Last night was the Screaming Mimi's annual holiday staff party! We kicked off the night by heading over to the cozy St. Dymphnas Bar & Restaurant where we let off some retail steam with food, drinks, and British Christmas crackers.
Donning our stylish new crowns, we exchanged (plaid themed) Secret Santa presents. Meredith's gift to Laura, a plaid hat complete with its very own snowman steaming a pink gingham dress, was a staff favorite.
When we were sufficiently warm and filled with holiday cheer, we braved the cold winter night to see what NYC's Christmas window displays had to offer.
The first stop was Rockefeller Center where we rocked around the Christmas tree!
Next, we checked out Saks Fifth's windows, which turned out to be an endearing story of a snow making Yeti (who looked strikingly similar to some of our faux fur coats).
Over at Bloomingdale's we admired their glittery rotating gift boxes, each featuring holiday shoppers from around the world. Even The Queen was there!
Berdorf Goodman's was next on the list. Their "Holidays on Ice" themed windows were truly amazing. From April Fools, to Valentines Day, Fourth of July, and Arbor Day too, they had it all, each with a wintry twist. Attention to detail and creativity came together to create some of our favorite window displays of the night.
We ended our evening with a visit to Lord and Taylor. Their vintage inspired, paperdoll-esque, windows really struck close to home! But what won us over was the photo booth that accompanied their displays, which we took full advantage of!
The holidays makes everything more fun, including the windows of New York! While each storefront we visited illustrated the holiday season through different motifs and materials (and varying degrees of glitter), from Sak's to Bergdorf's we felt the unity of the holiday season. I guess our staff is kind of like the windows of New York's finest retail stores, each different, and little weird, but still together. So grab some friends and a hot chocolate and look at the windows! And when you do, make sure you stop by Screaming Mimi's, our window shines as bright as the rest!