Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
—Proverbs 3:3 (NIV)
In The City That Never Sleeps, the arts never cease. You can look just about anywhere anytime and see art—not just in the museums and art galleries, but in the streets, the people, and seemingly ordinary buildings. In NYC, store window displays are often an art form, and for the holidays, no one does it like Bergdorf—these window displays are WORKS OF ART. Yes, the boldface and all caps were necessary because they’re that good. ;) For all of you who didn’t get a chance to see the windows and for those of you who appreciate artistry no matter the season, this post is for you!
With the theme of Holidays on Ice, the Bergdorf holiday windows highlighted Arbor Day, Valentine’s Day, April Fool’s Day, the Fourth of July, and Halloween in the five large windows; the smaller windows featured New Year’s Eve, Mardi Gras, Groundhog Day, and Thanksgiving. All of these holiday portrayals contain elements of icy surroundings, an interesting twist for the warm holidays like the Fourth of July. Below you’ll see pictures I shot that focus on the intricate details of the windows. As you scroll through the pictures, look for the icy elements in the windows that speak to the theme; ice animals, icicles, and ice leaves are just a few examples.
Click on a thumbnail below, and it’ll take you to the gallery of larger images with an easy scrolling format; there’s also an option to view full-size images in the gallery at the bottom right corner of each image page.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures! Want to see even more? Check out Bergdorf’s pictures at http://ow.ly/sgOV6.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the windows! Did you have a fave?
Sure, everyone knows about the Macy’s holiday windows in NYC, but what about their Christmas trees? Take a trip up the chimney (AKA elevator) to the 9th floor with Santa and you’ll find yourself in a magical place called “Holiday Lane.” Here you’ll find dozens of fantastical Christmas trees decked with ornaments and themes of every sort. Feast your eyes below on some of my faves. (You can click on the images to view larger pics.)
One of the fun things about these trees is that customers can actually shop the ornaments right off the trees; picture apple picking but with fabulous and fun ornaments. These are the ones I plucked to add to my glittering collection:
Don’t you love the holidays? Merry Christmas, everyone!
Holiday Lane at Macy’s Herald Square
Address: 151 West 34th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 695-4400