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Friday’s Thought – In the Moment

cup of Joe with pretty foam

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

(Omar Khayyam)

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My Favorite Things – A Walk with My Husband in Central Park

This year, I gave my husband one of those pedometer thingies for his birthday.  My hope was that he’d feel even more motivated (I have to say that since he reads my blog) to exercise.  The beauty is that he’s not only been exercising regularly now, but on occasion he asks me to go on walks with him, too!   Walking with my sweetie in  a city and a park I love – what could be better?

The daylight was beginning to wane as we set out today…

two shadows

And though our intent was to go at a brisk pace, my husband waited patiently while I stopped to snap a lone Snowdrop.

first Snow Drops of spring

Our destination was the Ladies Pavilion on the Lake

View of Central Park South through the gazebo

Before we turned around and headed home (for cocktails and appetizers!)

two shadows upside down

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A Winter’s Tale…The 2015 Blizzard of New York

With the worst of the snow forecast to hit New York City after midnight tonight, my husband and I ventured into the park this afternoon to enjoy the quiet and the swirling snow.

snow storm Jan 2015

 (And it’s a good thing we did, too, since the city has now declared the park off limits – closed to the public from 6 p.m. on!)

If there is still a city outside my window tomorrow, I’ll be sure to snap a few shots so you can see what it looks like…


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Friday’s Thought – The Book of Wisdom

reading gargoyle
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

(Thomas Jefferson)

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Friday’s Thought – On Nighttime in New York

City Lights

“And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.”

(Ezra Pound)

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BREAKING NEWS: Santa Spotted In Manhattan

With a city this big, Santa obviously has to get a head start if he’s going to make all of his deliveries by the 25th.  And I just happened to spot him on 62nd and Broadway yesterday afternoon…

Santa in Manhattan

And in other news, there’s still time to order the 2015 Joana Miranda Studio calendar before the New Year.  In the spirit of the holidays , I’m offering a 10% off coupon good on the calendars now through December 31st at midnight.  Just type the word STYLISH in the coupon code field upon checkout from my shop at Etsy.

Hope you have a happy Sunday!

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Friday’s Thought – Apropos of Halloween

Halloween Terrace on Upper West Side

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.”

(Earl Wilson)


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