As I Embrace My Second Act

IMG_1879Dear Readers,

It is truly a pleasure to be able to connect with you again. It has been a while since my last post, and I have missed connecting with you. April proved to be busier than I could have ever imagined as I embraced the winds of change and started a new career. It gives me great joy to embark upon my new position with the Central Park Conservancy. This was truly one of those times in my life where I can say, I was ready for change. My previous career served me well, and prepared me for what is to come.

I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is to walk out and experience Central Park, which is truly one of America’s most beautiful urban parks. It is an even greater honor to be a member of the hardworking team of professionals dedicated to ensuring the Park is around for future generations.

As I make the transition from planning events for donors — to working more closely with donors — I view this as one of my long-awaited second acts. I will admit that it has taken me a minute to catch my breath, but this is a good time in my life.  Here are some photos from one of my recent visits to the Park.

Thank you for your patience. While the photos featured here are from Manhattan, you can rest assured that Brooklyn Legends has so much more to share with you. I am excited about the future.

Fondly,

Monique

The Wonder of It All – Welcome Christmas 2014

Dear Readers,

Happy Holidays!  It is hard to believe that in a couple of weeks, it will be Christmas.  I absolutely love this time of the year.  This is also the time of the year when sparkling lights, and other decorations, seem to rule the night!  I am amazed to see how easily some of New York City’s iconic buildings are transformed.  For me, simply walking and listening to all of the compliments is priceless.

With this in mind, I thought, why not do something different for today’s post?  So, I have assembled some of my favorite holiday photos from my Pinterest account to share with you.  For full disclosure some of the photos that you will see are from past years.  Other photos come from some of my favorite places outside of New York City, but the sentiment is still the same – Joy!

In case you missed the reference, Brooklyn Legends is also on Pinterest.  When you have a moment, please visit us at Brooklyn Legends on Pinterest.  Once there, please look for the board Happy Holidays 2014 – Here Are A Few of My Favorite Things. 

Have a great day and remember to enjoy the splendor of the season.

Fondly,
Monique

 

The Wonder of It All – Welcome Christmas

Dear Readers,

Happy Holidays!  It is hard to believe that in a few more weeks, it will be Christmas.  I absolutely love this time of the year.  Perhaps it is my imagination but most of the people I encounter appear to be happier, kinder and gentler.

This is also the time of the year when sparkling lights, and other decorations, seem to rule the night!  I am amazed to see how easily some of New York City’s iconic buildings are transformed.  For me, walking along and listening to all of the compliments is priceless.

With this in mind, I thought, why not do something different for today’s post?  So, I have assembled some of my favorite holiday photos from my Pinterest account to share with you.  For full disclosure some of the photos that you will see are from past years.  Other photos come from some of my favorite places outside of New York City, but the sentiment is still the same – Joy!

In case you missed the reference, Brooklyn Legends is also on Pinterest.  When you have a moment, please visit us at Brooklyn Legends on Pinterest.

Have a great day and remember to enjoy the splendor of the season.

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Photo Credits:
Central Park – Linda Stopa-Jansen via Pinterest
Godiva – etralalondon.blogspot.co.uk
New York Public Library Tree – Gary Burke via Flickr
New York Public Library Lion with wreath – Patrick Terhune
Bryant Park – theholidayshopsatbryantpark.com
Grand Central Light Show – English.people.com.cn
Grand Central – exterior – Angela via Pinterest
Bloomingdales – Jane Bert via Pinterest
The United States Capitol – ipreferparis.net
Van Cleef & Arpels – Christina Stouffer via Pinterest
Macys – Fineartamerica.com
Radio City – imgfave.com
Rockefeller Center (day) – Emily Nolan via Pinterest
Rockefeller Center (night) – indulgy.com
Tiffany & Co – Theresa Pisano Gogliormella via Pinterest
Empire State Building Lobby – media-cache-ed0.pinimg.com
A Likeness of Bo – helloonline.com
The Obama Ladies – Huffingtonpost.com
The White House Christmas Tree – Huffingtonpost.com
Dyker Heights – gonyc.about.com