December 16, 2007

Christmas Ennui

I can't believe it's less than 10 days until Christmas and I still have not done some of the major things, like finishing shopping, sending cards and feeling the spirit...
We're heading up to NYC for a day of shopping this week, so hopefully that will put me in the mood. The Blonde, the Redhead and I (the Brunette) have been taking this trip in December for many years, with varying degrees of success. One year, some of the group wanted to go to a bar in the Village where one of the bartenders was a character on a soap opera. I declined that and found my way to Soho for some power-shopping.

We always spend a little time in Chinatown, mostly because of my affection for Pearl River Mart, which I remember from the old days on top of the stalls on Canal Street. It took several tries to find it, but when I did, it was worth it for its amazing silk-brocade covered books, beautiful china and "ivory" and "tortoise shell" toothbrushes.
This year, the Redhead wants to go to the new CB2, the younger sibling of Crate & Barrel in Soho, I want to go to Muji, the Japanese minimalist store, which I loved in London. They are very close to each other, but I am sure we'll all go in both.The Blonde wants to get shoes. She's also going to go see The Color Purple on Broadway and got a great deal on tickets.
We will end the day, as we always do, with a photo in front of the tree at Rockefeller Center.

10 comments:

  1. I had hoped to make it up to NYC soon. Already my schedule has changed so I can't go up before Christmas. I was shooting for an overnight right after New Years, when hotel rates are much cheaper and Broadway tickets are actually available. But with the Richmond trip this week, I think I'll just save the time, money and energy. Young Frankenstein will still be playing for a while, right?

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  2. that sounds like such a wonderful day. I would love to see NYC at Christmas time. That is on my life to do list.
    Happy Shopping.
    PS....great job on the new header. Love that it is so festive.

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  3. Time for an unabashed Christmas movie viewing fest. Please begin with "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

    As soon as Linus begins with "Lights, please..." I'm all aglow. But I've always been a sap beneath this ever-so-thin veneer of sophistication.

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  4. Sounds like a fun tradition you and your friends have. New York is the Christmas city, isn't it? If a trip there doesn't put you in a Christmas mood, there's probably no hope. Although it's your first Christmas without your father and I think it would be hard to feel in the spirit of Christmas when a big part of your Christmas is missing.

    - Julie

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  5. You have to go to mxyplyzyk! One of my all-time favorite fun stores in NYC. 125 Greenwich Ave. at 13th.

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  6. Have fun! Pearl River is a favorite of Bunny Williams too!

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  7. Never fear - it all always manages to get finished. Even for me - who is very close to your situation but those three little faces will be oh-so-sad if I don't get a move on! Have a blast on your trip.

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  8. Go to Spotted PIg- great hot spot in the village. It is partially owned by Jamie Oliver

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