The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park:
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 :)
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....
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.