This is my absolute favorite season of the year! Every single part of New York is alive with the sights and sounds of the season.
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Dahlia said she wasn't the type of person who'd ask for help -- the hardworking mother of three had had a job since she was a teenager, after all.
The day was so intoxicating, the city I love so all dressed up for Christmas -- well, there's just no place like it in the world. And the best news, it was absolutely free.
I knew that when I came home, I had to pull myself together and make Christmas happen for my 10-year-old son, but I didn't realize that it would happen without me even knowing it.
I know, I know. It's not even Halloween yet, and the stores are filled with Christmas carols, holiday décor and gifts for year-end giving. I love it!
Before the blizzard hit New York, I had my own watershed moment: Christmas with Shoah, Claude Lanzmann's nine-hour epic, which returned to the big screen on its 25th anniversary.
The most marvelous way to experience the Holidays in New York, is just to walk around, and take it all in -- from the enchanting animated windows in department stores, to the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and Central Park.
The Princeling was two months old when first we took him to see Santa, and the photo we got was a hysterical baby in red and white pajamas being held at arm's length by a terrified Santa.
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