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Saks Fifth Ave 2018 Holiday Windows

Saks 5th Ave always has this "Disney like" light display set to music. The first few years they did this, the music that was used was Mannheim Steamroller, Carol of the Bells. This year it was 'No Business Like Show Business'. Even in the rain, the viewers gathered to look up at the building every 15 minutes, ending with thundering applause. This is Christmastime in NYC, nothing will dampen our spirits. The windows for Saks was fashion, dreaming, and show business. lovely jewel tones. Like most starlets, they love a bead, bauble and a rock that cuts glass.

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Rockefeller Center 2018 Reflections

The day I went to see the tree it was raining, but that didn't matter the crowd was thick with taking photos and enjoying the Holiday spirit. Read more from Wikipedia: The first Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was erected in 1931, during the Depression-era construction of Rockefeller Center, when workers decorated a smaller 20 foot balsam fir with "strings of cranberries, garlands of paper, and even a few tin cans" on Christmas Eve. With the lighting of the 50-foot-tall first official tree two years later, the tree became what Rockefeller Center dubbed "a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike." A skating rink was opened below the tree in the plaza in 1936.

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Death of a Retail Giant, Lord and Taylor

When I took my annual Christmas Walk, Lord and Taylor was a main stop on the journey.  Their windows usually focused on Old New York, and the attention to detail in this miniature animated format was so exciting to see.  Some years the windows would have a fantasy, with squirrels and gingerbread dancing.  What ever it was I was happy to see the tradition. I knew the store was closing, half hoped it was a terrible rumor, but last year was their last Christmas Window.  I had heard so much about the sale of the store display, I went in to see for myself.......Wow it really is over! Scroll all the way down for the videos. Definitely an opportunity for...

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