Saturday, December 3, 2022

Chart Your Path at Winter Walk

Hudson Hall has announced the winners in the 26th Anniversary Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest. Creativity, color, and Hudson's signature imaginative flair won the day. The anonymous judges were so impressed, the list of awards is extensive and effusive. Of the many awards, the number one spot went the train-themed display by illustrator and graphic designer Jack Dylan at 441 Warren Street. 

Meticulously handmade, the little winter scene includes an embroidered "Cats-kill" Mountain backdrop, an ornate wooden bridge, and a model train with copper rivets.

Runners-up include Lisa Durfee's stunning dollhouse display at 524 Warren Street and the sumptuous velvet-laden display at Red Dot Restaurant and Bar, 321 Warren Street, a Winter Walk Decorating stalwart.

The following is a list of all the winners, in order of geographic location, along with the judges' notes.

The Rosery Flower Shop, 128 Green Street
The McQueen Woodland Collection Award
"This is the post-apocalyptic holiday at its most extravagant"

Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street 
The Rudolph Red Award 
“This is what dining in a Christmas present is like. Having dined in, I can say I felt properly packaged.” 

Antigo, 337 Warren Street 
The Caitlyn Jenner Basement Award 
“The sense of an enthusiast’s basement. Sexy skier. Something kinky in the air.” 

The Flow Chart Foundation, 348 Warren Street 
The Personal Is Political Award 
“Poetry is not a luxury—but dismantling the master’s tools is.” 

Westerlind, 419 Warren Street 
The Forbes Highest Paid Mannequins Award 
“A successful cross-country ski outing in the alps with the Westerlind family.” 

Hudsontricity, 428 Warren Street 
The If You Give a Mouse a Mushroom Award 
“The rodents pulled out the red, green, and the hay for this one. What is Santa's secret?” 

Little Rico’s, 437 Warren Street 
The Flamingo Bells Award 
“Flamingo bells, flamingo bells, flamingo all the wayyy!” 

Henry (in Hudson), 438 Warren Street 
The Basketed Brownian Motion Award 
“Difficulties joyfully abound, and aren't the holidays about stomaching many stories at the same time? Tastes and ideologies sit together in a basket and we are better for it. Besides, we all have secrets, too!” 

Jack Dylan, 441 Warren Street 
The Night Before Cliffmas Award 
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are preparing for holiday lift-off!”

Ornamentum Jewelry Gallery, 506 Warren Street 
Most to the Point Award 

Favreau Design, 521 Warren Street 
The Ruth Bader Ginsburg-Claus Award 
“For not only Santa Claus will judge you, but also these scales. And they have determined that everyone gets presents. Just some get heavier presents.” 

Lisa Durfee, 524 Warren Street 
A Humble Hamptons Holiday Award 
“Get lost in the cozy holiday you wish you were having. Walking down the stairs with the stiff elegance only a doll can muster.” 

Battle Brown, 528 Warren Street 
The Barnum & Bailey Bananza Award 
“While the fortune teller takes a bathroom break, the monkeys in the canopy make the most of the clearing.” 

Bodhi, 543 Warren Street 
The Dreamworks Award for Gnome-Owl Diplomacy 
“We have owl sanctuaries! Our quality of life is better! I can see when we live together!” She performs on her stage, demonstrating her way of life with great diligence. The owls help her see. 

Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street 
The Confident Coniferous Conspirators Award 
“Here we have the quiet conspiracy of lampshades planning their infiltration of the coniferous oligarchy. So confident and clear! I think they can do it.” 

Modern on the Hudson, 555 Warren Street 
Most Polite Houseguest Award 
“Your friendly clipart, eager to help, patiently waiting on you. A most unobtrusive digital butler, bashful with romance. Will you sit here?” 

CVS, 617 Warren Street 
Most Convenient Award 
“We’re really matter of fact here, and within arm’s reach, despite this difficult high horizontal window, the longest mantle ever. Evokes a parade or a firing squad.” 

Front Room Gallery, 727 Warren Street 
Most Likely to Monologue Award 
“I don’t even question why there is a chair on the pond because of course you would want to sit on your little stage of ice. Or maybe the chair was learning to skate and is taking a break.”

Vasilow’s, 741 Columbia Street 
The Home Sweet Home Award 
“Nothing says home for Christmas more than multicolored icicle string lights. Momma bear will take care of you.” 

1 comment:

  1. I've lived here for many years and try to walk around town at least once a week and some of these businesses I have never seen or heard of. They seem to come and go so fast in Hudson it's hard to keep up.