We are headed back to the east coast for Thanksgiving and I could not be any more excited. We will split our time between NYC, where my family is, and CT, where B's family is. We will be on a super tight timeline, it always happens when you have so much of your family and friends in one area, but I am looking forward to every minute of it! I may need a vacation after my vacation though :)
This time of the year in NYC is truly magically. It is probably one of the reasons why I love heading back to the east coast during the Holiday season (aside from seeing family of course). Although I will still complain of the cold when we are heading back east, it just all feels part of the experience of the holiday season. In honor of our upcoming trip, I am creating a bucket list of things that will make NYC magical during the holidays and that we will likely include in our itinerary on our visit.
1. Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade: We usually go into the city to catch the massive blimps flying over midtown. Watching the bands and dancers live is amazing. However, since we have very little time with our family this year, we will likely just watch it from the comfort of my parent's living room. Plus, I am certain B would complain the entire time - he is not a fan of the cold ;)
2. Rockefeller Center Tree: The lighting of the tree is scheduled this year for Wed Dec 3rd. It is a really big event at the plaza with performances from big name singers and even the Rockettes! You can visit the tree until Jan 6th.
3. Sak's Fifth Ave Light Show: Right across the street from the Rockefeller plaza on the Sak's Fifth Ave building, they have a festive light show complete with music. It is worth standing and waiting for the show to start! This is completely digitized 3D experience now but this used to be snowflakes that were on the building that were lit to the beat of a song.
4. Radio City Music Hall "Christmas Spectacular": This festive and fun show is one you have to catch. It is filled with toy soldiers, Rockettes, and tons of dancing performances.
5. Shopping @ MidTown: I could probably write a whole blog post on NYC shopping. I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE shopping in the city. It has everything you need within walking distance or a train ride away. Also, having lived in several states I can confidently say the Macy's in Herald Square is THE MACY's to visit.
Now, in honor of Thanksgiving day, here is a little Thanksgiving outfit inspiration. It is important to be comfortably chic on such occasion - with comfortable being the operative word. I have linked two outfits; the first includes a sweater with a fur vest and an adorable floppy hat. The second option is an adorable midi skirt with a slouchy turtleneck sweater. Both offer some extra room for all that yummy food but also comfort as the day is usually filled with lots of family activities. I am looking forward to much needed family time!