Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Everyone who has ever visited NYC at Christmas comes back to tell you about the department store window displays.  Yesterday, I featured the Macy's at 34th Street. It was interactive and so, so over the top. These other windows are not to be out done, though.  On this - one of the biggest shopping days of the year - I want to share a few more windows a long 5th Avenue.  For me, this gives new meaning to the term, "window shopping".

Godiva's store on 5th Avenue had a great interactive window.  Guys were actually making chocolate candy while the masses walked by.  Inside, there was a "gift" for every customer: a small, wrapped piece of candy.

Harry Winston's lights were absolutely gorgeous.

This is a close up of the Bergdorf Goodman window above.  Theirs were absolutely fantastic!

Of course, the windows at Tiffany's were my favorites!

When we turned into Rockefeller Center to see the tree, I was delighted to find Buzz and Woody, two of John's old favorites.  I asked if I could have a picture with them and two of their old fans... in a truly authentic Bronx accent, Woody replied, "Sure lady, anything for a buck."  Totally cracked me up.

There were so many people at the Rockefeller Center tree.  Somehow, De was able to take this picture of the four of us together.  Interestingly, people were very respectful of each other's photo ops with most standing aside to give the others room and some even offering to take the pictures for others.  I thought the crowd was very considerate given its sheer size.

One of Julia's favorites... Harry Potter and Hogwarts Express.

John and Julia enjoyed the Ralph Lauren Polo store on 5th Avenue.  There was a fire in the fireplace inside the store... it was a welcoming spot for window shoppers who had been out in the 30 degree temps for hours! Julia spent most of the night wearing her Daddy's coat... it was that cold!

Our trip down 5th Avenue and at Rockefeller Center was so much fun.  We finished off the night with a cup of hot chocolate from Jacques Torres Chocolate store inside Rockefeller Center.  The others will pass next time, but I gave it 5 out of 5 marshmallows.

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