NYC Holiday Tour 2014

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a very happy holiday!

Mine was quite low key, which I loved. My husband and I are kitty-sitting in Brooklyn, so I’ve spent lots of time walking around (it was in the 50s yesterday!), loving on Rodney (that’s the cat), and just relaxing. We decided to get Chinese in Flushing at the spur of the moment on Christmas Day and went to our favorite place, Biang!. It was wonderful, as always.

Last week, I spent some time walking up Fifth and Madison Avenues here in NYC. It’s one of my favorite holiday activities, so I thought I’d give you a New York Holiday Tour. You can pretend you were there with me!

New York Holiday Tour | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThereĀ  are lots of pics, so grab a cup of coffee!

New York Holiday Tour: Club Monaco | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueClub Monaco had some of my favorite windows last year, and they didn’t disapoint this year. I loved the frosted greenery.

New York Holiday Tour: Fishs Eddy | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueI spotted a cute cardboard tree stump and ax at Fishs Eddy.

New York Holiday Tour: Macy's Herald Square | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueMacy’s had a “Yes, Virginia” theme.

New York Holiday Tour | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueI think this store was called Pink by Ele. In any case, I loved the gold and white trees.

New York Holiday Tour: Empire State Building | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe ceiling at the Empire State Building was gorgeous!

New York Holiday Tour: Empire State Building | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueNew York Holiday Tour: Lord & Taylor | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe windows at Lord & Taylor were truly amazing and some of my absolute favorite. This year’s theme was “Enchanted,” so there were lots of cute mice in the bigger windows, as well as cardinals dressed up in holiday finery in the smaller windows.

New York Holiday Tour: Lord & Taylor | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueNew York Holiday Tour: Selfie | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueWe stopped to take a selfie! The next half mile or so near Rockefeller Center and was completely jam packed with people (tourists!) and not the most pleasant. My husband kept referring to it as “Hell’s Half Mile” … ha!

But we persevered!

New York Holiday Tour: Bryant Park | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueWe checked out the rink at Bryant Park.

New York Holiday Tour: Rockefeller Center | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThis is as close as we got to the famous tree at Rockefeller Center. As you can see, it was wall to wall people.

New York Holiday Tour: Saks Fifth Avenue | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueSaks Fifth Avenue is across the street from Rockefeller Center. The building was draped in lights and greenery.

New York Holiday Tour: Saks Fifth Avenue | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueWe popped into Saks to warm up for a minute, and it was beautiful!

New York Holiday Tour: Saks Fifth Avenue | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThen we checked out the displays in the side windows. The front was too hectic, so we skipped it. I loved these ladies and the two Louis Vuitton windows with oversized packages.

New York Holiday Tour: Bottega Veneta | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe windows at Bottega Veneta were very charming. I wouldn’t mind receiving one of those bags in the mail!

New York Holiday Tour: Tiffany & Co. | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueTiffany & Co. was draped in gorgeous jewels, of course!

New York Holiday Tour: Bergdorf Goodman | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe windows at Bergdorf Goodman were absolutely stunning, as they were last year. The theme was “Inspired”. There were a number of snowy vignettes in the smaller windows (above).

New York Holiday Tour: Bergdorf Goodman | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe larger windows at Bergdorf each celebrated one of the arts: theater, architecture, dance, etc. They were truly one of a kind.

If you get a chance, check out the documentary Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs. They talk to the man in charge of the windows, and it’s really interesting to see what goes into the project.

New York Holiday Tour | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueHuge candy canes bedecked a building just around the corner from Bergdorf Goodman.

New York Holiday Tour: Pulitzer Fountain | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe Pulitzer Fountain was surrounded by trees and lights. It must be gorgeous at night!

New York Holiday Tour: Barneys | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe holiday windows at Barneys were designed by Baz Luhrmann, and the theme was “Baz Dazzled”. Ha. They were really cool and everything moved!

New York Holiday Tour | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueI’m not sure what store this was, but I loved the glowing crystal wreathes.

New York Holiday Tour: Chopard | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueBeautiful garlands surrounded the windows at Chopard.

New York Holiday Tour: Frette | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe garland at Frette, a combination of lights and greenery, was two stories high!

New York Holiday Tour: de Grisogono | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueMore beautiful garland at de Grisogono.

New York Holiday Tour: Cartier | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueA present packed tree at Cartier … who wouldn’t want something packed in one of those boxes?

New York Holiday Tour | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueA decadent bedroom scene … I’m not sure where this was, maybe Dolce & Gabbana.

New York Holiday Tour: Valentino | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueI loved the florescent peace sign at Valentino.

New York Holiday Tour: Laduree | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueLaduree’s windows are always very pretty. How cute are those macaron trees?!?

New York Holiday Tour: Ralph Lauren Kids | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueThe windows at Ralph Lauren’s kids store were filled with giant sugar cookies!

New York Holiday Tour: Ralph Lauren | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueWhile the windows at the women’s store were filled with opulence.

New York Holiday Tour: Jo Malone | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenueI fell in love with the beautiful “A Frosted Fantasy” window at Jo Malone.

New York Holiday Tour: Christian Louboutin | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #5thAvenue #MadisonAvenue Christian Louboutin had a petite window packed with a cheery holiday scene.

New York Holiday Tour: West Elm | Hello Little Home #Christmas #NYC #UpperWestSideFinally, this last photo was closer to home at West Elm. I thought it was too pretty not to share!

What’s your favorite window? Have you ever traveled to NYC over the holidays?

P.S. Check out my 2013 NYC Holiday Tour, too!

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Linda and Alex @ Veganosity

Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures Ginnie!!! I almost feel like I spent the morning in NYC! I really don’t think that I can pick one favorite, they’re all so beautiful and creative.

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