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Photos from 2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

29 Nov

I had the pleasure of attending the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center last night.  As usual, it was EXTREMELY crowded, but, it was a fun atmosphere and we managed to arrive early enough to get some really good spots to watch the show.  I did manage to capture a few photos. I hope you enjoy them.

Radio City Rockettes at the 2012 Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2012

CeeLo Green with The Muppets at Rockefeller Center tree lighting 2012

Rod Stewart 2012 at Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting November 28, 2012

 

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Why I love Fall in NYC

19 Oct
New York City - Rockefeller Center

Image by myoldpostcards via Flickr

Ok, granted, I haven’t lived in NYC longto really proclaim this statement, but, I do love being in NYC in the Fall.  I can’t explain the mood, but, perhaps “pre-holiday happiness” would be the best way to describe it.

People are a bit friendlier (yes really!)  The leaves are beginning to fall and change, the tourists are really begin to fill the city streets — and believe it or not the department stores are beginning to show the first signs of the holidays to come — the holiday shops are beginning to pop up.

Add in the fact that Rockefeller Center Ice Rink has officially opened (well, ok, they didn’t open as planned due to the weather), but, still it is another sign that the holidays are approaching… (Happy sigh)

That means some of my favorite things will be coming up shortly… Like the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  And, of course, shopping!!

Most people are shocked to learn that I enjoy shopping for friends and family more than I enjoy shopping for myself.  I can’t explain it… There is just something VERY satisfying about finding the “perfect gift” for my loved ones.  It’s a high that I get the day I shop for it, and, then again when I wrap it, and, then finally the day it is given and opened.

And, then there are the things that really count… Like my Kiva team – we’re already 80% to our set fund raising goal for 2011.  This is a feeling of satisfaction that is actually very selfish — even though what we do is raise mirco-loans for others…  It feels soooo good when we help someone to help themselves… Knowing that we helped changed a life…  It’s just a feeling that is so positive and wonderful — it’s selfish 🙂   I’d like to double or even triple our fund raising goals with my Kiva Team in 2012 –  care to join us?  Here’s the link: http://www.kiva.org/team/rosegoodhallteamfashion

 

Well, off I go… in the rain (and I’m smiling…)

 

Two weeks until my Christmas cruise

3 Dec

This year has been a blur, but, a very good blur, and, as I get ready for a much needed and well deserved vacation with my family, I’m taking this time to reflect.  In 2010, I moved to NYC to begin my modeling career.  I made some new absolutely terrific friends who I know will be my friends for a lifetime.  I met and am dating a great guy.  Yep, 2010 has been a very good year!

For those (very) few of you who actual bother to read this blog, and, wait for my next post.  I thank you for your loyalty and your readership.  I’d also like to give a shout out to some friends – some are true friends and others are online friends.  If I miss you, it isn’t intentional – and note I am not using your last names to protect your privacy.  So here we go…

From Facebook

I’d like to give shouts out to:

  • Vernon, Thanks for being so supportive and watching over me!
  • Tom, Thank you for being so nice to me!
  • David, Thanks for messaging me.  I’ve enjoyed our email chats about films and the entertainment industry!

From Travel Writers Association

  • Tina, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Board of Directors.  I wish you the best in 2011, I know 2010 has been a very bad year for you.  You have my continued prayers for your Father’s health.  I am eager to work together in 2011 including our clothing drive for Dress for Success.

From LinkedIn

  • Bruce, Thanks for asking me to join your group!  You’re awesome!

From the modeling world

  • Valerie, Thank you for pursuing me and convincing me to give modeling a try! (Not mention getting me to move to NYC!!)
  • Susan, Thank you for being my mentor!  I value everything you’ve taught me and I hope we remain friends for a lifetime.
  • Marilyn, Thank you for helping show me the ropes of the modeling world!
  • Jacqueline, Thank you for your kind help!

To my friends:

  • Jill, Thanks for reconnecting,  I’ve missed all of you and I’m so glad to have you back in my life.
  • Elena, Thank you for becoming my first true friend in NYC and for introducing me to Gary!
  • Carrie, Thank you for being so nice and easy going.  You’re terrific and I know one day soon, Mr. Right is going to enter your life.
  • Paul, Thank you for inviting me to Australia for yours and Elena’s wedding.  I can’t wait!

To my special someone

  • You know who you are and you know why I love you.  I won’t go into details because this is neither the time or place for it, but, I did have to let the world know I have one terrific guy and I am so grateful to have you in my life!

And to everyone else thank  you for your readership, thank you for helping my modeling career take off, thank you for reading my Examiner.com column and thank you for your loyalty.

The new two weeks are going to be a bit crazy for me as I wrap up the year, but, I will try to post one or two more times before I leave on vacation.  If I am not able to post – I wish each of you reading this post a very happy and healthy holiday season and I wish the very best for each and everyone one of you in 2011.

Happy Holidays!

Back in NYC

28 Nov

Rockefeller Center

 

It’s amazing how fast a week can go!  I’m back in NYC after spending a wonderful week with my family and old friends.  Not that my new friends in NYC aren’t special, but, I get to see them pretty much when ever I wish.

Unfortunately, I was surrounded by people with colds all week, and, then on my flight home yesterday, I was stuck next to someone with a horrible cold.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed I don’t get sick because I REALLY want to go to the Rockefeller Center tree lighting on Tuesday!  And, of course, due to my luck – there is forecast for rain on Tuesday.   GGGRRRRR!!!

Anyhow, I have some announcements to make in the coming weeks – ranging from how I’ve connected to Bruce Springsteen (yes THAT Bruce Springsteen) to my trip to London in April to my upcoming holiday cruise with my family.  And, so my new found barely celebrity life is beginning to take off.

The funny thing is that my entire family and all my friends were so worried that I had changed during my several months of living in NYC.  I think they were all happy to see that I’m still the same silly goofball I’ve always been.

As for the romance department, I couldn’t be happier.  My boyfriend is the one nearly every girl dreams about having come into her life.  He’s kind, he is sincere, he is loyal, he is a romantic to the core, and, we share many of the same interests, ideas, backgrounds and hopes for the future.  We’re truly a good match for each other.

And, yes, sorry guys – we have begun to talk about getting married.  We both agree it’s way too soon to get serious about it, but, ultimately that is the goal for both of us.  However, a wedding will not be taking place until 2012 at the earliest!

I’m not sure if I mentioned this yet, so, if I am repeating myself, forgive me… I’m now writing a column for Examiner.com, I am the Manhattan Fashion Examiner, and, while the pay is terrible, I’m really enjoying writing and getting those skills back up to snuff.  I’d like to write my memoirs one day or maybe even get a writing job after I’m done with modeling, but, I digress – I’d appreciate followers so please feel free to subscribe to my column:  http://www.examiner.com/fashion-in-new-york/rose-goodhall

So that’s all from this end of the planet.  I hope your Thanksgiving was equally as nice or better than mine.  And, as always, I am thankful that you took a few moments of your time to read my blog.  I appreciate it – thank you!

Sweet Home Chicago

17 Nov

 

Sweet home Chicago

I’m heading home to sweet home Chicago this Saturday, and, it’s been a long 11 months away from home.  I’m looking forward to spending time with my parents and brothers, and, I’m also going to be visiting some old friends from school while I am home.

I only wish that had more than a week to spend with them.  But, such is life… We really have enough time for anything these days.  And, I wish somehow I could have waved a magic wand, and, had my boyfriend changes his plans so he could meet my family, but, no such luck.  We’ve only been dating a few months and his Thanksgiving plans, like mine, were cemented before we started dating.  The good news is that he will get to meet my family before we go on our cruise since we’re leaving out of NYC – and I’m really excited about it.

We’re taking everyone out to dinner and then to see “Elf” on Broadway.  We’re also going to take them to see Rockefeller Center and go to Top of the Rock.  I can’t wait!

So if I don’t blog for a while, don’t lose heart – I will be back.  In the meantime, I’d like to wish all my readers and fans a safe and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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