Ed Driscoll


ONLY 127 SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! When I’m in New York, I’ve shopped occasionally at Thomas Pink & Co., an English shirtmaker with a couple of Manhattan storefronts (I’m wearing one of their shirts in the photo that’s accompanied several of my articles). So I can’t call any emails I’ve received from them spam. But it’s very, very strange to receive an email in April, for chrissakes, that reads:

If you are stuck for gift ideas this year, then visit our new “12 Gifts of Christmas” feature at www.thomaspink.co.uk and what is more, you can have any purchases gift wrapped for free in our signature pink and black boxes.

As a kid, I usually waited until school began to start collating my Christmas list–I guess, clearly, I was a procrastinator.