Monday, November 22, 2010

streets of new york city, part two

Posing in silver for silver (and green)

Debby Schuh, me, Michelle White at Balthazar's

streets of new york city, part one

The weather in New York City this past weekend was just beautiful for walking. The unveiling of holiday window decorations had begun, and shoppers (including this window shopper) thronged the streets, stood in lines, paused for photographs, and did it graciously. I was in the city to join Debby Schuh for her class at Tinsel Trading Saturday evening. Meanwhile, along with lunching at The Plaza on Saturday, breakfasting at Balthazar's on Sunday, and checking out the Apple store for my youngest son who now works for Apple, I took a few photos of my own.

Kenneth Cole doorway needs no gift wrap

Saks Fifth Avenue windows still under wrap

"I believe in the . . . right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,
that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty;
in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand,
that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living;
that thrift is essential to well-ordered living,
and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure,
whether in government, business or personal affairs . . ."
do we each still believe these things,
or just take it for granted that someone else will shoulder the responsibility?

Men in uniform (above & below)

Replica of this year's 9+1/2-foot tall Swarovski Star,
on ground-level view while the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was still in scaffolding.
The real star is made of 25,000 crystals and 720 twinkling LED bulbs.
Rockefeller Center's first tree in 1933 was also covered with 700 lights.

Anthropologie at Rockefeller Center

more coming . . .