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!
There are lots of pics, so grab a cup of coffee!
Club Monaco had some of my favorite windows last year, and they didn’t disapoint this year. I loved the frosted greenery.
I spotted a cute cardboard tree stump and ax at Fishs Eddy.
Macy’s had a “Yes, Virginia” theme.
I think this store was called Pink by Ele. In any case, I loved the gold and white trees.
The ceiling at the Empire State Building was gorgeous!
The 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.
We 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!
We checked out the rink at Bryant Park.
This is as close as we got to the famous tree at Rockefeller Center. As you can see, it was wall to wall people.
Saks Fifth Avenue is across the street from Rockefeller Center. The building was draped in lights and greenery.
We popped into Saks to warm up for a minute, and it was beautiful!
Then 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.
The windows at Bottega Veneta were very charming. I wouldn’t mind receiving one of those bags in the mail!
Tiffany & Co. was draped in gorgeous jewels, of course!
The 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).
The 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.
Huge candy canes bedecked a building just around the corner from Bergdorf Goodman.
The Pulitzer Fountain was surrounded by trees and lights. It must be gorgeous at night!
The holiday windows at Barneys were designed by Baz Luhrmann, and the theme was “Baz Dazzled”. Ha. They were really cool and everything moved!
I’m not sure what store this was, but I loved the glowing crystal wreathes.
Beautiful garlands surrounded the windows at Chopard.
The garland at Frette, a combination of lights and greenery, was two stories high!
More beautiful garland at de Grisogono.
A present packed tree at Cartier … who wouldn’t want something packed in one of those boxes?
A decadent bedroom scene … I’m not sure where this was, maybe Dolce & Gabbana.
I loved the florescent peace sign at Valentino.
Laduree’s windows are always very pretty. How cute are those macaron trees?!?
The windows at Ralph Lauren’s kids store were filled with giant sugar cookies!
While the windows at the women’s store were filled with opulence.
I fell in love with the beautiful “A Frosted Fantasy” window at Jo Malone.
Christian Louboutin had a petite window packed with a cheery holiday scene.
Finally, 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?