November 16, 2013

Gifts for Him

gifts for him


Visit soon to take advantage of the stellar gift options we have for the men in your life. From bar and cooking accessories to alpaca scarves and sweaters, we have marvelous offerings!
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Another wonderful gift for any architecture/design/landscape loving guy (or gal) is a trip to Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan Connecticut.  It’s a very easy train ride from Manhattan and the station is literally across the street from the visitors center where you gather before taking a shuttle to the property. The Glass House is truly iconic and is one of my favorite buildings on the planet. To me, the simplicity of the design is sheer brilliance and a loving ode to the magnificence of nature, and in particular the acres where it resides. 

 
There are numerous buildings on the property, including an art gallery and sculpture building, all fascinating, but it is The Glass House that is most mesmerizing and enchanting. I highly recommend the “Conversations in Context” evenings when a small group meets with an artist of renown, tours the grounds together in the evening with the trees lit and the house aglow, followed by a brief conversation about their art in context of the influence or inspiration of Philip Johnson.  A wonderful evening!  Then, once back in the city, treat yourself to lunch atThe Four Seasons Restaurant in the Philip Johnson designed Seagram Building on Park Avenue.