Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU

Photo Courtesy of Viking
This time of year, I think of one of my favorite children's books, Madeline. Ludwig Bemelmans charming illustrations capture the joy and wonder of Christmas in a sweetly nostalgic way, so every year I have holiday drinks at the Carlyle's Bemelmans Bar, surrounded by his painted murals. If you are in New York, toast the season there too!
Have yourselves a Merry little Christmas!

6 comments:

mary said...

Sending wishes for a wonderful love-filled Christmas. I can't wait to follow your posts for the New Year.

The Antiques Diva said...

Merry Christmas! I love Madeline - but didn't know there was a Christmas book! Will be adding this my post-Christmas shopping list!

Sunday Taylor said...

I also loved that book and read it to my daughters when they were young. A drink at Carlyle's Bemelmans Bar is one of my favorite things to do when I visit New York. I have been thinking of other classics like Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory," "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens, and all the performances of "The Nutcracker" I've gone to at Christmas time. All these holiday traditions make for a magical Christmas.

House and Life said...

I'll have to remember this one for my kid's next year! I hope you had a very nice Christmas SB xx Ali

susan's buzz said...

Absolutely love Bemelmans Bar, it feels so special just being there among all the great murals.

Stylebeat said...

Thank you for all of your comments and wishing you an amazing Christmas and happy New Year!