it’s currently snowing lightly here in new york. a crisp coat of white is covering the naked tree branches, and the sidewalks are streaked in snowflakes. it’s my absolute favorite time of the year; after brunch at the smith, i found myself walking the streets of midtown (of all places!) humming rudolph the red nosed reindeer without any prompting. it might be slippery, and it might be chilly, but new york is coated in the holiday spirit. it’s everywhere you turn, and i couldn’t be happier. good lord, i love the winter. now, if only we could get more than a dusting up in here.