New York City & The Paris House, Cocktails, Fashion and Holiday fun

December 20th, 2010

DSCN6998When you walk through my door, especially if you come in the back door as my friends always do, you will walk right smack into a cocktail.  I believe that is the best way to get a party started.  And of course you have to have lots of yummy food to help your guests absorb all the alcohol.  Your friends will be relaxed and in the party mood.  We of course always have lots of non-alchoholic beverages for all to enjoy too! The iPod is always on, the  fire is blazing in the fireplace and lots of food is out on the table.  It can be big or small, easy or elaborate but no matter what it is always fun!

I’m betting most of you are busy as can be with holiday parties, baking, school events, entertaining, gift wrapping, fun family outings and much more!  Our weekend was non- stop -fun..parties, happy hours, annual Christmas party at the neighbors, tequila at ‘D’s”, Sunday Football&Holiday fun at The Paris House, Church And a fabulous unforgettable Saturday spent all day and night in Manhattan. Lunch and shopping downtown, finding fabulous modern chic glassware and pottery at ABC Carpet & Home, Gifts from Kate Spade, a yummy Hungarian dessert shoppe , The tree, ice skaters, more food, fashion, windows at Barneys and shopping for gifts at Bergdorf Goodman and popping into the Plaza.  It was a magical day indeed.  I stocked up on Paul & Joe nail polish and am giving them out in bunches to the girls this year. The city was magical and I love being there so much.

Bourbon Punch recipe on Facebook

The following photos are taken by my son. He is very talented I hope you enjoy them.


George Washington Bridge ( shot from a moving car behind glass)DSC_0055new

The Paris House Designs Children’s Luncheon, photoDSC_0074

ABC Carpet and Home ManhattanDSC_0078

NYC,  some of the vertical photos Sam sends me to post will only show up horizontal but they are so beautiful I wanted to share them anyway…DSC_0083

Gorgeous Chandeliers in ManhattanDSC_0134new

Kate Spade New York photographed by SamDSC_0136

I love love love this picture Sam took at Kate SpadeDSC_0139

another delightful image photographed at Kate Spade by Sam.  This is so me with all the hot pink, chrome and color!DSC_0143

Another beauty at Kate SpadeDSC_0173new

The Streets of New York


The City delight


I love this this picture Sam took in NYC


The most famous tree in the World, Rockfeller CenterDSC_0004

Sam photographed our gifts at The Paris HouseDSC_0014

I love how he captured the glow of our Christmas tree and all the gold but mostly the patina on our old antique wood floors.DSC_0032

We had a party on Sunday and made a lot of food, this Greek Tomato Feta tart photographed beautifullyDSC_0034

Photo, SamDSC_0036

Photo, Sam

recipe for tart: roll out a thawed sheet of puff pastry cut in half lengthwise, make a 1 inch border around the edges.  then pile on thinly sliced tomatoes, feta cheese, sea salt, pepper, some sprigs of thyme and about 1T of chopped oregano.  Bake in a 400 degree oven until puffy and golden.  easy as can be! I am all about the quick effortless entertaining.


I took this picture in my studio. The nail polish is Paul and Joe I bought boxes of them to give out to friends.  The Reindeer Stationary is Kate Spade.  All cosmetics were purchased at Bergdorf Goodman, New York


I made this snowman cheese ball for one of the classes I taught.  He is so cute and yummy.  Recipe is on Facebook


I love the blue festive toile gift wrap especially when placed on my red velvet vintage sofa


Sam took this picture at the class I taught over at the Washington Township Library.  We had a great time!


Again the last three images are only showing up horizontal for some reason but Sam really captured the glow and Holiday Sparkle. I love to set up cocktails on our wooden 3 tier serverDSC_0013

This is probably my favorite of all the pictures Sam took this year.  I adore it.DSC_0030

and lastly a close up of the drinks I was getting ready yesterday before our party.

I am not sure if I will be posting again before the New Year so I would like to take this time to wish you all the most joyous Christmas and a New Year filled with many Blessings, Love and Good Health.  I adore all of you and look forward to visiting your blogs and ‘seeing’ you in 2011 if not sooner!

Love Bunny

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29 Responses to “New York City & The Paris House, Cocktails, Fashion and Holiday fun”

  1. Bunny, this is such an amazing post, I dont even know where to begin, lol!! Your photos of NYC are just amazing. It must be so wonderful to be there for Christmas time! Oliver is soooo cute with the stuffed animals :) Your studio rocks!! I would love to have a place like that to create! And the snowman cheeseball is just too cute for words! My boys would love that!!
    I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas!!

  2. mimi says:

    Loved the tour of NYC Bunny. Because of illness and business we have not ventured in to the city. Maybe next week….your pics sure made me excited to go. Everything in your home looks lovely. You know how to rock a holiday!!


  3. janettaylor says:

    Gorgeous picks, Honey! I love the Loubs! :)


  4. Gina says:

    How fabulous :) Your presents look so beautiful, especially around the lovely tree. Sam is such a great photographer. You are lucky :) He can take all your blog pics. Looks like you had a fabulous time in NYC. I miss the vibe of that city :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New year with your family…Best wishes Gina xxx

  5. What a stunning christmas tree that is!
    Guess what, I went to ABC too. I ate at the ABC kitchen and I remember looking at the very same chandeliers. In fact, I remember talking to the lady there about them. They looked so vintage, but they were all new. Beautifully done.
    Have u seen the Paul and Joe compacts? THey are really adorable.
    Tarts look scrumptious. Fabulous photos.
    As usual, your posts are a feast for the senses daaaaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

  6. Julie Marie says:

    Hi Bunny… everything is just stunning! Your son Sam really takes fantastic photos!… love the Kate Spade ones especially but they are all great… sounds like everyone always has a wonderful time at the Paris House… Merry Christmas to you and your family… thank you for the beautiful Christmas card I received today… love seeing your whole family!… xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Hi Bunny,

    I wish I had of been there for the trip to NYC.
    Loved all the lights and sparkles everywhere.
    I loved all of the photos! Just beautiful.

    I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a magical and blessed
    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Merry,
    Stephanie ♥

  8. Lovely glam shots… moving in and out of NY in your chicest of companies!

  9. Gloria says:

    Great shots by SR Photography. My favorite might be the GW Bridge… or maybe the upshot of the bldg with the ‘blue hour’ sky… or maybe ALL of them! He also did a fabulous job of the cocktails and your home/tablescape/tree AND especially the delicious looking tart! YUM! That looks so delicious. OK, I’ll be over tomorrow for some Bourbon Punch and some of the Greek Tart. 😉
    Lovely post, Bunny, and I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a happy and healthy year to come. Sláinte!

  10. Hello Michele – sending you Merry Christmas hugs from Frog Hollow Farm! Your trip to the city sounds absolutely wonderful – I love the shape of the nail polish bottles! Sam did a fabulous job with the photos – such interesting and wonderful angles! One of my favorite pictures is the one at the end (sideways) with the snowman cheese ball and sugared martini glass! I’m having my Tewksbury friends over for drinks and a light dinner tonight – I can’t wait to see them, I miss them very much since retirement! Take care Michele, Ciao, bella!

  11. Daisy says:

    Love all the photos Sam took! How lucky are you to go to NYC…..I am jealous! I have been wanting to go back for some time now. Merry Christmas!

  12. Pinky says:

    Oh THANK YOU for posting the pics of NYC!!!!!!!!!!! I have always wanted to go there at Christmas time but have never gotten there. THE tree is amazing! All the sights must be so wonderful! Now, when you upload your pics, if you RIGHT click on them you can usually rotate them either clockwise or counterclockwise!!! Then they will post correctly. Good luck! XO, Pinky

  13. Where to start? Ok first Sam is indeed talented. I would love to sample a bit of that FETA tart washed down with Bourbon punch and what i the name of that lipstick. Love the gold bullet!

    Be merry and bright!

  14. There’s nothing like the streets of New York City at Christmastime. Love being there, and sad that this year we couldn’t.
    Merry Christmas, my beautiful friend!

  15. Kristin says:

    That Kate Spade store looks so delightful. No surprise there!

  16. Jacqueline says:

    I was just saying to hubby this year that next year we had to take the kids and go to NYC for Christmas time! I love it there at this time of year. You did everything I would have wanted to. Bergdorf’s is my favorite. Sam is really getting good. My 6 year old granddaughter was taking blog photos tonight with me. We will give her some time first but seeing Sam’s I realize they really can start young.
    Have a marvelous Christmas and New Year Bunny. I have loved having you as a dear blogging friend and am so inspired by you.

  17. Hi most pretty mommy
    i love new york!!!
    my favrite parts being with you going to see the tree with you

  18. Mary says:

    What a wonderful post. Your photos have made me homesick for the sights and sounds and smells of NYC at Christmastime. I loved the tart. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  19. Another visual delights from Bunny’s camp!!
    Now I want one of those disco ball & play EarthWind&Fire Disco song!
    xo & much love as always darling Bunny*


  20. Donnie says:

    All my senses are a tingle from these beautiful photos. I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

  21. Thanks everyone for all the sweet comments, and Oliver I am so happy you were up and feeling a bit better to leave me a made my day sweetheart!!
    Merry Christmas everyone I adore you all

  22. Bunny, New York at Christmas is the most fabulous! I love to window shopping! Sam’s photos are great!
    Have a beautiful and Merry Christmas!

  23. Sheila says:

    Bunny, what fabulous photos Sam took! Love each and every one!

    I’m sending you a huge hug for you and your entire family and all good wishes for a very Merry Christmas to the mom with the mostest!

    Love you…


    Sheila :-)

  24. Ann Nichols says:

    Beautiful images!!!
    I do so hope that your son was feeling better by Christmas day! Strep throat is not nice! My son has been sick since spending two days returning from Scotland… he even had to miss Christmas. He was in bed with a fever…and a cough…and achy all over. Not nice! But…New Years is coming up, hopefully our sons will be very well by then! :)

  25. Loved your NYC photos — I got to visit last year and see all the amazing decorations! Loved it. Hope you had a Christmas filled with merriment and fun!

  26. Sherry says:

    Merry Christmas Bunny and Oliver…
    Sorry I am late in getting over. I have been so busy with getting Country Wings ready for the grands. Now that everything is over and we are on the move again, I wanted to pop over and say hi.

    I am sure Santa was good to your Oliver, you are always such a good boy. What did he leave for you under the tree? Please write and let me know.

    Bunny, Sam’s photos just keep getting more and more elegant. What a beautiful eye he has for photography. These photos in NYC are so elegant. It has a place I have always dreamed of, but never made it there. Just to far away. Sam brought it to me for Christmas. Please thank him. It is as magical as I always dreamt it would be. Just beautiful.

    Bunny I saw the polish and lipsticks. Oh how pretty they are. Love, love, love the colors you chose for your friends. I know they were over the top thrilled. Nothing like a beautiful color of polish to make a gal feel beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing the magical Parish House for Christmas. I have so enjoyed my tour today.

    I hope to get to come home in the Spring again, so am hoping to see you soon. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

  27. royaltygirl says:

    Hi Bunny,
    I just found your blog and I totally love it! Your pictures of my favorite kate spade boutique are lovely! I wish I was closer to NY city so I could have seen it in person. I also enjoyed your Christmas decor!

  28. Oh wow – these pictures aew amazing!! Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us!!

  29. I’m so glad that you have given your significantly talented Sam a forum for his wonderful photography. He captured the spirit of Christmas in New York and in your home so effectively! Thank you for sharing your Christmas experience and the recipes. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

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