ML - Michigan Avenue

2014 - Issue 7 - November

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photography by adam bettcher (anthony). opposite page: dave Jordano (art institute); eric michael clarke (market) Merry Maker The creaTive force behind Macy's beloved holiday décor, Paul anthony shares The chicago places he finds MosT inspiring. by meg mathis Paul Anthony's destiny is written in the twinkling lights of Macy's (111 N. State St., 312-781-4483; Growing up, the South Side native rel- ished the seasonal pilgrimage to The Loop to visit the iconic holiday windows and Great Tree, and he's spent the past two decades moving up the ranks in the department store's visual merchandising depart- ment. Now manager of special productions at Macy's, Anthony is eager for the November 8 unveil- ing of his redesign for this year's Santaland, nestled in the fifth f loor children's department. "I went back to being a kid," chuckles Anthony of the inspiration behind the whimsical tableau he's created for little ones waiting to visit Kris Kringle. Here, he shares the stylish inspirations he's excited to visit this season. "I love antiques, and at Randolph Street Market (1350 W. Randolph St., 312-666-1200; randolphstreet, I got a birdcage that's shaped like the Taj Mahal; during the holidays, I put candles in it and let the shadows cast on the wall. I've also found a great vintage luggage set at the Randolph market, and it still has old paper luggage tags from O'Hare airport. At Broadway Antique Market (6130 N. Broadway St., 773-743-5444;, I usually find great stuff, from jewelry to little gift items. The thing is, it's about the hunt and the find—you never know what somebody's going to have, and then when you see something, you go, 'Oh, that would be great for Paul Anthony stands at the gates of Macy's Santaland, where he unveils his redesign November 8. STYLE Social Network ( Plan on building your dream home? OUR CONSTRUCTION- TO-PERMANENT LOANS OFFER A SINGLE CLOSE, SEAMLESS LOAN PROCESS.

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