Before moving on from the holidays, I can’t not also share with you our first family visit back to New York for New Year’s. I wasn’t sure about choosing New York as our vacation at first. I really wanted to relax after the bustle of a full on English Christmas, and I knew NYC would be loads of fun, but would it be relaxing?? My answer came when our friend Miranda asked us to house sit in Brooklyn while she and her family went off to Colorado. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed staying in their beautiful country-fied house in Boerum Hill, which you can see for yourself in January’s Vogue. The house is so cozy and well loved and visually inspiring – you could wander around for hours just looking at all the books, pictures and hand screened wallpapers. It was the perfect retreat after a busy city day.
The trip could not have been more successful. The kids got to see all the friends and family they had hoped to, we ate at all our favorite restaurants, and we came back satisfied and happy to be home.