Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas in New York

I finally had a chance to get my pictures off of my camera, and to clean them up a bit.  There are more pictures (and some with me actually IN them), but they are on my mother's camera.  I'll share those once I have them :)  I was quite pleased with some of my pictures, and they definitely tell the story of our trip...for the most part....

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park:







I walked around with my head in the clouds, literally, for most of our trip.  I love some of these pictures!







I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed with some of the "Christmas" windows.  They lacked, well, Christmas.  I know that everyone doesn't celebrate Christmas, and that's just fine with me.  But the windows have ALWAYS been decorate for Christmas.  Don't get me started on the Lady Gaga nonsense at Barney's.  Blech.

Bloomingdale's had a fantastic theme for their windows, but of course I didn't take any pictures.  Why, you ask?  Well, because Bloomingdale's was far too busy taking OUR pictures.  To put on their Facebook.  Seriously.  Check it out HERE...

Macy's was festive, of course.  They never let us down :)


Van Cleef & Arpels had window displays, but their theme was "Famous Balls".  No Christmas to be found, but I did find this window featuring Truman Capote's infamous Black & White Ball.  We have a Black & White Ball of our in Smalltown, VA, modeled after this ball, so I had to take a photo...even though it wasn't a Christmas window :(



All hail C. Wonder!  Their window was quite festive :)




We had to visit Rockefeller Center to be sure it really was Christmas.  And of course, it was :)





And then THE PALACE.  It was certainly Christmas there!






Inside of Macy's was a most exciting display!  I had heard rumor of it, and set off to see it with my own two eyes.




There were all types of pups featured, but of course I had to photograph the westies.  For Louis.  He was quite pleased :)

Other than these westie prints, here are a few of my other favorite things....


(found at C. Wonder)

(found at a shop in Soho, I believe?)

Wow.  I'm beginning to realize that I didn't take half as many pictures as I thought I did.  Oh well!

This little pub was down the street from our hotel, and we stopped in for a pre-dinner cocktail on Saturday evening....





On Monday, we saw a display of New York's finest.  Well, their cars anyway!  Does anyone else think it's comical that they are parked in front of "Chase"??  Yes, I know that is as in "J.P. Morgan", but still.  Police Chase.  hehehe....




I completely forgot to take photos of our fabulous dinners at Chin Chin & Balthazar.  And I showed you this photo yesterday of our lunch at Cafe 745 in Bergdorf Goodman:



Both of our dinners, and lunch, were absolutely spectacular!!  I had the Steak Frites at Balthazar, and let me just tell you that I have not stopped dreaming of it since.  Absolutely DIVINE :)

At Chin Chin I had the Crisped Indochine Beef.  It was quite good, by I enjoyed my mother's spicy chicken much more.  Well, that and the people's Crisped Orange Beef beside us.  Yes.  They shared.  Gotta love New York!!

We had the most lovely time, and were thoroughly exhausted as we packed our bags and hailed a cab to take us back to the train.....

One last Christmas tree to bid us farewell, at Penn Station.



T

16 comments:

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Fabulous photos! Checked out marc yesterday, too. Thanks for the link. Love those doggies! I love NY!

Miss Lindsay said...

I work in Times Square - BXL is a hidden gem! One of my favorite spots for lunch.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

What fabulous pictures from NYC...the city is just SO magical over the holidays. I was bummed I didn’t have time to visit the pop-up shops in Bryant park. How much FUN is C. Wonder? I love Balthazar!!! I am going to post my pics from NYC next week. xx

Coastalpines said...

Looks like a great trip! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! (LOVE C.wonder!!)

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Amy said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the photos! So glad you had fun! :)

Dee Stephens said...

Great pictures! Is I just you and your mom that go?

The City Boy said...

your pictures did turn out great...love the one of the bryant park hotel.

i agree with the windows. I never look at Saks ever because they are always so bizarre. I do like the Van Cleef ones because everything in them is to die for.

cafe 745 is great but next time youll have to try to "BG restaurant" on the 7th floor...its amaze

Ann said...

Your pictures look fabulous. That had to have been a blast.

REBrown said...

It looks like you had an awesome trip!

Claire said...

These pictures are amazing!!!! I especially love the Christmas tree pictures of course! I'm so jeal you were there at Christmastime- looks like so much fun!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

So fun!! So, you were actually there for Christmas day, right?

Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

Your pictures are spectacular! I want to go on your next vacation with you. Pretty please. :-)

MCW said...

You did take amazing pictures! Glad you had fun! When are we going on another trip so we can cross paths again??? Happy New Year! xo

Linda at beachside cottage said...

Hey there! My hubby and I snuck up there, too, for a weekend getaway! It 's the best place to be at Christmas!

Love the Loui portrait!

Happy, Happy New Year!

Linda
Sand and Sea
(aka beachside cottage)

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