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“Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year.” P.J. O’ROURKE

ILLUSTRATION: Ian Falconer (Found in Christmas at the New Yorker: Stories, Poems, Humor, and Art with a foreword by John Updike. New copies of this delightful 2003 release — a 300+ pager — are available at Amazon.com for just 37 cents plus shipping!)

Note: This illustration by Ian Falconer made me smile. Maybe because I’d recently watched a biopic about Coco Chanel and her famous suits were top-of-mind. For the record, a photo of Coco Chanel (in a Chanel suit, of course) appears below.

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Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

COCO CHANEL

Photo: Hans Silvester from his book Natural Beauty.