Park Avenue Tree Lighting at Brick Church, Fund for Park Avenue

It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without The Park Avenue Tree Lighting, or watching with anticipation in some other meaningful destination. For 10 years we have posted our What to Wear on the joyful occasion and it has become a tradition that we cherish.

Roger Webster, Barbara McLaughlin at the Park Avenue Tree Lighting
Barbara McLaughlin and Roger Weber

The tradition of lighting trees on Park Avenue began in 1945 when several Park Avenue families wanted a special way to honor those men and women who had died in World War II. Today the illuminated trees – which appear on the malls between 54th and 97th Streets – remain a symbol of peace and a reminder of the sacrifices made to attain it.

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The Brick Church has partnered with The Fund for Park Avenue to present the tree lighting and rousing sing along. It is a immersive festivity of sights and sounds that signal the start of the holiday season.

Please contribute to the Fund for Park Avenue and support this extraordinary tradition.

And now for a fabulous What to Wear moment I was delighted to find a plethora of tartan at J Crew. It was surprising, since I attended a Tartan Party for the Scottish American Foundation and couldn’t find anything that suited. Any of these patterns can be mixed and matched but also how much fun would it be to go head to toe in this Red Stewart Tartan.

And this Steward Tartan is an instant Holiday Party. The juxtaposition of lace trim on the colorful plaid is a superb & stylish detail. Add a pair of black pants and you have an endless combination of looks that will take you from morning coffee to cocktails.

Black Watch Tartan is one of the most classic and familiar. The beauty of all of these pieces – they never go out of style. The poncho is just the right layer, to throw over all of your holiday ensembles.

And how about taking a whirl in one of these fancy dancers!

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