Hi!

How’s your little weekend going? Mine is going great!

First, before I tell you about my Holiday Windows Run I wanted to share a couple of cute dog pictures I took at the Pictures with Santa event at the dog park I volunteered at. I mentioned it in this post from last weekend.

Shane!

Shane!

Rocco!

Rocco!

And while I’m in picture show and tell mode…

Here are some pictures I took for my friend and her husband’s christmas card. Aren’t they the cutest couple? She wanted a little vintage/throwback look. She did all the styling herself. A bit of a fashionista. =)

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This porch was full of charm from the arched windows to the hanging lantern style light and the weathered floor boards

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a little gift prop for added color =)

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how cute is this?!

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OK, so now to bombard you with even more pictures I’ll tell you all about this morning’s Holiday Windows Run.  (You can read about last year’s Holiday Windows Run here.) The alarm sounded at 4:15AM (OUCH!) and I was out the door by 5:15. But first, a selfie in the mirror of my car’s visor.

It's dark thirty....time to go!

It’s dark thirty….time to go!

Drove over my favorite bridge…

VZ Bridge

VZ Bridge

Last year happened to be unseasonably warm. Not today! We were really cold! Mind you we stopped a heck of a lot so our average moving pace was probably more like a brisk walk so we never really warmed up. The good thing is that I didn’t get so ridiculously sweaty which meant no uncontrollable shivering once we were done and having breakfast =)

While waiting for the rest of the gang we started off admiring some Christmas balls (I couldn’t resist because sometimes I have to act like I’m 10)

Christmas Balls

Lovely Christmas Balls

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Lisa and Mike are in the house Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle!

Then it was off to our first viewing/photo op—one of 3 beautifully decorated trees.

The not so famous Bloomberg tree. But we love it. It's still sort of dark when we get here because it's always our first stop

The not so famous Bloomberg tree. But we love it. It’s still sort of dark when we get here because it’s always our first stop.

10850161_10152489316781437_575545974594959272_nThen came some department store windows including Bloomingdales…

Bloomingdales 2014 windows. Notice the bear and the wall behind the Times's Square ball are made out of bows. Kinda neat

Bloomingdales 2014 windows. Notice the bear and the wall behind the Times’s Square ball are made out of bows. Kinda neat!

and my favorite windows of the day: Saks 5th Avenue…

Saks 5th Ave windows this year were based on Fairy Tales

Saks 5th Ave windows this year were based on Fairy Tales

Some of us take dressing up festively for the occasion a little more seriously than others =)

Tracy lives in Florida but comes up to visit family this time of year so I literally see her this one time a year. And Mike is a very tall elf today =)

Barneys was pretty cool…

Barneys window

Barneys windows this year were designed by Baz Luhrmann the guy behind Moulin Rouge among other blockbusters

and Bergdorf Goodman…

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman

Harry Winston for those who are interested in diamonds…

Harry Winston

Harry Winston. We’ll just stroll by. Probably can’t afford much in there.

St Patricks Cathedral has been under scaffolding for a few years but this year we finally got a great shot of it newly refreshed and revealed.

St Patricks Cathedral

St Patricks Cathedral

And of course this day wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Rockafeller Center

I forget sometimes how beautiful this view can be

I forget sometimes how beautiful this view can be

a yellow taxi cab always makes the picture feel more NYC

a yellow taxi cab always makes the picture feel more NYC

this year's running peeps. a smaller group than most years

this year’s running peeps. a smaller group than most years

Like a toy soldier....

Like a toy soldier….

Me and Elvia and a big tree

Me and Elvia and a big tree

And we also made a stop in Bryant Park…

She matches!

She matches!

Lisa and the beautiful red white and blue tree in Bryant Park.

Lisa and the beautiful red white and blue tree in Bryant Park.

All in all we covered somewhere between 6 and 7 miles.holiday-run-map

And the we ate! The end =)

So do you like white lights or colored lights on a christmas tree?
If you could choose a theme for your tree what would it be? 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Love your photos. Especially the “Christmas Balls”. My son who is 7 years old and I ran “The 12K’s of Christmas” in our city. It was an event for Toys for Tots. Had so much fun!

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