Pink Martini – Let it Snow Globe

December 1st.
Canada: Inventor of the plow, maple syrup and lumberjacks. We salute you.

December 3rd. California: Harvey Milk, majestic redwood forests, artichokes, and Joni Mitchell (chosen home). Thank you.

December 2nd.
California: Harvey Milk, majestic redwood forests, artichokes, and Joni Mitchell (chosen home). Thank you.

December 3rd.
We begin cross-continental holiday tour. Serving up ample portions of holiday cheer.

December 4th.
Strasbourg, France is home to “Christkindelsmärik” the oldest Christmas Market in France!

December 5th.
The Timberline Lodge: A National Historic Landmark in our backyard! Built entirely by hand, the Timberline Lodge was also featured in exterior shots in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

December 6th.
Glühwein and Christmas markets: must be Christmastime in Berlin!

December 7th.
Amsterdam: The last time we were on tour (October 2014) we performed here for the first time ever!

December 7th. The Sears Tower, now called Willis Tower, is the eighth-tallest building in the world and rises 110 stories above Chicago: home of deep dish pizza and Twinkies.

December 8th.
The Sears Tower, now called Willis Tower, is the eighth-tallest building in the world and rises 110 stories above Chicago: home of deep dish pizza and Twinkies.

December 9th.
“Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis…” This song, as well as the Christmas classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” debuted in the 1944 musical film Meet Me in St. Louis, starring the lovely Judy Garland.

We had a fantastic time playing with the Colorado Symphony in Denver on our Holiday Tour!

December 10th.
We had a fantastic time playing with the Colorado Symphony in Denver on our Holiday Tour!

December 11th.
Snow (not rain!) falls on Seattle in this globe, and a ferry floats near the dock. With 22 ferries in its fleet, the state of Washington has the largest ferry system in the United States!

December 12th. Mele Kalikimaka!

December 12th.
Mele Kalikimaka!

December 12th.  The "Sunshine State" is known for Everglades National Park, Walt Disney World, and Gatorade (named after University of Florida's football team.)

December 13th.
The “Sunshine State” is known for Everglades National Park, Walt Disney World, and Gatorade (named after University of Florida’s football team.)

December 14th.
München (Munich): Take a stroll in the Englischer Garten, a sprawling public park in the heart of the city, climb the south tower of Frauenkirche, and sip from a stein in one of the Bavarian city’s many biergartens.

December 15th.  Also known as "Big Mamie," Battleship Massachusetts is one of several military vessels you can explore at Battleship Cove, the largest exhibit of historic naval ships in the world.

December 15th.
Also known as “Big Mamie,” Battleship Massachusetts is one of several military vessels you can explore at Battleship Cove, the largest exhibit of historic naval ships in the world.

December 16th.  Long live Oregon's open-to-all coastline!

December 16th.
Long live Oregon’s open-to-all coastline!

December 17th. "Travel The World, See Konya" and it's fabulous Whirling Dervishes. The dervishes still whirl each December in Konya to commemorate the "wedding night" of Mevlâna (Rumi), when he died and joined his Beloved (God).

December 17th.
“Travel The World, See Konya” and it’s fabulous Whirling Dervishes. The dervishes still whirl each December in Konya to commemorate the “wedding night” of Mevlâna (Rumi), when he died and joined his Beloved (God).

December 18th.  We have played Carnegie Hall three separate times. December 2012, June 2009, and June 2007.

December 18th.
We have played Carnegie Hall three separate times. December 2012, June 2009, and June 2007.

 

December 19th. Did you know that Berlin, Hong Kong and London are also referred to as 'the city that never sleeps'? We can all share, right?

December 19th.
Did you know that Berlin, Hong Kong and London are also referred to as ‘the city that never sleeps’? We can all share, right?

December 20th. The word lederhosen is frequently mispronounced leiderhosen (literally, "sadly-breeches") or liederhosen ("songs-breeches"). The German pronunciation is [ˈleːdɐhoːzən], and the English pronunciation is /ˈleɪdərhoʊzən/.

December 20th.
The word lederhosen is frequently mispronounced leiderhosen (literally, “sadly-breeches”) or liederhosen (“songs-breeches”). The German pronunciation is [ˈleːdɐhoːzən], and the English pronunciation is /ˈleɪdərhoʊzən/.

December 21st.  The origin of the name Barbados is either the Portuguese word Barbados or the Spanish equivalent los Barbados, both meaning "the bearded ones" It is unclear whether "bearded" refers to the long, hanging roots of the bearded fig-tree (Ficus citrifolia), indigenous to the island; or to the allegedly bearded Caribs once inhabiting the island; or, more fancifully, to the foam spraying over the outlying reefs giving the impression of a beard.

December 21st.
The origin of the name Barbados is either the Portuguese word Barbados or the Spanish equivalent los Barbados, both meaning “the bearded ones” It is unclear whether “bearded” refers to the long, hanging roots of the bearded fig-tree (Ficus citrifolia), indigenous to the island; or to the allegedly bearded Caribs once inhabiting the island; or, more fancifully, to the foam spraying over the outlying reefs giving the impression of a beard.

 

December 22nd. Sparkling South Carolina! State Motto: Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)

December 22nd.
Sparkling South Carolina! State Motto: Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)

 

 

December 23rd.  Did you know the Golden Gate Bridge was never meant to be red? Find out more fun facts about this iconic American gem here: http://bit.ly/13ueoG8

December 23rd.
Did you know the Golden Gate Bridge was never meant to be red? Find out more fun facts about this iconic American gem here: http://bit.ly/13ueoG8

December 24th.  New York World's Fair 1964 Theme, ""Peace Through Understanding"

December 24th.
New York World’s Fair 1964 Theme, “”Peace Through Understanding”

December 25th.
Nous vous aimons. Joyeux Noël.

December 26th.  Atlanta once outlawed putting an ice-cream cone one's pocket.

December 26th.
Atlanta once outlawed putting an ice-cream cone in one’s pocket.

December 27th.
Because of the city’s skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as “Mainhattan,” a portmanteau of the local Main River and Manhattan.