Archive | January, 2019

Remembrance of Stores Past

17 Jan

One of my favorite scenes in the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon is the recreation (above) of the department store B. Altman in New York. The stellar production team transformed an old bank into the bustling department store of the 1950s.

It reminded me of visiting the J. L. Hudson department store in Detroit as a child — complete with beautiful chandeliers, ornate drinking fountains, an elevator operator and a beautiful dining room.

So, it was nostalgic to read this piece in the New York Times, “New York’s Lost Department Store,” by Vanessa Friedman. Henri Bendel and Lord & Taylor are closing their Manhattan flagship stores.

What stores do you miss? Anyone remember Bonwit Teller?

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Reverse Hometown Visits

12 Jan

 

There’s something special when your hometown visits you in another state. Many universities visit alumni that moved away, and even hospitals host programs for patients with second homes.

Well, Detroit is coming to the Sunshine State with a fun-filled historical program at Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach, 2 p.m., February 25.

The Jewish Historical Society will share a presentation, “From Hastings to Home,” with interesting historical facts. Refreshments will be served, and expect some Motown treats like Faygo pop (yep, we call it pop not soda!), Vernor’s, Better Made Potato Chips and of course, Sander’s. (I hope they bring the hot fudge!)

Register here.

Is your hometown visiting you?

 

Birthday Marketing

2 Jan

Guess who remembered my birthday? Bloomingdales! They obviously know I’m a fashionista, because they sent me a sharp gift. It’s stylish, black pencils with the cutest sayings.

The marketing is very clever in a black box, and oh if I spend $200, I get a $50 gift card.  Not bad. . .

Yes, this marketing ploy worked. I’m going to Bloomies and I posted about it!

So, who else is remembering my birthday?

 

 

 

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