Thursday, December 19, 2013

HOLIDAY GLITZ AT BENDELS

 
 
 
 If you know me you'll know I LOVE ME some Henri Bendels.I use them for various items, but the one in particular is their candles. Oh.My.God. Continuing the window tour from New York the next stop was Henri Bendel's, who's holiday windows bring to life the illustrations of Al Hirschfeld, whose drawings of celebrities and Broadway performers ran in the New York Times for over seventy years, as well as many other notable titles. This year, Hirschfeld's drawings of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Woody Allen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Carol Channing, Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, and Bernadette Peters were all transformed into sculptures by Tom Carroll Scenery for the Bendel windows. Inside, Hirschfeld's rendition of Charlie Chaplin sits atop a two-story malachite tree!!!!! It was incredible to see. You can also find an exhibit of his drawings throughout the store.
 
 
 
 
 

I think I need one of these in the Casa! It would be nice in a boudoir to hold the guest's towels, no? Isn't she cute?
 
 
Before leaving I just had to hit the infamous Bendel candle wall. My all time favorite candle for the holiday season is their pomegranate candle. I picked up four, you know to have on hand. But all the scents are wonderful. One or two of these will scent your whole place.
 
 
And when I got home that night.....
 
 
I lit the candle and poured a glass of happy! Tootles!
 

22 comments:

  1. Amazing creativity. And I can almost smell the candle.

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  2. Another amazing presentation. I adore the use of the illustrations. SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

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  3. When I was in New York years ago, I found the store to be the busiest!!! These windows are quite creative, I think I may need the one of my hero, Carol Channing here in my home!!!!

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  4. Gorgeous! The building itself is amazing!

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  5. Love their windows, I think my second favorite in this series. I find their candles a bit pricey, but it takes one to scent my place, there great.

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    1. It's unreal isn't it? Its the best candle I have ever bought.

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  6. Love Hirschfields work. Look at Audrey in the window!!! Bendel's did good, and that tree is frickin amazing.

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  7. Very nice! I especially love the artwork of Audrey from the opening scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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  8. Amazing looking store! We don't habe a Henri Bendels out here. I think I like their theme the best. I still have a liitle bit of that candle you got me. It is awesome!

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  9. I don't think I ever heard of them, but it looks amazing! I so need your job, but I guess you have to be creative first right? Thanks for sharing

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  10. I love Hirschfeld's caricatures and to see them tranformed into 3-D sculptures is amazing!

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  11. I'm not surprised you were escorted out, trying to ride that ostrich out of there. Beautiful store thought!

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  12. Beautiful!!! For anyone wondering, he has has many candles as bottles of gin. Is that alot you ask? Well we could reenact the Towering Inferno!

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  13. Oh I love department stores, I haven't been in that one but over here I love Fortnum and Mason, I could happily live in that store.

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    1. That's how I feel about Bergdorf Goodmen and Henri Bendels. I think you would love them!!!!!

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  14. What a creative concept for a window! Bendels is such a unique store so there perfect. The Sarah Jessica Parker is funny.

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  15. I was just there today to pick up a few things, and thought they were amazing! I just love me some Bendells too. The store is so beautiful and the have very unique things.

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    1. me too. Even if not purchasing I love just walking through to see the bustle and the store itself. The atmosphere reminds me of The Paradise on PBS!!!!!

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  16. That dinner party scene is so fun!!!!! And the tree is just amazing. Bendels looks as opulent as I remembered it. Very nice! I can see you riding that ostrich !

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    1. Well it may get me locked up in New York, but around the Casa it would be just another day.

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