If anyone in New York is living the dream, it's George Mickum.
The real estate agent / interior designer / master of luxury has incredible taste, impeccable manners and a beyond generous heart.
Curious what's on the uptown aesthete's holiday wish list?
Uh yeah, us too!
How do you celebrate the holidays?
I have a few holiday traditions.
My favorite was singing Christmas carols at the 21 Club, so I'm on the prowl for a new singing spot.
I always make sure to help the homeless by serving meals on the streets of NYC before I celebrate the actual holiday at my grandmother's in Erie, PA. We have a massive tree in the great room and endless pink champs.
Where will you be this season?
After my grandmother I am heading to the Bahamas with my lovely friend Gillian.
I imagine I will wear nothing but white!
Are you a last-minute or way-in-advance shopper?
I shop pretty consistently, so it's a bit of a mix.
I am always keeping an eye out for festive and thoughtful gifts.
What's the best gift you've ever received?
I recently received the most precious Herend poodle. It's an epic addition to my collection of Hungarian figurines.
What's your go-to hostess gift?
Monogramed leather notebook, one can never have enough!
Favorite spots to shop?
I am at Saks quite a bit. I have the most amazing personal shopper James Birkenholz! He knows what I need before I do. Scully and Scully is where I can often be found after lunch scoping out plates and flatware.
And what is the holiday season with out poping over to Cartier?
What's on your list to give?
'Tis the season and to help keep all of the Guest of a Guest readers jolly I am sharing my holiday gift guide. With New York and the world returning to normal, it seems only appropriate to splash out and celebrate:
Loro Piana Mink Key Chain: The cutest creatures to attach to your keys or perhaps a handbag charm. They're precious with the perfect amount of decadence.
Aknvas Casper Jacket: The weather outside can be frightful! Stay warm in this modern ultra light puffer. This jacket was named after the designer's husband, Casper. Their love can be felt, and the look is flawless.
Buggy Silk Embroidered Dress: For those loved ones who yearn for warmth this holiday season, a kind gesture is to give them the gift of looking forward to a jaunt to Palm Beach or Harbor Island. Nothing does this like a chic cover up from BUGGY NYC! Timeless and mystical, these beautifully designed kaftans say holiday smiles!
Common Projects Sneakers: Timeless, sleek, and a handsome man's may stay, these sneakers are the perfect token under the tree. Not only will they be loved and used, but who hasn’t worn our their first white pair? A refresher could be very much needed.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques American: Watches are turning into Birkins for boys. But so many of them are exactly the same. Add a little whimsy to your friend's collection with the slightly turned VC watch. Don’t forget to have the back monogramed, otherwise it could look thoughtless.
A Mink: In my family we have a little tradition. My mother and I call it the Christmas Carcass! Share in our tradition and pick out a mink that goes with your friend's personality. J Mendel is my favorite, but there are plenty of good options. Be sure to remind the lucky receiver that cold storage is non-negotiable.
Monogrammed Silver Belt Buckles: Putting the extra special touch on any outfit this belt buckle is marvelous.
Buccellati Caviar Server: Nothing puts poise on a table like a caviar server. Enough said.