Every year the Le Parker Meridien Hotel hosts a gingerbread extravaganza. Bakeries and restaurants around the city make gingerbread creations that goes a long with the extravaganza's theme. This year the theme was "quintessential New York". Being an amateur baker (at least I like to think of myself as an amateur baker) I really wanted to go and see the gingerbread houses. I also saw photos a friend posted on instagram and the gingerbread creations looked fantastic. A Christmas tradition I had growing up was making gingerbread houses, and I have tried to carry on the tradition the last couple of years so another reason to spark the interest to venture to midtown. It was worth it! The event is basically free, I saw on a website I found that tickets were a dollar, but once there the concierge said they just took donations and the exhibit was free.
The Chrysler Building turned out to be my favorite. I love the detail on it. All those windows are individual pieces of some sort of candy (I think). And the Christmas décor of at the bottom of the building is what puts it ahead of the Empire State Building. I love the Christmas wreaths that are on it. Don't worry Empire State Building, you are still the most romantic place on Earth.
|The miniature subway station was adorable. I love the colorful candy that was used on this one. So cute.|
|I included this picture of it because Cosette helped me take it. You can see us in the reflection. Makes me happy.|
This one is of New York City Street. It reminds me of Sesame Street. I took a side view picture of it because there is an entrance to a subway. Definitely stuck with the quintessential New York theme.
The best part was going with one of Cosette's good friends. It made the trip a lot more enjoyable. If only I could get these cute girls to look at the camera. Oh, the ornaments on this Christmas tree were made out of cookies too. Pretty neat. Another thing to check off on our Christmas bucket list.