5 Reasons We’ll Miss Winter in NYC—Yes, Really

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When Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his home on Feb. 2nd, saw his shadow, and burowed back into his little hole, we all laughed. Silly groundhog! Well, it’s exactly one month later and the snow, yeah, it’s a falling. Four to seven inches in New York City today, to be exact. I’d say that constitutes a “long winter.”

Though most of us would gladly give up sex/coffee/sugar/shopping for blue skies, sunshine, and a pleasant 70 degrees—OK, who am I kidding, 50 degrees—there are a few things that we’ll definitely miss about winter when spring arrives.

1) CHUNKY SWEATERS 

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Cross Front Cashmere Sweater ($495)

Strapless dresses may be super cute, but just try to conceal a pasta baby in flimsy silk. And organ-constricting Spanx—well, no thanks. In the winter, thick, loose sweaters are all the rage and are genius for hiding any jiggly bits.

2) SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
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SoulCycle may be addictive, but nothing gets your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping like soaring down a hill of fresh powder. And the view from the top of mountain blows any boring beach shot out of the water.

3) GUILT-FREE WEEKENDS
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Between rooftop soirees and outdoor concerts, there’s constant pressure to go out every single weekend when it’s warm. But when it’s cold, it’s socially acceptable to curl up on the couch in sweats and stream Netflix for a steady eight hours.

4) “ACCIDENTAL” INTIMACY 
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Who hasn’t used the excuse “it’s so cold out—why don’t you just come over and watch a movie?” to entice a new beau? No one, that’s who. When the city is blanketed in a sea of white, there’s nothing better than cuddling up next to that special someone.

5) SEASONAL BEVERAGES
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And no, we’re not just talking about pumpkin spice lattes. Imagine a world where you can’t waltz into any bar and order a hot toddy, mulled wine, Irish coffee, or hot buttered rum. That world is called spring, and sadly, it’s coming… so drink up while there’s still time!

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