We rang in the New Year tucked up in bed, watching the hugely anti-climatic ball drop in Time Square on a computer screen 5 hours after admiring the ferocious fireworks that exploded all over London.
As a result of having such a relatively early night, we were up before the rest of the world the morning of January 1st 2016. After dipping into the sales on 5th Avenue before the crowds arrived, we rushed over to the Rockefeller to cast an eye over a new year in this city from our favourite view point.
Standing in the clouds, amongst the rooftops, windows, and skyscrapers of the Big Apple, I suddenly felt more in control and in love with this city we are now calling home. From this height, with these views, it seemed much easier to put life in perspective, to create those plans, and to inspire those dreams which we'll try and fulfill in the next 365 days and beyond.
It was a dark, grey day, but as the sun was setting it occasionally peeped its head through the clouds, dousing the city in a cold, winter light, and momentarily scaring away the showers.
Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112