Today I am temping, again. On this dreary, rainy New York Friday, sitting at in an office, occasionally answering the phone, and drinking copious amounts of coffee (it’s free, I can’t resist) can get a girl down. Desk jobs and my over active, creative, energetic self don’t get along all that well. The assignment is in midtown, right by Herald Square. When my lunch break came around, I rushed to Macy’s.
Spending the pittance I’m making temping on retail therapy? Not quite. The Macy’s Flower Show is running through Sunday. I wanted to get a glimpse of what they had going on this year.
The past two years a tent has gone up in Herald Square that Macy’s loaded full of flowers to a theme. In 2012 the theme was Brazil and I April-fooled my readers into thinking I had gone on a tropical vacation. This year there was no tent. Instead bloom and botanicals invaded the first floor of Macy’s flagship. Only in New York, a company with spend thousands featuring flower installations for two weeks.
The whole department store smelled glorious. It was a little unsettling to see nature and consumerism holding hands, but fun none the less. I was so distracted by the beauty of the flowers, I didn’t even notice the merchandise on sale! “A good thing too!” says my bank account.
A spring flower pick-me-up is better than a macchiato, better than a cookie, better than anything else to get you through a work day. I adore flowers and color. They make me so happy, and camera happy!
If you have some shopping to do this weekend, the Macy’s Flower Show is worth checking out. It will keep me satiated until the Brooklyn Botanical Garden comes into bloom!
Happy weekend, happy spring!