12.20.2012

MEET ME AT THE CHRISTMAS SHOPS



heyyyyy christmas shops! i look forward to these christmas shops all year long. they are so much fun to poke through. it's becoming quite the comfortable little christmas tradition to stop by with brandon one evening and split up and try not to bump into each other while buying christmas presents for each other. like a tactical mission. mostly we end up with silly tchotchkes for each other and that's sort of the fun of it, too.

there are holiday shops at columbus circle, at union square, at bryant park, all over the city. we love stopping by whichever one is closest at the moment for a quick lunch. sometimes it's freezing and we get hot apple cider. come on what could be wrong with that! we like to buy a little from here and a little from there, then share it picnic style while we freeze our bums off. we stopped by the other day after brandon was sworn in to the bar, so he got the added bonus of freezing picnicking in a suit. spiffy!

it's my goal this year taste every last thing there before the shops pack up for another year. huck recommends pretzels from sigmunds. take his advice and get the salted, oh golly.


christmas time, you are my favorite!

21 comments :

  1. oh! the bowls of spices booth gets me every time. Enjoy a Merry Christmas!!

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  2. It must smell so lovely there! ...My suburban self wanted to read the title as "Meet me at the Christmas Tree Shops." who does that?!

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  3. Love it!
    Looks like the Christmas markets in Europe..

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  4. I love Union Square, my husband & I still talk about our shopping trips there. Love this post....there's nothing like a NYC pretzel!!

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  5. I love the lanterns at the Fat Beagle...there's nothing like New York at Christmas. Have a Merry, Happy...

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  6. Huck looks like a little boy here. There. I said it. Your little tot is turning into a kid. ;)

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  7. OM NOM NOM NOM!

    Loooooove it.

    I agree, Christmas time is the shiz...no ifs ands or buts about it!

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  8. Great, now my pregnancy cravings are kicking in :).

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  9. bah!!! nyc @ christmas-time! i'm so jealous.

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  10. Yum, that pretzel looks delish! We were hoping to be in NY for the holidays but now I am staying in the US immigration lawyer fees come first. Next year, right? x

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  11. love huck's stickers. ugh. such a little nugget, i just love him.

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  12. love these photos. and 'feeling tips-y' !!! haha the best! xo

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  13. Uh...yum! We had an international market come to George Square in Glasgow, Scotland this year. It is fantastic. We've tried every kind of German sausage there as well as every other countries version. We picked up a whole box of these amazing handmade canoli's from Italy. Oh praise the baby Jesus. I need more. They were also selling homemade gifts, but everytime I tried to take a picture they would say, "NO PHOTO!"

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  14. so fun! if only every city had these sweet little shops!

    jorie

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  15. Coleslaw on shredded sliders is the BEST! What a festive outing:)

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  16. I was just there yesterday for a quick lunch. The Thai station was very good. It's one of the best parts of the season.

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  17. can't wait for Easter Holidays.....I love that city and NY is so beautiful for christmas....lucky girl!!!

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  18. Cute pictures! In the Summer we have an arts festival that comes to town and I like to do the same thing with all the little food shops, of course instead of freezing our bums off we are sweating to death!

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  19. All I want for Christmas is that salted pretzel!

    http://mainstreetsisters.blogspot.com/

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  20. If you're there again, check out my cousin's stand, La Newyorkina! Delish Mexican sweets!

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  21. These pictures are gorgeous! No wonder Christmas time is your favorite in the city! Adore ;)
    xo TJ

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