On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Twelve drummers drumming (at weekday evening classes).
Eleven pipers piping at The Metropolitan Opera house. Get her tickets there or the innovative Opéra Français to pair with vintage opera glasses or foldable pince-nez (Pippin, 112 West 17th Street; 212-505-5159).
Ten lords a-leaping at her every whim, thanks to these VPL stirrup thigh highs (Mick Margo, 19 Commerce Street; 212-463-0515) and a spritz of Six Scents, a fragrance project with designers like Jeremy Scott and Gareth Pugh to benefit Designers Against AIDS (Seven New York, 110 Mercer Street; 646-654-0156).
Nine ladies dancing, with a membership to Dance New Amsterdam for hip-hop, street jazz, and Simonson technique (280 Broadway; 212-625-8369).
Seven swans a-swimming in the most adorable pin-up bathing suits from NY designer Elizabeth O’Brien Berg (Old Hollywood Moxie, 110 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint; 718-389-0837).
Six geese a-laying purely for the colorful felt egg outfits (Abitare, 309 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights; 718-797-3555).
Five gold earrings, real tiny E.E. Cummings-style alphabet studs from Catbird (219 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg; 718-599-3457).
Three French rubber riding boots, 100 percent waterproof without the galosh-kitsch, and great all winter long (Bloodline NYC, 46 Hester Street; 212-533-4243).
And a party in a pair of these (Plum, 124 Ludlow Street; 212-529-1030).
Sing it again!
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