March 26, 2012

En Plein Air

My Personal Photos
Happy Spring! Here are a few pictures of spring blossoming all around New York City. Despite an incredibly mild winter, there’s a renewed sense of energy that comes with spring.  Overnight, the entire city is in bloom. The days are longer. The streets are crowded with a palpable energy.  
I find myself leaving a few minutes early to every appointment on my calendar, just to linger in the warmth and sunshine. The Cherry Blossoms and Dogwood trees on my street are at their peak- weeks ahead of schedule. I have a newfound joy for hydrangeas. I’ve always found hydrangeas a bit too fragrant, but the freshly planted blooms in Bryant Park smell divine when the wind blows. My windows are open wide to let in a refreshing breeze, and I couldn’t be happier. 

Admittedly, we’ve had a few days that felt more like summer than spring. I’ve come to realize that I have a deep appreciation for my collection of beige and navy trench coats (worn with scarves). I’m looking forward to the weather cooperating. 

In honor of spring, we’re overdue to announce the winner of the Dior Couture book giveaway. I wish I had more books to give away.  I still grin when I think about this lucky lady. 


CamisaBlanca, congratulations and please forward me your contact information.  

A warm thank you to all who entered the giveaway. 

21 comments:

  1. Quite jealous of your spring weather--here on the west coast, our spring has been late (we even had a snow day and closed the schools a couple of days ago--unheard of in March!). Enjoy the warm weather!

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    1. petrichore- It's pretty crazy. I'm loving it.

      I know it's been full on winter on the west coast. My friends out there have been complaining nonstop. Hopefully it will be spring there soon:)

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  2. Such lovely pictures! I love this time of year too - so full of hope.

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    1. Ammu- Thank you! I'm trying to remember to take my camera with me a bit more, when I'm walking around.

      That's exactly how I feel hopeful and energized;)

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  3. ahhh Spring is such a lovely time, and New York City in Spring sounds particularly lovely. I too am looking forward to bringing my well loved trench coats back out of the wardrobe! :)

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    1. Fen- It's such a lovely time of year and yes NYC is beautiful now. I think I'm enjoying it a bit more because I was on vacation for a few weeks during the transition last year.

      I'm really hoping the weather allows for some trench coat wearing. I always feel that the transition goes too fast. I couldn't believe that it was a bit too warm for one the other day.

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  4. I just got home from a walk. The cherry blossoms put a smile on my face. I too am looking forward to wearing my beige trench and silk scarves.

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    1. Chocolate, Cookies & Candies- I love your walks. Walking is such a great way to clear your mind, think of new ideas and get some exercise in.

      You have wonderful silk scarves and I love the idea of pairing them with a beige trench- so perfect.

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    2. I forgot to add that I loved your piece on gratitude. I haven't had a chance to comment, but I've been thinking about it all weekend.

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  5. Wow! My sister in in NYC right now with her friends and these pictures make me feel happy for and jealous of her.

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    1. lin- I hope your sister is having a wonderful time. There are so many great exhibitions right now and the weather has been perfect. Such a lovely time to come.

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  6. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Anita- Thank you. You've made my day:)

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  7. Oh wow! I leave the internet for a few days and what a pleasant surprise! Thanks, and I'm sending you an email now. And I'm also happy for the overdue renewed energy that comes along with spring.

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  8. CamisaBlanca- What a wonderful "welcome back"to the internet. I was waiting for you to see it! I received your email (it's been such a crazy week) and will be in touch soon.

    I'm glad to hear that you feel a renewed sense of energy and are enjoying spring.

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  9. The change from winter to spring is really nice, even though I get pretty bad hayfever sometimes, haha! We're heading into autumn down here, though. These pictures are lovely.

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    1. Jane- Thank you! Allergies is one of the less than fun things about spring. Oh Autumn is so lovely too. I hope you are enjoying every minute of it:)

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  10. Lovely spring pictures! We have just the sam kind of flowers here in Stockholm, Sweden too.

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    1. Thea vintage- Thanks! I love that you have the same flowers in Stockholm. Hope you are enjoying spring.

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  11. such beautiful flowers, yay for spring!

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    1. Lillie- They are so beautiful:) I feel the same way about spring. I'm waiting for peonies to appear- the day the do, I will be so happy:)

      I share your sentiments on Spring.

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