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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GRAND CENTRAL STATION HOLIDAY FAIR - Presented by the New York Times

Our son's girlfriend, Margo Petitti, is a young designer.  Her beautiful hand-made scarves will be featured for sale at the Grand Central Station Holiday Fair in NYC from November 15 through December 24, 2010. 

The annual Holiday Fair is a shopping extravaganza held in the magnificent 12,000 square foot Vanderbilt Hall. Grand Central has gathered 70-plus vendors of unusual, beautiful and exotic goods. 

For anyone who hasn't yet visited Grand Central Station,
this is a perfect opportunity to see this beautiful Beaux-Arts building while shopping for holiday gifts.  I have to admit that I saw it for the first time a few years ago and was amazed at how beautiful it is. 

While you're there, be sure to look up!  I recently read a galley that I'll be reviewing and the author, Ariel Sabar, noted, "...there is a small problem with the astrological mural on the ceiling of the main concourse.  The zodiac, a blue sweep of Mediterranean sky flecked with 2,500 gold stars, was painted backward.  The source of the "mistake" was debated for decades, until historians made a discovery: the artist, Paul Helleu, had intended to depict the stars from the eyes not of man but of God."

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