a long winter’s day

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hi guys! hope you’re cozy this wintery night! in nyc it started as a morning wonderland but as the day wore on it proved to be everything but. i have no idea how i was able to take harsh ny winters for so many years.

but, today i had a mission and by god i was gonna conquer it. i was determined to see some store windows and had a feeling bergdorf’s would inspire a little holiday spirit. when i got there i was drenched and bitter and cold but it was so worth it!

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i’ll keep adding them over the evening so check back cause there are like 10!

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December 20, 2008. art, Decorating, Dreams, Fashion, Holidays, Living, Marie Antoinette, New York.

27 Comments

  1. Carol replied:

    it was so worth it!
    you poor dear : (
    you take such great shots!
    It did turn into such a nasty afternoon, the freezing rain was so biting on my cheeks. Burr! The morning was a wonderland though.
    Have a nice glass of wine & Happy Birthday to that man of yours!!!
    oxoxo

  2. theparisapartment replied:

    thanks k! i’m so glad you appreciated it! xoc

  3. Judith replied:

    Oh Claudia! Gorgeous!!! As always you see the Silver lining in the storm. Beautiful, your torture is our gain :( Thank you for braving the elements.
    Judith~

  4. Heather van Breda replied:

    Stunning. The Marie Antoinette is my favorite!

  5. My Melange replied:

    Yep- siiting home after a trecherous drive watching the snow continue to fall- think it may be 14 inches when it finally done. Had to cancel dinner plans with my honey that I have been looking forward to for 2 weeks. Talk about bummer!

    Your windows cheered me up though- love the one with the waterfall in the background.

    warm hugs
    xo
    Robin

  6. verhext replied:

    how lovely!! i’m in the wrong line of work, what a fun job.

    (actually, i almost had this job at anthropologie years ago, but the pay was terrible and you had to be there at 7am!)

    i hope you are warm and cozy now!!

  7. mere replied:

    Oh my gosh. Simply stunning again!

  8. Lisa & Alfie replied:

    Hey Claudia,
    I hope you didn’t catch a cold getting those photos for us. Just exquisitely magical! Happy Holidays!
    Lisa & Alfie

  9. Vicki replied:

    Fabulous pictures….so magical!!! Thank you for sharing and stay warm….

  10. Vicki Archer replied:

    They are beautiful Claudia – thank you. (What is inside that lovely big BG’s would be beautiful too I am sure)
    Happy Christmas and stay warm, xv.

  11. Luphia replied:

    wow, these images are stunning, it truely is a winter wonderland!

  12. kenju replied:

    Thanks for the fabulous photos! I can’t be there in person, so this is the next best thing.

  13. Kelli replied:

    C, Thanks for heading out even in that nasty weather! BG’s windows are simply gorgeous and I appreciate you sharing them with us! Stay warm and enjoy a cup of cocoa in the snow blanketed city of NY!
    K

  14. Amy replied:

    ::GASP:: the white….so stunning. I’m actually emotional at how beautiful it is! (Am I PMSing?! good grief, I’m such a nut…)

  15. clarice replied:

    Wow, thank you for sharing. Clarice

  16. theparisapartment replied:

    aw shucks, it was nothing, YOU’RE what’s worth it! i’ll post the rest now. xoc

  17. Denise replied:

    I am soooooo happy I stumbled into your blog – I’m a painter and love the creative windows of Bergdorf but live far from NYC – thank you so much for posting these pics – and braving the snow/wet!

  18. Caroline replied:

    SO gorgeous – like a fairy tale!

  19. Elaine replied:

    Exquisite window artistry. Thanks for taking us to Berfdorf’s with you.

  20. qerat replied:

    WOW
    That is so theatrical, so beautiful so detailed.
    thank you

  21. Céline replied:

    Beautiful..!Really beautiful..!
    Such a wonderful window show …Thanks for sharing…..Céline

  22. Mom Wald's Place replied:

    Thank you so much for taking the time and making the effort to share. Those of us stuck in the boonies thank you for bringing a bit of civilization and culture to our Christmas.

  23. tidepooler replied:

    So nice to be able to see these stunning windows. Thanks for posting.

  24. Sparrow replied:

    Thank you! I went to see the windows and brought my camera but my photos did not come out nearly as nice as yours. I linked to your blog from my blog, I hope you are okay with that. I am brand new to the blogging world and still learning the etiquette.

    I own your book and have been reading your blog for ages. Thank you for many many months/years of inspiration!!

    Sparrow

  25. Gabriela Delworth replied:

    Hello,

    Just found your blog. Happy New Year! I really enjoyed your post about NYC store windows. Did you go along Broadway?

    ~ Gabriela ~

  26. Still Queen of Hearts replied:

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  27. The one with the picture of Bergdorf Goodmans holiday window « Saffron and Genevieve Blog replied:

    [...] Claudia at the Paris Apartment took some amazing pictures of the windows in NYC. To see more, click here, and here. Happy Holidays! December 24th, 2008 | Category: General, [...]

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