You found the gorillas? Where, Jane? Where?
Xīnnián hǎo, dolls. On February 8th, we’ll usher in the Chinese New Year – The Year of the Monkey. We couldn’t be more excited since we go positively ape for Singerie, the species of art that shows monkeys in whimsical scenes on everything from paintings to decorative objects. As popular today as it was in 18th and 19th century France, Singerie – which means “monkey tricks” en français – is as classic as its jungle neighbor, the leopard print. So, in honor of the 4,713th Chinese year, we’re serving up – on a sassy simian tray, of course – 10 chic ways to add a touch of monkey business to your parties this year:
August Morgan Cocktail Napkins
Silver Cigar Cutter Circa 1903
J Fleet Drinks Tray
Hermes Savana Dance Scarf
John Derian Decoupage Plate
Trois Singes Powder Room Soaps
Estee Lauder Limited Edition Compact
Juliska Petit Singe Salt and Pepper Shakers
Judith Leiber Minaudiere Bag
Gin Monkey Place Cards
For more information about how to prepare for the Chinese New Year, visit this link. Xīnxiǎng shì chéng, doll, or, in other words, may all your wishes come true this year.
Photo greeting: Pier Angeli and Danny Kaye
Quote greeting: Tarzan the Ape Man, 1932
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