nyc. holiday. recap.

Because I'm so NOT ready to leave Christmas behind just yet (is it really over?!), I've rounded up some photos that I took during a recent trip to NYC. Speaking of which, it's true what they say: No one does the holidays like the Big Apple. Just when you thought that the the city couldn't get any more magical, it totally does. From the holiday markets and stunning window displays to festive decorations around every corner, it's safe to say that I came home in a holidaze. I especially lucked out with the unseasonably warm weather, which made roaming the city even more enjoyable. Scroll down for some of my favorite snapshots (read: photo overload) that best capture the city's holiday charm.

C'ville --> NYC via Amtrak.
THIS view. The #NewWhitney has easily become one of my top favorite museums in NYC.
Checking out Frank Stella: A Retrospective.  
Holiday cheer wherever you go... Can you believe that I went sans tights during December in NYC?!
Run, run as fast as you can... A close-up of one of Lord & Taylor's holiday windows.
Marimekko, it's always a pleasure.
But seriously, when can I move in? 
New pizza spot? Check. For pizza by the slice, Joe's Pizza is the place to go.
SoHo afternoons + architecture around every corner. You know that you're a tourist when you can't stop looking up.
Two words: Holiday. Markets. I had so much fun browsing the holiday vendors for unique trinkets and local goods while snatching up the occasional molasses cookie.
DO make a pitstop at every holiday market that you stumble upon.
Hey there, Charlie Brown, Sally + Franklin... The Peanuts gang took over Macy's and it was basically the cutest thing ever.
A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life.
I can't even. Macy's seriously outdid themselves this year.
Strolling along Fifth Avenue at night, and naturally, I had to snap a photo of Henri Bendel's festive window display.
Snapped along the edge of Central Park. I'm pretty sure there's nothing better than quiet NYC mornings.
NYC's equivalent of decking the halls in style... as seen at Columbus Circle.
Christmas scene at Bryant Park. Not photographed: Ice skating + a scrumptious waffle from Wafels & Dinges.
A peek inside Henri Bendel during the daytime.
Rockefeller Center and the Christmas tree of all Christmas trees.
Unintentional photobomber in the background, but hey, here's a cute snapshot of my #OOTD.
I think it's safe to say that an annual trip during the holidays to NYC is definitely going to become a new tradition of mine. I quite honestly couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present! Stay tuned for a roundup of photos from my evening at the Whitney Museum — I decided to write up a separate post for that since this one's already super long.

What are your favorite things to do in NYC during the holidays? Leave a comment below!



  1. These are amazing pictures! I love the Macy's window display (I'm a huge Snoopy fan) Glad to hear you had a good time!


    1. Thanks so much! :) I'm also a fan of Snoopy, so it was a delight to see Macy's holiday window displays this year. They were all SO cute!



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