The Year of the Horse at Bloomingdale’s

Year of the Horse, San Francisco Chinese New Year 2014, Chinese New Year 2014, Bloomingdale's Chinese New Year

Westfield San Francisco Centre

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Last Thursday, San Francisco’s Bloomingdale’s transformed into a Chinese New Year celebration to behold, complete with an undulating dragon and noodle cutting (so much tastier than ribbon cutting). The collaboration between Westfield, the Asian Art Museum, and M.Y. China celebrates the Year of the Horse in all its galloping glory. The kick-off cocktail party featured an array of products designed to get you in the spirit of the holiday, from horse-themed home decor to blazing red frocks.

There are more Year of the Horse celebrations to come at Bloomie’s , including lion dancers, tea tastings, and a contortionist. The pop-up shop pictured below is only open through February 1st, so be sure to stop by this week to check it out! The other celebrations culminate on February 15th, the date of the annual parade. It’s been a few years since I’ve attended, but I’ll definitely be there this year! If you haven’t been before, get there early with a large thermos of coffee and purely functional footwear (yes, I know, this is me saying this. Trust me).

Many thanks to Bloomingdale’s for being such a fantastic host and celebrating such an important part of San Francisco’s cultural traditions. A Happy Chinese New Year to all, and to all a good night!

Unless otherwise credited, all photos by James Winstead.

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Year of the Horse, San Francisco Chinese New Year 2014, Chinese New Year 2014, Bloomingdale's Chinese New Year

San Francisco Chinese New Year 2014, Chinese New Year 2014, Bloomingdale's Chinese New Year

San Francisco Chinese New Year 2014, Chinese New Year 2014, Bloomingdale's Chinese New Year

San Francisco Chinese New Year 2014, Chinese New Year 2014, Bloomingdale's Chinese New Year

M.Y. China

San Francisco Chinese New Year 2014, Chinese New Year 2014, Bloomingdale's Chinese New Year

Sarah Lee

Pixie-haired SF fashion/personal style blogger and freelance writer in love with polka dots, IPAs, and zombie movies. Urban hiking enthusiast by weekend.