Hibernation style

Does it come as a surprise to anyone that I'm not-so-great at snow/cold/winter in general? You'd think after 8 (!!!) years in NYC, I would have gotten used to this by now, but you know how it goes. You can take the girl out of California but…she's definitely not going outside when it's freezing!

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I do have to admit, it is nice to have a legitimate excuse to stay inside guilt-free and catch up on my writing / reading / movie-watching / cookie baking!

I specialize in making particularly ugly baked goods that generally taste much better than they look...

I specialize in making particularly ugly baked goods that generally taste much better than they look...

so there is obviously not going to be an "after" picture of these cookies! 

so there is obviously not going to be an "after" picture of these cookies! 

I'm definitely no master baker, but I love doing it anyway! Who doesn't love the smell of cinnamon and sugar on a snowy Saturday??  

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I've really come around to loving our apartment lately, too. Everything feels cozy, everything finally has a place! It's so important to have a space - especially in this crazy city - where you can comfortably disconnect from the madness! 

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Have finally started to fill our apartment with little mementos from our travels. The pinecone is from an amazing day we had in San Francisco and the seashells are from the Rockaways, Santa Barbara and Zuma.

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Speaking of special mementos,  I was lucky enough to spend the day with one of my oldest and dearest friends Monica and her new husband (!!!) Paul in California to shoot their post-elopement wedding photos! Here's a little sneak peek at one of my favorites from our session - I'm so happy to have been able to play a tiny part in their new journey as husband and wife!  

I'm off to finish retouching these so that I can deliver them to my beautiful bride, but wanted to take a minute to wish her an amazing post-bridal party, which I'm missing in California today :( Love you lots & hope you've received my other little surprise by now! 

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