Storefront images by Chris Emeott Photography
Last year, The Cookie Cups celebrated our Navarre bakery’s first holiday season with a dazzling window mural, depicting a cartoon family in a winter wonderland inspired by the Lake Minnetonka area. This year, we’ve continued our holiday tradition with a brand new display, which we unveiled to the public on November 16.
The 2019 holiday window display shows the “Cookie Cup family” on their next holiday adventure in Paris. New York-based designer Jim Cook brought his signature style back to Navarre to come up with four window panels showcasing classic Parisian landmarks like the Moulin Rouge, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower -- and of course, a Cookie Cups bakery!
Sketch by Jim Cook
Jim traveled to Navarre to bring his new design to life with the help of painter Chase Vreeland. Like last year’s mural, our 2019 Parisian window scenes are full of holiday cheer and whimsical charm. Smiling Cookie Cup characters are shown walking along cobblestone streets with holiday shopping bags, sipping coffee at outdoor cafe tables, and riding a colorful Ferris wheel. Santa and his reindeer can be spotted riding through the sky above the city.
Window 1: Holiday shoppers walk through the decorated streets of Paris, passing by the Louvre Museum, the Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel Tower, and a big Ferris wheel in The Cookie Cups colors.
Window 2: A Cookie Cups couple enjoys coffee and dessert outside of a Parisian Cookie Cups store.
Window 3: Another couple enjoys coffee in front of the famous Arc de Triomphe, while a baker serves his customer at a pick-up window.
Window 4: A family enjoys a bird’s eye view of Paris on their Ferris wheel ride.
Cookie Cups creator Nicole Pomije was inspired to start this tradition by the famous holiday season window displays she saw when she lived in New York City.
“The holidays were such a big deal,” Nicole told the Laker Pioneer in 2018. “People would flock to Fifth Avenue for the Macy’s Holiday Window Reveal yearly from all over the world. Taking this concept of bringing our customers an experience, I thought I would bring a little big city holiday to our small town.”
Interior view of our 2019 holiday window display.
Enjoy our limited-time, Paris-inspired holiday flavors
Our bakery windows aren’t the only thing inspired by the City of Lights this holiday season. For a limited time, we’re offering “Holiday in Paris” Cookie Cup gift boxes, featuring six unique Parisian flavors:
- Strawberry Rose
- Orange Blossom
- Lemon Drop
- Vanilla Bean
You’ll also find a little taste of Paris on our special holiday catering menu, with items like French Dip Cup with Creamed Spinach and Garlic Mashed Potato and Mousse Au Chocolat available now through Christmas.
Stop by our Navarre store (3412 Shoreline Drive) to see the window display for yourself, and don’t forget to pick up your Holiday in Paris gift box!
Want to check off your holiday shopping list at The Cookie Cups? Join us on Saturday, November 30 for our annual Holiday Treats and Shopping event, featuring local retail vendors, holiday photo opps, and Cookie Cups samples. We also offer gift cards, holiday party packs, and holiday-themed Santa milk jugs throughout the season.