Saturday, December 1, 2018

And the Winners Are . . .

In advance of Winter Walk, which begins at 5 p.m. today, Hudson Hall has announced the winners of the 2018 Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest--the contest that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of Hudson's independent retailers, restaurants, and galleries. 

This year, the "Best Overall" prize goes to FINCH Hudson, 555 Warren Street. Created by luxury fashion leader Andrew Arrick (whose resume includes work for design houses Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Carolina Herrera, and Vera Wang) and husband Michael Hofemann, FINCH Hudson's window decorations feature two festive scenes reflecting heaven and earth, with a distinctly upstate style.

The "Best Newcomer" award goes to fashion, accessories, and contemporary art retailer Mikel Hunter, who opened a second location of his Martha's Vineyard shop in Hudson last year at 533 Warren Street. Hunter's window brings rock 'n' roll to the holidays with stylishly dressed characters and a festive bow-covered motorcycle.

The judges also gave a "Special Appreciation" award to the City of Hudson in recognition of its long-time support for Winter Walk and the tireless efforts of City employees who have helped to make this beloved winter event a success for twenty-two years.

The other winners are, in order of geographical location, moving upstreet:

Most Enchanting
The Rosery, 238 Warren Street

Most Elegant
Source Adage, 314 Warren Street

Most Whimsical
The Gilded Owl, 318 Warren Street

Most Magical (exterior and interior)
The Artisan Shop at Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street

Best Use of Lights
Vincent Mulford Antiques, 417-419 Warren Street

Most Dickensian
La Maison Supreme Ltd (431 Warren Street)

Most Glamorous
TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

Best Storytelling
Five and Diamond Vintage, 502 Columbia Street

Best Second Story
Emma Sandall's Dancing Snowflake Projections, 521 Warren Street

Best Empty Shop
602 Warren Street

Most Eclectic
Arenskjold Antiques Art, 605 Warren Street

Most Charming
The Bee's Knees, 725 Warren Street

Special Mention
Todd Farrell's Car Care Center

Photos accompanying this post are by JD Urban

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