Thursday, November 05, 2009

Holt Renfrew's Holiday Window Unveiling

I was bad today and told a white lie to get out of a blind coffee date set up by a very enthusiastic girlfriend in order to check out the unveiling of Holt Renfrew's holiday window display.

The festivities started about 30 minutes later than I had expected and were hosted by ET Canada's Rick Campanelli and Kim D'Eon, both of whom I believe were outfitted in Mackage coats:

The opening act was The Abrams Brothers, a bluegrass band out of Kingston, ON who performed 2 songs, including a fantastic cover of Coldplay's Viva La Vida. Check out their video here:

I had googled ahead of time to find out who the guest performer would be and had expected Kristin Chenoweth based on this report and was pleasantly surprised to find Feist instead! She was awesome live and performed some of my favourite songs off The Reminder, beginning with My Moon My Man, So Sorry, Sealion, Honey Honey and I Feel it All.

Here's a look at the surreal vignettes unveiled - I'm guessing this one here is there interpretation of March of the Penguins:

I LOVE the wool coat second from the right in their fantastic take on Swan Lake below:

Here, the shopper's stream in to shop and browse during tonight's extended hours:

Completely smitten with this display of shoulder dusting chandelier earrings:


The Lone Beader said...

I think you just didn't want to go on the blind coffee date!

phoenix said...

Ha! There was that too! We re-scheduled to this coming Thursday but have to re-schedule again because my training session tomorrow's been re-scheduled. It's pretty obvious that this is low priority for me, huh?

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