Yes, I realize that Christmas was a couple months ago at this point,
But I really wanted to share our trip, and the handful of the quintessential New York touristy things we did;
Like visiting the top of the Empire State Building.
There are actually 3 different observation decks on the top of the Empire State Building, and we hit them all.
and slightly more fear-inducing than the last.
I believe you can see the Archer hotel – where we stayed a few years ago on our last New York trip – just over Jamie’s right shoulder seam.
Spent a day slowly wandering around the Museum of Modern Art.
Skip the Met Folks, this is where it’s at.
Wyeth, Picasso, Monet, Frieda, Polock, T.C. Cannon, Hopper, Warhol;
I honestly didn’t know that Van Gogh’s Stary Night was there…. I just turned a corner and there it was.
I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in person.
A close second place would be the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Manhattan without the department store windows, this is what I do for a living after all, and the Holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman never disappoint.
Since we each pick a couple activities whenever we travel, and Jamie has always wanted to take a helicopter tour of the city, we booked a tour with Manhattan Helicopters.
It was a hazy morning when we started, and we could just make out the outline of the Empire State Building through the fog. But all this burned off nicely as we rounded the Statue of Liberty and the lowest part of downtown.
If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend it. The entire tour lasted about 15-20 minutes but we both agreed that it was definitely worth the money. Be sure to book it in advance though.
Now it was my turn.
I’ve always wanted to go skating in Rockefeller Center and we’ve never had a chance before because the limited amount of tickets sell out pretty quickly.
Not this time, we bought our tickets in November.
Turns out that neither of us is a very good skater.
But that’s not the point of skating in Rockefeller Center, now is it?
Even though it was bitter cold – for a couple Texans – we wandered through Central Park and ate various crap off of food carts.
Not everything we ate was off a sketchy food cart, we had Christmas Eve diner at the Polo Bar.
I have better manners than to shoot off a bunch of random pics in a restaurant, but it was pretty exciting and I did manage to get a few stealthy pictures.
Like the heat-stamped ice cube in my cocktail. (Notice the polo mallet stir stick too)
And the chocolate pudding cake we shared for dessert.
It was a short trip, and over much too soon, but one we won’t soon forget either.
Thanks for sharing!
It looks like you two had a wonderful time in NYC! What an exciting place to be at Christmas. Thanks for the photos and enjoy your memories!
Looks like you had a lovely time! Great pictures! Wonderful to have a post from you! 😊💕
So fun! You both look great. The photos really made me feel like I was there too:) Thank you for taking the time to put this post together.
I am glad that you had such a good time. The next time there is a new building at Harbor Point I think called the Edge. The viewing platform is suspended in space, and you can rapel down “the Edge” and dangle around. It is a shame that there are hardly any Christmas windows now. Lord and Taylor, and B.Altman, are gone. You might see if your university alumni club has any reprocity with any New York Alumni or private clubs. The rooms to rent are nice, and a lot cheaper than a hotel.
I love the after Christmas pics, the best I’ve ever seen! Once again you have captured the moment, I felt I was right there, didn’t you notice me, lol!
The adventure was perfect! A perfect gift to us during the stuck at home…. and my new motto for this year ‘I want to live my life to its fullness!’
You never disappoint, thank you dear friend!
What a beautiful way to capture your NY trip highligts. So artististic nd colorful! Thank you for putting these out there for us all to enjoy. Wow!
So glad you enjoyed this. It was just too great of a trip not to share.
I just adore these pictures!’ Y’all are just magnificent!! I feel like I was right there !! Thank you so ! Love y’all!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀⚜️Love, mary jo 👁👁🐎🐎🐎
Love these pics. Helicopter ride looks like it’s definitely worth the $$. Might have to book a trip next time I’m there. I also have to say I appreciate that you do email blasts with an old school format, and don’t just post direct to your blog. It makes me feel like I know you and you’re sending me an email update like we are two old friends. Sometimes I just appreciate that (an old fashioned email) .. and miss it ha ha. Take care – Sarah in Harrisburg, PA
I love this! I got to go to New York for Christmas a few years ago and I loved seeing everything decked out for the holidays although it was unseasonably warm so I wouldn’t mind a do over!
the photos are great, really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing. But the Bergdorf windows make me dizzy, SOOOO much going on…