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Unique holiday sales event coming to town

Home Again for the Holidays will set up on Genesee Street, saved from last-minute cancellation

Richard MacKenzie-Childs, co-owner of Victoria & Richard Emprise, and Stephanie Quinn, event planner and marketing director of Lauren Russo-Duby Event Studio, stand beside one of the displays for the Home Again for the Holidays Skaneateles Lake event, which begins Dec. 12 at 9 East Genesee St.

Richard MacKenzie-Childs, co-owner of Victoria & Richard Emprise, and Stephanie Quinn, event planner and marketing director of Lauren Russo-Duby Event Studio, stand beside one of the displays for the Home Again for the Holidays Skaneateles Lake event, which begins Dec. 12 at 9 East Genesee St. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— Christmas has come early for a number of businesses in Skaneateles — and for residents too — thanks to a generous gift by a local downtown building owner.

The Home Again for the Holidays Skaneateles Lake

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The building front at 9 East Genesee St. is decorated for the holidays and the window displays are ready for viewing.

featuring Victoria & Richard Emprise, a unique shopping event featuring local and national businesses, was very nearly canceled after five weeks of advertising due to an issue with the original location. During a last-minute salvage effort, local real estate owner Deborah Schneider offered use of her building on Genesee Street and the event was saved.

“This is such a time of giving, and that this woman did this is just wonderful,” said Lauren Russo-Duby, owner of Lauren Russo-Duby Event Studio, who is in planning the event. “By helping us she helped many local businesses who otherwise would have lost a lot of money.”

Home Again for the Holidays Skaneateles Lake is a seasonal trunk show — in fact a multitude of trunks shows — that has come to Skaneateles for the Christmas season.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, the space at 9 East Genesee St. will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for shopping of the Victoria & Richard Emprise Trunk Show, the new works of Victoria & Richard MacKenzie-Childs.

This designing couple, creators of the original Victoria & Richard line sold in stories on Rodeo Drive, in Neiman Marcus and in Saks Fifth Avenue, are icons in the realm of home design. Their innately festive and colorful décor, ceramic and textile creations are well-acknowledged as having pushed the elements of decor in new directions.

The Emprise trunk show runs every weekday through Saturday, Dec. 31, with no charge for admission.

Open House weekends at 9 East Genesee St. will be a different, larger event. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11 and 17-18, Home Again for the Holidays will feature merchandise from nearly a dozen local and national vendors, including Paris Flea, Scarlet Ribbon, Stella and Dot, Little Black Dress, Macy’s and Chanel.

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