Christmas displays have always captivated and enthralled my imagination. So much so that as I returned to New York City on the eve of 2007 I rushed directly to Fifth Avenue. I couldn’t waste another moment and risk losing an opportunity to experience the Big Apple’ s displays.
Amidst giant ribbons and gift boxes the size of buildings themselves, Bergdorf Goodman’s windows during the holidays succeeded in winning my vote for one of the most artistic Christmas displays. It was exactly where fashion, art, and the seasons intersected.
Chilly as east coast winters can be, Bergdorf invites onlookers to experience the hot and humid jungle with the residents themselves.
Who wouldn’t want to dress up in snowy white fashion, go to a party, and be greeted by a polar bear of a host?
When I first arrived in New York City as a graduate student at Columbia University all I saw was a vast concrete jungle exploding with cars, people, and lots of action. But in the ensuing days I stumbled upon some of the most stunning landscapes of urban natural beauty that even till this day remains indelible in the memory of my heart.
The skies above the Hudson River serve as a canvas during this beautiful sunset.
Fiery red maple leaves during Autumn.