Bergdorf Goodman windows, Holiday 2017
In lieu of the typical gift guides, I thought I’d share some of my favorite things – both experiences and things. They could be something you might want to add to your own wish list or gift to a friend or loved one.
First off are the glorious holiday windows in NYC. Bergdorf’s has just unveiled theirs, which is a love letter to some iconic NYC instituations, such as the NY Botanical Garden, the Museum of Natural History or the Museum of the Moving Image. I walked by Saks yesterday and they are unveiling theirs on Monday, Nov 20th! You can watch the live stream if you aren’t in the city. The windows always create anticipation for the holidays and then a natural draw for tourists and locals alike!As part of the Watson Kennedy Holiday Open House this Saturday, Nov 18th, in Seattle, Jeanne McKay Hartmann will be painting in-store from 1-4pm. Her charming artwork has become a cherished holiday keepsake and this year’s exclusive, limited-edition originals may be my all-time favorite. Channeling her inner Bunny Mellon, Jeanne will be painting a topiary in a champagne bucket, either personalized with a monogram or a Veuve Clicquot inspired design. These are only available during this special event, so give the store a call (800- 991-9361) to reserve yours. Such a special gift for the champagne lover!Thanks to a friend in the know, I was able to catch a preview of The Parisian Woman, starring Uma Thurman on Broadway. Written by the creator of House of Cards, this outstanding cast tells the story of a love triangle (or is it trapezoid?!) and ruthless ambition set in current day Washington, D.C. If you’re headed to the city in the next few months, I recommend seeing it!Finally, a good old-fashioned collection of short stories, Uncommon Type, by Oscar winner, Tom Hanks. I have only read the first 3 stories, but all were riveting and gave me the satisfaction I would normally get from reading an entire book. Hanks is one of the most talented story-tellers of our time and now he’s just using another medium. The stories are unrelated, except share the common thread of a typewriter, which appears at some point in each of the stories.
These last six weeks (yes, that’s it) of the year are going to fly by for all of us. So, be sure to take time to enjoy some of your favorite things!