Sunday, 24 February 2013

The magic of NY...

I can't describe to you the magic of New York, especially on the build up to Christmas. It's like every Christmas movie rolled into one... Salvation army Bell ringers on the sidewalk, chestnut and pretzels roasting, Ice skating in the park, and stores dressed to their best....
Just round the corner from my hotel was Bloomingdales otherwise affectionately known as Bloomies the home of the little brown bag!.. Their Holiday Lane is always worth a trip... This year didn't disappoint, I loved the Peppermint themed tree along with the New Yorker...

Just along from Bloomies is another of my favourites, the Container store on 3rd avenue ... It's is the mecca for any gift wrapping fan, so many luscious things under one roof, it has been my downfall on many a visit!
Along with the stores you can't help but fall in love with the side streets and the simple but elegant way New Yorkers dress their homes... A wreath and red ribbon really sum up the New York style, often sold on most street corners along with trees of all shapes and sizes...
As night falls in New York the Christmas magic really comes alive, not more so than in the block that houses the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller centre. Standing proud in the shadow of the Rockefeller the tree is lit with 1000's of twinkling primary coloured lights. The tree forms the centrepiece overlooking the ice rink which is full from morning to night with budding skaters.
Opposite the entrance to the Rockefeller centre is the department store Saks... Every year Saks features a music and a light show on the side of its building, this culminating in Happy Holidays being scribed in lights on the side Here is the beautiful sound & light show from Saks 2012
At the other end of the block is Radio City musical hall, home of the Rockettes and the magic that is the Christmas show.. Fun, frills and high kicks from start to finish.. Opposite radio city along avenue 
of Americas (6th) are the huge red baubles, as seen in many Christmas movie...
Magical and exciting... The perfect build up to Christmas... 

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

The magic of NY...

I can't describe to you the magic of New York, especially on the build up to Christmas. It's like every Christmas movie rolled into one... Salvation army Bell ringers on the sidewalk, chestnut and pretzels roasting, Ice skating in the park, and stores dressed to their best....
Just round the corner from my hotel was Bloomingdales otherwise affectionately known as Bloomies the home of the little brown bag!.. Their Holiday Lane is always worth a trip... This year didn't disappoint, I loved the Peppermint themed tree along with the New Yorker...

Just along from Bloomies is another of my favourites, the Container store on 3rd avenue ... It's is the mecca for any gift wrapping fan, so many luscious things under one roof, it has been my downfall on many a visit!
Along with the stores you can't help but fall in love with the side streets and the simple but elegant way New Yorkers dress their homes... A wreath and red ribbon really sum up the New York style, often sold on most street corners along with trees of all shapes and sizes...
As night falls in New York the Christmas magic really comes alive, not more so than in the block that houses the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller centre. Standing proud in the shadow of the Rockefeller the tree is lit with 1000's of twinkling primary coloured lights. The tree forms the centrepiece overlooking the ice rink which is full from morning to night with budding skaters.
Opposite the entrance to the Rockefeller centre is the department store Saks... Every year Saks features a music and a light show on the side of its building, this culminating in Happy Holidays being scribed in lights on the side Here is the beautiful sound & light show from Saks 2012
At the other end of the block is Radio City musical hall, home of the Rockettes and the magic that is the Christmas show.. Fun, frills and high kicks from start to finish.. Opposite radio city along avenue 
of Americas (6th) are the huge red baubles, as seen in many Christmas movie...
Magical and exciting... The perfect build up to Christmas... 

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