Christmas in New York- Christmas Trees ๐ŸŽ„

This Christmas -and the whole December really- has been a complete blur. Happy I got a chance to walk around and enjoy the beautiful ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ all around. Here are my favorites…

Saw this beauty at Tiffany’s.

Bryant Park’s ๐ŸŽ„.

The beautiful and classic Rockefeller Center ๐ŸŽ„.

Henri Bendel wins for most creative tree in my book ๐Ÿ˜‚. The tree is made of all different kinds of gift boxes.

This is the beautiful tree at the New York Junior League.

Another classic but one of my favorites, the ๐ŸŽ„ at the MET Museum ๐Ÿ˜‡.

Christmas in New York – Store Window Displays

I love this time of year. I especially love walking around and enjoying the decorations and windows. This year seems to be the year of the robot. They were everywhere! ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–

My first stop, Macyโ€™s.

Second, Tiffany ๐Ÿ’.

My first time inside Henri Bendel! That is quite an impressive tree ๐Ÿ˜‚. Too bad they are closing ๐Ÿ˜ž.

Lastly, my absolute favorite, Bergdorf Goodman. I particularly like the fact that they played with the idea of using sweets in their displays this year with a gingerbread man window and bakery/cafe window.

Macyโ€™s Annual Flower Show

 

I look forward to the flower show each year. It always makes me think of spring. The beautiful flowers are a tease of what is to come and a reminder of what I will never ever accomplish in my own garden and Iโ€™m ok with that :).

This yearโ€™s theme was โ€˜Once Upon A Springtimeโ€™ and it definitely had the fairytale look down with a storybook entrance, dragon and villain throne lol. I especially loved the detail on the throne and overall loved the lovely flowers. Here were my favs.

Flower Show 1

 

Flower Show 2

Exploring The Met Museum with Mom and Andrew

 

In February, I was lucky enough to visit the museum twice, once with my Mom and another time, on Valentineโ€™s Day <3, with Andrew.

Mom and I focused on seeing the exhibits that were closing. I especially wanted her to see the Michelangelo one because she is quite religious. Here are my favorite shots (one not of the exhibit!).

Michaelangelo

We also got to see the Rodin exhibit, which was displayed in a single corridor. These sculptures were amazing. Mom and I spent the most time here, taking in all the beauty and laughing at some of the more interesting ones. Here are our favs!

Rodin's Sculptures

Our last stop was the Japanese Bamboo exhibit and the Chinese Courtyard. They had one huge bamboo sculpture, which I believe was specifically made for the room, but I could be wrong. It was pretty interesting. It reminded me of the bamboo exhibit many years ago on the rooftop. That was one of my favorite rooftop exhibits at The Met. Mom LOVED the Chinese Courtyard; I took a lot of solo shots of her in here.

Japanese Art

On Valentineโ€™s Day, Andrew and I got to explore the museum after hours. It was pretty cool, less of a crowd and they had curators in various locations to give you more information. The whole museum wasnโ€™t open, only certain sections but we still got to enjoy the beautiful paintings at the Thomas Cole exhibit, the Frank Lloyd Wright room in the American Wing and our favorite, Temple of Dendur. It’s usually crowded in the room, so it was pretty sweet that we got to see it so up close and personal. Andrew and I ended our night of exploring in the Dining Room at The Met where we had a very romantic dinner =).

MET AfterHours

Thomas Cole