Monday, November 22, 2010

A Post by Tiffany ... Start the Holidays!

Hi everyone! So good to see you again!
In my last post, I talked about how much I love
Tiffany and Company
and Audrey Hepburn style.

THIS time, I'm going to virtually
bring all of you to New York with me
to get us all in the holiday spirit!
I don't know about you,
but I just love this time of year!
New York turns into a wonderland
and I practically feel like skipping down the streets
with joy at the sheer beauty!
Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas carols, store decorations,
the clip clop of carriages carrying couples huddled together,
 the Rockettes at Radio City,
people ice-skating at Rockefeller Center,
the snow falling ...
just the thought of it all and I'm a kid again!
Can you almost hear the jingle bells in the air?

Central Park looking toward the Plaza via

Ralph Lauren last holiday season via

Toy Soldiers at Rockefeller Center via

  Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center via

All of the excitement begins for me with the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Yes, it's chilly outside, but I just grab a holiday-flavored latte
and enjoy being a part of the excitement!
It's so exciting with the stars waving
and the music blaring
and the people cheering
that I almost feel as if I'm front and center
and part of the parade itself!
Illustration of Tiffany holding her latte, feeling as if she's "in the center of it all"|
by Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou.  Background image via

And then there's holiday shopping!
There's nothing I like better than wandering from store to store,
soaking in all of the holiday vignettes!
It's made even more fun because all of New York's
fabulous holiday windows are being introduced now,
just begging you to come in!

Come walk along with me and I'll show you a few!

Illustration of Tiffany holiday shopping in the city by
Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou.
Background image

This year Henry Bendel partnered with the
New York City Ballet for a holiday window theme of
The Nutcracker.
Bet the ballerinas make little girls just sigh!

Henri Bendel images via and via

Here are but a few of Berdorf-Goodman's Travel-Themed Windows ..

Well, hello Rudolph!
Bergdorf-Goodman Images via and via

Are your feet tired yet?
Let's just trot over to Lord and Taylor's ...
These are so great!
Lord and Taylor's windows are based on some of the
actual memories sent in by shoppers this year ...
This first window rotates so that you can see the inside of the townhouse.

Lord and Taylor images via

Look at the detail in this fabulous Macy's window ...

Some of Macy's other windows are based on the "Yes, Victoria" theme ...
Macy's Images via

Yes, I know, my feet are tired too!
Just one last stop!
 Barney's has food themed windows this season ...

Barney's Image via

Wow, that was  quite a walk, but thanks for the company!
Lastly, I couldn't forget the fabulous
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree!
This year, the tree lighting ceremony will be on
November 30th!

Rockefeller Center image via

Every year for the tree-lighting ceremony,
I dress extra sparkly in honor of
the fabulous night!

Illustration of Tiffany at Rockefeller Center
by Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou.
Background image edited by Ooh La Frou Frou,
original background image via

Thanks, everybody, for joining me in New York!
All of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls AND
the artist will be travelling over the
Thanksgiving holiday, so we will
not be posting next Monday,
but will be back on the following Monday,
December 6th!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving
filled with family and love.
And I hope that my post
got you a little more in the spirit of the holidays!


Anonymous said...

Tiffany has me missing New York! Lovely post (as always).


Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Darling, this is SOOO amazing! I was sitting here beginning to worry that my Christmas spirit will never show up and Voila! it is here because I have read your post. :-)))Thank you for sharing it with me!!!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Have a great Thanksgiving girls! I love this winter holiday inspired post...:-)

Happy Monday, cheers: Evi

Layers and Layers said...

If I could pick a time to come to NYC it would be a Christmas and your post is exactly why! Loved it, thanks :)

Cupcake said...

Miss Tiffany is a fancy pants, I like her!

Kristin said...

The NYC...Audrey Hepburn style? YES please!

ABC said...

Thank you, Tiffany, for the fabulous tour of NYC! Wish I could be there with you! xoxo

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh, it is a dream to be in NYC at Christmastime... I believe it did all begin with Breakfast at Tiffany's as well as watching Home Alone 2—Rockafeller Centre and all of the stores lit up in splendor is truly a dream... I would wear my floor length black velvet coat, boots and gloves and explore the city for hours and hours... *sigh* thank you for taking me on a trip with all of these incredible images and beautiful words :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you *have a splendid week*


This is just a wonderful Oooh, la, la post! LOVE all the windows dressed in Christmas cheer!! Aww, what a cute Rudolph! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving girls!! :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Sandy, wishing you, Tiffany, and all your girls a very happy Thanksgiving. Couldn't miss your Monday post, even though I'm swinging by here late in the day! The holidays are here and you made me feel like I was right in NYC!

xo Mary Jo

TLC_Designs said...

Gorgeous photos, ladies! These photos are a testament as to why I've always dreamed of spending some time in NYC over the holidays.

Happy holidays to all you lovely gals.
*Tania @

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Notes from Tiffany for:

notjustanothermilla: So glad I brought back memories of New York for you! xoxo

Couture Millinery Couture: Darling, thank you! So glad I helped you find your holiday spirit! We can't wait to see what lovely hat you will unveil for us next! xo

Absolutely Ladylike: Thank you, Evi!! We girls LOVE it when you stop by to visit us! xo

Layers and Layers: Being a city girl, I love the city ALL of the time, but it's true even more magic than usual covers the city during the holidays! ;) xo

Cupcake: Hi Cupcake! Yes, I AM a fancy pants, I admit it! So glad you like me! xo

Kristin: YAY! So happy that you enjoy Audrey style and holiday magic in New York! Another girl after my own heart! xo

ABC: Your welcome, lovely. YES, I wish all my new girlfriends could join me here in person ... would we have fun or WHAT? xo

Sarah Klassen: I'm dying over the description of what you would wear ... floor length black velvet coat, boots and gloves ... you paint such a lovely picture! I can just see that gorgeous coat blowing in the winter breeze with snowflakes falling and you're standing in the light of a magical holiday window. Perfection! xo

Margarita Bloom: Yes, I LOVED Rudolph when saw him! SO sweet in his purple hue! I think I overheard that the artist might be getting some of us a stocking stuffer from Margarita Bloom! Ooh la la, indeed! xo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle: YAY, I made you feel like you were here with me, which was what I was hoping to do with my post! Happy Thanksgiving to you too, darling, and thanks so much for thinking to stop by during your busy day! xo

TLC_Designs: Yes, holiday magic swirls around everyone here during the holidays, like glitter! I can't even describe the magic! Thanks so much for visiting me for my post!!! xo

Bettina said...

Amazing window decorations! And one day I AM going to ice skate at Rockefeller.


Pink Champagne said...

Oh how I want to go to NYC this Christmas season! The lights, the tree, the shopping... tres fab! Let the holiday shopping season begin... XOXO

Paris Pastry said...

Oh, how I wish I could spend Christmas in New York City! For now, this virtual tour is enough. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little Notes from Tiffany for:

Bettina: Even if you don't have a chance to skate, just watching the skaters is exhiliarating! So magical! xo

Pink Champagne: I KNOW ... it's like Christmas turned on HIGH! Like glitter floating in the air! Like Christmas carols around every turn! Can you tell I'm a city girl? ;) xo

Paris Pastry: I'm glad I could at least contribute to a New York feeling for you virtually! Happy Thanksgiving to you too, darling! xo

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany xo

Joelle Dolce Bebe said...

Absolutely lovely!
So magical & Full of Holiday Spirit.
Thank You for sharing.
I want to take my girls one Christmas to share all this with them.
For now I can show them these images & be Inspired.
Have a Beautiful day & love love love your blog sweet thing!
Joelle xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note to Joelie Dolce Bebe from Tiffany:

THANK YOU, darling, for our sweet words on my "Start the Holidays" post! I'm so you could feel the holiday spirit I wanted to share! And I love the fact that you're going to share the pictures with your girls!! Thanks, doll!! xoxo

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany

Anonymous said...

So cute! New York looks amazing for the holidays!

Miss Neira

Hope Ava said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful holiday outing!! I've always wanted to travel to New York at Christmas...this was so lovely!

Hope Ava


Oh Tiff it is the most wonderful time of year to be here in NYC! I'm off as well for a little holiday until 12/6 but will be back just in time to enjoy the height of the season :)

Have a wonderful trip ladies! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Tiffany for:

Miss Neira: Hello, darling! Yes, New York dressed for the holidays is VERY fashionable, indeed! Thanks so much for visiting!! xo

Hope Ava: You're so WELCOME, sweetie! I loved walking with you through New York and I'm glad you could join me! xo

The Alternative Wife: Hope you have a LOVELY holiday, fellow New York girl, wherever it is you're travelling to, filled with all of the wonderfulness of the season! Thanks so much for dropping by! xo

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany xo

Talking with Tami said...

Awh soo pretty! I love the holiday spirit! xoxo

Brunch at Saks said...

Tiffany- I LOVE your holiday adventures in NYC! The Macy's Parade...the Rockefeller tree...The Nutcracker...all so gorgeous!!! Thank you for this beautiful post! Hugs xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Tiffany to:

Talking with Tami: Thanks so much, sweetie! It's the time of year when the city puts on its sparkly gown and magic swirls in the air at every turn! xo

Brunch at Saks: I'm sooooo glad you could come by and walk with me in the city for a while, lovey! So good to have so many wonderful girlfriends! xo

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to both of you!

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany

Angelica Ng said...

Oh yes! I always get excited every year during November/December! That Christmas feeling is amazing. And the storefronts attract me even more so when I know holiday shopping is just around the corner. Truly a lovely time of the year.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thanks, Angelica! You sound like a girl after my own heart! Thanks so much for dropping by my post and have a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving! Kisses ~ Tiffany xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I love New York, I always miss it, particularly this time of year! I hope you have the most wonderful holiday trip, we'll see you when you return! XX!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

To Shari@little blue deer from Tiffany:

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by to visit and walk around New York with me! Did you live in New York at one time?

Hope your holiday is wonderful too, filled with love and joy! See you on December 6! xo

Kisses, Tiffany!

annechovie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sandy. xx

Collette Osuna said...

Im so excited and happy you posted these photos!! Im leaving for Mew York this Thursday!! Ill be visiting for 5 days..I cant wait..and these pics make me want to leave NOW! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog today..very sweet of you:)

Stop by and say Hello:)
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Anonymous said...

Love, love, LOVE this!! Although I grew up mostly in St. Louis, I'm originally from New York City, and this took me right back to the magical Christmases of my childhood--especially the shop windows and the Rockefeller Tree! Adore the ballerinas in Bendel's, how glam!!

Can't wait for your post on the 6th, darling! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Cupcake said...

Hey Sandy! I sent you an email about Christmas cards. Do you have any fashionable Christmas cards?

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous photos! It makes me want to hop on a plane to NYC RIGHT NOW! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little notes from TIFFANY for:

annechovie: Thanks for stopping by my post, darling! I'll let the artist know you wished her a Happy Thanksgiving! Same to you! xo

Collette Osuna: How thrilling that you are leaving for New York -- such a great way to kick off the holidays!! And it makes me feel SO good that I could add a little to the joy! Have a wonderful time, sweetie! Happy Thanksgiving to you from all of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls and Sandy! xo

lizzylafosse: Hi sweetness! SO HAPPY that my post helped bring back some your wonderful childhood memories! That makes me feel SO happy! Yes, I love the ballerinas, too ... especially the one leaping through the air! Hope you had a wonderful, wonderful, Thanksgiving, darling! I'm glad you're looking forward to the next post, as a little something special will be included!

Cupcake: The artist said to tell you that she'll send you an e-mail regarding your Christmas card question this evening!

Cafe Bellini: THANK YOU, sweet girlfriend! I wish ALL my fab girlfriends could come and we could REALLY hang around New York together!! Thanks so much for stopping by my post, love!

Kiss Kiss and Happy Thanksgiving to all! Tiffany

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I decided to stop by to wish you wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!:-) I hope it is a good one for you and your family. :-) Thannk you so very much for the most kind words about my hats and, of course, any time you ready, please drop me a note and I will be more than happy to be featured in your fabulous Blog!:-)

Paris in Pink said...

Sweet lady, you always inspire me with your beautiful photos and words. This post is definitely getting me in the holiday spirit :) Paris in Pink

Anonymous said...

I've been to New York three times in my life and yet I've never once been at Christmas time. I'd absolutely love to one day, it looks too gorgeous to pass up!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Tiffany to:

Couture Millinery Atelier: What a sweet surprise to see your wonderful Thanksgiving wishes, darling! We will definitely do a post on hats at some point, love, and thanks so much for your note that you'd love to be a part of it! Thank you! xo

Paris in Pink: Thank you darling! You inspire all of us too! xo

Sarah-L-B: Yes, New York at Christmas time is not to be missed! xo

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

What a lovely post. To spend Christmas in New York would be a magical experience I think. Thank you for sharing some of the beautiful windows - I especially love Henry Bendel's take on the Nutcracker.
Sandy, I hope your Thanksgiving away went well and your holidays are off to a fantastic start! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you, darling The Simply Luxurious Life, from Tiffany AND Sandy. We did have a lovely time away and will be back again with a fun post next Monday!

Skinni Peach said...

wow! those pics are fab! i want to hop on a plane to NYC this very second, its been way to long! i know its late but hope you all had a lovely Thanks Giving .x.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you darling, Skinni Peach!! We did have a fab Thanksgiving ... and because we were travelling we had to take that Monday off, but be sure to check back for the regular post on Monday, December 6! A new card intro and something freeeeee! xo Tiffany and Sandy the Artist ;)

CHIC Sensibility... said...

Fantastic photos!! Wonderful!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

CHIC Sensibility: Thanks so much for stopping by! We're so glad you enjoyed the post! Hope your holidays are fabulous! Tiffany and the Artist ;)