Monday, December 10, 2012

Wishing you all a Magnificent Monday! (Hoping you all had a fun and holiday-filled Weekend!)



It's Monday
I thought we could all use a little extra help!

My children and I had a delightful, fun-filled weekend. We attended a wonderful Christmas performance by The Boston Pops on Saturday night followed by a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens yesterday where we saw the magnificent train show. This isn't your ordinary train show. Here replicas are made of all the major New York Ciy landmarks. We saw Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, John F Kennedy International Airport and the old TWA building. We saw replicas of Rockefeller Center, The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building, The Original Pennsylvania Station which no longer exists. We saw St. Patrick's Cathedral, The George Washington Bridge and many, many other wonderful buildings - too numerous to mention! What's special and unique about this particular show is that each building and landmark is constructed entirely from nature - flowers, trees, branches... it's really wonderful and quite unique.
The New York Botanical Gardens is a quick drive from Westchester and Fairfield Counties and an easy subway ride from Manhattan and surrounding burroughs.
For more information visit their website here.


Lady Liberty


Ellis Island


The Lycee Francais de New York
I took particular delight in the above building which is where I attended elementary school!



The Frick Collection


The New York Public Library


The Metropolitan Museum of Art


St. Patrick's Cathedral


Rockefeller Center, The Empire State Building and The Chsysler Building

I hope your weekend was fabulous and that you were able to deck some halls and do some shopping. (I've made a really good dent!) I hope your kitchens looked like little bombs of flour and sugar went off all over the place and that the Christmas tunes were playing and that you were all singing along... I hope your homes smelled of pine and ginger and crackling fireplaces... and that little (and not so little) ones were laughing all the way! I hope the holiday spirit is among you all.


Make your Monday a Magnificent one!

XOXO

Jessica

2 comments:

pve design said...

I love my home at Christmas! The sounds, the smells, the joy of it all. I never want it to end come January...I keep a strand of lights on my mantle ....just to prolong the spirit~
pve

Cheryl said...

This looks like such a wonderful trip! There are times I loved closer to NY.
Enjoy your day! Champagne might help!