With the lighting of the Rockefeller tree on December 1, Christmas has officially arrived in New York, the most magical time of the year in this city, which has earned its reputation. Strolling through its streets – well wrapped up, of course – is a spectacle of lights and Christmas atmosphere. It makes you want to be close to your loved ones. I have only a few days left for that: next Wednesday I fly to Spain to calligraphy the iconic blue boxes in the Tiffany’s Madrid store on December 10, 11, 17 and 18. If you happen to visit my country those days I’d love to customize yours with the upmost care and all the love.
After 5 months living here, I’m looking forward to seeing my family and friends there; as we are all well vaccinated we will be able to hug each other comfortably. It will be 10 days in which I plan to make the most of all the Spanish things I’ve missed this time living abroad. My mother asked me the other day what I wanted to eat the day I got home. I didn’t hesitate for a second: cocido mom, please (next time you travel to Madrid ask for cocido madrileño, trust me here). So, with my batteries well charged, I’ll come back to New York to enjoy Christmas in this city, those that Fernando and I have been fantasizing about for so many years. Of course, with its Times Square ball drop and all that’s necessary. The carols to the baby Jesus, of course, will be in Spanish!
Dear reader, now comes some news that you may not like too much, but let me tell you well, I’m sure you’ll understand and you will be happy for me. With this post number 20 I say goodbye to my beloved Blog, which has given me so much joy but also takes too much time that I do not have now (and this is getting busier, you can imagine the amount of weddings and events that have been postponed for next year). Family and friends have often recommended me to post less regularly, or not to make weekly videos. But I’m an unhealthy perfectionist, and I’m all or nothing.
I’ve been faithful to my Friday post without missing any of them since I arrived in New York in July, and I think that this Christmas post number 20 can be a good end to the experience of sharing my first months living in New York, which I’ve enjoyed so much. Thank you for reading me every week, for each of your private or public messages, each one has made me feel very happy. Thank you Rocío, Lauren, Silvia and Morgan for your recommendations of authentic new yorkers.
You still have me on Instagram and I still have a lot of New York ahead. And I plan to enjoy this new stage with more availability to the fullest. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me these months. I say goodbye as always, with my New York week in images (and music, always). I send you a big hug from Manhattan ♥