NEWS & EVENTS

HOLIDAY 2017
The "New" in New Preston

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NEW PRESTON'S 8TH ANNUAL
WINTER WALK PARTY

@ NEW PRESTON CT

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
1:00 TO 4:00 PM

NOSH, NOG, & GROG!

As we do every year at this time, New Preston folk will be ringing in the holiday season with bites, libations, and events all over town, and showing off our holiday windows, all ringed with fresh balsam garland (subtly lighted, of course).

Park your car once and enjoy the understated elegance (and just plain fun) of our charming, historic, and walkable Village.

  WINTER WALK

HERE'S WHAT'S IN STORE:

   

@ DK SCHULMAN

SHOE FETISH
THE ART OF LINDA FILLEY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Dana Schulman knows a little about high style. This Saturday she teams up with artist Linda Filley, whose over-the-top-gorgeous, over-sized, highly-stylized "shoes" (I've run out of hyphens) will be exhibited at DKS.

The works are made entirely from paper, both vintage and new -- from cardboard to wallpaper, old maps to sheet music -- Linda's creations are exacting in execution, stunning in presentation, and whimsical.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Linda now resides nearby in the Hudson Valley. Meet Linda and hear about her work from 1:00 to 4:00.

  DK SCHULMAN
     

@ NEW PRESTON KITCHEN GOODS

HOLIDAY TABLE &
GINGERBREAD WAFFLE DEMONSTRATION
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
TIME: 3:00 PM

In anticipation of Saint Lucy’s Day, New Preston Kitchen Goods will showcase all things Scandinavian (and festive) for the holiday table. At 3:00 PM, Chef Marty will be demonstrating how to make the most perfect gingerbread waffles for Christmas morning.

  npkg
     

@ DAWN HILL ANTIQUES

SWEET
BY YOTAM OTTLENGHI
Book Signing
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

 Photographers Jen & Taylor Peden spent a month in the London kitchen of famed British chef Yotam Ottolenghi while shooting for SWEET.

Join Jen and Taylor as they spill secrets, sign copies, sample treats made with recipes from the book, and offer recommendations for holiday desserts.

Pink Champagne will be served.

  DAWN HILL
     

@THE OWL WINE BAR & @ SALVATORE ANTHONY HAIR STUDIO

LEATHER & MEAD
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
TIME: 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Okay folks, get ready for some of the finest leather bags and accessories you'll see anywhere as Sal (Salvatore Anthony Salon) and John (The Owl Wine Bar) team up during the Winter Walk to present LEITZ LEATHER.

Eric & Sherry Leitz's gorgeous work comes out of their Washington (CT) studio. They don't have a shop (smart cookies), so don't miss the opportunity to see the collection all in one place.

John will be serving delicious mulled wine,
and there's plenty of parking up in back of the building.

  OWL
     

@ THE SMITHY

LOCAL MAKERS MARKET
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
TIME: 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Leave it to Heather at The Smithy to bring together every cool local artisan within miles all at the same time and all under one roof.

You can get over there and meet them all during the Winter Walk. It's one-stop shopping, offering everything from hand-crafted jewelry to hand-made soaps, wood ornaments, wraps, scarves, leather goods, printed linens -- and you can even get tattooed by henna artist Elyse Sadler. (You'll be right in back of me.)

  SMITHY
     

@ PERGOLA

THE WAY OF INCENSE: TENNEN STUDIO
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH
TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Join Pergola and Tennen Studio founder Sarah Wessel as they unveil the latest series from Tennen, Kyoto-made JAPANESE DRY GARDEN scents (think Wandering Moss, Fallen Blossom, Mountain Stone). Just in time for your New England Winter hibernation.

Sarah will be bringing along a selection of very limited-edition incense burners just for the event, and available only on that day.

Seasonal sips & bites.

  PERGOLA
     

@ THE SMITHY

FUROSHIKI WRAPPING LESSON
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23RD
TIME: 12:00 - 3:00 PM

If you love the idea of Japanese furoshiki wrapping as much as we do, you'll head to The Smithy for a lesson from the founder of JOY NEWTON FLAX LINENS, just in time for that special package you've been having problems with.

Furoshiki was first used as far back as the 10th century as a wrap for your clothes while in the public baths. (Furo means bath.) In Japan today, there is a resurgence of interest in furoshiki as an elegant (and environmental) alternative to traditional wrapping. Indeed, the fabric itself is often more important to the receiver than the gift it covers.

  SMITHY

NEWSY & NOTEWORTHY

   

@ DAWN HILL ANTIQUES

VALHALLAVAGEN
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH
TIME: 11:00 - 5:30 PM

Paulette will debut her latest collection of one-of-a-kind Swedish antiques at Dawn Hill -- from a very special chinoiserie clock to Gustavian and Rococo chairs and cupboards. The store will be dressed up in its holiday best, transporting you to Valhallav√§gen - Stockholm’s chicest antique shopping district.

Refreshments, of course.

  DAWN HILL
     

@ THE OWL WINE BAR

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31ST
Ring in the New Year

Adorable and chic though it is, let's face it, The Owl is an intimate space. Reserve your limited-availability table for two or four, and enjoy a four-course dinner with paired wines and champagne in a charming, fire-lit setting.

Call 860-619-0585 to reserve.

  THE OWL