Monday, January 19, 2009

Giving Out An Award On A Snow Day!

There are some things that I would venture outside to brave the freezing temperatures (that we've been having here in the Northeast recently) for. Visiting good friends is one of them. Going to Manhattan is another. So imagine my excitement when I knew that we were combining both yesterday! Yippeeeee! All in all we had a great time. There was lots of fluffy white snow to trudge through, belly laughs with friends, the communal sipping of hot tea, wonderful Manhattan views, our great hostess Asyah's scrumptious samosas (could you send me some more, Asyah? Pretty please?!), and her precious daughters to play with. It was relaxing yet stimulating at the same time. And there are very few things I find more blissful than walking outside during a proper snowfall - so serene, and quiet. And yes of course I stuck my tongue out to catch those snowflakes! You should've seen the size of those babies!

View of downtown Manhattan from Newport, NJ. The water is mostly frozen - those seagulls are standing on it!

The view from outside my window this morning. Hypnotic, no?!

All this has put me in such a great mood, that this is the perfect time for me to pass on the cute little award given to me by Trisha from The Zest. Here is what this award means:

This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - which is nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!
I firmly believe that the following super-bloggers should get this award:

  • Jennifer from Use Real Butter - because of her culinary and photography skills, her fierce personality, her adorable pup and the amazing place she calls home.
  • Lisa from Spicy Icecream - because her food photography inspires me every single day!
  • Meena from Hooked On Heat - for unknowingly introducing me to the wonderful world of food blogging, and she just happens to be from my hometown in Canada!


Doppelganger said...

Snowy day indeed!!! Wow, your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I can imagine enjoying the charms of a snowy day, with a warm beverage of choice, tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, good friends, and good food. I wouldn't want to live there, yes, I know, I'm a softie, I like my California weather just fine thank you! but visiting could definitely be on the list. Again, gorgeous pictures, just magical! thanks for sharing!

Asyah said...

muneeba!!! i'm honored to find myself and my samosas here! it was great having you guys over... as always!! my samosas look beautiful in the picture! and so does zoya :) the picture of the tree in your window looks like a professional photo... simply gorgeous! you are multi-talented girl!!

Anonymous said...

You are such a sweetheart. Thank you for the award, but more importantly, thank you for being so kind. And look! SNOW! My favorite :) I hope every day is as wonderful for you as this one was. Lovely.