Even if you missed our holiday party, you might have heard it…with 600 balloons popping underfoot, we toasted 2012 and ushered in holiday cheer under the influence of apple cider martinis.
Hit the jump to see more of the fun — Happy Holidays to everyone and a joyous New Year!
Last night, the Claire Oliver Gallery opened Norbert Brunner’s new show, Smiling Broadly to the delight of many. Indeed, the show is about delight in every facet imaginable. The predominant theme is about uplifting messages, self-affirming at minimum and world-changing at best. The messages, ranging from “don’t wait, start now” to the ever timeless “imagine” are all written out in Swarovski crystals, placed on three separate layers of glass and spaced out so the only way to read them is head-on.
The artist explains it this way:
Everything about the Moncler Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show in Central Park celebrated sophisticated winter wonderland: The trees surrounding Wollman Rink were bathed in bright, festive colors, a gospel choir belted out New York, New York, to start the show and professional ice skaters painted the ice in wisps and swirls of red, white, blue and gray. The light dusting of snow and biting cold helped set the scene and the hot chocolate and spiked apple cider helped keep the warmth in, if just for a few extra minutes.
Moncler certainly knows how to stage a spectacle:
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