New York in Bloom
Macy’s New York took its famed flower show outdoors this year, offering the natural beauty of Brazil as a theme. The tented display, situated in the pedestrian-friendly Herald Square, complemented store window displays, Bouquets of the Day from some of New York’s top floral designers, and floral tablescapes from Lenox and Portmeirion inside the store.
French manufacturer Merci Gustave designs, produces and sells limited-edition zinc Eiffel Towers in different styles, including the Crazy Kiss version here. For those who prefer something closer to home, the company also offers the Statue of Liberty wrapped in the American flag or with a shiny purple or silver finish. mercigustave.com
Making Food Funny
In “Funny Food” ($19.95, Welcome Books), mealtime becomes fun time as carrots turn into airplanes, boiled eggs into jugglers and pears into guitar players at the hands of jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel. Wurtzel has created funny food plates for his wife Claire for more than their 50 years of marriage, and now he hopes he can inspire kids—as well as adults—to eat more nutritiously with the new book. funnyfood.us
Lalique boutiques in New York and Beverly Hills featured specially designed “Mirror Mirror” window displays to celebrate the partnership between the crystal company and the latest film version of the Snow White legend. Lalique pieces, including its Cactus Table, illuminate the chamber of the Evil Queen, played by Julia Roberts.