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November 22, 2013

A Dazzling Holiday Pop-Up Shop

By Sasha Levine | Shopping

A Dazzling Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Courtesy of The Holiday Workshop

It may not be December, but award-winning event planner Bronson van Wyck and renowned interior designer Celerie Kemble have already decked the halls of their Holiday Workshop pop-up on New York’s Upper East Side. “We were looking for a way to combine our work in a way that felt fun and fabulous,” says Kemble. “And we both like a party.”

Set in a townhouse off Madison Avenue, the emporium does feel more like a lavish Christmas soiree than a boutique. At this holiday party, however, everything is for sale. “It’s a mash-up of the English countryside, Warsaw, Paris, Antwerp, New York City, Argentina, Mexico City and Arkansas,” says van Wyck of the collection.

Highlights include a stocked bar cart (from $3,850) complete with vintage glassware and van Wyck’s Arrowhead Farms cocktail mixes and a tartan tablecloth ($250) and monogrammed mint julep cups (set of four, $275). Living areas are decorated with Kemble’s red velvet Napoleon sofa (from $4,485) and whip-stitched leather nesting tables ($3,885). A selection of curated Christmas trees is also on offer, like the Two Turtle Doves (from $17,500), which comes trimmed with thousands of lights, white owls, handpicked ornaments and pheasant feathers—“so many,” van Wyck adds, “that [it] feels like it might take off into the wintry sky.” 19 E. 75th St.; 212-242-3004; theholidayworkshop.com.

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