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Get Festive: Weekend in New York, 12/11-12/13

2009 December 16
by Jill

I spent this past weekend in New York, getting into the holiday spirit. Christmas in New York is a wonderful time–full of sparkle and spirit. As my bus crawled its way down Fifth Avenue Friday night, I peeked into the opulent buildings, windows warmly lit, decorated with twinkling trees and glowing candles, doormen standing like toy soldiers at each grandiose entryway. The shop displays get more elaborate each year–Cartier was adorned with a giant, sparkling red bow, Bergdorf’s Men’s store had actual props and characters from the Fantastic Mr. Fox movie, and nearly every store front was full of color and glitter. Here are some highlights from my festive weekend:


Just another Saturday morning in Williamsburg. NYC’s SantaCon took place Saturday, and we were treated to all manners of Santas, elves, reindeer, gingerbread men, and Frosties everywhere we went in the city.


Ninja Santa!


Brunch at
B Bar & Grill
–SO GOOD.


One of the best lattes I’ve ever had.


Probably my favorite window display, for its creativity and sheer strangeness. This was at Bergdorf’s.


Close-up shot, courtesy of Joe.


Joe’s Christmas tree, which is pretty much the most adorable tree I have ever seen.


On Sunday, we went to see It’s a Wonderful Life, my absolute favorite Christmas movie, at a theater in the East Village. So much fun to see it on the big screen.

How are you getting into the holiday spirit?

2 Responses Post a comment
  1. skemper permalink
    December 16, 2009

    that window is so lady gaga!

  2. annie permalink
    December 16, 2009

    I love seeing It's a Wonderful Life on the big screen, too! Of course, I could watch that one in July.

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