Gallery Mondays: Macy’s Flower Show 2018 NYC

macy's flower show 2018 once upon a springtime

I probably would have completely forgotten about the Macy’s Flower Show this year had I not walked toward the lower 30s on Broadway to go shopping last week. I’m glad I did, because the displays are phenomenal this year!

With its “Once Upon a Springtime” theme, the show manages to incorporate fantasy, medieval culture, and fairy tales into its enchanting floral arrangements. I was awestruck when I saw all the magic displayed before my eyes.

macy's flower show godmothers cottage

 

There were so many people walking in and out of the cottage and castle displays that I couldn’t stick around long enough to take proper photos. I ended up making a u-turn on the way out to make sure I got enough shots of the displays I liked from different angles. Here are some of my favorites:

The Spring’s Castle Garden had ginormous purple mushrooms! I never get excited about mushrooms, but these were so gorgeous and almost alien-looking among the flowers that they caught my eye.

 

There were even some macabre elements featuring skulls as hanging flower pots.

Even a few costumed interpreters were dispersed across the ground floor to take photos with visitors. I’m sure they get quite the work out over the two weeks of this show while posing with tourists.

My two favorites are the hanging fairy tale book with pages floating above the escalators and the knight in the window display outside.

Nothing better than a good book and a strong knight to start out the spring season!

Be sure to check out the Macy’s Flower Show in Herald Square, NYC or over in Chicago or San Francisco before it closes on April 8th, 2018!

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Fan Art Fridays: Mirror Mirror

mirror mirror snow white evil queen clementianna fan art

On the way to work this morning, I saw a guy dressed as the Big Bad Wolf in Grandma’s nightgown and I could not stop laughing to myself about it.

It got me thinking of my favorite fairy tales. One of my faves as a kid was Snow White, and I especially loved Mirror Mirror as an adult, starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts.

I found this enchanting fan art by daekazu of the evil Queen Clementianna and Snow White from the 2012 film over on Deviant Art. Lily Collins’ eyebrows are quite accurate (I’ve always been super jealous of how nice her eyebrows are).

Anyone dressing up as a character from a fairy tale for Halloween this year?

View the original fan art here.

 

Keke Palmer to Play First African-American Cinderella on Broadway

 

Keke Palmer is on a roll lately. First a talk show on BET and now a lead role in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway play Cinderella.

On September 9th, Keke Palmer will make history as the first African-American Cinderella to step foot on a Broadway stage.

That’s pretty amazing.

The 21-year-0ld actress is the youngest to have a talk show on cable television. She is also famous for her role as True Jackson on the Nickelodeon show True Jackson VP.

Rumor has is that Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes might play alongside Palmer as the fairy godmother.

That’s gonna be one for the critics.

The play currently features Nancy Opel as Madame, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Tony winner Victoria Clark as Marie, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Todd Buonopane as Jean-Michel, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.

I can’t wait to see Keke Palmer in a ball gown and glass slippers. I’m sure she’ll make Broadway proud!