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.


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



Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stockings by Christmas Cove Designs


Christmas decorations present a unique challenge in attempting to avoid the Victorian aesthetic: heavy, dark and tending to have significant quantities of draping fabric.

The one stand-out is stockings from Christmas Cove Designs of Richmond, Maine. Handmade of Virgin Wool (straight from the sheep), these stockings feature images of sailboats, loons, pine trees, lighthouses and chickadees. Substantial and beautifully made, they even come in miniatures to hang on the tree.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gant, You're No J. Press


The new Gant store opened in New Haven a few weeks ago, and I was eager to see it for myself.  There had been a lot of press about the return of Gant to New Haven.