Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Earlier this month Rinfret Home & Garden hosted its first Private Holiday Shopping Event, which was a huge hit. The shop was packed the entire evening with shoppers enjoying cocktails and yummy hors d'oeuvres (our personal favorite were the crab cakes). There was also plenty of shopping to be had, with gorgeous Christmas decorations ranging from ornaments to Santas to Christmas trees embraced by furry teddy bears. As if that were not enough, everyone left with a goodie bag, featuring a very cool candle shaped like a pinecone.

Here are some photos from the evening...

The front window of the shop offers some serious eye candy. It's no wonder that Greenwich Green & Clean recognizes Rinfret Home & Garden for their incredible holiday decorations year after year and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce awarded us FIRST PLACE in their Winterwonderland Contest this year (see the end of this post for details on that).

Rinfret staff help to spread the cheer with festive accessories. Monika Walker, intern at Rinfret Home & Garden, is the resident Elf, while Ricky Spears, Senior Designer at Rinfret, Ltd. plays Rudolph.

Red was the color of the evening, as Cindy Rinfret and her friend, Jackie Ekholm show.

Gift wrapping is a Rinfret Home & Garden specialty. Chelsea Garber, assistant to Cindy Rinfret, puts the finishing touches on a Christmas gift. We love the idea of using Christmas ornaments as part of your wrapping. There's nothing like getting a present that already has a gift on view before you even un-tie the ribbon!

Our signature Christmas trees with teddy bears were a big hit at the party. Another popular item were our Hermes accessories. Who wouldn't love a hand-painted tray with the iconic Hermes logo? Throw in an Hermes bucket and you are sure to be considered a Christmas angel. For more Christmas ideas go to and shop online or head to the shop at 354 Greenwich Avenue.

This was our first holiday party at the shop (and we will definitely make this an annual event from now on) but Rinfret, Ltd. is no stranger to holiday parties. Our staff love to have a good time and we do just that at our Christmas parties. We are looking forward to our upcoming soiree at Cindy Rinfret's house (if ever there was an amazing spot for entertaining, this is it).

In the meantime, here's a look back at last year's Rinfret Christmas fete:

Cindy Rinfret and Ricky Spears are all laughs. Notice the tartan blanket on Cindy's lap. Cindy loves to use tartan for Christmas parties -- from tablecloths, to napkins to clothing, nothing says Christmas like a red tartan fabric.

All the guests at the party got a gag gift. Here's Kristen Farrington Dawson, Senior Designer, holding her engagement ring mug, in honor of her recent engagement. (She is now married.) Fred Flare and Urban Outfitters have lots of fun gag gifts that are sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Notice the deluxe fur throw to Kristen's right? You can get one too at Rinfret Home & Garden. These are so luxurious and cozy that everyone who works at Rinfret, Ltd. has one of their very own. Click here to get yours!

Desserts are key component of any party. These taste just as fantastic as they look. And note the tartan again, isn't it festive?

We hope that this post puts you in a festive mood.

Merry Christmas to you all!


As we were posting this we received word that Rinfret Home & Garden had won first place in the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce's Winter Wonderland contest for most festive shop.

Check it out:

Nothing like a blue ribbon to make hanging hundreds of ornaments worth the effort!