|A Tiffany & Co. window on Fifth Avenue, NYC, November 2013.|
After a (long) stop at Bergdorf’s to take pictures of their holiday windows last month I of course had to go across the street to see the windows at Tiffany!
I loved the dreamy shades of blue, the miniature townhouses and Manhattan skyline and, of course, the jewelry.
|I love the details of this miniature scene.|
Tiffany’s will always have a special place in my heart. When I first moved to Manhattan it was on my list of places to see, right up there with the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center. It was such a thrill to walk in there for the first time and see those soaring ceilings, it really felt like one of those Pinch me, I’m in New York moments. The store was so big and beautiful, elegant and refined, and the jewelry made my heart stop. And the building itself felt so very Manhattan with its gorgeous spot right there on Fifth Avenue, with Bergdorf across the street, and Central Park a couple of blocks up. It doesn’t get more New York than that.
|I wish that sleigh would pull up to my brownstone apartment!|
My other favorite memories of Tiffany—aside from the shared memory of anyone who ever saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s—include times I’ve visited with my husband—he bought me one of their silver ID bracelets the year I turned 29—and the day I selected a pair of silver cufflinks for him for our first wedding anniversary. I have also had great times there with my mother over the years when she’s come to town and we’ve gone to look at all the beautiful things. Sometimes she even buys one of them!
My mother taught me a love of fine jewelry so whenever I pass by Tiffany or go through its gigantic doors, I think of her.
|Isn’t this gorgeous?|
|Do note the gigantic diamond engagement ring at the top right!|
Have you been to Tiffany’s in New York City? If you have any memories of the visit that you care to share, I’d love to hear them!