christmas in the west village.

Monday, December 10, 2012

christmas in the west village

last weekend our to do list piled up and errands involved to-ing and fro-ing from hood to hood. it was one of those cold gloomy days that is so new york... and basically i'm trying to glamorize a mundane day of getting crap done. we made a day of it with brunch at peels and headed on our way. ed had some work stuff to do so i wasted time walking through the village taking photos of christmas decor.

christmas in the west village
christmas in the west village
christmas in the west village
christmas in the west village
mary's fish camp west village

superb fish tacos!

christmas in the west village
christmas in the west village
christmas in the west village
christmas in the west village
christmas in the west village

i've felt pretty wordless lately and i think it coincides with my urge to retreat this time of year. winter is a time for reflection and i've had a million things on my mind lately, none of which i can translate to words. nothing top secret, just stupid stuff that no one cares about. i often ponder over a blog post for longer than i should and i usually end at the conclusion... shouldn't photos just speak for themselves?

i don't normally make new year's resolutions, not because i'm perfect, but because i know it will be forgotten by february. and shouldn't we always be striving to do something better? but 2013 will bring about it's own changes, of this i am sure.

23 comments:

Sophie said...

this makes me so excited for christmas! your photos are perfection x

marni zarr said...

i love following you along on this stroll through the west village, one of my favorite places to get lost when i'm visiting the city. here's an idea, choose a word for the new year instead of making a resolution and see what happens!

Joy said...

love how well decorated the entire neighborhood is! im rather excited by 2013!

Little Rus said...

Sometimes photos do the job nicely, but I must admit, I do like reading the words, too. :) Thank you for sharing these beautiful images! x

in dreams said...

lovely pictures! i think now + again it helps to just get out of the house + take pics of what you're experiencing day-to-day, especially around xmas time, when everything is so crazy anyway. :)

as for resolutions, i've just started making them, and so far it's been quite helpful. if you think long + hard about it, you can generally come to a conclusion on how to help yourself be happier for the next year, in a perfectly achievable way...with no pressure, because it's just you suggesting stuff to yourself. it's the only way i celebrate new year's, really, because there's never anything else going on that night that i like doing!

Lauren said...

How glorious! I love photos of architecture, especially decorated for the holidays.

Ashely said...

great photos! they illustrate your message perfectly.

also -- made that chicken noodle soup the other night. i think it's going to become a weekly dish! my husband's a ski patroller and nothing says NOM like chicken noodle soup. thanks for sharing!

xx, ashely

Susan said...

I've been feeling the same lately about posting...think it's a combo of time with kids, holidays, and my perfectionism. ;)

Victoria said...

Mission accomplished! You got the crap done and made it look glamorous. ;)

Seriously though....Great pics of even the gloomiest of days!

Don't worry, we pretty much all have that "retreat" mode this time of year. Share your thoughts, whatever they are. You may inspire someone to do some thinking of their own.

bonjour, i'm rebecca! said...

,,,i adore, in one of the photos it appears the family decided to share the beauty of their christmas tree with people that travel about the neighborhood, love it! i've never been a woman of few words but lately my words would make no sense to others thus i've been on hiatus from my blog. i get your feeling, i always enjoy your photos and blog,,,

Anonymous said...

I read you every day from Spain. I really love the daily muse, you, your pics...
It's great
VerĂ³nica

LWP said...

The sharpness in the second to the last photo is blowing my mind. I love your photographs! Also, your hair looks fabulous.

ateqah said...

re: new years resolutions... a friend recently shared an alternative take with me, and it's so awesome that i have to pass it on. the idea is to select a THEME for the whole year, and to try and have that permeate through all aspects of your life throughout the year. so, for example, i've decided that for me, 2013 will be the YEAR OF DISCIPLINE. as a new graduate student, this will mean setting a work schedule for myself and sticking to deadlines. as someone who hasn't been to the gym since july, it will mean getting myself back into *some* kind of regular gym schedule. as someone who really doesn't have a lot of self-will, and often makes excuses if my head to do whatever i want, it will mean setting (and hopefully keeping) work/play/study boundaries for myself.

the idea is so brilliant, i had to pass it on!!!

good luck!! xx ateqah

ateqah said...

self-will actually means "will power" ;)

Linnea Paulina said...

Those gorgeous wreaths have me wanting to make one for my front door, and maybe a little one for our bedroom window? Seeing photos of NY at Christmas time always gets me in the spirit!

one claire day said...

I totally get you when it comes to trying to think up a narrative for a post - you tell a story with your images so don't worry at all about those wordless moments. I enjoy a good (silent) visual feast every now and then!

I took myself and family along to Peels after seeing your Summer post about it. What a great spot!

The Bebebirds said...

beautiful photos and in total agreement about resolutions.

Brooke

Krystal said...

these are great pics. i get that way around this time too..and i want to hibernate :)

Erin said...

It's ok to be wordless sometimes... especially if you still post things like these lovely pictures. The West Village is SO charming!! Enjoy the holiday season, and embrace those quiet moments.

rebecca said...

ateqah-
i'm so glad you did. what an interesting idea.

shoegirl said...

Agree with @LWP - your hair does look fabulous. I've been thinking of cutting mine and yours is definitely an inspiration right now. Lovely color and great length!

Alex said...

I am sure this sounds dumb but how do you tie your scarf?!

rebecca said...

alex-
not dumb! wrap it around twice and tie the ends assuming it's a longish scarf.

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