Macy's Flower Power Returns For Spring

The groundhog was wrong, but at Macy's Herald Square, Spring is here. On Friday morning, I attended the press preview of the 39th annual  Macy's Flower Show, entitled The Painted Garden. Inspired by the flora and fauna of South East Asia, the showcase of blooms, spices, fruit and color specific to that area takes you out of the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest intersections in the world to a tranquil kaleidoscope of earthly beauty.  Due to ongoing renovations, the  Flower Show is currently housed in a tent located on Broadway Plaza adjacent to the mega store with additional vivid window displays keeping with the theme. The highlight of the artistic showcase, is a life sized elephant draped in live flowers similar to the ceremonial style of India. Although, you're still bundled up in your winter wardrobe, pop into the Macy's Flower Show during regular store hours, now until April 7th, and at least get your own peak at spring.