Two weeks ago at this time, I was in Manhattan, eating a pretzel from a vendor & wandering around the Metropolitan Musueum of Art. The city was *magic*. Cold & crisp, making preparations for the holidays. We got to glimpse the beginning of the season in the city, while it was still calm. The holiday window displays were just starting to make their appearances.
Lord & Taylor had wonderfully imaginative windows, including ones inspired by children's stories. Tiffany took it one step further by adorning their entire building in a giant "necklace". Absolutely stunning.
We spent a few hours at the Met as well, seeing some of our favorite works. There is so much to see there that we always wish that we had more time.
It doesn't hurt that this room was one of the scenes in one of my favorite movies, When Harry Met Sally.
My favorite painting.
Hope in front of a stunning Tiffany mosaic fountain.
We stopped by Macy's to show Hope the store in the Thanksgiving Parade. While there, she dropped a note to Santa and we checked out their holiday decorations.
The reason for our visit was a truly special family get-together. For years, my father has told us about going to Radio City Music Hall as a child, seeing movies there and performances. I knew that he would love to share that experience with all of us, especially Hope & Rainer. So, my parents, our family, and my sister's family gathered in the city to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
The show was absolutely the highlight of the weekend. True to it's name, it is spectacular. Hope & Rainer were leaning out of their seats, with looks of awe on their faces. I don't think that I stopped smiling the entire show. Honestly, I was so thrilled to be there with my family in that historic & storied place, that tears came to my eyes. I think that it meant a great deal to my dad to have us all together in that special place where he had so many good memories.
It was a magical trip, one that I hope Hope will tell her children about one day.