You must admit, this has been a bit of a rough year. Between the East Coast earthquake, “Hurricane” Irene, and two apocalypses, District L proposes that you take all things into consideration and grade on a curve this holiday season. Besides, compared to last year, we haven’t been all that bad.
First and foremost, we developed a little financial responsibility. We didn’t spend ANY rent money on United Nude shoes or A.OK knits this year. Honestly! We always used our credit cards instead.
Furthermore, we only partied on weekdays when it was really, really vital. You can’t deny the importance of Alan Cumming’s fragrance launch, anything Anna Dello Russo, and Lois Eastlund’s evening revelries. And how can you expect us to skip an open bar at Highline Stages, an event at the Chelsea Art Museum, or… okay, fine. It's true. We never miss an opportunity to have fun.
But we were taught the virtue of positivity by Lela Rose and the importance of a full eight hours by Kaelen. And perhaps we even learned how to relax a bit with the help of Nomia, Sergio Davila, and Son Jung Wan.
So, if we were you, we’d check the list three times -- before Mathieu Mirano pours something special into your milk.
All of us at District L know we earned our spot on The Naughty List. Late nights, exuberant spending, inappropriate language... Yeah, we get the deal. But before you stop reading, we'd like to assure you that the following requests are not for us. [How selfless, right?!]
For Margaret on the 6 Train:
Margaret was looking forward to reading Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla over the holiday break, until she heard she was sharing a flight home with her judgmental Aunt Kelly from Somers. Also, Margaret hasn't quite figured out that He's Just Not That Into Her because she's always reading self-help books on public transportation. Please save her with a Kindle 3 -- And no skimping on the leather DVF case.
For Becca from Accounting:
Poor Becca is more of a night person. It's Monday morning, her eyes are still a bit blurry, and her ability to match has been rendered inadequate. Her button-down blouse could have used some ironing, and she doesn't even realize this until her third cup of coffee. Nothing about her morning attire ever says "effortless." What Becca really needs is a versatile dress in a wrinkle-resistant fabric - a single article of clothing to minimize her AM decision-making process. Santa, please send Becca one of Lois Eastlund's latest creations, so she can look chic and pulled together pre-Starbucks.
For Pete from Advertising:
Pete is an idea guy, but unfortunately, those two semesters in Amsterdam really did a number on his short-term memory. He needs to jot down those bouts of ingenious in a notebook that looks more Rick Moody than Harriet the Spy. Please add a Vernakular memo book to his Christmas list. He'll appreciate the independent photo design and the ability to always find a pen.
And before you start stuffing our stockings with coal, don't think we forgot about all the champagne you drank last year. That wasn't for you, Santa. We left that out by accident.