Where has this year gone? Still can't quite believe it's Christmas in exactly ONE week (ahhhh!) and so on that note, for this Festive Blog Post, please click on the below link for a bit of classic Perry Como et al' to get you in the mood....
Last year we did a whistle-stop tour of the best Festive Window Displays around the world (see here) - and thought that this year should be no different.
Harvey Nichols in London is really spectacular with windows featuring 3D faces made up of hundreds of gift boxes, and seeking inspiration from the infamous 'Seventies' Studio 54 Nightclub.
Janet Wardley, head of visual display, said: 'This year we looked to the catwalk for inspiration, drawing on a key trend for the season, Studio 54. We wanted to capture the playfulness of the party season, while maintaining an instantly recognisable Christmas spirit.
The Fashion/Homewares retailer Anthropology can always be relied on for stunning visual merchandising, and this year the Christmas charm offensive is on over-drive with their ginger-bread inspired, Sugar and Spiced Windows.
Bergdorf Goodman in New York continues to set the bar high with this year's display in collaboration with high-end crystal brand Swarovski - celebrating the latter's 120 years in business. The theme is 'Brilliant' - just about sums it up really!
Just in case you were wondering, this is what (literally) seven million crystals in one place looks like.
Returning to Paris now, where the Christmas certainly needs to work some magic this year. Printemps brought in A-List Actor Kate Winslet (a Lancôme ambassador) to unveil it's windows this year - celebrating it's 150 years as a Parisian institution.
Philippe Decouflé the designer behind the displays commented; "A window display is like a little theatre" and this year the focus is on the Printemps Fairy being able to conjure up Spring in the middle of winter.
Finally, we have to cover our Australian favourite - here in Melbourne, the Myer windows are also an institution with queues snaking around the block to view the animated displays.
This year, the inspiration behind the moving displays, is a local book Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, about a puppy that gets lost in Melbourne, visiting some iconic local sites before finding it's way home.
We hope this brought a bit of Christmas spirit to your Friday and if you need to do a bit more than simply window shopping this weekend - then good luck!