Monday, December 29, 2008

On 5th Avenue

The Wrapup, watercolor on Etsy, sold 5.5" x 7.5
Bill Cunningham did a wonderful commentary in the Sunday New York Times on 5th Avenues Xmas windows, so I went out for another look....
I forgot to show you the BIG star on the cross section of 57th and 5th Avenue...
And the lighted trees in front of The Plaza Hotel...
YIKES! The Big Tree at Rockefeller Center!
How could I miss that?!
Cartier's has opening and closeing drawers full of diamond treasures....
Chess anyone at Bergdorfs?
A little night music?
Ah, to be a Queen in Bendels windows...
Or a mouse santa riding a fab shoe at Bendels....
And accompanied by a full mouse orchestra...
The Big red Xmas balls on Avenue of the Americas-mustn't forget those!
Or this wall of Xmas balls in Anthropologie's windows....waiting to be put away?
Here's a terrific book on New York's monuments, originally published in 1926, Up & Down New York , but still timeless.
And don't forget to pop in on Bill Cunningham's amusing chat!


  1. Anonymous9:41 AM

    Love those mice, Carol! They remind me of the Nutcracker mice, and my grandfather used to take us to Lincoln Center to see the ballet every year. These all make me soooo nostalgic for the NY sights at holiday time. Thanks for bringing me back!

  2. Fith Avenue is the perfect place to take a walk! I liked the Bill's tour. You and me are so connected that we often talk about the same things!!!!Ah,ah,ah!

  3. Everything is just like you said FAB!!!Happy New Year Marie Antionette

  4. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Beautiful as always Carol--what kind of camera do you use??I am contemplating a new one--any recomendations??
    Bonne Annee

  5. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Mon Cheri Carol,

    Vous êtes un génie!

    Ashboroughs parisien Salon de thé /"Gourmet

  6. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Glorious windows and every bit as good as Paris!
    Who knows maybe better...


  7. Anonymous2:30 PM

    You make me wish I still live in New York...
    And now I live in Paris!!
    How do you like them apples?

  8. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Mice! We need more mice! They are wonderful!

  9. I am jumping on the mouse bandwagon. Loving them!!

  10. I always knew that New Yorkers had big balls :) Happy 2009 (I have written a post on how to survive it)

  11. Anonymous5:37 AM

    Ballsy New Yorkers!
    How true is that!
    We need someone to flaunt it and a very good thing it is too!!!
    We'll show those Parisiennes how to do it.
    Now if only we could find a half way decent macaron in ole New York...
    But then try to find a decent bagel in Paris!

  12. Anonymous6:42 AM

    A dream world.

    I hope to take my two girls to NY some day. Will December be the best season you think?

  13. I love all your Christmasy photos. :-)

  14. ohh, I snapped that owl and lady playing chess as well when I was in NYC a few weeks ago! It's delish!

  15. Anonymous12:18 PM

    I love the mice orchestra, I always drew mice...
    I wish I could have those!


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