Dreaming of a Red Christmas

I arrive to a grim, gray and blizzardy Manhattan. I am longing to see RED.

I trot to Museum of American Folk Art‘s exhibition of bright geometric quilts created by recuperating soldiers from wool uniforms — cleverly named, “War and Pieced.”

I look up up up and take in the red brick of Manhattan, so lovely.

I fall in love with Kees van Dongen’s woman in red at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And thanks to dear friend Rich Wilson, I now know her name – Maria.

Oh my, sample the baubles and bangles in delicious shades of red and pink at Russ and Daughters on the Lower East Side.

Pop jewels of rosy caviar like fishy bubbles on your tongue.

We get our red on at the Blue Note with Jimmy Heath and his band.

Jimmy Heath plays vermilion, baby.

Holiday pour at at the Blue Note helps make the evening bright.

Stage-side we’re holiday swells, flushed and fabulous.

An insouciant red X marks our Christmas view over midtown.

Santa’s holiday treat is “The Band’s Visit” at Atlantic Theater Company. Don’t miss it!Beautiful Tony Shaloub will break your heart, but you will love it. Just go.

Everything is droll and dolled up for the holiday.

Merry, sparkling and bright.

But it’s rotten tomatoes for Mario Batali, banished from Eataly – scandaloso!

Go instead to Noodle Pudding, our secret Brooklyn favorite that doesn’t even have a sign.


Red shoes and parasols for my three daughters in holiday shades of beautiful at the Met.

Where ancient urns in earthy terra cotta hold a ticket to the past.

In the end, we find The End of History in the West Village, pink and rosy.

Joyous Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!

About Epicurious Travelers

Ms. Margolis-Pineo created EpicuriousTravelers.com to showcase her published work and ongoing food-travel adventures. Based in Portland, Maine, she travels frequently both in her home state and north to Montreal, her favorite North American city. Although she refuses to use the word "foodie," she has an abiding interest in food and wine. Ms. Margolis-Pineo's background as a designer gives her site an edge in the oversaturated blogosphere. New contacts, "likes," subscribers and content are always welcome!
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1 Response to Dreaming of a Red Christmas

  1. picnickportland says:

    This is swell ❤️🎄❤️ K❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


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