Tag: the nutcracker

Why We Love The Nutcracker

Like many of you, I’m guessing, seeing The Nutcracker every year was a major holiday tradition growing up. My studio never put on our own production, so my BFF Becky and I would go to a different show each winter with our moms. We started small by seeing a Nutcracker at St. Paul’s School in […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for these puppies. So thankful for these puppies… Between the turkey, the gravy, the stuffing, the desserts and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, there’s a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. But take a moment today to think about things in the bigger picture you’re thankful for, like finally nailing […]

What I'm Obsessed with Right Now

When I crush on a dancer, I crush hard. I look at every Facebook photo I can find, I stalk Twitter and Instagram, and I stay up way too late YouTube-ing the dancer until my eyes start to close. Thank goodness for the internet, right? Here’s who I can’t stop talking about right now… Jeremy […]

Our 10 Favorite Nutcracker Christmas Trees

Christmas isn’t complete without a pretty tree. But The Nutcracker isn’t ANYTHING without its Christmas tree. A big, beautiful evergreen that later gets even bigger and more impressive—that’s what Nutcracker is all about, Charlie Brown! In the spirit of the season, we’ve rounded up some of our all-time favorite Nutcracker shrubbery. From painted drops to […]

A Sugar Plum Comeback

Many ballet fans’ hearts broke when New York City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan announced in August that she was taking leave from the company to “focus on some medical issues.” Morgan, who’s been one of our favorites since before she graced our January 2008 cover, has had a long-term struggle with hypothyroidism (an under-functioning thyroid). […]

Kelly Ripa & The Nutcracker

Kelly Ripa is hilarious. I love her. I love her show, I love her style, I even love her Electrolux Appliance commercials. The girl is classy, cool and has the best sky-high heels in the world. She’s the queen of the talk show world and whether she’s paired with Regis Philbin or Michael Strahan—or if […]

Who's the Fairest Nut of All?

There are so many great Nutcrackers out there that choosing the “best” one would be like choosing a favorite child. This one’s adorable! But this one shows so much intelligence! And this one’s really, really, sparkly! (OK, maybe the simile kind of fell apart at the end there.) Thankfully, we have Goldstar to do the […]

Brace Yourselves: It's Nutcracker Time

The last Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten. The Black Friday deals have come and gone. The Christmas season is, in case you haven’t noticed the red bows and greenery literally EVERYWHERE, in full swing. And you know what that means. It’s Nutcracker time, my friends. We’re in for a solid month of party scenes and […]