Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas is Coming


So, I'm officially done with the semester! Hooray! In order to celebrate, my mother and I headed into the city to do a bunch of touristy "Christmas in New York" things. Even though I've lived in New York City my whole life, I haven't been down to the Rockefeller Center tree since I was quite little. We went to Saks, Tiffany&Co, and Bergdorf Goodman to look at the whimsical Christmas window displays, went to Rockefeller Center, and explored the Christmas markets in Bryant Park. I'm not big on crowds, but my Christmas delight outweighed any sort of bitterness I could feel. Christmas! So, below are some of my favorite pictures from the day, and maybe some captions if I feel like adding them. Be warned, there are roughly eight million photos in this post.

Christmas Question of the Day: What's your favorite holiday tradition? In my family, every year we buy someone underwear to embarrass them. The person is never let in on it until they open it, and generally everyone laughs at their expense and gets a real kick out of it. Speaking of which, I haven't gotten "the underwear" in years now. Oh no!

First stop, Bergdorf Goodman! They had some funky animal themed windows full of beautiful clothes, and a polar bear.



Then, we stopped at Tiffany&Co, sort of by accident. They had the most adorable display though. Christmas Carousel theme!



Saks had a little story to go along with their window display. It had something to do with bubbles, but I kept forgetting to read the little snippets of the tale, mostly because I was distracted by all the pretty things




Then, twas on to Rockefeller Center! Somehow, we found this gigantic tree



This is what happens when my mom takes a picture of me with the large tree:


This is what happens when I try to take a picture of my mom with the large tree:




And the lovely Bryant Park tree. I may have liked this one more than the Rockefeller Center tree. Whoops!


Until tomorrow,


  1. It looks amazing, I'd love to see New York done up for Christmas! I'm a big fan of exploiting all tourist options available in your own town and New York is so wonderful!

    P.S. Saw your new haircut on twitter and loved it!

  2. I went to the Rockefeller last Christmas! It was absolute claustrophobia! There was a light show at either Saks or Bergdorfs (i can't remember) but it was so beautiful and I recorded it while standing on a hedge where the angels are so I could get a clear view over the heads of the crowd. Then I was pulled down by a cop...:(

    I'm going to go see the displays at Saks pretty soon. Have you seen the Herald Square Macy's displays?

  3. Ah, this post is so fun! I would love to see all of those displays in person. Some of the department stores in downtown Pittsburgh are decked out for the holidays, but they aren't anywhere near as elaborate as the displays you photographed. And you always look adorable in that cat print dress!

    I'll also second Emily's P.S. Your new haircut is amazing; you definitely rock the shorter hair!

  4. I was just there this past Monday! I'll be sharing some posts THIS monday on my blog. Also, love the print on your dress!

  5. Wow, looks like a delightful day!

  6. Those photos are beautiful and that is such a big tree and the lights are just so pretty!

    Window displays in shops always look so gorgeous im my opinion.

    Marja <3

  7. I love that outfit! And those window displays! You're so lucky to get to go to the big city! :)

  8. great photos and I love your outfit too

  9. I think they window displays would be my favorite part about NYC. They seem like they decorate them so well even when it's not Christmas! At least that's how TV makes it out to be. I haven't been! Congrats on being finished with classes! Take some time to relax over your break!

  10. Eeek, such awesome NYC photos, and I love how the wine-colored tights look with your cat dress! I've only been to New York in the summer, and I would loooove to explore the city around the holidays. This looks like the best day!

  11. i love this outfit! it's so cute :)
    nice blog :)
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  12. Eeek! I love this post! For me, growing up in the midwest, I'd always see movie portraying New York as being, like, the Christmas capital. Mostly because of the amazing window displays and the tree in Rockafeller center. I think I can blame Home Alone for most of those thought.
    But I'm sure as a native you don't quite feel the same way!

    Well, fortunately we don't have a tradition quite as embarrassing as your underwear one. Out family tradition is sprinkling "reindeer dust" out on the lawn so Santa can find us. It's especially important this year because I moved! I wouldn't want Santa to forget about me.

  13. oh... you live in the city?? i'm always happy whenever i find bloggers that do... yay! let's meet up for coffee someday. xx

  14. ah so cute! i totes love that dress. and i'd love to visit nyc at christmas.


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