Saturday, December 2, 2017

And the Winners Are . . .

It's still a couple of hours before Winter Walk begins, but to guide you in your festive stroll along Warren Street later on, Hudson Hall just announced the winners of the annual Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest.

Finch Hudson, 555 Warren Street, named "Most Xmas-y"
The press release received by Gossips reads:
Astounded by the creativity, style and flair of the beautiful displays lighting up Hudson’s historic district, the anonymous judges felt it essential to create a series of new categories to celebrate the unique talents of a very unique town.  
The "Best Overall" prizes are awarded to Vincent Mulford Antiques, with Red Dot Restaurant and Bar and Marine Penvern Atelier. The judges welcomed newcomers such as Penvern and home/made Hudson, awarded the "Best Newcomer Award" for their beautiful floral and light creation. Local artist Pooky Amsterdam’s incredible and edible "Hudson Cookieland" display of Hudson in the window of Stair Galleries is also given a sugarplum, with the "Best Hudson Spirit" award.
The judges also awarded two “Special Appreciation” citations to acknowledge the generous community spirit that makes our city so great. The first goes to Taconic, for its decade-long, unstinting financial support of Winter Walk. The second goes to The Bee’s Knees for decorating the parking meters to ensure that shoppers and visitors know that parking is free for the month of December.
Best Overall: Vincent Mulford Antiques, 417 Warren Street
Here's the full list of winners. Click on the name of each winner to see a preview of the festive decorations.

Best Overall Awards
Window Display: Vincent Mulford Antiques, 417 Warren Street
Interior: Red Dot Restaurant and Bar, 321 Warren Street
Technical Wizardry: Marine Penvern Atelier, 701 Warren Street

(In order from the bottom of Warren Street on up)

Best "Ale" Not in a Bar: Kasuri, 1 Warren Street
Best Newcomer: home/made Hudson, 119 Warren Street
Best Holiday Classic: Lili and Loo, 259 Warren Street, 
and Rural Residence, 316 Warren Street
Best Spiritual (Christmas or Otherwise): 
Tom Swope Gallery, 307 Warren Street 
Sparkliest: Hudson Home, 366 Warren Street
Best Just-Another-Day-in-Window-Decorating: 
John Doe Records, 434 Warren Street
Best Hudson Spirit: Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street
Most Xmas-y: Finch Hudson, 555 Warren Street
Most Inviting: Hawkins New York, 613 Warren Street 
Most Kinetic: Hudson River Tattoo, 724 Warren Street

See you all at Winter Walk! The festivities begin at 5:00.

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