A little visit to New York City at Christmas time.

I know it’s January, and Christmas is over, but I still have to share our photos from our short time in New York. If you followed all of my Vlomgas videos, then you’ve probably already seen most of these photos come to life. One of my dreams was seeing New York during the holidays. Kyle had an extra day off, so we headed up the weekend before Christmas. It was nice because we had the chance to have dinner with his dad before spending a day in the city. We got lucky because it’s usually freezing in New York around Christmas time, but the weather wasn’t too bad.
We headed into the City around 1 PM with one of Kyle’s best friends.
My inner child was so excited to be in New York City in December. I know we didn’t have much time to do everything, so next time we’ll plan to stay longer.
But first, coffee! We stopped into Maman in Soho. I’ve had this spot saved in my Instagram archives for so long, and it was exciting to try it out finally. It’s the cutest little cafe with outstanding coffee!
I ordered an oat milk cappuccino and then did a little shopping. I had planned to wear my purple coat into the city, but it had a weird smell from the rain, so I refused to wear it. I decided that I’d get a coat once we got there. We went into about six stores that had coats for around $500 + and then finally we stopped into a little boutique with endless racks of coats. The coat I’m wearing was only $29! I couldn’t believe it. It was the softest and warmest thing, so I grabbed it. I had wanted a leopard coat like this, and when I saw that price tag, I was like YUP! I wish I would have paid attention to the store name, but I was just so cold and hungry that I could focus on was getting a coat and finding a lunch spot.
We had lunch at Antique Garage. This spot used to be an old mechanic shop, and now it’s a unique restaurant with an exciting atmosphere, serving a diverse collection of cross-cultural cuisines and plenty of Mediterranean-stye dishes.

I ordered the grilled salmon, which was UNBELIEVABLE. It was served over a celery root puree. If you’re ever in NYC, stopping here will not disappoint. 
After our late lunch, we headed down to Rockefeller Center to see the big tree! St. Patrick’s Cathedral ♥️ 
Radio City Music Hall! 🎶

Next, we headed to Bryant Park to walk through the little shops and watch the ice skaters. The line was 2+ hours long, so we took a raincheck. 
Time Square! 
Off to Little Italy for some dinner 🇮🇹 🍝 
Kyle said we have to go back in the summer when Little Itlay comes to life outside. I won’t argue with that!
🎅 🍺

We had dinner at Sofia’s of Little Italy. I had their gluten free ziti with tomato sauce, and it was tasty! 😋  
Off to the dueling pianos! 


We met up with another one of Kyle’s friends at Houe of Que in Hoboken. It was an enjoyable place, and the dueling piano musicians were very talented! 
Kyle and I woke up early so we could take a walk through central park and have breakfast at the Loeb Boathouse before packing up and heading to the airport. 
Central park NEVER gets old. Whenever I’m walking through it, I think of all of my favorite movie scenes that were filmed here.

I ordered coffee and Kyle ordered tea to go with the fresh pumpkin spice bread. 
I was on a salmon kick last week. I ordered their Scottish salmon with sauteed spinach on the side. 
After brunch, we walked a bit more in the park. 
Around noon, we took an Uber back so we could get packed and head to the airport to fly home just in time for Christmas. 🎄

I hope you enjoyed these little snapshots from our trip! Don’t forget to watch the final vlogmas videos to see it all come to life! ♥️

 Questions for you!

  1. Have you ever visited NYC around the holidays?
  2. Where is your dream vacation?


  • katie

    Such a great recap!! It looks like you guys had so much fun!! I love NYC especially around the holidays… just something about it! <3 Also, your leopard coat is the cutest!!!
    XO, Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

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  • Kelly

    I’m originally from NYC and I miss it so much! I used to work near Bryant Park and my favorite thing to do on my lunch break was walk there. Especially during the holidays!

    I don’t travel a lot, so there are many places I would like to go, but Italy is definitely up there.

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  • Brooklyn Murtaugh

    I don’t know how you do it, but your hair looks perfect in every photo. Mine is such a mess every time I go out walking haha.

    Love your coat!


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  • Lorry

    I live here and I’ve never been to the restaurants you mentioned! Now they are on my list. That coat is amazing ! Do you remember the streets where that store was even though you don’t remember the name?

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Uhhhhh I hate that I can’t remember. It was within quick walking distance to Maman! I tried looking at all the stores on maps to see if I could find it and no luck!! I’m going to log onto my bank site when I get home to see if it shows up on activity 🙂 I’ll keep you posted!

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  • Jesi

    I just love your photos!

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  • Sam

    You are so dang PRETTY!! I think it everytime I read your blog. The outfit with the cropped jeans, brown boots, leopard coat and red scarf was seriously on point👌🏻 You look fantastic.

    This trip looked amazing too! Adding NYC at Christmas time to the bucket list.

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  • Anastasia

    Oh my goodness, can I please have your hair??? I swear it’s always so pretty!!! And these photos *insert all the heart eyes*!!! And girl, you rock that coat!! So cute!

    I have always wanted to go to New York City! I think when my sister gets a little older we will take a sister trip there – she is super into fashion so I know she would love it & I am super into food so I feel like it would be a win-win! Hah!

    I think my dream vacation would be Italy – luckily my dream will be coming true this summer!

    Have the best weekend 🙂


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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Anastasia!! Not always! 😂 Only when I brush it haha! but thank you 😃

      What a fun sister trip!!! Ugh, I wish I had one for moments like that! ♥️

      I can’t wait to hear all about your Italy trip!!

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  • Ariel

    Your leopard jacket gives me LIFE. It looks amazing on you!!!

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  • Jenna

    I have never ever been to NY. Part of me wants to go, part of me doesn’t.

    My dream vacation would be like Bora Bora or somewhere tropical where the water is GORGEOUS. I know I live like 8 hours from the keys… but still.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Jenna!

      I definitely see where you’re coming from. It’s something cool to see, but also the crowds are a turnoff.

      You’re in the perfect part of the country, and I bet bora bora would be so fun!!!

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  • Karie

    You are a cutie and I love your blogs!

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  • Shannen

    I lived in the Adirondacks for two years and yet I’ve never been to NYC. I would love to visit someday, though!

    My dream vacay, however, would probably Ireland or Scotland. Or something like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite.

    Also that coat fantastic and $29?! What?!

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  • Peggy

    Yes, I went to NYC for Christmas one year. My hair got caught in someones umbrella that was walking the opposite direction than I was and they didn’t stop! I would love to spend Christmas in London!

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  • Chelsea

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera that you use?

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  • Alyssa D

    Your pictures are AMAZING! Do you use your phone mostly or camera?! I’ve only been to NYC in the spring and summer, but around Christmas is definitely on my list. My dream vacation would have to be Paris, Greece or Bora Bora!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Those sound like dream vacations!!!

      & thank you!! I sometimes use my phone, but in NYC, I used my vlogging camera 😃 The Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II 😃

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  • Mackenzie

    Your pictures are beautiful and I love that jacket!!

    New York at Christmas has always been my dream!

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  • Ashton J

    I haven’t been to NYC around the holidays but really want to go! I love your striped shirt and the coat! It’s Super cute! I also love celery root purée but I’ve never hadn’t it with salmon that sounds delicious! I love France but I really want to go to Scotland and Ireland for a vacation.

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  • Lacey

    Your photos are so gorgeous! You have such a talent!

    I celebrated NYE in NYC 3 years ago. It was so much fun! I have a huge love for the city. We had 4 whole days to sight see, eat really great food, see a Broadway show, and ring in the new year! I would like to visit again in the late summer/early fall.
    My dream vacation would be to visit Europe, specifically Amsterdam!

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  • Jennifer

    Yes! Kind of… I was just there two weeks before Thanksgiving, so I was able to see the skating rink at Rockefeller, and they were in the process of putting up the tree! I love NYC, and know I’ll for sure get back around Christmas time at some point 🙂

    Dream Vacation – I would have to say within the U.S., I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii. Overseas, I’d have to say Italy/Greece or Bora Bora area! It’s so hard to pick just once since I literally want to go EVERYWHERE.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Jennifer! Hope you had a fantastic New Year!

      That’s cool that you got to see them put up the tree! I hear that’s an event itself! ♥️ 🌲

      Ohhhh amazing dream vacations!!!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Christmas in NYC has always been my dream! It looks amazing, Taralynn. So nice to see you enjoyed the festivities! 🙂 My dream vacation would be to travel to Greece. Soon, I hope! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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