Dazzling Holiday Windows in NYC!

 

Well, we are back from a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation to NYC! A great big thanks to my brother, Brad, for hosting us, making restaurant reservations and finding show tickets! (there...I mentioned you in one of my blog posts! Are you happy now?! :-))

We did a lot in 4 days! Had dinner at a few restaurants with great food and FABULOUS decor (which I will share more on later)...

Dinner at Quality Meats
Dinner at Quality Meats

Toured the Guggenheim....

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Guggenheim2

Guggenheim

Enjoyed a few beers at McSorley's...New York City's oldest continuously operating saloon...

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McSorleys

McSorleys

Went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade....

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Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

And last but not least, shopped 5th Ave, where I got to take in some of the most beautiful holiday windows!

My favorite by far, was once again Bergdorf Goodman! I was lucky enough to observe their holiday windows last year as well, and I was absolutely blown away! This window was my favorite from last year...everything was made from some sort of reflective surface! Glass, mirror, sequence, etc...absolutely stunning!!

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Bergdorf Window 2009 via idowindows.wordpress.com

This year seemed to have a sort of travel/nautical theme, which I adored as I LOVE to travel....and my favorite vacations are beach vacations, so this theme was right up my alley!

Here are just a few of Bergdorf's 2010 holiday windows...I borrowed a few of my images from HabituallyChic.blogspot.com as I seemed to get quite a bit of glare in my pics.

Window #1:

Ummm, who sets sail in a navy and white full sequence pant suit? This girl does!

Check out those industrial pendants....I'd love to use those over an island!

Window #2:

Forget a coach seat on American Airlines....this girl reaches her vacation destination via a winged horse!

Window #3:

My ABSOLUTE favorite! This window represents such a fantasy land for me! I love the ocean...I love to scuba dive to observe how these fabulous creatures live under the surface...and, need I even mention, I love anything that sparkles! I just wanted to jump inside this fabulous abode and call it my own!

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2010BGWindow6

Check out this octopus made of pearls and crystals!

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2010BGWindow7

Have you ever seen a tortoise shell covered in beads and pearls?!

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2010BGWindow8

Now that is one crocodile I would not mind encountering! Diamonds for eyes and teeth?! Amazing!

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2010BGWindow9

Check out that treasure chest!!

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2010BGWindow10

Another close up of the octopus. The coral next to him is adorned in diamond and pearl stud earrings!

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Ahhh...this mermaid has the life....

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Frugal Find of the Week!

 

I was doing some shopping for a client at Z Gallerie this week when I stumbled upon this:

ZGallerie Sofa Frugal Find
ZGallerie Sofa Frugal Find

Willow Sofa: Z Gallerie $999

Look Familiar? That's because I have very similar sofas which were featured in last week's post, "Making His House Our Home!"

After examining this sofa for a few minutes, I came to realize that the size and fabric are comparable to the sofas in my home. The only noticeable difference is the skirt, which I personally do not care for anyways.

Here is the sofa that I purchased....it's from Macy's and on sale for $699! Now that is a frugal find!

Macy's Chloe Sofa Frugal Find
Macy's Chloe Sofa Frugal Find

My Frugal Find: Chloe Sofa from Macy's $699