Blizzard Weekend

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

Winter Storm Jonas | Minnie in Manhattan

I have to admit that I spent all of last week suspecting that the impending winter storm was just hype, and I was definitely wrong. We got hit with one of the biggest snowstorms in history this weekend, which was just .1 inch shy of stealing the #1 Central Park snowfall record of all time!

Usually the snow hardly accumulates in New York City, because the streets are so warm from of the subway system below. The storm began on Friday night, and the snow started sticking within the first hour.

Less than 10 hours later by Saturday morning, the blizzard was in full swing and the entire city was coated in a thick layer of snow. It wasn’t near over though, because the heaviest snow actually began falling late Saturday afternoon, and it didn’t let up until later that evening.

Of course, while bundling up to go outside on Saturday morning, I realized that I accidentally got rid of my snow boots when I moved last Summer. In an effort to find a store that was open, I landed in Aldo and was so surprised to see that they actually have a nice selection of warm and cozy boots perfect for winter weather. I spent some time deciding between the Hirewen and the Northgate, and decided to go with the latter (pictured above). They’re seriously the warmest most comfy snow-appropriate boots I’ve ever had.

It was really hard to get any photos outside on Saturday, since it was sooo windy and snow/hail was hitting us in the face (we had to keep sunnies on, and a lot of people were walking around wearing legit ski goggles).

Since the mayor ordered everyone out of the city by 2:30pm and a travel ban was being put in place, most of the restaurants in the area had closed. John and I were craving brunch though, so we were determined to find a place that was still serving and finally landed on a cozy neighborhood spot, 121 Fulton Street. I’ve had dinner and brunch there before, and their food is really good!

Once we got back to the apartment, we took advantage of our private patch of fresh snow on our terrace and made a snowman 🙂 Minnie had a fun time with us, but she thought the snowman was a trespasser and wouldn’t stop barking at him..it was so funny!

Sunday was beautiful out, and the sunshine made the cold temperature so much more bearable so I was finally able to get a better photo of my new boots to share with you guys. John and I tried brunch at Ulysses for the first time and loved it. It’s an unlimited brunch buffet complete with a raw bar, all types of brunch entrees, sides, a carving station, and $5 brunch cocktails. If you’re in the downtown area you’ve got to try it! I didn’t take any photos with my camera but I posted to Snapchat so don’t forget to follow me there as well: @ ChristinaaBella

How did you spend the snowy weekend? I hope you all had a fun and safe time!

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