New Yorker Moments

This week my childhood bestie came into town, so we decided to deck the halls and paint the town red…so red, in fact, I bid adieu to blonde Jess and went ginger for the duration of winter…talk about spicing things up! ┬áHere’s a few of my favorite stops along the way:

What things do you do this time of year to get into the holiday spirit?


{I’m a certified redhead thanks to the fabulous Kazuki and team at Hair Lounge in Chinatown}

{28th Street in Chelsea smells like snow-frosted pine}

{Rolf’s German Restaurant sure knows how to string some twinkle lights}

{Cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery are one of my favorite treats}

{The Blue Christmas Tree at Bryant Park shines bright like a diamond…sorry, a gaggle of teenagers were singing that song on the subway today, and it’s been in my head ever since…just sharing the love, NYC}

By: Jessica Tiare Bowen

30 Responses to “New Yorker Moments”

  1. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the red hair – you look gorgeous! New York is always magical during the holidays, the lights and the merriment :)
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  2. Whoa, lookin’ good as a ginger, girl! I love NYC at Christmas time … we enjoyed the train show at the NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx and Rolf’s as well.
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  3. How awesome that you get to experience NYC in all its glory during the holidays. Your hair looks great and I love that blue Christmas tree. I suddenly got a cupcake craving :)
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    • Used York City says:

      I love that they do the tree blue, too! Makes it stand out from the multi-color trees around the city!:-)

  4. Cindy Jacks says:

    I LOVE your hair red, Jess! It looks like you two really did have a grand time :) Happy holidays!
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  5. hair looks stunning! That is simply NOT ginger!

  6. Andrea Naomi says:

    Awesome hairdo! The “shine bright like a diamond” really does get stuck in your head :) Your post reminded that I need to get some white chocolate peppermint ice cream cake and hmmm…maybe a little holiday nog …I love the holidays :) Have a happy one!
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  7. Salika Jay says:

    Hair is gorgeous, Jess :) The decorations at the German restaurant is very seasonal. Love to be at places like this during the season. Happy Holidays!
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    • Used York City says:

      Thanks! And yes, being surrounded by garland and ornaments definitely helps one get into the holiday spirit!:-)

  8. Lauren says:

    Gorgeous hair! Red suits you! Love all of the Christmas instagrams! My favorite activity is the tacky light Christmas tour!
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  9. memographer says:

    Red looks HOT on you!
    Cool lights in German Restaurant!
    Blue Christmas Tree looks fun!
    Love Christmasy New York!
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    • Used York City says:

      I totally dug the German restaurant decor, too! Absolutely dripping with the Christmas spirit!:-)

  10. Mack says:

    Hair looks great Jess! .. and so does that cupcake. mmmm I usually tend to indulge in way too many treats and become even lazier than usual to get in the holiday spirit, it can’t be helped. Decorating and visiting family and friends is also on the list :)
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  11. Love the hair!! You make a stunning redhead. And I imagine you’d look great as a pink-head, too (I just love pink hair).

    Thanks for sharing the brilliance, the vibrancy and the luscious colors of NYC…every time I visit your site I’m more determined to book a trip for the fall.
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    • Used York City says:

      Haha, it’s funny you say “pink-head” because my biggest fear is after a few weeks of washing, my hair will fade to pink, lol!:-)

  12. Cari Lorine says:

    I LOVE the color, Jess! You look fantastic as a redhead. And New York looks so pretty this time of year! I’d love to be there right now.
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  13. I love New York when it’s all decorated for the holidays!! Loving the new hair color too!
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  14. Michelle Hsiao says:

    cute! love the hair and the article =)