Wednesday, December 26, 2012



.....The iconic NY slogan and YES I certainly do love NY! Undeniably, without question the city I LOVE and the place my heart rests! 

I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and are enjoying your Holidays with family, friends, and loved ones. I wish you love, health and much happiness in 2013!!!

I am Home for the holidays. New York during Christmas is simply enchanting & magical. Spending time with my family and friends can not be a greater gift. I've spent my first week, Uptown, Downtown, Broadway Show ( was beyond spectacular) and the view from my gorgeous hotel is absolutely breath taking. The most delicious food, the best restaurants, impeccable service and of course The New Yorkers! New Yorkers are just fantastic passionate colorful people. They are witty & quick. They are smart, dream big, and achieve bigger. They are ready for the punch line. They are rigorous, resilient and fiercely unstoppable. 

Looking out the 20th floor of my hotel room the city lights mesmerize me beneath the faint twinkling stars. If I squint my eyes searching the horizon beyond the east river I just could not tell you where heaven and earth begins and ends. Maybe because this is my home town this city holds me tight in this grand chaotic serendipity that makes New York so vibrant. Gazing over the towering dramatic skyscrapers it is unimaginable this was once a Dutch Village four centuries ago. One can not ignore the prestige, the power, and the brilliance of grandeur always aiming toward the sky that is a normality and So typical of its essence and the souls that make it great...this is New York!!!

I took so many (I-Phone snap shot) photos it was difficult to decide which to share with you. At every turn my brain took dictation. This city inspires my creativity, my work and astounds with its dynamic style that perfumes my soul. Walking the long avenues made me realize this city made me so much of who I am today. Although I love the warmth and sun of California, I'm lucky... I'm so proud to call myself a New Yorker and this city my home, my town. 
This blog is simply my photo diary and dedicated to all people who feel like New Yorkers everywhere around the world.

The Upper East Side

The Upper East side Brownstone homes. Beautiful hand made wreath & garlands
5th Avenue approching Central Park South

The Empire State Building




Bergdorf Goodman Windows MAGNIFICENT!
Bergdorf Goodman

Van Cleef & Arpel Windows: Unimaginably Beautiful Displays and jewels
MacKenzie Childs
Rizzoli Book Store: A MUST STOP favorite of mine. Collecting Rizzoli decorating books are my passion.


St Patrick's Cathedral: I tucked myself in St Patrick's during Mid day Mass. So peaceful!
Rockefeller Center


Park Ave
Park  Ave



The West Village ~ Bleecker Street
Jo Malone ~ London: MY absolute weakness! The worlds most beautiful Candles, Diffusers, Perfumados

 My Gorgeous Mom

Love to you all from New York ~ Maritza


  1. What GREAT pictures!!! HOW I wish I was there!!! I would think Christmas time is the best!!! I hope you’re having the time of your life!!
    Your MOM is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  2. Fabulous post sweetie!!! What gorgeous photos of the most beautiful city in the world (I'm biased lol) and 2 of the prettiest women ever!!! Thanks so much for sharing it all! I can't wait till you come back again!! Big hugs darling!! Xoxo

  3. How wonderful! Thank you for taking us with you on your fabulous visit home!! It felt like we were walking alongside you! So glad you were able to go home for the holidays!! Your Mama definitely blessed you with YOUR beauty!! Love you M! What a delightful post!! Thank you for sharing!! <3!! ~Angel N~

  4. Amazing Tour of the City, Maritza! I enjoyed every word and photo! Come back soon! Love you, Donna

  5. OH WOW!!! So wonderful pictures from the city of my dreams!
    Thank you for sharing.


  6. Love! My dream to visit NYC at Christmas! Going there in the fall. It is only a 5.5 hour drive from Rochester.

    Your Mama is beautiful! Runs in the family!

    Thanks for sharing your trip pictures!

  7. He tenido la suerte de conocer esa impresionante ciudad y a mi, tambien me encanta!!
    Gracias por este reportaje maravilloso y felicitaciones por la hermosa y joven mamá que tienes!!!!! Besos