While this time of year can be pretty beautiful, Christmas and the new year is approaching quickly, and all of the holiday mayhem might find a few of us feeling a bit frazzled! Looking back into the WIJW archives, it seems that not much has changed, and neither has my message: take time to savor the moment!
Today’s WIJW retro image is from way back in 2008 in a post we called Savoring the Moment that was in turn inspired by a 1948 House & Garden photo, re-interpreted with the help of my beloved Scott McBee and the rest of the WIJW creative staff.
Taking a moment to relax and enjoy the moment is one of those rare luxuries, and this time of year is perfect for reflecting and being grateful for all of the good things.
It’s been a stellar year, although of course, there have been those occasional bumps in the road! We learn from them, and move on with gratitude. We’ve always felt that a state of thanks is a good (read: the only) place to come from in everything we do, and today we’d especially like to direct our thanks to all of YOU for your tremendous support and enthusiasm for what we do here at WIJW!
For our retro xmas post, I’m wearing a red velvet and satin trim dinner jacket, white cotton tuxedo shirt, black and white silk polka dot bow tie, black wool tuxedo pant, black patent leather evening shoes – all by Gucci, and black pearl cufflinks Seaman Schepps. My table is set with a pair of silver candleabra from George N Antiques, vintage christofle serving dishes and trays, Baccarat “Brummel” glasses, plates are Black Aves by Royal Crown Derby, New kings silver forks by Ralph Lauren, Van Day Truex designed decanters Baccarat for Tiffany, hot pink linen napkins Muriel Grateau Paris, dining table by Sarinen for Knoll.