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It’s not “Black Friday.”   It is the day after Thanksgiving.

Instead of a Throwback Thursday, I am in the mood for a Soapbox Friday.   So, do you remember when stores were closed on Thanksgiving Day and salespeople were home with family and friends?  It was an era where working in retail could mean a fulltime job with a living wage and benefits.  The day after Thanksgiving was also the first time you saw any Christmas decorations in a store.  And, if you did buy something, there was a much better chance it was made in the U.S. 

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BERGDORF GOODMAN, New York

Crimson Peak inspired window sets at Bergdorf Goodman - incorporating original props and set pieces from the movie.

Love how theatrical these displays are!!  

genesischrisb  asked:

Oops sorry i didn't mean to send it as Anon! but do you have any recommendations for LGBT romance / drama books? i'm writing a movie and i need some inspo my movie is based on LGBT characters . (:

Sorry this is so late! Good luck on your movie!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Aristotle is a troubled guy with a brother in prison while Dante is a know-it-all. When the two meet at the swimming pool they find they really don’t have much in common. They, however, gravitate towards one another and develop a special relationship and help uncover important truths about themselves.

Nevada by Imogen Binnie - Maria is a young trans woman navigating life in New York. She works in retail while trying to hold onto her punkness. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, her perfectly constructed world begins to fall apart and she sets out on a journey that will definitely change her.

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff - Loosely based on a true story, this novel starts with a wife asking a simple favour of her husband, to pose for her paintings but wearing women’s clothing. This spirals an amazing transformation and describes the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history. It faces the struggles of Lili wanting to stay loyal to her wife, as her wife helps and encourages her, and Lili wanting to explore herself and the world. The story of the first transgender woman to undergo a sex change operation. A very moving romance.

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan - 1 school, 20 voices, too many possibilities. The girl who falls for the Holden Caulfield type, the boy who wants to be strong who falls for the girl who needs to be weak, a girl writing a poem for another girl she helplessly loves, two boys teetering on their one year anniversary. A school full of people with hopes and dreams, and so many possibilities.

and finally, this one is a must read for lgbt romance and drama:

The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody - Lesbian pirate romance, what could be better? Set in the Gulf of Mexico in 1702, a town seamstress is abducted by pirates instead of her planned fiancée. Together the seamstress and daughter of a wounded pirate captain travel together on a thrilling journey through the Caribbean.

Hope that helps

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The first C. Wonder store (the newest creation from Tory Burch co-founder Chris Burch) opened on Spring Street this weekend, and we love it’s unabashedly cheery color scheme. Brightly hued housewares, tech gadgets and casual women’s clothing make this shop a must-see.