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Saturday, Nov 28 - Sunday, Nov. 29

In addition to our copious thanks and homebaked goodies from our favorite cookbooks, we'll be offering you a $25 gift card for every $250 spent and free gift wrap. {Notice our continuing TWENTY-FIVE theme as we celebrate our 25th anniversary? #propertopperis25}


Each Thursday, 5 - 8pm

To celebrate our 25th year in business, we're toasting our shoppers each Thursday evening with festive libations and treats. Please drop by soon!

And previously:


1 o'clock to 4 o'clock

Nina O'Neil of CIAO NINA Millinery
Personal Appearance & Trunk Show

Nina will be showing her latest collection of hats, fascinators and baubles; come meet the delightful designer and let her help you find the perfect (or proper, if you will!) topper for all of the season's the upcoming hat-required events.

4 to 6:30 pm

SARAH WILDMAN, author of Paper Love
Personal Appearance and Book Signing

About the book: "She was your grandfather’s true love," was the only answer given when Sarah Wildman presented her grandmother with a dozen photographs of a dark-haired, smiling young woman she had stumbled upon in her grandfather’s old office. “True love”? It was stated as fact, and with no further information. Who was this woman? And what was her relationship to her grandfather? When pressed, her grandfather’s sister offered a bit more: “She was brilliant! And so in love with your grandfather.” It was tantalizing, but agonizingly open-ended.

Years after her grandparents' had both passed away, Wildman found a cache of letters written to her grandfather in a file labeled “Correspondence: Patients A–G.” What she found inside weren’t dry medical histories; what was written instead opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family’s prewar Vienna. One woman’s letters stood out: these were mailed from the woman in the photo. Her name was Valerie Scheftel—Valy. She was Karl’s lover, who had remained in Europe when he boarded a ship bound for the United States in Hamburg in September 1938.  But why had she not left with Karl? And more important, what had happened to her? With the help of the letters Valy had written her grandfather, Wildman started to piece together her story. The letters revealed a woman desperate to escape and still clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom.

About Sarah:  A regular contributor to the New York Times, Slate, and the New Yorker online, Sarah has lived in and reported from Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Washington, Jerusalem and Berlin. She has been on staff at The New Republic, a senior correspondent at The American Prospect and the Washington correspondent for The Advocate. Her stories have appeared in the Daily Beast, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Nation,The Washington Post, Travel and Leisure, New York, Departures, The Christian Science Monitor, Elle, Marie Claire, O the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Glamour, and Jerusalem Report, among others. 

Sarah lives in Washington, DC with her partner and their two children.



4 o'clock to 7 o'clock

Cathy Barrow of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Kitchen
Personal Appearance and Book Signing

Cathy's gorgeous new book Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry is hot off the press, and we're thrilled to have in the shop to sign special copies for you and all the food lovers on your holiday list!

4 o'clock to 7 o'clock

Nina O'Neil of CIAO NINA Millinery
Personal Appearance & Trunk Show

Nina will help you choose just the right crowning touch for your winter wardrobe -- or a perfect holiday gift for the fancy gals in your life!

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