I've started feeling rather Christmasy, especially today. Woke up and watched one of my old favorite Christmas movies, Christmas in Connecticut
, and then met Ruby, Josh, Cassie and Maya on 5th avenue to look at the windows. The Tiffany windows were a little weird as it was tough for the jewelry to compete with the Warhol drawings. Bergdorff Goodman was opulent and amazing, with couture gowns in weird settings. One window, with little creatures living underground, seemed very Holly while another, with a woman in a gorgeous brown dress surrounded by chocolate and gold flatware, was made for Maya. We went by the redone FAO Schwartz and vowed to return after the holidays as they have an ice cream fountain! Unfortunately the Barneys windows were pretty boring.
(Speaking of Holly, Spiderwick is mentioned in the People Year-End issue Picks and Pans!)
Then downtown to wander through the craft fair at Union Square and then to Old Devil Moon for a lovely dinner with sistermagpie
. Much fun talking to them and Maya about this and that, even if I am (horror!) a Pumpkin Pie type. As we left dinner we saw that the rain had finally turned to snow, which is much nicer even if it is colder, and we all made our way home, me with "Same Auld Lang Syne" in my head.
Today I'm thankful for the return of my Christmas Spirit! I used to have it in spades, and then I lost it for a long while but I think now it might finally have come back. I'm hopeful, anyway.