11.20.2012

A CHRISTMAS ON FIFTH AVENUE PROGRESS REPORT


we took a little stroll down fifth avenue to see how the christmas decorations were coming along and i am happy to report christmas is coming along nicely! we even stopped by the tree at rockefeller to see how she was doing. turns out scaffolding on an enormous fir tree is a fascinating thing to look at.


 progress report over and out.

53 comments :

  1. What a great idea for a series! Who doesn't love a NYC Christmas?!

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  2. So that's how they decorate the tree. :) Tiffany's looks awesome! Do you guys go to the Macy's Parade??

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  3. Where did you find those adorable boots for Huck? Such a well dressed guy...

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  4. oh what fun! love these pictures!

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  5. I work a block away from all this and haven't made it over to see all the holiday magic happening right now. I'll have to take a stroll around the block during lunch today :)

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  6. That giant red bow just kills me. Thanksgiving, schmanksgiving.

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  7. I absolutely love the ribbon around the building. Love all the decorations in NYC. Love how they go all out.

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  8. Wow-wonder if there are any cheap flights to New York from England for Christmas...

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  9. My family and I used to try and get to New York City before Christmas almost every year, sadly the tradition stopped when I went away to college. My favorites have always been Bergdorf Goodman's windows and Cartier all wrapped up! Hopefully I'll be able to make it there this year! There is nothing better than a city all decorated for the holidays! It's just so magical!

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  10. Wow-wonder if there are any cheap flights to New York from England for Christmas...

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  11. Oh I love it! Wish everywhere got that decked out for Christmas

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  12. Look magical! I can't believe the scaffolding around that tree! And the bow around the building, love.

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  13. One of my life goals is to visit NYC during all major holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas being the top 2. I have family moving there next year, so I'll be able to knock out Thanksgiving...I'm so excited, I just can't hide it!

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  14. Good lord, I love New York at Christmas. That scaffolding is fascinating! I miss New York! I would absolutely move back in a second if my husband's hobby wasn't cars (we simply cannot have a less than 2 car garage, haha - need more like 5! and that just won't fly in the city).

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  15. nyc around christmas time is my favorite. oh how i love it. it has always been and will ever be my favorite time in nyc. great memories coming to my mind right now.

    seeing your pictures makes me want to hop into my car, drive to the airport and board the next plane to nyc. if only i could.

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  16. looooooove christmas decorations in new york, even if they are a wee bit early. all the windows are just gorgeous and i insist on seeing them every year that we can, even though we don't live there. it's worth the trip to be part of something so big.

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  17. a+ progress report. this was helpful for sure. my sister and I will be up a couple days after they light "THE TREE" and it's nice to know its all coming together for us. {because, as you know, 5th ave puts this splendor on for my sister and I, only.}

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  18. new on the bucket list: must visit new york at Christmastime

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  19. love this! we have a strict "no christmas before thanksgiving" policy in our house as well, and every year it starts to KILL ME right around now. i want to start putting up the red and white! we do thanksgiving at my in-laws, and when we come home we start to pull out the boxes (by we, i mean my husband!) so i can get busy all day friday!

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  20. oh this makes me wish i were there for the season!

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  21. thank you for this. i really needed it.

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  22. Ah, this makes me want to start decorating right now. I've been trying to hold off til December 1st, but...

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  23. Wow! I've only been to NYC once, and that was several years ago. It was towards the beginning of November but, even then, there were decorations in certain places. My aunt (who I visited the city with) took me to see the Rockettes; that was definitely a Christmas experience. I think Macy's had a lot of interior decor up, too, but don't quote me on that. That place really gets transformed! Definitely adds to the festive mood, that's for sure.

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  24. is your son chewing gum?? when did you start letting him do that and do you ever get nervous?

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  25. I’m just going to tell myself that your mom pops a couple of amphetamine into her cranberries and that gives her the focus to get all those decorations up in a day. In my house I get excited enough to pull out the boxes and then spend the next week and a half standing guard with a foam sword and pillow while my toddler tries to destroy the contents until my husband and I get the energy to actually put them all up. Two year olds just don’t have an innate desire to preserve priceless family treasures. Like ornaments made of 30 year old marshmallows and finger paint.

    Fifth avenue looks beautiful. I’d love to spend Christmas in New York someday. Why even bother decorating inside when outside looks that good.

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  26. Oh I want to have christmas here right now! I love the pictures ♥

    xxx Lena

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  27. OMG Winterlude!! My mom has that CD and it has been a family staple for probably ten years?!

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  28. Love it! Awesome pics ... wish I could see it all up close and personal ... you're a lucky duck! ;)

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  29. ugh! i adore these photos - THANK YOU! i so wish i was in the city to experience the holidays myself.. dreaming.. xoxo

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  30. Oh my heart! I'm a NYC girl who lives in Germany. These pictures simultaneously filled me with joy and heartache.

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  31. I need to go to New York. I need to go in the fall and I need to go at Christmastime.

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  32. great captures of our christmasy city natalie! those jewels on fifth avenue, huh? always make my heart skip a beat. love the moment captured between the doormen.

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  33. Such gorgeous pictures. Truly depict NYC just as it should be...gorgeous! Miss that city.

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  34. The first time I went to NYC was right after Christmas, so all of the decorations were still up. I think I may have been more excited to see the Christmas decorations than the Statue of Liberty. Maybe.

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  35. the one city i would love to visit during the holidays, nyc.

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  36. I love watching the giant Christmas tree going up in our capital city! x

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  37. I love this! Christmas music gets to come on a little early this year... as in, today! How else is a girl supposed to cope with Thanksgiving arriving so soon, I ask you.

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    Kim

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  38. oh it looks beautiful! i'm the same way about no christmas before thanksgiving though!

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  39. It looks so magical...and cold! Brrrr.

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  40. So, my in-laws live in Jersey City, and every year for the past five we've gone to visit either at Christmas or New Year's. I looooooove seeing the city all Christmassy, but this year we planned our bi-annual visit for October because, hello, New York in the fall? Unfortch, it fell through and now we're going at the beginning of December. I was a teeeeny bit bummed to have missed the leaves and not-freezing weather, but you have just single-handedly changed my mind, Natalie Holbrook, because it would be a tragedy to miss my annual pilgrimage to Christmas New York. Gracias :)

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  41. I live in Boston and I'll be in NYC in two weeks to see Wicked and hang out. Can't wait! I love your city!!!

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  42. I'm loving Tiffany's simplicity... And the scaffolding on the tree IS pretty amazing. How cool to have a walk through the city be so entertaining!

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  43. how great, i love when you can feel Christmas coming. My family is the same way though, we normally put Miracle on 34th street on after Thanksgiving dinner since it does have Thanksgiving and Christmas in it.

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  44. there is something so magical about NYC during the holidays! plus, it always reminds me of my holiday trips there with my mom.

    great photos!

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  45. Oh Christmas! I can hardly stand it! This post just made me so giddy ;)
    xo TJ

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  46. I grew up to Winterlude! I've never met anyone who was also such a big fan. We had the trio of cds: sax, piano, and instrumental winterlude. Piano was always the best.

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  47. the door men. someday... in my very next life I will be a door man in New York City.

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  48. I just discovered your blog and spent a good bit of time this morning reading through your archives. I have to say that you are absolutely lovely.

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  49. Loved reading this, I live in London, England but I love NYC with a passion :0 When my husband & I were dating we visited NYC at least twice a year, he even proposed to me in Central Park one cold Sunday afternoon in December! Christmas over there is so gorgeous, I can't wait to visit again. One year we waited & watched the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lights being switched on....unforgetable.

    Thank you for the photos and for a little slice of Manhattan today, just what I needed!!

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  50. Yes, it's all very lovely. But where oh where are Huck's boots from?

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  51. Always make my heart skip a beat. love the moment captured between the doormen.i like new york and all the usa traditions.

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  52. Thanks for the heads up about Winterlude, Natalie.....it's suddenly our favorite Xmas album.....playing it every day while I make dinner!

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