Sunday, December 7, 2008

New York City for the Holidays


So yesterday was our annual trip to New York City for shopping, lunch and a visit with family.

ROCKEFELLER CENTER was a mob scene, but it was worth the shoves to be where the action was.

The SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, crystal infused windows were amazing, and what would a trip to the City at Holiday time be without a stop in SAINT PATRICK'S Cathedral. The warmth, beauty and tranquility of just being inside was worth the trip.

We also had to hit THE STRAND BOOKSTORE, and it's 18 Miles of Books, at 12th and Broadway. I was lucky enough to come home with (10) ARCS at just $1.49 each (they use to be 99 cents).
  • Seamstress; Peebles - 2008
  • Stone Creek; Lustbader (2008)
  • Kissing Games of the World; Shelton - 2008
  • Climbing the Stairs; Venkatraman - 2008
  • Schooled; Lakahani - 2008
  • Descendants; Hemmings - 2009
  • Apologize, Apologize; Kelly - 2009
  • Burning Marguretite; Brown - 2009
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet; Ford - 2009
  • The Sky Below; Derasmo-2009
We finished our visit to NYC with a tour of the PALACE HOTEL, for something to drink and to warm up a bit. Pure Luxury. The decorations were so lovely for the holidays.

BTW>>>I resisted the knock-off bags sold by the street merchants.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, what fun! I take a yearly trip with my mom, sister, and nieces, too! Can't wait to read what you think about Kissing Games of the World...

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  2. Ahhh. There is nothing quite like NYC during the holdidays.
    Especially if a trip to The Strand is included.

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  3. I went to the tree a little bit later when it was getting dark it. It was so crazy. There were just as many people waking in the streets as the sidewalks.

    I always go to that diner right across from strand books. I forget what it is called. They have great food.

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  4. I went to the tree a little bit later when it was getting dark it. It was so crazy. There were just as many people waking in the streets as the sidewalks.

    I always go to that diner right across from strand books. I forget what it is called. They have great food.

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