Christmas on the Upper East Side: Part II

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Today I’ve got more of the Upper East Side’s festive and fun holiday decorations. This year I’ve noticed a lot of that type of garland above, with the brown and green leaves (in wreath form as well), which my mom informs me is called magnolia. I didn’t notice it as much last year, and I’m definitely a fan – I think it’s a very classy Christmas look. Read on for the rest…and don’t forget to see Part I from yesterday!

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Click through to read the rest of the post…

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The Ralph Lauren Mansion on Fifth Avenue – his flagship in NYC (he has like, five stores on Fifth. NBD).

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The Ladurée Cocoa Kiosk pop-up at The Mark Hotel (see, they have the magnolia garland!)

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The Carlyle Hotel.

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Remember this from last year? It’s back!

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The only thing I always think is such a shame while taking these photos is that I can’t really capture the twinkly lights (unless I blur the focus), which is half of what makes these decorations so magical. Maybe next year I’ll be really motivated and take night pictures with a tripod, so you can really see those lights sparkle!

photos by me

6 comments

  1. Dorothy says: December 22, 2015

    Beautiful, as always. Thanks for going around to bring us all this holiday artistry!

  2. Patricia says: December 22, 2015

    Thank you from Australia. I always enjoy your photos of the city as the seasons progress but Christmas is stunning! We don’t decorate with greens down here because the temp. in high thirties so can only imagine the beautiful aromas as well. Keep up with your wonderful blog and Happy Holidays!

  3. Patricia says: December 22, 2015

    Thank you from Australia. I always enjoy your photos of the city as the seasons progress but Christmas is stunning!

  4. Andy says: January 24, 2016

    I just read this and noticed how beautiful your pictures are Jsckie. What was strange about them was that there was no snow….it was so warm this holiday season. Now, of course, that is no longer an issue!

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