Holiday Window Displays


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Bloomingdales (pictures above) is featuring dynamic duos this year, like Barack and Michelle Obama as well as Batman and Robin, Salt and Pepper and many others.

Now that the holidays are here, retailers are in full effect, and so are their window displays. Every year, the NYC heavy hitters go all out showcasing their holiday spirit, and goodies, in their windows along the busy streets of NYC. From Saks Fifth Avenue to Macys, these light filled displays sure add to the magic of the season, and really help ring in the holidays in New York. If you’re in the mood for a stroll, we recommend you check out these department store displays:

  • Macy’s
  • Lord &Taylor
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Barneys
  • Bloomingdales

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

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Personalize Your Wedding

Wedding Budget

Although your budget should be a determining factor for your wedding, let’s remember that having good taste has nothing to do with your budget.  Too many brides have settled for second best and blamed it on their budget. In these modern times, we have such great options like flea markets, flower, fabric and wedding dress whole sales, online shopping and street fairs, I refuse to accept budget as an excuse any more. There is always an option to have your wedding the way you want without spending a fortune.

A few weeks back, I went to two Antique flea markets, both on the west side of the city. I couldn’t believe the amazing things I saw. With less than a $1000.00 I was able to buy so many elegant and time less things. I left with 10 different shaped vases, a few different candle holders, two boxes of 65 pieces set antique silverware, napkins, a dozen serving plates (which is perfect for the new trendy candy bar or sweet station), and a round Stressed Natural Wood Table (love it with real crystal candle holders for place card setting tables). You name it, it was there….

Just by knowing my style I was able to purchase a variety of elegant, timeless items that could be used for a small wedding or at least in different sections of a bigger one.

A few years ago in L.A., I remember planning a wedding in a small boutique luxury hotel in Ojai and the bride brought a lot of her personal things to her wedding. Her favorite set of the silver candelabras that was used once at her mom’s wedding, her mothers’ old antique place mats and a collection of unique plates that her mother had collected over the years (which we served hors d’oeuvres on)

Every corner of the wedding was screaming of her and her personal style. Everyone was bragging of how unique this wedding is and everything was put together with thoughts, love, emotions and meaning. Even if you didn’t know her at the first glance you could say she loved quality vs. quantity and that is my kind of bride.

On my last post, I wrote some ideas to find your style and inspirations for your wedding so make sure you check it out here. Stay tuned, be safe and most importantly, be yourself!!

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Ferinoosh Khosravi
Senior Catering Manager

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Ice Skating in NYC

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It’s undeniable. The cold weather is here, and here to stay. Lucky for you, this means you can slap on your skates and hit the ice! By far one of the best outdoor activities to try during the winter season in NYC, ice-skating is fun for everyone and there are so many options of rinks and places to skate.

Here is a quick where-to-skate list that we’ve compiled:

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

Ice skating at Rockefeller Center is a truly unique New York experience. One of the most popular places for tourists to skate, Rockefeller Center offers an intimate skating experience (only 150 skaters at a time) amidst a light filled urban setting. Enter from Fifth Avenue
(Between 49th and 50th Streets)
New York, New York, 10020

The Pond at Bryant Park

Ice skating at Bryant Park is a fun, affordable way to enjoy winter in New York City. The 170′ x 100′ rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities. The Pond is located at Bryant Park between 40th & 42nd Streets and Fifth & Sixth Avenues. The Skating Pavilion entrance is located on the 40th Street side of the park.

Wollman Rink in Central Park

Wollman Rink is another popular skating choice and is apt to be crowded during peak times (especially weekends). Access to the rink for the full day is $10.25 ($5 children) during the week and $14.75 weekends ($5.75 children). Ice skate rentals are $6.25. Wollman Rink is located off Central Park East between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

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The Roosevelt Hotel Announces New Wine Bar: Teddy’s Cellar

Teddy;s Cellar

The Roosevelt Hotel is excited to announce the opening of Teddy’s Cellar, our new wine bar. Located in the hotel’s main lobby, just past the front desk and up the stairs, is a relaxing lounge to help you unwind from a long day of shopping, working or traveling! Teddy’s Cellar offers a variety of wines and champagnes complimented by a tapas style food menu. This menu includes mouth watering selections including Surf & Turf Sliders, Crispy Shrimp Tempura and Singapore Chicken Wings.

Teddy’s Cellar is open Monday through Friday from 5pm until 11pm and does accept reservations for small groups. For more information or to make a reservation please email kgirotti@rooseveltnyc.com. We look forward to seeing you at Teddy’s Cellar and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

 

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FROM OUR MIXOLOGIST: Mistletoe Martini

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Nothing says “holiday season” better than a martini!  Try this delicious Mistletoe Martini at hotel’s lobby lounge, The Madison Club Lounge, or make this treat for your guests at home!

MISTLETOE MARTINI
4 parts Ultimat Vodka
1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur

Shake well with ice.  Pour into Martini glass.  Add Grenadine to Martini glass
(either over a spoon or carefully and slowly on the side of the Martini glass)
Grenadine will sink to the bottom and separate from the green mixture.

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Kate Girotti
Promotions Manager

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