Volez Voguez Voyagez; Louis Vuitton Exhibit; Sequins and Faux Fur at Christmas
To me, an essential part of the Christmas season are the family customs and traditions.  Since my daughter moved to Manhattan, my holiday traditions have come to adopt the merry and bright offered by the Big Apple. This year, New York City did not disappoint with Louis Vuitton, Linda Fargo, and Tiffany & Co.

Louis Vuitton is where this story starts, at the French fashion brand’s VolezVoguezVoyagez exhibition. The free art presentation is taking place in the old American Stock Exchange building in Lower Manhattan until January 7, 2018. It’s worth visiting the educational attraction to learn the history of the luxurious Louis Vuitton empire but also, to ooh and aah.
Volez, Voguez, Voyagez; NYC LV Exhibit; Sequins and Faux Fur for Christmas

Faux Fur Navy Poncho with Kendall & Kylie Sequin Pants; Christmas in NYC; Free LV Exhibit
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany.  Location: Fort Hunter Historic Mansion. Wearing: Faux Fur Navy Poncho Wrap similar here, last year’s Kendall & Kylie Wide-Leg Sequin Pants similar here, J. Crew Factory  Grey Scoop Neck Bodysuit and Kate Spade Licorice Navy Suede Pumps here in black.
NYC Louis Vuitton Exhibition; Christmas in NYC
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Louis Vuitton Exhibition. Iconic trunk.

The words Volez, Voguez, and Voguez in french name translate to fly, sail, and travel. The historic journey showcases ten chapters focusing on the evolution of travel and the many celebrated moments for the brand since 1985.   As the world changed, so did the way we traveled, and our increased need for luggage. The exhibition covered all modes of travel including suitable baggage for wagons, sea, train, and planes for 163 years.

LV Exhibit in NYC; Christmas in NYC; DIana Vreeland LV Hat Box
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. Diana Vreeland Louis Vuitton monogrammed hat box at Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Louis Vuitton Exhibit in NYC.

 

New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. Heiress Jessie Woolworth Donahue Crocodile Suitcase at Louis Vuitton Exhibit.

 

Moroccan Leather Travel Dressing Table; NYC LV Exhibit; Christmas in NYC
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. Moroccan Leather Dressing Table.

 

LV Exhibit in NYC at Christmas
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. Commissioned Writer’s Library Trunk.

The Vuitton dynasty catered to wealthy clientele and in fact, my personal favorites include examples of exquisite trunks like Jessie Woolworth’s Donohue Crocodile Suitcase, Diana Vreeland’s hat box, and a dressing table in Moroccan leather. But wait, there’s more! I also loved the picnic trunk and a tea case that used to belong to Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Majayah of Baroda, which was commissioned by now famous writers to house their typewriters and books.

 

Linda's at BG; 2017 Christmas in NYC
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louie, Linda, and Tiffany. Linda’s at Bergdorf Goodman.

Now onto Linda Fargo, the Senior Vice-President, Women’s Fashion Director and Store Presentation at Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury department store in New York City.  Earlier this year, Bergdorf’s introduced boutique with the most irresistible garments on the fourth floor personally curated by Linda. The boutique is updated seasonally and is currently stocked with a festive, holiday offering. 

Linda's at BG;2017 Christmas in NYC
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. Dressing Room Wallpaper at Linda’s at Bergdorf Goodman.

The boutique’s dressing room is wallpapered with years of front-row fashion week invites. Shoppers will benefit from Linda’s style and her experience working at the department store for more than 20 years.

New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. 2017 Bergdorf Christmas Window, The Museum of Natural History.
2017 BG Holiday Window; Brooklyn Academy of Music
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. The 2017 Bergdorf Goodman Christmas Brooklyn Academy of Music Window.

 

2017 GB Holiday Window; Moving Image
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. The 2017 Bergdorf Goodman Christmas Window, Moving Image.
2017 BG Holiday Window; The Brooklyn Botanical Garden Window
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. The 2017 Bergdorf Goodman Brooklyn Botanical Garden Window.
2017 Bergdorf Window -The New York Philharmonic Window.
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. 2017 BG Holiday Window, The New York Philharmonic window.

 

2017 BG Historic Society WIndow
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis. Linda, and Tiffany. The 2017 BG Holiday Windows: the Historical Society

 

2017 BG Holiday Window; Urban IMage
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louie, Linda, and Tiffany. The 2017 BG Holiday Window: Urban Glass.

Bergdorf’s holiday windows are an excellent reflection of elegance and fantasy.  This year, the theme was “To New York With Love” and captured the appreciation for the city’s visual arts, history, music, and film showcasing seven local institutions: the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Museum of the Moving Image, The New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic, New York Historical Society and Urban Glass.

2017 NYC Tiffany Christmas Tree
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louie, Linda, and Tiffany. 2017 NYC Tiffany Christmas Tree.

My Christmas in New York City was not complete without a visit to the home of the little blue box, Tiffany & Co’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue where all the razzle-dazzle of the robin’s egg color comes alive inside the store with holiday decorations.

The Blue Cafe at Tiffany's; Christmas in NYC
New York City at Christmas Never Disappoints With Louis, Linda, and Tiffany. The Blue Box Café.

Who could forget the the iconic 1961 film with Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s? You can now enjoy that croissant for breakfast, tea, or lunch at the new Blue Box Cafe on the 4th floor (after you make reservations online). 

I love Manhattan. The culture, history, the melting pot of people, and its creativity. New York City never disappoints at Christmas. 

What are your favorite Christmas holiday traditions?  Have you developed any new ones over the years?  If yes, do share in the comments section.

Thank you for reading.  Have a fabulous and stylish week.

 

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