I went with my friend Michael to look at windows last Saturday night. We started with cocktails at The King Cole Room at The St. Regis, with that incredible Maxfield Parrish mural. (above) The hotel was decorated beautifully for the holidays and we hit Saks (very beautiful too, 20s-inspired look, with throngs of tourists and piped in music) then we strolled up Fifth. Tiffany had miniature windows of windows –very expertly crafted and sweet, Louis Vuitton’s were simple and graphic and by the time we got to Barney’s we were a bit late to see the live performers, which really make them literally come alive, I would imagine. But Bergdorf’s windows, as usual are BE-yond. Their mastermind, David Hoey, has been doing them for 20+ years now and I know him about as long, as we once worked together doing sets for Q2, Barry Diller’s upscale shopping network of the early 90s. Ancient history. He’s a real orchestrator. They are amazing and this year based on the arts; Literature, Fine Art, Film, Architecture, Performing Arts, etc… my pictures don't really do them justice. The BEST way to know what goes creating them is to watch the very entertaining documentary, Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s. It’s the MOST mythic of all American department stores and with an ultra-light touch, Matthew Miele explores not just the glamour, but the passion and craziness behind the daily creation of this luxury legend. Here’s the trailer for the film and also an clip of Brett Day Winham, an artist I met this summer who sums sums Hoey's genius up quite succintly. Watch. And if you are in NYC, don’t miss these windows… but you already knew that.