Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from fifi + hop to you and yours! During this time of giving and thanks I’d like to say thank you to all my readers for following along with our adventures, and your interest and commentary. It’s always great to hear from you, whether you’re a blogger or not. 7 months ago I started this blog with the mission to inspire, so during this time of reflection, I hope I’ve been able to do that. And to all you bloggers out there, it’s been an amazing experience to “meet” so many of you and become a part of this wonderful blogging community, and hearing all your stories too.




Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year – the lights, the music, the colors, the spirituality, the egg-nog. I especially, as a mom, love all the activities surrounding this magical season. Whether it be a trip into NYC to see the tree, the ice rink, the angles, the department store windows, or seeing a show such as the Nutcracker or Radio City or the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden; or doing local festive things like driving around at dusk to see all the neighborhood Xmas lights, a visit with Santa, Xmas parties, or simply, singing carols and a candle-lit Silent Night on Xmas eve – there is nothing more priceless than seeing my girls faces light up at the wonderment of it all. The clock is starting to tick on how much longer this innocence will last, so on this Christmas morning post-present unwrapping, I felt the need to put it in words. I’m not sure there’s anything better with kids than Christmastime.




Wishing everyone a joyous and happy holiday season, even if it does feel like Palm Beach wherever you are!





  1. December 26, 2015 / 1:51 am

    Amazing Corey, the photos especially of my beautiful grand daughters. I thank God for you everyday that you share your lives with us. On another note..your blogs are so informative and makes me long for daytrips. Merry Christmas to our precious blogger Corey

    • December 26, 2015 / 3:22 am

      Thanks so much Jean! Merry Merry to you all down south, hope you had fun with the neighbor’s ;).

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks Joy – and you as well!

  2. December 27, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    When I was a kid, Christmas was also pure magic:) I truly enjoy reading your blog, and I’m looking forward to a lot of new posts in 2016. Merry Christmas from Dubai:)

    • December 28, 2015 / 3:28 am

      Thanks Mitzie! Looking forward to new posts from you as well and hope you had a wonderful Xmas. Happy Holidays!

  3. December 27, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Wonderful captures… 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you and yours… 🙂

    • December 28, 2015 / 3:30 am

      Thank you – and to you as well:). Happy holidays!

  4. December 28, 2015 / 8:52 am

    Great photos! The ice rink – is that Rockefeller Centre?

    • December 28, 2015 / 1:08 pm

      Yes! From two years ago, as this year it’s been practically short sleeve weather..

  5. December 28, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    How exciting to see New York at Christmas, I’ve never been there and it looks beautiful!

    • December 28, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      There’s nothing like Christmas in NYC – feel lucky to live so close!

  6. December 28, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Yes- keep that magic going for as long as you can, Corey! It’s never the same once they’ve grown. 🙂

    • December 28, 2015 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Jo! I know, I’m already getting a little sad at some of the things they’ve outgrown..goes so fast.

  7. January 7, 2016 / 9:07 am

    lovely post!

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