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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Grand Central Virtual Holiday Fair 2020

I was very happy to see the Grand Central Holiday Fair has gone virtual this year! The Grand Central Virtual Holiday Fair is one of the best spots for holiday shopping! This fair is very unique to those in Bryant Park, Columbus Circle and Union Square as it has different artisans selling their products. There will be over 40 vendors so not too big nor too small, selling items for men, woman and children. These items are a bit more on the high end side, but you will find very unique gifts. This fair has been held at Grand Central since 1993, and is a great spot to shop when looking for gifts for the holiday season. 

I personally shop online often in general, but during this pandemic, pretty much all shopping has been online. It just makes it so easy to have items delivered to your door to keep you safe and healthy until the vaccine. I will showcase some of the vendors below and there are links to their websites as well. Many of these vendors are small businesses so it's nice to give them the business in these crazy economic times. 

Happy Shopping!!! 


Loved these hats with all the fun colors available  


Craftspring from Brooklyn is one of my most favorites. I ordered one of these angels for a friend in England who has been in ill health. I hope it brightens her days. 
The rainbow clouds are pure joy! 
Jingle Nog has some of the most glorious gifts 
loved these bow ties for the fashionable guy  
 
I will miss seeing the terminal's decorations this season 


These pepper grinders would make a great gift for anyone  
I always wanted a hot dog wreath!  




I so adore gingerbread this time of year  


 

The fair is open 24/7 as of NOW through December 24th. Do your holiday shopping from the cozy comforts of home and let it snow, let it snow, let snow!

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Monday, October 19, 2020

The Bank of America Winter Village 2020-2021 Season


I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. I cannot believe the end of October is here but I am happy to tell you about the opening of the Bank of American Winter Village at Bryant Park October 30th. I am so pleased they are going to open, this will be the first year that I have not visited in a long time. It is truly a magical place, as I often spend Christmas Eve here enjoying the wonderful hot chocolate and lovely vendors. I love finding unique gift items here for friends and family, as well as myself! 

If you are able to visit the city this holiday, please give this place a visit. You will not be disappointed and they are taking very good measures to ensure your health and safety. 


Information from their website is below: 


Smaller, safer: We’ve reduced the number of kiosks and reconfigured the layout to avoid congestion and allow for more spacious walkways. Staff will wear face coverings, make hand sanitizer available, and conduct contactless payments.



Park safety: Handwashing stations are available throughout the park. Visitors must wear a face covering at the Holiday Shops and maintain social distance while circulating through the park. Be safe, be kind, and please heed all park and Holiday Shops’ directives.


New York City's only free admission ice skating rink, which is located in the park, is scheduled to return this year. Tickets, however, must be reserved online in advance. (Reservations are expected to come online in the coming days.)




Health and Safety

New this Year: Ice skating at Winter Village is now a fully outdoor experience, and the Holiday Shops have a reconfigured layout with fewer shops to allow for more spacious walkways. At The Rink we are also implementing:

Enhanced cleaning protocol: high contact surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.
Contactless payment: advance online booking is now required for all rink reservations.
Skate sessions: to reduce capacity on The Rink and give more visitors a chance to skate, skate time will be booked per timed session.

Masks: all visitors must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths for the duration of their visit to The Rink.

This season, ​The Lodge has transformed into The Lodge Deck, a completely outdoor experience.
Visitors can still enjoy rinkside eats and drinks with a stellar view of skaters and the Christmas Tree.

Safety

Face coverings are required unless patrons are seated at a table.
Contactless ordering will be available.
To enjoy food and drink at The Lodge Deck, you must be seated at a table.
High-touch surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day.
Hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer can be found throughout the park.
We ask all visitors to the park to please maintain social distance from other guests.


MARKET DATES & HOURS
October 30th, 2020 - January 3rd, 2021
Monday - Friday, 11am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 8pm


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Monday, October 5, 2020

Fishs Eddy Needs Your Support


Happy October everyone! Can you believe it's October already. Even with my daily schedule consisting of highlights Wegmans and local shopping, the days have been going by pretty fast. I hope you are all doing well, staying healthy and wearing your mask. I have a mask collection at this point, maybe I should post which ones I have found are the best. 

Our post today, which is Not A Sponsored Post, is about a wonderful home wares shop called Fishs Eddy.  They have been in business since 1986, and are fantastic for fun gift giving ideas or to treat yourself. I recently read that they were hurting with COVID-19 as one of their main customers are tourists as well as local restaurants. I would hate to see a place like this close, they have such quirky items you will not find elsewhere. They do have a website, and I would highly suggest you take a look and maybe start Christmas shopping. The quality of their products is wonderful, and it is actually nicer to purchase online and have the items shipped than carry around the city all day. 

Here are some photos of the fun items they have available from my visits to the store. I am sure you can call them as well if you are looking for something that may not be in the online shop. 


















889 Broadway at 19th Street

Hours 
Mon.-Sat. 10am to 6pm
Tues. - CLOSED 
Sun. - 11am to 6pm 


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