I was so fortunate a few weeks back to have been in New York City for a couple of days. My time was a whirlwind, jam packed with events and activities, but I did make sure I saved time to visit Macy’s Flower Show. I get to New York several times a year, but this is the first time ever that my visit coincided with the Macy’s Flower Show. I couldn’t wait!
The Macy’s Flower Show has been around since it’s humble beginnings in 1946. That year displays of orchids and potted plants were used in to promote a cosmetic’s department fragrance. Things have changed a lot since then, and those of us fortunate enough to get to one of the Macy’s stores where they host the flower show are in for a wonderful explosion of color. Macy’s hosts the flower show each Spring in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.
It is difficult to deny that the most beautiful thing at a carnival is often a carousel and the carousel animals at the flower show certainly held true to that thought.
Upon entering Macy’s Herald Square from the main Broadway entrance I was immediately thrust into this beautiful world of a carnival where everything was draped and styled with beautiful flowers and plants. This lion only looked ferocious.
The two individuals in the straw hats on the far right are two of the tour guides. You could take a free tour of the flower show which gave you details into how the display was styled and what all of the different flowers and plants are.
I have no idea how they were keeping these blooms watered as they trimmed the saddle on the carousel lion. I am sorry, I didn’t realize until I got home that I only captured the bunny’s behind!
Would you like to take home a bag commemorating the show…they have those, all kinds of styles to choose from!You can see that at least for their New York location, this show is presented right on the main shopping floor, amidst all of the cosmetics, the escalators and the shoppers!…and there, just above the Clinque counter, nestled among roses, tropical foliage and bromeliads is a roller coaster! This side show inspired sign hung over an area of unusual plants like pitcher plants and fly traps. A small convoy of bumper cars wad bedecked with plants and flowers. I would love to have some of these in a smaller size to decorate for a party! Alas, it was a cold and rainy day, so this fellow was fogging up, but the windows of Macy’s are never to be missed during a holiday or special occasion, and the flower show was no exception!Macy’s windows always have wonderful animation. The fellow above’s mustache moved up and down and this lady, a target for a knife thrower spun slowly around. I hope you enjoyed the visit to the Macy’s Flower Show with me. If you ever find yourself in one of the cities where they stage these in the springtime, don’t hesitate to visit! Oh, and what else did I do in the city? I went to a benefit and got to see and hear Rachel Ray and Jacques Pepin, I stopped in to visit the wonderful women of Hometalk and attended the Broadway opening of War Paint, AND went to the after party with Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole! Wow, life back in Florida is boring…and thankfully not quite the pace of life in the big city!
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