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A New York State of Mind

Every year during the first week in December, I make a trip to the Big Apple.

RockefellerTree I run to see the Macy's Christmas windows as well as those of Saks Fifth Avenue.  I'm like a kid again when I go to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center towering as high as the skyscrapers.

The crowds are staggering at this time of year but the electricity and vibrancy of New York is unique.  Just walking the streets I heard more than a dozen languages being spoken.  And if you are craving some world cuisine, some of the best is right here in New York.

One of the things I look forward to is trying new restaurants and getting together with friends that I haven't seen in some time.  Just this week I had dinner at Olana at 72 Madison Avenue between 27th and 28th streets. What a warm and inviting place. The red chairs are OlanaLogoenough to make you stay awhile longer and the wait staff is pleasant and accommodating. I had a wonderful four course dinner for $69.00 which was very reasonable considering how expensive New York is!  My favorite was the triple chocolate sundae! ( I have already walked the treadmill for this).

I love living in New Hampshire where the pace is a bit more relaxed, but every once in awhile it's nice to leave the solitude of home for The City That Never Sleeps.

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