[A view of the Citi Pond at Bryant Park rink against the western skyline of NYC]
If you are looking for something to do in NYC that easily evokes the winter holidays and seasonal spirit in a comfortable setting and convenient location, The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park is your spot! Nestled around the Citi Pond at Bryant Park ice skating rink (open now through March 3rd), go for a few cycles around the ice, sip some hot cocoa, and make your rounds to the holiday shops (open until January 6th) for some food and post-holiday shopping.
I was pleased to discover so many unique gifts (like those found in the Grand Bazaar, pictured above) that I couldn’t help but indulge in a few items for myself, and start in on my 2013 gifts as well! There’s something for everyone here, from the little kiddie to the ornament aficionado, the art collector, the macaron and tea lover, and the funky sock wearer. Please check out the rest of my pictures for my night at Bryant Park, a quaint oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby department stores.
[A view of the shops, and the back of the New York Public Library, on the east side of the park]
[Racks full of soap, waiting to be cut into bars at Sabon]
[Jars full of rich body cream at Sabon]
[Gorgeous high quality, certified organic fair trade teas at Miss Tea]
[How great are these! I HAD to have one of this amazing puppets for my little cousins, from Jersey City-based brand Silly Puppets]
Full Disclosure: Fashion Pulse Daily received passes and gift certificates to skate and shop at Bryant Park
[…] Last year, I handled a ton of my shopping for everyone from a three-year-old to a 63-year-old there, and this year, I had the pleasure of shopping with my Dad and husband, on a snowy winter Saturday. With 125 boutique-like shops to choose from, don’t expect to find the run-of-the-mill New York City tourist items here, but instead, unique gifts and tasty eats by small businesses and shop owners in the NYC area. […]