I was shopping in the Herald Square area last week when I stumbled upon the Macy’s Flower Show. This year has a galactic sort of theme called Journey to Paradisios.
My phone battery was super low, so I didn’t take too many photos. While I didn’t think this theme was executed to its full potential, I did really enjoy the details in some of the smaller floral installations.
I guess galactic isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think of spring, much less flowers (are there flowers in space?), so this year’s flower show just wasn’t doing it for me.
I will say that this little terrarium is super adorbs, though!
If you are into things like this, definitely go check out the Macy’s Flower Show before it closes on April 7!
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.
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!
I somehow managed to squeeze some time in after work to navigate the maze that is Macy’s Herald Square in order to see the carnival-themed Macy’s Flower Show 2017.
I wasn’t able to see it last year (for reasons I cannot remember) but this year, I was determined to check it out, and I wasn’t disappointed.
The store’s street level and store windows were filled with floral arrangements, sculptures of carousel horses and clowns, and loads of other carnival-related display items. There were even unicorns!
My favorite was this spotted horse near Louis Vuitton. The flowers really brought its neutral colors to life. I can imagine how torturous it must have been for kids that were in the store with their parents, because even I wanted to hop on this horse for a ride around the carousel.
Learn more about the Macy’s Flower Show 2017, and check it out if you’re in Midtown before it closes on April 9th!