Sunday, November 21, 2010

Traditions - friends, new and old

 “Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus

A couple in the Paris rain

Friends - the old ones are like a familiar chair, comfortable to the touch. And new ones bring joy to life, a bit of inspiration, a moment of laughter in a world that needs it and a hope for something better.

Each year Traditions celebrates its annual Holiday Open House. We decorate the store bringing in new seasonal gifts and serve food and even wine on occasion. The hope, as always, is to enjoy the friends we have and make a few new ones.

Life is meant to be enjoyed.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Terror attacks planned in Paris and London

The New York Daily News reports that the US foiled planned terror attacks in Paris and London.
NY Daily News ,2010-09-29.

France 24, the news is not a top story. France 24 reports of information received from a foreign intelligence agency (US) of an imminent threat. A hoax bomb threat to the Eiffel Tower is received.

The Sunday London Times reports:

Scotland Yard has warned businesses in London
to expect a Mumbai-style attack on the capital.
In a briefing in the City of London 12 days ago, a senior detective from SO15,
the Metropolitan police counter-terrorism command, said: “Mumbai is coming to London.”

Al Jazeera likewise reports of a foiled attack.

Western spy agencies have foiled an advanced plan linked to al-Qaeda to attack Britain, France and Germany, according to British and US media.
Citing intelligence sources, Britain's Sky News said on Tuesday that Pakistan-based fighters were plotting simultaneous operations in London and major French and German cities, but the attacks were not imminent.
The broadcaster said that spy agencies had been tracking the suspected plotters who were planning attacks similar to commando-style raids seen during the co-ordinated atttacks of November 2008 in India's financial capital, Mumbai.

Canada's The Globe and Mail reports the news with calm and dispassion.
Intelligence officials have intercepted a credible terror plot against Britain and France, raising security fears at the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, but failing to raise the overall threat level in either country.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stickley Traditional Collection

Stickley the Traditional Collection - classic grace and stately elegance. Future family heirlooms that reflect your tastes and your style. In rich mahogany and beautiful cherry, the Stickley Traditional Collection creates an inviting, comfortable setting for the style of your life.

This is the final week of our 40% off custom orders of Stickley Furniture. Come in today and save.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Come in to Traditions Home this Thursday for refreshments, prizes, and great savings - only in Wichita.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

new york day 2

The Gift Show at the Javitts Center and Piers was, on the whole, a disappointment. There is very little furniture and the gifts and accessories were for the most part geared to smaller stores than ours or to large chains selling smaller items.

The highlights of the day were visits to Stickley Furniture, ABC Furniture, MacKenzie Childs, and Henri Bendel. Pictures to follow.

hotel elysee - manhattan, new york

Hotel Elysee

Built in the 1920's, the Hotel Elysée in New York City is named for one of the finest French Restaurants of that era. Today Hotel Elysée has been home to movie stars, artists, writers and intellectuals. George Clooney stayed here recently and shot scenes of the movie Michael Clayton across the street. The ground floor of the hotel is home to the equally well-known restaurat, The Monkey Bar where celebrity spotting is always in vogue. Hotel Elysée is located on East 54th Street between Park and Madison Avenues and is an oasis of luxury, elegance and calm in bustling Midtown Manhattan; the vibrant heart of New York City.

Visit the Hotel Elysee and learn more.