Every year, New Yorkers get to embrace spring (whether or not it feels like it outside!) by visiting the Macy’s Flower Show at the retail giant’s flagship location in Herald Square. This year’s theme, America The Beautiful, features miniature garden displays with the flora from different regions of the country. The Southwest garden includes cacti varieties while the Pacific Northwest garden incorporates rhododendrons and begonias. The main floor is transformed into a shopper’s dream, with colorful flowers littering the paths between makeup counters and jewelry displays. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wandering towards the perfumery, inspired by the amazing florals that surround you.
The Flower Show is on through April 3. If you have the opportunity to visit, make it a point to stop by the centerpiece at the store’s Broadway entrance, where the Statue of Liberty’s torch is recreated using a variety of tulips, azaleas and other spectacular flowers. Also check out the Bouquet of the Day, a floral sculpture which will change throughout the weeks, allowing the work of several well-respected designers to be featured. Kenji Takenaka kicks off the show with a stunning blood red design.
The Flower Show is free and open to be public during store hours. If you’d like a more in-depth tour of the display, you can follow an audio guide available on Macy’s mobile website.
151 W 34th St
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Pair it with:
Lunch or dinner at Upland
Upland is a collaboration between Restaurateur Stephen Starr and Chef Justin Smillie that debuted to rave reviews in 2014 then received further notoriety when President Barack Obama dined there with his daughters in 2015. Located less than a mile away from the hustle and bustle of Herald Square on Park Avenue South, the space is stunning yet warm, and it is the perfect setting to devour the mind-blowing California-inspired cuisine offered. Everything we ordered was fantastic, but the Whole Crispy Mushroom is a heavenly experience — the Hen of the Woods mushroom sits atop some fresh farm cheese — and it is definitely not to be missed. There are few things in life we are sure of, but this is one of them.
35 Park Ave South
Monday to Friday 11:30am – 3pm
Saturday + Sunday 11am – 3pm
Sunday 5pm – 10pm
Monday to Saturday 5pm – 11pm