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2016: Christmas Cheer on Fifth Avenue

  It may be a hopeful sign that New York’s prime shopping boulevard is defying the political unrest that is settling on the world. The city’s big stores came up with an enchanting extravaganza of Christmas windows endowing Midtown Manhattan … Continue reading

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Christmas Windows in New York Never Disappoint

To momentarily forget the massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, the insane arsenals amassed by my fellow citizens, the irresponsible rhetoric of those who spend billions in their bid to become the president of the U.S.A…. I took myself to … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014: Other People’s Holidays

My mother was a Christmas junkie. I can still smell the pine aroma of the eight-foot tree that stood in our parlor in Hanover, Germany. Beeswax candles suffused the room with flickering light and a profusion of home-baked cookies weighed … Continue reading

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The Child in Me…

…insisted that on the last day of 2011 I go to Fifth Avenue to share the city’s unabashed holiday spirit. Sidewalks in Midtown were unbelievably crowded with people from all over the world: Spain, France, Germany, Asia, and South America … Continue reading

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Christmas 2010

I had a perfectly good Christmas Eve. My husband and I went to see Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a troupe of talented men who dance on toes and perform spectacular ballets with just enough of a comic edge … Continue reading

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