Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Ah, it almost goes against the spirit of the season to pick one window over another. Yet, due to popular demand, we're giving in and posting the best of the best in the Season Holiday Retail Storefront Windows throughout the city. This list was created after eye-witness judging, internal debates, heated discussion and absolutely no scientific criteria at all.... Honorable Mentions go to Bergdorf Goodman and Anthropologie who just missed our list.
5. Macy's - 34th between 6th Ave and 7th Ave- Along with the classic "Miracle on 34th Street" windows that is up year after year, The world's largest department store also has a great window for kids based on the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" - All made of paper! Fun!
4. Barneys New York - 61st and Madison Ave- We're not sure how to best describe this other than: Whimsical, Creepy and focused solely on celebrating American's love for...food and celebrity chefs. Seeing Paula Deen gathered around the Christmas Kitchen in a Snuggie is particularly intriguing/disturbing.
3. Lord and Taylor - 38th and Fifth Avenue - Always one of the most popular sets of windows due in part to their location (right at Rockefeller Center), they've gone classic with sets of detailed miniatures over 12 windows that tell the tale of Christmas stories over the past 100 years.
2. Henri Bendel- 56th and Fifth Avenue - We were surprised that this made our list, but we just couldn't get over the sheer elegance (that also reminded us we certainly can't afford to shop here). Designs inside and out focus on fashion intertwined with a stunning take on the Nutcracker. And, really, who doesn't love the Nutcracker?
1. Saks Fifth Avenue - 49th and Fifth Avenue - Amazing. The best in the city. The light and music show on the side of the building builds to a breathtaking crescendo. Check out the video below, but this is a must see in person. The light show combines with traditional windows themed of Snowflake and Bubbles and a young girl on Christmas morning. Truly, it is all heartwarming and exhilarating. If this doesn't put you in the holiday season then nothing likely will change your Grinch like spirit. Light show is every fifteen minutes through Jan 6th.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Ah, the Big Adventure is ready to call it a night. What a day; we are exhausted. Early reports are that the Big Adventure on Ice has been one of our best outings yet. Thanks to everyone that came out and we’ll see you again in early 2011!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Holy Crapsticks! The Big Adventure On Ice is tomorrow! Some related trivia to get you ready: The last time the mercury read below zero in NewYork City was January 19th, 1994 when it was -2 degrees. Should be nowhere near that cold tomorrow. Hope you will be joining us tomorrow anywhere along the way for what we promise will be a great day…
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Visit “The Ride” on “The Internet”:
Monday, December 6, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Since we’re about nine days away from our Big Adventure on Ice, all going down next Saturday, December 11th, we wanted to send out the complete itinerary for our frozen day. We’re looking forward to sliding through the city and basking in all things ice. Shockingly enough, we’re not including Ice Skating anywhere. Too easy. Too predictable. The Big Adventure is better than that.
The Big Adventure on Ice is just 9 Days Away!
It’s going to be the event of the season! Well, aside from Christmas, New Year’s and Boxing Day. Let us know if YOU will be joining us by RSVPing your attendance on the Facebook Event Page. Just start by clicking the Events tab at the top of our Facebook Page…
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Recently, The Big Adventure posted an entry about the incredibly popular food find of 2010: The New York City Meatball Shop. We wanted to follow up with news this Holiday Weekend is that they are in talks to add to a second location beyond their Lower East Side Stanton Street home. Where would this expanding franchise plant its delicious new roots? On Bedford Avenue In the Williamsburg section (where else?) of Brooklyn. But the good news is that this iteration appears to much larger with an outdoor section. Read more on this link to the lesser known Meat Ball section of The New York Times
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Bonus: We also love the Olympic Canadian Mittens from last year’s Winter Games. You can bet you’ll see those in action on 12/11.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
A Guide to the Holiday Display Windows at shops throughout New York City