My Japanese classmate Natsu and I had a New York weekend getaway. Different from what I’ve experience before in summer, this time Manhattan in winter is like a Christmas wonderland with holiday magic. You just can’t help but feel festive everywhere.
Natsu is one of my closest friend in Boston. Maybe because both of us had visited each other’s country for many times before, or maybe because we have the exact same class schedule this semester, it’s just quite natural for us to become friends.
It’s interesting to communicate with her. Since Taiwan and Japan share similar cultures, we sometimes type or write Chinese characters to each other when there is something we don’t know how to say in English.
Traveling with a classmate is like a graduation trip. Natsu is obsessed with black pieces and she usually wears fur accessories to give a feminine touch for her look.
這次承蒙同學的福借住在親戚家一宿，第二晚和同學幸運用Hotwire.com標到五折的W Hotels， 房間內冷冽的現代設計風格，就像W的logo一樣極簡俐落：
Thanks to Natsu that I could stay at her relative’s place for one night. And then luckily, we booked W hotels with 50% off on hotwire.com. I love the sleek and modern interior style of W hotels. Just like their famous W logo design, it’s simple yet powerful.
晚上從Rockefeller Center看完聖誕樹後，再繼續走到Saks Fifth Avenue看光彩奪目的燈光大秀，配合著名的耶誕櫥窗裝飾，今年以童話”An Enchanted Experience”為主題，用現代手法重新詮釋大家耳熟能詳的故事。聲光活動俱佳的秀精彩非常，我們著迷到早晚都各去一次欣賞不同時光的美景。
The Christmas windows at Saks Fifth Avenue are simply amazing. The whole “An Enchanted Experience” show includes fairy tales scenes which are rendered in an Art Deco style, video projections, light display and music. Everything is unbelievably spectacular.
The window of Cinderella depicts a moment when she arrived at the Saks Fifth Avenue Ball.
“Once upon a time in New York, Cinderella fell madly in love with a pair of designer shoes.”
And here comes my favorite Sleeping Beauty window.
“Once upon a time in New York, the Sleeping Beauty had a trouble adjusting to the city that never sleeps.”
We also watched the fantastic Matilda musical in Broadway. It was totally beyond my expectation and I almost burst out into tears at the end of the show. Waiting in line at TKTS for 40% off tickets for 30 minutes at 32ºF was worth it.
最後以品嘗Lady M的千層派結束吧！招牌抹茶口味清爽不膩，濃郁的栗子口味也頗討人喜愛，不管哪個口味都綿密柔滑如絲綢，一入口就在舌尖處融化，讓人回味無窮。外帶可以省去小費不無小補，叉子也做得很有質感。Lady M目前在紐約有三間分店：
The Lady M mille crepes ended our little trip perfectly. Both the green tea and maroon flavors tasted like silk and melted immediately right on the tip of my tongue. There are currently three Lady M stores in NY that you can purchase their famous mille crepes.
Main Boutique ｜41 East 78th St, New York, NY 10021
Bryant Park Boutique ｜36 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
The Plaza Food Hall ｜One West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019