Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Eve Shopping in New York

arriving in New York just after midnight Christmas eve morning was very exciting. I don't think I believed that I would get there what with all the disruption, but yes I checked in hotel & quickly unpacked and headed for bed for some much needed sleep.

They say that this is the city that never sleeps and boy they weren't wrong!... so what do you do when you are wide awake at 5am in NY Christmas eve morning... you head to Macy's for a spot of Xmas shopping!. Fortunately my hotel was next to Macy's, so I took full advantage of their 24 hr opening for the 3 days leading up to Christmas!.. bags dropped back to hotel breakfast was needed before heading up to Bloomingdale's.Similarly to us all the dept stores had started to reduce Holidays stock... so much advantage was taken.
Christmas eve turned into a bit of a shopping day for me, including a pop over to Michael's on the west side and much browsing of the Christmas windows. Macy's stuck with their Believe & Miracle on 34th street theme, although did love the cupcake tree in home.Bloomingdale's was all virtual Peace, Love, Merry & Happy.
Barneys had a foodie window which included Martha!
Shopping complete, a Magnolia cupcake & coffee stop was required at the Rockefeller centre where I watched Santa skating. Quiet evening in with take-out & watching back to back Christmas movies before Christmas PJ's were adorned ready for visit from Father Christmas!... no mince pie to leave, but substituted with a Red Velvet Rockette cupcake from Magnolia Bakery....

2 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

eeekkkk 24 hour shopping in NY!!!!

Victoria xxx

Florence and Mary said...

eeekkkk 24 hour shopping in NY!!!!

Victoria xxx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Eve Shopping in New York

arriving in New York just after midnight Christmas eve morning was very exciting. I don't think I believed that I would get there what with all the disruption, but yes I checked in hotel & quickly unpacked and headed for bed for some much needed sleep.

They say that this is the city that never sleeps and boy they weren't wrong!... so what do you do when you are wide awake at 5am in NY Christmas eve morning... you head to Macy's for a spot of Xmas shopping!. Fortunately my hotel was next to Macy's, so I took full advantage of their 24 hr opening for the 3 days leading up to Christmas!.. bags dropped back to hotel breakfast was needed before heading up to Bloomingdale's.Similarly to us all the dept stores had started to reduce Holidays stock... so much advantage was taken.
Christmas eve turned into a bit of a shopping day for me, including a pop over to Michael's on the west side and much browsing of the Christmas windows. Macy's stuck with their Believe & Miracle on 34th street theme, although did love the cupcake tree in home.Bloomingdale's was all virtual Peace, Love, Merry & Happy.
Barneys had a foodie window which included Martha!
Shopping complete, a Magnolia cupcake & coffee stop was required at the Rockefeller centre where I watched Santa skating. Quiet evening in with take-out & watching back to back Christmas movies before Christmas PJ's were adorned ready for visit from Father Christmas!... no mince pie to leave, but substituted with a Red Velvet Rockette cupcake from Magnolia Bakery....

2 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

eeekkkk 24 hour shopping in NY!!!!

Victoria xxx

Florence and Mary said...

eeekkkk 24 hour shopping in NY!!!!

Victoria xxx