Good morning my Christmas carolers,
It is the week of Christmas and the excitement is truly building all around London Town. This really is my favourite time of year, and as the days dwindle down, I wanted to share with you the wonderful time I had in New York last week.
My best friend turned thirty yesterday and to celebrate we booked to go for a short break to New York. With each week passing we gradually were building an ever impressive “to do” list whilst we were in the Big Apple, and we actually managed to work our way through the majority of it during our stay.
The weather was unseasonably warm when we arrived and we fully took advantage of the blue skies and mild days in the city. We managed to experience all of the major sights – The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and we had an excellent night out at Le Bain on Saturday evening 😊 We also went to watch the Christmas Spectacular show starring the Rockettes at Radio City Hall which was truly magical. Their legend truly doesn’t disappoint, I have never seen such a well orchestrated, slick stage performance anywhere else in the world.
My favourite part of spending time in NYC however is definitely making the most of the incredible shopping (surely that doesn’t surprise you haha). We really shopped till we dropped and if you are looking for those special items still, I would wholeheartedly recommend visiting Macy’s or Bloomingdales -perhaps not on the same day walking between the two as we did (ouch to our poor feet) but by subway they are only a hop, skip and a jump away.
Fifth avenue was an absolute delight to behold also. The shop fronts were all decorated to perfection and even the biggest Scrooges around would find it hard not to feel festive walking along this famous road. My all time favourite display however although it really is hard to pick, was the Saks building. Rigging the lighting to coordinate with the music from the classic film Home Alone was breathtaking and something I will never forget.
If you have some cool hipster teenagers or young adults in your family you still need to buy presents for, I would definitely check out Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. There are some really quirky, interesting boutiques in this area which I am sure will be the ideal place to find the perfect gift.
I really do feel if even after watching the ever hilarious Elf, putting up your tree and decorations or purchasing your Christmas pudding, you are struggling to find that special festive feeling I would get on over to New York for a long weekend. The decorated shops, Christmas shows, characters to have your picture taken with in Times Square and the atmosphere in general in the city, it really is a place you need to see in person to believe 😀
I really hope you and your loved ones have a fabulous Christmas period, enjoy the break and thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing to spend your time with me this year each week.
Speak to you soon take care,