Friday, December 4, 2009

Pink Saturday at The Plaza Hotel with Eloise


Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound" thought we would have a problem with Pink Saturday and is excusing us from Pink and asking a question a week. I actually am finding lots of Pink fun things for Christmas but will also answer the question and this week it is: Tell us one of your childhood memories about a special holiday. My special memory of Christmas is going into New York City with my Mom to look at the decorated windows of all the stores and having tea at the Plaza Hotel. We would get dressed up every year and walk by all the famous store windows, have tea and pasteries at the Plaza and talk about what our favorite was this year, then we would go visit Santa at Macy's. We still do this together even though I get to see it everyday. I hope you go on over to Beverly's blog and read what she and the other women have to celebrate Pink Saturday.

To Celebrate Pink Saturday I have pictures of the Plaza Hotel and the "new" Eloise store. Eloise is a movie and book on a little very energetic little rich girl that lived at the Plaza Hotel and got in lots of little dilemas. I even got to see two of the Rockettes. I hope you enjoy.













17 comments:

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks so much for making my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I've never been to the Plaza Hotel or New York. I really enjoyed the visit today....thanks so much! Gosh, what a fun memory you have! Kinda reminds me of Natalie Wood in the 'Christmas Story'...I think. Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas.....Sue

Claudia said...

The Plaza is so gorgeous - what a wonderful tradition you had with your Mother. I love the new Eloise store, I will have to stop in and visit - it is one of my favorite books! Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Grace! This is such a great post. How special it was for you and your mom to do tea at the Plaza and see all the windows. NYC at Christmas must be truly magical. I have always wanted to go for Christmas, but I've not made it there yet. One day!

One of my favorite memories of NYC was tea at the Plaza with Mr. Magpie, and we had Easter Brunch there, too. We stayed there on a visit, and it is a magical place. Has it been turned back into a hotel??? I would love that! I know it was turned into condos, but I miss it as a hotel. It was my favorite place in NYC to stay.

Look at you with the rockettes! What fun! And the Eloise store looks adorable. Thanks for sharing...

Happy PS...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Elena said...

I'm enjoying visiting ps posts & your's is lovely.
Thank you for sharing your story. It's so nice to read about people's childhood memories.

Happy pink satuday Grace - have a wonderful week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)
PS: I have my first Christmas giveaway on my blog :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Grace...
I love this pink post. I love the pic of you with the Rockettes. How on earth did you get that one? Aren't they absolutely beautiful? I always loved watching them on TV. Your shopping experience is so breathtaking. I would so love to go to the Plaza Hotel for lunch, and you have taken me. Thank you sweetie.

I love the Eloise store. Wouldn't that be fun to shop there? I have 4little grand daughters and what fun, I could have with a couple of them at least. I love the picture of all the little Eloise dolls poking out of the box. You do beautiful photography.

Thank your for sharing today. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I think you will love my memory.

Country hugs...Sherry

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I am looking forward to that movie. I remember reading the books to my daughter. Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for sharing your memories of Christmas!

Mollye said...

my goodness how lucky you are to still have your Mom and the traditions too. Happy Pink Saturday to you both, Mollye

someplace in thyme said...

wow, I just have to say that I have never been to the city of NY but have always thought that it would be most gorgeous during this time of year, pretty, pretty, pretty, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

sissie said...

Your post is so absolutely "Pink-de-leicious!! What a great tradition that you and your Mother have carried on. Love that beautiful hotel.
Come visit me and take a look at my Pink Saturday post. I'll be glad to see you.

caren said...

Grace ~ be still my heart! We have gone to The Plaza many times with our daughter for tea! Never at Christmas but it was still special. We visited their little gift shop then but now I see they have re-done it - I guess when they changed over to part condos?

The first time we took our daughter, Ashley, to tea was on her 13th birthday. It was so special and the violinist came over and played Happy Birthday to her.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ELOISE! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday.

Fandango Moon said...

How fun! I think that's what I'll be asking Santa for...a trip to NYC at Christmastime to take in all the sights and sip tea at the Plaza! You're very blessed! Thank you for sharing & Happy Pink Saturday!

Becs said...

Grace, what a great way to have a tradition! I have always wanted to go to Macy's in New York at Christmas your post is the next best thing...Becs

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Grace you were such a lucky girl! It took me 50 years to get to stay at the Plaza...my husband took me there for my special birthday :-) I was so sad when they closed most of the hotel to turn it into condos.

I will have to visit the gift shop this Christmas season and dream a little as I'm sure there will be nothing in it that I could afford..lol

Mary said...

I love the pictures you collected to share with us today. I hope you are having a wonderful day and are looking forward to the holidays ahead.

Suzie Button said...

I love your memory, it would be wonderful to be in NYC during the holidays! Thanks too for sharing the extra photos of Eloise! Love that! Happy PS! Suzie

Sandy Michelle said...

What a wonderful Christmas memory! I LOVE Eloise and watch her Christmas movie all the time! The Eloise displays are awesome and I must go see it for myself when I come down one day!Happy Holidays!

Sandy xox