Annual Christmas Book Out


    Luxury department store Neiman Marcus has released its annual Christmas Book. The holiday catalogue comes complete with an expensive ‘fantasy gift’ section, which includes items starting at $30,000. At that price, a walk-on role in the Broadway musical production of Annie can be purchased. Or, for $225,000, a dinner for 10 featuring four of the culinary world’s most notable chefs ‒ Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Jerome Bocuse, and Richard Rosendale ‒ is available complete with a tequila tasting with Bertha Gonzalez, the world’s first female Maestra Tequilera. Purchasing one of these gifts will benefit a good cause: A portion of the proceeds from each item is donated to charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Foundation for AIDS Research.