Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bank of America Winter Village Christmas Eve 2016

First, I apologize for a Christmas post on March 1st. Gosh, is it really March 1st already? Seems like the first few months of 2017 has gone by pretty swiftly. I just had to share with you my wonderful Christmas Eve in New York City. My first time, and for sure not my last, was so incredible. Staying at the Sofitel Hotel right near Bryant Park was like out of a movie! 
Sitting in a very mild evening, drinking hot chocolate from No Chewing Allowed and listening to holiday tunes, I felt like I really was in a movie! Such total bliss! 
Farm to People was a newer shop to me at the village this year, and I just loved their merchandise. Every product they sell is non GMO, small batch, nothing artificial and humanely raised. Sounds like a foodies dream to me! I could have bought one of everything here, but I behaved. Sort of. 
These looked so darn good, and the pumpkin chai they had available for tasting. That one went home with me! 
Bacon marmalade. I tried this too and really wanted to purchase but since they sell online, figured I can get it there for a later date. 
Drunken Monkey jam? Yeah, I had no restraint here, it went home with me. This is fantastic on a good vanilla bean ice cream. 
This hot sauce looked pretty amazing to me! 

I found this wonderful bag stand, Viva Zapata, with the most colorful bags I ever laid eyes upon. They are made from the material used for upholstering bus seats in Buenos Aires, the owner Tania lives in Brooklyn. I purchased one that is perfect for my travel to the city, it has many pockets and such great color. I am totally in love with these bags, and the detail they add to each one! 
This was getting ready for Christmas Day dinner at Bryant Park Grill. 
Just a darn glorious day it was! 
There were doughnuts from the Doughnut Project. Many flavors and they looked wonderful. Problem was, I didn't get one Christmas Eve, and they were closed Christmas Day. Total bummer. 
Yes, a maple bacon doughnut. 
It was probably good I didn't get to try one. 
What is a cretzel you ask? A cross between a pretzel and a croissant. There are so many smart folks in New York City I just can't contain myself! 

Yes, it was as fabulous as it looks. 
I hope you enjoyed these lovely moments from Bryant Park. It is a great place to visit any time of the year, but during Christmas, it is a wee-bit extra special! Be sure you stop by and enjoy all the park has to offer! 

The Rink Hours 
October 29, 2016
October 30, 2016 – March 5, 2017
Daily: 8am-10pm

Public Fare Hours 
October 29, 2016
October 30, 2016 – March 5, 2017
Daily: 8am-10pm

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