Sunday, December 14, 2014

HOLIDAY STROLL THROUGH MY HOMETOWN PRINCETON

Good Morning my friends,


During the holiday season I find myself feeling so grateful for so many things; family, friends, our health and the lovely community we live in.



Moving back to the Northeast 3 1/2 years ago has truly been a gift for my husband and me. We have grown quite fond of the area, it's beauty and culture. We love hopping a train into NYC or driving to Philly. We have the most awesome neighbors and are blessed with many friends.




Over the weekend we strolled the streets of our little town. We enjoyed all of the beautiful holiday decorations, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday shoppers. 

If you've never had the pleasure of taking a trip to Princeton follow along with me today as my hubby and I stroll some of the streets in the town we call home.




If you drive along Nassau Street you'll be amazed at some of the most exquisite architecture featured on the campus of Princeton University. 





As we walk further down Nassau Street we see this gorgeous building (below) that houses the Hamilton Jewelry store complete with magnificent holiday window scapes every year.




Princeton is home to many beautiful churches.

Witherspoon Street, named after the very successful John WitherspoonPresident of College of New Jersey for many years. (It was later renamed Princeton University.)



Witherspoon is lined with restaurants, businesses and the public library. It is always such a lively area and even houses our Farmer's Market in the warmer months.


In the The Nassau Inn (shown below) Yankee Doodle Tap Room hangs the largest Norman Rockwell mural commissioned by Edgar Palmer in the1930's. This mural hangs behind the bar and spans 13 feet wide. You will also find names and dates of Princeton University Alumni carved in the oak tabletops. The Alumni photo gallery that lines the walls features; Brooke Shields, and Michelle Obama to name just a couple.




Every year the holiday decorations are hung meticulously throughout the town for us to enjoy.











And the annual tree lighting in Palmer Square in front of the Nassau Inn is breathtaking......







Sometimes we "forget" to stop and enjoy this beautiful season. Why not take your family or go for a walk yourself to enjoy the holiday beauty in your little town or big city.......it truly is "the most wonderful time of the year!"

ENJOY!!!

 Kathleen