Merry merry merry Christmas everyone!
As a non-Christian household and our immediate families thousands of miles away, we've established a few New York City traditions of our own to usher in this festive day.
We start with the night before Christmas, which is the only time of year that Gramercy Park is open to the public, and even then, only for a single hour. Like last year, we braved the frigid cold to carol in the Park, only this year we hung back from the crowds; to sing, cuddle and reminisce on "our" bench instead. The memories we have of this Park are so precious that I won't deny how rough it felt knowing we wouldn't be able to enter this space again for another year.Food solves most troubles so we crossed the street to Maialino and ate and drank ourselves very happy.
|DVF Zarita in Navy, Nine West Jeneil pumps in Red Suede (my weak ankles LOVE the solid heel on this shoe)|
Christmas Day for us means a visit to the holiday windows and displays around town. Here are some of my favourites.
|Barneys x Disney. I thought the video was pretty cute but wished the rest of the windows were similarly decked out|
|Bergdorf Goodman - while not as elaborate as last years, the 1920s-themed windows are the best of the lot. This particular display was my favourite. Seriously, white peacocks?!|
|Tiffany's - if I had a Christmas tree, this is how I want the bottom of it to look like|
|Gingerbread Lincoln at the Le Parker Meridien gingerbread extravaganza|
|Hilarious gingerbread depiction of the dangling crane|
|I usually don't take photos of trees but I liked how the Le Parker Meridien one took a leaf (ha!) out of the AMNH tree|
|More new shoes: Wolverine x Samantha Pleet boots (here, here and here)|
|One in a row of giant nutcrackers outside UBS in midtown|
|We finally ended up at the Rockefeller Tree. There were SO. MANY. PEOPLE, we hightailed it out of there as soon as this picture was taken|
And then we made like Jews and had chinese.
Hope your day was as festive as mine!