OK, so it finally got really cold this weekend. We officially kicked off the holiday season with a quick visit to the Bronxville Chamber’s annual party over at People’s United Bank, where local business folk noshed on amazing hors d’oeuvres prepared by John Byrne’s Scarborough Fair catering.
Among those enjoying the festivities were realtor Lydia Maria Petrosino, insurance guru Paul Ranieri, Silk Road owner Susan Piper, Richard Restiano of Arista Camera, and of course, Chamber Director Peggy Conway. Mayor Marvin made a quick appearance before heading off to the Village’s official celebration.
We spoke a while with Adrian East of Fierson’s about how the boutique is doing after relocating to Kraft from Pondfield. She said for the most part, customers actually prefer the new, smaller location, because it feels cozier and more intimate – more like a Madison Avenue boutique. Although the space is technically smaller, some creative double-and-triple tiered hanging units have allowed Adrien to carry the same amount of stunning children’s clothing as she had previously. During December, she’ll be staying open late on Thursdays, so swing by and check it out – parking is easier on Kraft, anyway.
Parking was free in the Village on Saturday – at least in the Kraft and Garden Avenue lots, and that made for some heavy traffic in the village over the weekend. The 20% off everything coupon promotion at made that store a madhouse. The wife stocked up on the essentials, but didn’t realize that the discount only applied to non-sale merchandise, so we saved a grand total of about seventy cents with the coupon.
A much better deal was to be had over at the , where the kids partook in Gingerbread Day, after taking out a few books. As we boarded the elevator to head out, our nearly-two-year-old ceremoniously ripped a page out of his Thomas book - an event made significantly more traumatic for this parent when we turned to see one of the librarians watching the little vandal through the closing elevator door. Good thing the Mrs. picked up some Scotch tape at the CVS sale.
There was surprisingly little traffic coming to and from the city yesterday, where we checked out Isaac Mizrahi’s “Peter and the Wolf” at the Guggenheim. The show was really enjoyable, and at forty minutes, just the right length for the little ones. Tickets are still available for some of next weekend’s performances.
On the entertainment front, closer to home, the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library will host a cappella group The Princeton Nassoons on Friday, December 16th, at 7pm. They’re the oldest a cappella ensemble at that university, and the third oldest in the nation. The fourteen members are all undergrads, including Bronxville native Chris Palermo. Thanks to the Friends, this event is free, and will be followed by a reception. We hear it’s a great time for all ages, so bring the family - we'll bring the Scotch tape.
Have an excellent week, folks.