There are so many great areas in New York City, but Downtown holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I first landed as a single person moving to the big apple, and now it’s where my family resides. Often times I still can’t believe I …..actually live here! Of course this past year has looked a little different, but after our recent “A Day Downtown Staycation” we are thrilled to welcome back all the places we love to visit! Continue reading A Day Downtown Staycation in NYC
Every holiday season in New York City there are so many places to go. The stores and restaurants are dressed up in lights and the city is really transformed. One of my favorite places to visit is Brookfield Place in downtown Manhattan at 230 Vesey Street. The 14 acre mecca is a one stop shopping and dining destination. I look forward to seeing beautiful Christmas trees each year and love how modern and majestic they look. Continue reading Celebrate The Magic of the Holidays at Brookfield Place
It’s safe to say our family enjoyed every minute of the holidays. We spent the special time with our family members and enjoyed the sights of the city. There is never a shortage of fun holiday activities in New York City and once again we feel so lucky to live in the greatest city in the world. We attended tree lightings, made gingerbread houses and enjoyed some outdoor ice skating, We also saw some live classic holiday performances like The Nutcracker & Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. We saw Santa at Macy’s department store and also lit the candles on our menorah in our home. It was such a magical time and seeing the excitement in our children’s eyes made it even better! Continue reading New things are happening at Smarter Toddler in the New Year!
This past spring I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the few participants around the country to help test out the new Samsung NX300 camera. My job as a photographer, mom, part time blogger, and NYC resident creates the perfect storm to be exposed to some pretty cool scenes. Having my NX300 in hand has forced me to become more aware of my surroundings, look closer for inspiration, and “up” my game with our friendly competition. Speaking of competition, I am surrounded by some phonoemenal photographers and feel extremely lucky to be in their company. Continue reading My Year End Review with the amazing Samsung #NX300 & #GalaxyNX Camera