We were in Paris for the weekend. Christmas was in the air. The venerable department stores , Galleries Lafayette, Au Printems and Bon Marche were lit up in all their splendor! Surprisingly the “Holiday shop” was a fraction of the size of the American stores. Not too much variety in products and mostly glass ornaments some from Europe and mostly from China! A real surprise.
Video from the Sudha’s Treasures benefit sale for The Redwoods Dec 2-4, 2011. Filmed by Usha Kris. Photos by Usha Kris except for The Redwoods panorama’s. Edited by Craig Potter.
Bergdorf Goodman followed by Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Usha Kris was on hand to photograph the events. It was wonderful to hear comments about the line. A lot of signing of special pieces that customers bought at both the stores. Neiman Marcus on Union Square in San Francisco looked spectacular with its radiant colors in their trees where I had done the skirts and ornaments.
December 2nd saw the opening of the annual “Sudha’s Treasures” a store space donated by the Town Center in Corte Madera. Thestore was a benefit for The Redwoods, a community of seniors. We raised more money over one weekend than we had done over 2 last year! A record contribution!