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Monday, January 14, 2013

'Flights of Fancy' winter shopping and wine tasting event in New Haven



NEW HAVEN - In an event dubbed a "winter warm up" the Flights of Fancy winter shopping and wine tasting will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 in Downtown.

The event, sponsored by The Wine Thief and The Study Hotel at Yale, is presented by the shops at Yale and features in-store wine tastings, special discounts and extraordinary giveaways at more than 25 Downtown shops, organizers said in a release.


Attendees check in at The Study Hotel, 1157 Chapel St. from 4 pm to 7 pm. Participation is $15 and includes the Flights of Fancy wine glass, a map of participating shops, entry into the grand prize drawing, validated parking, coffee and dessert, the release said.

Registered participants will sample fine wines provided by The Wine Thief, of 181 Crown St., and receive 20 percent off their favorite item at participating stores in the Broadway and Chapel shopping districts, the release said. Kings of Harmony will perform live music on Chapel Street and Bob Riccio will perform cool jazz at The Study Hotel throughout the evening, the release said.

At 8:15 pm, attendees return to The Study Hotel for Willoughby’s coffee, dessert from Insomnia Cookies, and a grand prize drawing for a complimentary stay for two at The Study Hotel at Yale, the release said.

Free validated parking is available at The York Street Garage, at 150 York St. for Flights of Fancy participants, the release said. The event is limited to the first 700 registrants and reservations are encouraged. 

Participating merchants include:  Agabhumi, Anchor Restaurant, Ashley’s Ice Cream, Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Yale, Campus Customs, Celtica, Claire’s Corner Copia, Denali, derek simpson… goldsmith, Enclave, Enson’s, Froyoworld, GANT, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing, idiom, J. Press, Jack, Wills, Laila Rowe, Origins, Peter Indorf Jewelers, Shen, Ten Thousand Villages, Tomatillo, Tracy b, Trailblazer, Wave Gallery, Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, Yorkside Pizza and Yurway Designs.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

 


 

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