Instead of creating a holiday wish list or a shopping guide – I thought I’d give you a gift of a different kind.

Nothing is quite as magical as Christmas in New York – be it skating in a white central park, walking through Rockerfeller center to see the tree or being surrounded by holiday cheer with families and friends in all the little cafes in the city. But more so, giving us the power to dream and get carried away are the holiday windows in the city. So I’ve put together my favorites from Saks, Bergdorf’s and Barneys this season.

Saks chose to honor the classic fairy tales (but with a New York twist). There was Red riding hood at The Plaza suite,



Bergdorf Goodman paid homage to the Arts. I was left speechless at all the details in each of the windows – focusing on literature, music, theater, dance, et all.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABarneys New York got “Baz Dazzled” with windows created in collaboration with Baz Luhrmann. The talking mechanical owl spoke words of wisdom and stole my heart.

Which ones are your favorite?