Sunday, January 06, 2008

Cashmere Booties

Mmmmm, warm cashmere booties, so precious. This was the window display at Purl Soho in New York a few weeks ago when I went to visit just before Christmas. I mostly spent the time window shopping all over town, soaking in the holiday lights and decorations, taking in all the holiday spirit.

Yah, I know I mentioned that I would post pics of the lights to share, but I just got a little too frazzled in those last few days before Christmas and had to remove myself for a brief bit. Now it's all long over, but I wanted to share a few of the cuter little displays anyway. Cuz it's all so cute and creative and nothing like the same old stuff we see here.

Here's another little window at Purl:

ABC Carpet & Home

Tinsel Trading Company

Two cool windows at the big Anthropologie store at Rockefeller Plaza. An igloo made out of milk cartons, and a little skating scene illuminated in the middle of like a 2-story dress (only a slight exaggeration).

The most amazing little sweets at a Japanese treat shop. Almost architectural, they looked like they were made from clay.

And the most fun - the holiday markets around town. Little clusters of outdoor tents set up, with artisans and craftspeople selling their cool wares for holiday gifts, similar to the markets they have in Europe during December. We browsed around Columbus Circle (here) and the other one in Bryant Park too, around the skating rink. Several soap vendors out there too, everyone with their own little take on the business. Loved it.