Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{ny: christmas in the city}

I'm back from New York City and finally getting into the swing of things at home. What a trip, I had never been to NY before and I must say that it is the only city I have visited that I could see myself living in a heart beat! And at Christmas time, this city is simply magical and enchanting in every way! Two of my girlfriends and I covered the entire town in a short amount of time, everything from the Met, to Ground Zero, to the Statue of Liberty, to Carnegie Hall ... here are a few pics to sum up our trip:

The tree at Rockefeller Centre

Our hotel {Novotel} was right in the heart of Times Square on Broadway {something I learned ... Times Square was named after the New York Times newspaper!}.

We saw the city from the top of the Empire State building, it was amazing! There's the Chrysler Building from a distance:

A window inside the Empire State Building

We managed to catch a couple of fabulous shows, Jersey Boys and the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall {a Christmas MUST! They included a live nativity scene that was incredible!}.

Central Park was like a post-card every way you turned:

Fabulously restored Brownstones in Harlem:

The stores along 5th Avenue were dressed to the nines for the Holiday season, Fendi was a favorite of mine:

The Christmas windows were magical; Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Tiffany's were some of my absolute favorites.

Henri Bendel

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co.

Speaking of Tiffany's, my gals and I decided we couldn't dare leave the city without a little souvenir! So what did we do? We headed there on our way to the airport, luggage in-tow, and picked out a little something: the Heart Tag Key Pendant ... in a sense we felt like we were taking the key to the city home with us! And what an amazing city it was!! I can't wait to return.

Our Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Now I can't believe it is only a couple of days till Christmas! I've finished my shopping and now it is a matter of wrapping and cleaning, which I started today but my house feels like it's been turned upside down since we had our kitchen counters installed last week. Still no backsplash or sink/dishwasher if you can believe it. Ugh!!

Here's a sneak peek of the telephone desk {because the rest is not quite ready for it's debut ...}, we have yet to touch up the paint where things got damaged in the process, and once our sink and backsplash are in I promise to show you some fun before & after pics!

And it wouldn't be Christmas without the Christmas tree, here it is in all of it's glory ... with a little touch of turquoise added this year.

Sorry for the crazy long post, lots going on around here these days! Have you finished your shopping and wrapping yet? Hope you are all enjoying everything the Christmas season has to offer!


The Glam Lamb said...

looks like you had a wonderful trip! Hope your holiday is wonderful!

Victoria @ The FAT Paint™ Company and ÉdinHome said...

New York at Christmas time - how wonderful!! Love your NYC photos, Nancy :-) Your Christmas tree is lovely, too. My favourite thing about your decorations = the pop of orange stockings and wreath... such a terrific contrast with your turquoise!! Looking forward to your kitchen's reveal... the counter peak you've shared is fantastic!!

Designwali said...

Looks like you had a blast and your home looks so festive!

Katie of Modern Oasis said...

I would love to see New York during Christmas…looks so gorgeous with all the lights!

Kim said...

Love it all my friend! New York really is magical. It is great to see your new counters, can't wait to see the finished product :) Merry Christmas.

K&B by the Sea said...

Wow, NYC looks so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! I wonder how many lights are on the tree at Rockefeller Centre - it looks like about a billion!

The window with the gold ornaments in the Empire State Building is so pretty - and love the Fendi building wrapped up with belts :-)

And of course, your tree is beautiful! Love the touches of turquoise. Hmmmm, maybe you should hang your Tiffanys bag from a branch ;-)

A very Merry Christmas to you, and lots of good wishes for 2011!

Brillante Interiors said...

Love your images of New York, so much energy there! Have a Merry Christmas Nancy and I hope Santa will bring you all you wish.

Marianne said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it! Looks like you had an amzing time in NYC. I look forward to reading all of your future posts, and I'm your newest follower! Happy Holidays!

Unknown said...

Oh New York at Christmas- what could be better. Thanks for sharing your trip with us- looks so amazing and those brownstones...what I wouldn't do to have one to call my own:) Your house looks so fabulous decked out for the holidays- so elegant and I can't wait to see the kitchen!
Happy happy Holidays Nancy!! xoxo

Jen said...

That trip to NY looks like so much fun!! I need to get my girls together and do something like that.

And your desk area? Girl, I so want one of those in my home!!

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

That huge Christmas tree in front of your hotel is so pretty and sparkly. Love your new counter tops as well, can't wait to see the rest!

Happy Holidays Nancy!

xo Linda

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Hi Nancy,

Thats where my parents live...and where i was born and raised...love it there! nothing like it. :))

Wallpaper said...

Your tree is fab! Everything looks great!!

happy holidays!

christine, just bella said...

*sigh* what an amazing trip!! I hope to visit some day very, very soon! It looks incredible at Christmas!!

Leah said...

I am so happy I found your amazing blog through Made by girl! I am now following!


Barbara Matson said...

Welcome home. Looks like you had fun! Your kitchen is looks awesome, must be so glad to be rid of that countertop - now I am jealous. Hope to see it in person one day when its all done.

Your home looks so festive and may Santa bring you your side table! Love it:)

Merry Christmas dear Nancy


Punctuation Mark said...

i love tiffany!!!! i've always wanted to be in NY for the holidays... you are very lucky!!!

Lisa said...

Looks like you have a fabulous trip to NYC! Can't wait to see your kitchen transformation as well! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2011!

Jennifer Nicole said...

Found you over at Made by girl...beautiful blog you have here! Would love to visit NY over the holidays...looks fantastic :)

Splendid Willow said...

Favorite Nancy,

Fabulous pictures from NY and your home!

I am so glad you had a great time in NY. Stockholm and NY are my favorite cities in the world! And how adorable with the Tiffany heart pendants. I might need to copy that idea with my girlfriends. But first I need to get them to NY!

Love to you,


Michaela said...

Your blog is adorable! I found your through Jen's blog (: I just love your style. I'm so jealous you were able to go to NY during the Holidays! That's a dream of mine. Central Park is amazing. I was there in summer, so it was clear and sunny...just beautiful! How fun that you bought a souvenir from Tiffany's (: Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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