Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve in the City

An ideal Christmas for me would be to spend Christmas Eve in the city and wake up Christmas Day in the country.  So every year, we attend a holiday gathering that gives us our city fix. 

We drove down to the New Haven station and caught a train to Grand Central.  


Other plans precluded attending Evensong at Saint Thomas Church, but we were at least able to hear the organist rehearsing.


We then headed over to the corporate offices of Tiffany, where we talked to some of the executives there.

And yes, I had to change my shoes on the street on the way over before heading in.

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We then headed back to the apartment for the party. 

We watched the three pianists come in (one for each grand piano).

The fabulous talent of twin piano playing

Edward the publicist and I - guests with festive pants.

 Always an eclectic mix



 The Gang from Rainbow Room's Rainbow and Stars

The incomparable Lee Roy Reams, showing us throughout the evening why he got his Tony nod (see our "home movies" below) with Dennis Buck on the piano.

And Marty Vidnovic, with his booming voice, showing us with impromptu singing why he got his Tony nod. (Again, our "home movies" below.)

Saying goodnight to Cabaret Legend Julie Wilson

And now, we are back in the country for a very quiet Christmas.

Happy Holidays from The Daily Prep! 

video
Lee Roy Reams singing from last year


video 
Marty Vidnovic singing this year, Part I



video 
Marty Vidnovic singing this year, Part II

12 comments:

Mona said...

A lovely way to spend Christmas Eve.
Happy Holidays to you and yours as well!

James said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year to you and yours.

Kathie Truitt said...

Muffy, I love your slacks, BUT I actually own a pair like Edwards, although mine have a navy plaid rather than black like his. (Brooks Brothers).

Merry Christmas and I look forward to hearing more from you in 2011.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Look how your boy towers over you!

Tammy B said...

What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve. Love those pants. I need a pair of those.

old said...

Looks like a very festive evening. Nice to see Lee Roy Reams on the video again proving he is the best song and dance men in America!

Best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and please remember our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who serving abroad. Their dedication and courage enable our freedom.

Susan said...

Good times, fabulous parties and great friends. Life is full and good isn't it?

Marsha said...

Christmas Eve evensong with without question my favorite service of the year. If I'd had the choice of that or the even you attended, though, I admit it would have been a very close thing, indeed!

Merry Christmas!

Pink One said...

What fun! Have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year!!!

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I've really enjoyed your blog. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. HTJ

Karena said...

Muffy,

Oh I can see it was a fabulous & festive time!!

Happiest of Holidays & All the Best in the New Year!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

old said...

Muffy

The members of the Ladies Guild of the Leaders and Best - actually six former, University of Michigan, Notre Dame, Duke and Stanford straight white prepped male varsity athletes who like to "mix it up" in the kitchen to the benefit of family and friends - thank you for posting your sumptuous pumpkin pie recipe a few months back.

We whipped up a batch of a dozen or so (plus a few false starts) delectable pies to sate our collective traditional dessert addictions over the holiday season. Our secret recipe Bourbon infused organic heavy whipped cream provided the coup de grace!

We are willing to share our acclaimed Cassoulet recipe sometime in the near future pending some minor adjustments to reduce the disproportionate amount of Woodford Reserve and Canada Goose pate consumption during its preparation.

Life out here on the A2 frontier is as wild, woolly and tasty as ever.