The Last Days of December- Gingerbread and Champagne

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is an annual trip to midtown for tree gazing in Rockefeller Center, shopping in Columbus Circle and of course gingerbread house delight at Le Parker Meridien.  Every December City Harvest hosts the Gingerbread Extravaganza to raise money for the coming year and showcase some of the best bakeries in the city.  All the creations are amazing but a few really stood out like the Domino Sugar Factory created by Sullivan St. Bakery...

Going Ape Over New York by Cake Alchemy...

...and my absolute favorite Breakfast at Tiffany's created by FIKA.

I actually completed all of my shopping after the gingerbread tour and had an extra hour to spare!  Just enough time for a quick holiday drink at The Plaza.

The Palm Court has been completely redesigned with an open bar in the middle just perfect for a relaxing glass of champagne.  Cheers to the holidays!