin with a wintery cocktail in my hand, there are also a number of places I’d like to explore in Banff. Year round, visitors can explore multiple caves hidden within the rockies, bathe and swim in the hot springs surrounded by views of mountains and take gondola rides up and down these steep peaks to get an aerial view of the surrounding area. However, since we’re focusing on winter today (thank you Mr. Weather for bringing 8 inches of snow to New York City yesterday), Banff offers practically every winter activity you could possibly imagine: snow shoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, etc. However, something that I’ve never heard of before but am dying to try is Banff’s “Evening Icewalk” which features a moonlit walk around the icy Lake Minnewanka followed by a warm and cozy hang-out around a giant campfire.
If you couldn’t already tell, all this snow is making me stir crazy for some fun winter activities…and since a trip to Banff in the next few weeks is totally out of the question I guess I’ll just have to make do with what I’ve got; Central Park, here I come.
• nothing like seeing an elk bull in the wild •
• hot springs image from the 1920s •
• hot springs today – sign me up! •
• interior view of one of Banff’s many caves •
• don’t you just want to rent this cabin out for a week? or two…or three? •
• I wouldn’t mind staying at the Banff Springs Hotel either though •
Have you ever been to Banff?
–photos via flickr
For all the years that I’ve lived on the east coast I still have yet to experience a snow day. When I was in college, my campus was small enough that everyone could walk to class thus making it next to impossible to have a justifiable snow day. Sure I may have skipped out on a few classes due to “snow” but never was an entire day canceled so I could go and take part in all of those fun wintery activities I was deprived of as a child who grew up in California.
We’re supposed to get about 8 inches of snow today and I’m praying that I have a snow day…although the likelihood of that happening is slim to none. I hate to admit it but I’ve never been sledding and I think the last time I built a snowman was when I was too small to do it myself and instead watched my brothers make one in Lake Tahoe. What I would give to be involved in a full-blown snowball fight…
Last winter during a relaxing month of unemployment I ventured uptown to Central Park to walk around and see its usually green lawns covered in snow. It was honestly like a little escape from New York. There was no one in the park and it was so quiet I forgot I was in a city where all I normally hear are car horns and sirens. While it was nice to have some peace and quiet walking around by myself, I would love to go back to Central Park (perhaps this weekend?) with some friends and do it right, snowballs and all.
Are any of you lucky enough to have a snow day today??
• cute little puff puff squirrel •
• this is about as close to a snow day as I’ve ever come – we got 10 inches of snow back in college! •
One of the reasons I decided to stay on the east coast after graduating college instead of moving back to California is because of my love for seasons. While at times winter can feel unbearably long, I have to admit that I get just as equally excited for the icy cold season as I do for crisp springs, hot summers, and chilly autumns. This morning I awoke to a light flurry of snow falling outside my window and it got me that much more amped for this festive holiday season and all the winter activities to come. Here are some things that I’m looking forward to this winter:
• going ice skating in Rockefeller Center •
• dressing up and celebrating Santacon in NYC •
• “Mini Christmas” – a tradition three of my best friends and I have been celebrating for 13 years •
• making a gingerbread house from scratch •
• cozying up in chunky knits with comfort food •
• going to see the Nutcracker •
• walking through a snow covered Central Park •
What are you looking forward to this winter?
photos via me, weheartit & tumblr