Jingle bells - Happy Holidays from New York City!

Nothing compares to the magical feeling and excitement of Holidays spent in New York City.  Although this is my adopted home, I really love the spirit of togetherness here, where each religion is celebrated and welcomed with open arms.  

During the holidays, I take my family to visit Rockefeller Center where we can watch the tree lighting and take a spin on the ice.  The ornaments on the tree make me wonder if I shouldn’t design and create some for my friends.  I have made some wonderful memories there the other year when my dear sister came to visit us from Brazil.  Here is a picture of us engaged in the spirit of the holidays in front of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

My family also enjoys winter activities like sledding on a hill not far from where we live, and we love to play in the snow for hours and hours.  

Food and celebrations are also a big part of our Holiday festivities.  We really enjoy the parties and big dinners that add such sweetness to our lives.  

I make a special treat for my loved ones this time of year and I am sharing this special family recipe favorite with you: 

I also would like to take this opportunity to share my very best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year!