Thursday, December 23, 2010

New York City at Christmastime

Hello, my friends. I’m home from my whirlwind trip to the Big City.

Ok. It really wasn’t a whirlwind trip -- I’ve just always wanted to say that.

I left early Tuesday with my friend, Margie, the art teacher at our school. We were going to NYC to stay with my son for a couple of days and see the holiday sights. And wow – we had such a wonderful time.

DSC_0147 copy 2

We met my blogging pal, Daryl, for dinner at Hatsuhana, one of the best sushi restaurants in the city. Before we met her, we strolled 5th Avenue to take in the sights.

DSC_0152 copy 2

The Saks Fifth Ave 3D projection was static when we passed by, but if we had waited just a bit, we would have been treated to the scene below. Check it out.




City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
dressed in holiday style.
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.

DSC_0155 copy 2

I’ve never seen the tree at Rockefeller Center in real life. It’s huge!

DSC_0159 copy

With the tree behind me, I’m looking toward 5th Ave. and the light display at Saks. We went inside but they were closing, so we kept walking and came to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which I’d never seen before. Oh, my gosh.

DSC_0167 copy 2

Hi, Daryl!

DSC_0193 copy 2

I had a wonderful time and I don’t even care how much my feet are hurting from all the walking. I wish I could go every year at Christmas.

DSC_0145 copy 2

I took this last one at Barney’s looking into a fish tank display that was built into a wall. That’s my son in the background and my gargantuan hand in the foreground that I believe may be distorted from the angle of the tank. My hand isn’t that big! It does remind me of an old Seinfeld episode, however . . .

Man Hands Seinfeld Clip

Have a wonderful day, all. Thanks for coming by. And thank you for not making fun of my giant hand.


Love,
123 Signature

36 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Thanks for the chuckle on the "Man Hands" episode...

Glad you had a wonderful NYC visit! It looks beautiful!

forgetmenot said...

What a beautiful place to be at Christmastime. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, joy, and happiness.

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh it looks like a fabulous time. I would love to see New York during Christmas. I love that city!!

BUSH BABE said...

*SIGH*
New York at Christmas - my idea of heaven... who knows? One day? Is it far from where you are Kate?

I am quite sensitive about my hands - unfortunately I take after my father in the hands-and-feet department. Not dainty.
:-)
BB

Cloudia said...

I enjoyed this trip; and Daryl looks GREAT!!





Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral

><}}(°>


<°)}}><

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

The first and most memorable time I visited NYC was during the holidays...we arrived Thanksgiving night in time for the Macy's parade in 5-6 inches of snow the next day. The city is absolutely breathtaking "all dressed up" for Christmas :):)

Deb said...

I remember that episode so funny...great big apple photos...only been there once....and it was in July...lots to see and do...

Andi said...

Your pics are wonderful! We just went last weekend, and got mostly daytime shots, not the same at all! :) The tree is a sight though. Happy Christmas Kate!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow that display at Saks is really something! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! And that is a lovely shade of nail polish you have on your man hands! ;)

Merry Christmas!

Kat :)

Annie said...

Love the photos, Kate. The tree looks terrific. Homesick for NYC and my little family. Though it is only a couple of weeks since I saw them out here for their beach holiday.

Don't think your hand looks big at all.

Glad you were able to get away and enjoy the city. I have been lucky to be there twice at Christmas. Maybe back there in April, God-willing.

Hope you and your hubby have a great Christmas Kate.

Steph said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures of NY Kate! Never been to the city at Christmastime and your photo's make me want to go right. this. minute!

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

(and congrats on PW too!)

Karen said...

I love the tree, so glad you got to see it. About five years ago the tree for Rockefeller actually came from our neighbor about a 1/4 mile from here! I was heartbroken to think they would cut that tree down, it was in their front yard!!....

Gail said...

Absolutely amazing! How is the world did they do that?? I am thinking how would they do that the old fashioned way, I am hopeless, I always forget about computers.

Such sights, such an amazing adventure and what a wonderful gift...time with a friend and your son.

Fine Lines said...

Thanks for sharing. I shared the You tube of Saks with a lot of friends. Amazing!!

Hilary said...

You have NOT seen my hands, that's for sure. And I posted once, about the guy that said I had ugly hands...boo hoo. But what did he know, he was in jail. HA!
The Christmas tree....the HUGE TREE.......would have been worth it for me, wow, that is awesome.
Glad you had a good time.

Daryl said...

Oh nice shots .. my Saks shot turned out identical to yours! And my tree shot with the skaters? Had to crop it to get rid of those GLARING spot lights that help illuminate the halogen lights on the tree .. they use halogen lights because they take less power and shine brighter. I look like a giant grape .. xo

Roberta said...

No one does Christmas like New York. Great photos!

altar ego said...

Oh, I love New York at Christmas. It's been years since I was there at that time, but your pictures bring back wonderful memories. Thank you!

You also might enjoy the Gail Collins/David Brooks exchange about Christmas in New York in the NYT opinions section yesterday!

The Weaver of Grass said...

The walk down Fifth Avenue brought back lovely memories - we were there two years ago but not at Christmas - how pretty it all is.
Have a wonderful Christmas and here's wishing you both very good health in 2011.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

BEautiful - what a nice time you must have had. It's always nice to get away and do something different. The city looks incredible.

Love the Man Hands (the Seinfeld episode, not your hands, which are definitely not man hands).

A Scattering said...

Thanks for taking us along on your mini NYC vacation - it was lovely.

Laura~peach~ said...

love the snowflakes and bubbles... and love that you got to visit daryl again :) and your son of course and your friend from school... NYC has so much beauty to offer... it is amazing to this country girl who lives on the dirt road :) love travleing vicariously through you :)

Snappy Di said...

Thanks for this MARVELOUS post! Gosh, I didn't realize how fabulous NYC is at Christmastime. I've never been, but think if I ever do get there that it must be during the Holiday. Really enjoyed your photos AND the video too.

DI

The Japanese Redneck said...

Your photos are amazing!

That's a cool XMAS display at Saks.

Hilary said...

Wow.. amazing photos. You certainly captured the magic of Christmas in the city.. including our pal Daryl. That's a great shot.

And man hands made me laugh. But you do not have them! Happy Festivus. ;)

Kerri said...

OH Kate, your images are magical. I am definitely not a "big city" lover but you've made it look AWESOME!

becky up the hill said...

Merry Christmas Kate! I've never been to NY, so it was such a treat to see it through your eyes. Thank~!

Donna S. said...

This is the only way I will see NYC at the holidays. Thanks for the pictures.

My husband still watches Seinfeld over & over & over so I know the episode you are referring to!!

Mental P Mama said...

Believe me when I say...you do not have Man Hands. Merry Merry;)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i missed you...what a wonderful trip...i would LOVE to see NYC at christmas...so beautiful !!!!

looks like you had a great trip...and home just in time for christmas...

Merry Christmas to you and your famiy

sending love,
kary and teddy
xxx

Jan's camera said...

What an amazing post. Thanks so much for that video and the wonderful sights of New York City at Christmastime. I have only been there once during the Christmas season and I still remember what a great time I had.

ELK said...

oh you make me laugh . smile and wish for a whirlwind trip to NY and I love the man hands..I have them too..although yours do not look that big..happy holiday Kate ..my daily visits here are a highlight!!

Lili said...

Simply magical! I really must plan a trip there, I keep forgetting it's really not that far away from us. OMGoodness I don't know how I ever missed that 'man hands' episode, so funny! xoxo ~Lili

Mary said...

So glad you had fun! I've never seen the tree at Rockefeller Center in person either... something to add to my bucket list. :)

Jeanne Walker said...

What I had hoped for and more! The pictures are awesome. Love the digital display on Saks! The Christmas tree at R'fellar Center is beautiful! Time spent with your son and your friends...priceless!

JW

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh no! You've got man hands. Darn. We could have been such good friends. ;^) Fun post. Hope you are enjoying the season!