where have I been?

Wow, I don't know what to say. I've been MIA for the last seven days and I can't describe how I miss you all. I know it's late but I hope everyone had a great new year. As for me, it was a blast! My friend from L.A. came over to spend new year with us. We were all over the city last week. Here's how I spend the last days of 2009 and welcomed 2010.

Christmas Spectacular at Radio City

I wanna take the chandelier home and do the monkey swing with it.

The experience was breathtaking, especially the 3D part. This is one of the reasons why I love holidays. Christmas in New York is like no other.

This is my favorite scene:

After the show, we grabbed a cup of the best hot chocolate ever! And a dozen cupcakes too. What a great way to gain something for 2010, extra pounds.

My stylish bro in his trench and fedora.

...the hot chocolate became chilled chocolate.

The city's winter wonderland
We planned to go ring in 2010 at Times Square that's why for the last day of 2009 I look like a ski bum. I don't care if I look so puffy and big as long as I can survive the long hours of cold and windy night at Times Square. We spent a little time frolicking at Central Park before heading to find our way in the gazillions of people.

Ringing in 2010 at Times Square
This new year's eve's weather was not as bad as last year. Though it rained a little, the temperature is on 20s plus the body heat of the crowd. Not to mention my 5-layer outfit not including the down coat.

It was so fun. We stood for 6 hours but it's so fun I didn't notice it. There's a countdown every hour and fireworks! The people were fun and we made friends. It's so fascinating to hear people speak different languages come together as one in welcoming the new decade.

Celebrating 2010 with my family

Mom and Dad

With my friend, Roxy.

How's your 2010 so far lovelies?

Cheers for a stylish new year everyone!

49 stylish comments:

Leah said...

I miss you Betz...happy new year!

I watched the NYE countdown in Times Square via CNN. I think I saw you. Hehehe!

I love these NY pics...I kinda miss New York. And you have a beautiful family. Ang dami pics ah, outfit overload. Hahaha!

I'm in LA now.

Nina said...

Hi Betz!

I missed you! Glad though that you've been bonding a lot with family and friends!

Bet you stopped people in the streets with your outfits!

Will you ever visit Manila again? I so want to meet you!

Rica said...

hi betz :) i miss you!!!

the photos are so awesome. im sure nag enjoy kaau ka dira. we also watch the countdown in nyc pero sa tv lang. haha. how i wish naa ko dira. your winter outfits are all pretty and stylish. and you have a very happy family.

belated happy new year!

sassy rica ^_^

Barry said...

Wow, what an awesome way to ring in the year! Times Square is one of THE places to be on New Year's Eve. Sandy and I were talking about taking a trip to New York sometime (not sure when).

Great photos Betz, thanks for sharing!

lorenabr said...

Happy New Year :) Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

MalibuMara said...

wow! awesome photos
nyc looks amazing, great way to start the year :)


F Blog said...

aw these photos look amazing, glad you had a great holiday season!

Nina said...

Isn't it funny how we meet up here and find an instant connection? Leah and I, for example, haven't actually met up yet but we are talking a lot ... hope we finally get to do it when she gets back.

The family is planning a trip to the U.S. this year. It's just very contingent to the hubby's schedule ... and the finances, of course! Hopefully, it materializes so I can finally see you in the flesh!

I'm going to look up that Andy Warhol image that you described to me just now ... I'm so intrigued! Thank you for thinking about me!


Style Artisan said...


Welcome back!!

What awesome pictures. I can see why you haven't had tiem to post. But you sure made up for it with this action packed extravaganza! :)

You look as stylish as ever, even in a puffy coat with 5 layers underneath.

These made me want to be in Times Square for New Year's Eve someday...

kookie kulasa said...

Happy New Year, Betz :) Lovely first entry for 2010. 7 days pa lang naman, but so far things are going well :) How are you there?

Vinda Sonata said...

happy belated new year, betz :) i really enjoyed all of those photographs; seems like you had so much fun. you look stylish too. your houndstooth and safari coats are awesome. the drama snapshots are great too, i wish i was there!

Zanah said...

Great pics... your family is so sweet & perfect I am very jealous!! :) Mon Mode Blog

Jen said...

ahh i love all of your pictures, it looks like you had so much fun. i've always wanted to see the radio city christmas show, i'm loving the picture of the soldiers tumbling down. :)
your brother is so fashionable and i'm quite in love with your new year's eve outfit. those tights are fantastic!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Your photos are wonderful -- looks like you had a lot of fun. You're reminding me of all the things I'd like to do in NYC when I visit again-- see the Rockettes, go to Magnolia...sigh :)
Love your down coat! - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

NoViTaRisTiaNa said...

woooouw...all u're holidays pic so aw-mazing...such a great x-mas n nYe..i wish i can go there...hahaha...

Jess said...

i was totally just in NYC as well - magnolia cupcakes are the shizz! looks like you had a blast :)

G.lam said...

Seems like a wonderful Christmas & New Years for you :D Gorgeous photos ~

janettaylor said...

Love Ur huge houndtooth coat, darling! :-)


Anonymous said...

gorgeous darling
love it, beautiful inspiration
i really love your blog, keep it up
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the sweet comments


Rox said...

Hey, who's your friend? she looks gorgeous! lol jk! I miss New York... I totally fell in love with New York. I love how you dress... I love this blog. I love all your blogs. This is by far the best new year I have ever had! and thanks for making that happen :) i love ya By <3 thanks for everything!

Sugar Strip Ease Fan said...

Aww you must have the best time of your life in there. I love all the pictures and it shows all the happiness you may have felt. That is the perfect way to spend the holidays in my opinion.

Diane said...

Thanks so much for these pictures! I've never been to New York and I would love be there, to live there... (I sound like a redneck, don't I?:)) )

Looks like you had much fun, the show was great for sure!

Happy New Year to you too!


Anonymous said...

welcome back and i see you enjoyed yourself. happy new year sweetie!!!

AudreyAllure said...

haha i was in times square too! :)

j e j e said...

I guess you really had a wonderful Christmas. Looks like it's so much fun in there! I wish I can be there....

Have an awesome 2010 :)

Haller on me at oohjeje.blogspot.com :)

F i K a said...

Happy new year!! hope you have a wonderful year in 2010!! :)

Joni Andrea said...

Wow new year in NY looks soooo fun! :) I love your herringbone trench. I wish we could wear winter clothes here in the Philippines.

daisychain said...

Love the photos,
welcome back! x

Patty Ann said...

ooo the rockettes show looks like so much fun!!! is it true that they lock everyone in times square until after midnight??? like you can't move around?

your outfits are all so cute. i love the yellow tights!!


DIANA DYE said...

OH darling am so glad you had fun and don’t worry about the post issue we all have those days! You look so cute all the time impeccable how do you do it really? I love the pictures that you feature it makes me feel like I was with you having a blast thank you for this incredible post! Have a brilliant day and thanks for the comment love have fun!!

Style of a Fashionista said...

Wow you look like you have had an amazing time you have done and seen so much great pictures thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year xoxo

The Haute-Shopper said...

Happy New Year! Looks like you had a fantastic time... ahh, I miss NYC. I'm impressed you braved the crowds and the cold to ring in 2010 at Times Square!

Pia said...

so much fun! looking at your pictures, i want to go to ny now too!

Dream Sequins said...

You look amazing- despite these freezing temps we've been having in NY! Great to discover your blog :) Never been to Radio City Music Hall for the Rockettes show. Wow!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Awww love all the photos! I'm so happy you had a great NYE! Your coat in the first few photos is GORGEOUS!

Denise said...

weeeeeee. great photos.

i love the houndstooth coat and all the cute glasses. It really looks fun.

I am Denise Katipunera

cupcake♥trash said...

great photos!! welcome back :)

dotie said...

the show seems pretty amazing!! how lucky you are counting down the last seconds of 2009 at Times Square..I wish i'll be able to that someday :)
glad you had a blast!

Jing said...

hello gwapa!!!happy new year!
bag-o lng ko abot dai.ug negra na kau ko ug tambokiki na pud.hahaha

you have a happy family.very stylish/looks like you had a fun new years eve!!!your and your bro are really fun!nice one dai! =)

Ces said...

Great post. WOnderful pics of you and your family. I want to go to NY! i like watching musical shows too. looks like that is so worth to watch.

The Haute Bitch said...

love your jacket!!! looks like a fun trip


Dylana said...

this looks like an amazing time!



B a la Moda said...

Hello! I looks like you have had so fun in Christmas!! I like the pictures in the snow and of course, the party pictures.

B* a la Moda

michelle_ said...

looking superb in those photos darling :D

thanks for the sweet comments dear :D
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Michelle said...

thanks for your lovely comment!
I heart your blog!
XXXX, Michelle

Rianna Bethany said...

These pictures are lovely!!!
Rianna Bethany xxxx

pixelhazard said...

Oh wow you have been so busy! Love that pic of the domino soldiers

Posh said...

Nice pictures, you look lovely!

Happy 2010!

fhen said...

this looks like a fabulous time!
love all the photos!