Friday, December 02, 2011

This past Wednesday I spontaneously decided to go to the City. I have a weakness for the fabulousness of New York at this time of the year.

Now you may wonder why a nice Jewish girl is is so enamored by all of this. Well here are some reasons:

1. Everything about what goes on in New York this time of year is a reflections of the unbelievable creativity and talent of so many individuals who create the fabulous shop windows and decor. It's simply and undeniably beautiful and glamorous.

2. We live in America which represents freedom. We may take it for granted, but we are truly blessed to have freedom of religion, and for that matter, freedom to be and do whatever we want.  Believe it or not...most of the world does not have this freedom and it's something to be celebrated. I can walk in the streets (especially of New York!) and proudly admit that I am an Orthodox Jew and no one will blink an eye. This is a tremendous blessing and we absolutely can be proud to be Americans and a part of beautiful traditions. No one is asking us to change our religion just because we appreciate some twinkly lights and fabulously crafted fashion and design in store windows.

3. Although I grew up 'out of town', New York City was always in my DNA. Just ask my Mom. From the time I was 12  I dreamed of making it to New York. Well I almost made it...I landed in Jersey about an hour from the Lincoln Tunnel, and do you know what? Now that my kids are older and I have the time to go...you bet I'm going. The New York skyline will always make me swoon more than it does for most native New Yorkers!

There is nothing like the energy of NYC. And at this time of year I feel like that energy is on steroids: Big and bold and beautiful.

The theme at Saks this year is Land of the Bubblemakers. (How many creative meetings does it take to come up with and implement the Holiday window concepts, and when do you think they start?) By the way, I personally did NOT think this was one of Saks's best window displays, but the fashion was exquisite and I guess that's the point!
This is beyond...
I was a little upset when I noticed the reflections of the buildings in the photos, but then I decided that it was quite a nice visual effect and background for the fashion.

 Long live long sleeves...
 How fabulous is this? Thanks iPhone for giving me such amazing effects!

In the doorway of Saks this festive vignette caught my eye. Who wants these shoes?? I do!
Entering Saks is like entering a wonderland!
The Dolce and Gabbana bags glisten...
and if you're a Chanel lover you may want to sit down for this one:

Dolce and Gabbana blings it out really well again with their fragrance display:
Some fab fur that I'm still dreaming about:
Heaven scents:

Me and Genevieve Monsma, the beauty director at More Magazine,  with her book, 287 Secrets of Reinventing Your Life at the Armani makeup counter at Saks. I love her message: Don't be afraid to reinvent yourself every single day.
The windows at Michael Kors celebrates gold and black:

OMG there's just so much fabulousness to show you from my stroll up Fifth.  Stay tuned for more amazing fashion and windows in Part Two...

Have a beautiful weekend!

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  1. Great post, these photos are amazing. i wish to go one day ;-)

  2. What beautiful photos. I wish I was in New York for the holiday season- my family and I are trying to plan a trip for next winter. I just wanted to comment on statement about freedom in America. It is such a beautiful truth, that as you said, we take for granted. I've been to Guatemala and Argentina and in various parts of their country they don't have the freedom we do. I think the holidays are a great time to reminded of this.

    Thank you for your wonderful post. Happy Friday!

  3. Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing! Love NY but I went there only in the summer!

  4. LOVE this post!! Boy you captured the essence of glamorous NY at Christmas time to perfection...and it doesn't get much better than Saks!! I love all that you got on film...my heart was beating faster with every picture...I so miss going there, buying gorgeous clothes, dressing up, glamming it up,etc....these days living in yoga pants and sneakers isn't very glamorous but hopefully I will "get my groove on" sooner than later...lol. And might I say you look incredibly gorgeous and glamorous! You BELONG in that store:)

  5. Ahhh New York...The city of dreams! Thanks for sharing ;)



  6. their windows are so gorgeous! Love it

  7. Great photos. I would love to visit New York around the holidays.

  8. what a thoughtful post! Thanks for taking the time out of your shopping to get these shots so we can all enjoy!
    Great post!

  9. I was bumming because my neighbor and I were supposed to go down to NYC this weekend but she isn't feeling well but you made me feel better with these photos! I know what you mean about the energy in the city this time of year, we used to live in Brooklyn Heights. There is nothing like the city during the holidays!

  10. This is my favorite city to be in during the Holidays, and I can't be there this year...so thanks for taking us window-shopping!

  11. Amazing photos - love how you can see the city in the reflections with all the beautiful bling. My parents are from NJ, but moved away almost 50 years ago, but they still go to NYC almost every year this time!! There's nothing like it!!!

  12. I've been seeing so many blogs about going to NYC this year for Christmas. It's making me so jealous....I want to go back there so bad! It feels so magical around Christmas!!

  13. Great Post Sharon!
    I love the city! and I feel so lucky to be a subway ride away.
    You inspired our Sunday outing :)

  14. Wow...gorgeous window treatments! Makes me want to dash off to New York immediately!

  15. What an amazing post! I love New York so much, I could go there five times a year, if only it wasn´t to expensive :( You are so lucky to live only a short ride away from this beautiful city!
    Love all these fabulous pictures!

    I´ve just discovered your lovely blog and I love it! I´m happy to be your new follower :)

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  16. Sharon, dido! NYC is in my DNA too. Miss it like crazy! These pics make me think of it even more.

  17. NYC is MAGICAL - especially during the Holidays! I did a blog post a few weeks ago from our last trip to NYC. We also have some great pictures! Your post makes me want to go back!!

  18. I love your photos! The effects are really kinda cool! Love the store windows. : )

  19. Every year hubs and I say..we are SO close to NYC - why don't we go shop, see the tree, ect ect...and then..we never make it.
    Your pics are SO fabulous..looks like you had an amazing time!
    Happy Holidays:)

  20. Thank you so much for sharing these photos! It has been my dream for years to be in NYC for the season to see all the window displays and the lights, and you have given me a glimpse of that. Fabulous!

  21. Visiting from Monday Mingle. Enjoyed the virtual window shopping. Your cover photo dress was breathtaking.

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