‘Tis the Season
The hustle and bustle of the season has started and the temperature is dropping! One sign of the holidays is that the traffic in New York doubles, not to mention the street traffic with people walking – it’s crazy! The holiday window displays were just unveiled and the tree at Rockefeller Center is standing tall and ready to be lit.
One of my favorite holiday window displays is at Barneys New York on Madison Avenue. This year, they partnered with film making duo (and married couple) Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin for their holiday windows displays. The theme is “Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love.” I love these windows because they are so over the top! They feature live performers in the windows, and note the live animals in this picture! As the window says, prepared to be “Baz-Dazzled.”
I also love Christmas trees and buying trees in NYC is unusual. Vendors from New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine set up sidewalk stands with their freshly cut trees. These stands literally pop up on different street corners. People select their tree and either carry it over their shoulders, or have it delivered to their front door – very convenient, and very New York. Kristin, my marketing manager has a special holiday family tradition. When her family gets a Christmas tree, they go to a Christmas tree farm where they “tag” a tree in November. Then they return in December to pick up their freshly cut tree when they’re ready to decorate. The tradition includes hayrides, hot cider and farm animals that the kids love to feed. Where ever you live, Christmas is a holiday made up of wonderful traditions.
What do you do if your travels this holiday season bring you to New York? I hope you have a great time and take in all of your favorite things that this great city has to offer – and if you need a great gift idea for teachers, friends, cousins or that person that is really hard to buy for – don’t forget that our chains and eye rings make great gifts!