It’s nice to receive, but it always feels better to give. That’s why we decided to ask Paloma Elsesser to play Santa for a day in New York with some of?our favorite holiday gifts in tow. Wrapped in a cozy Miu Miu coat, Elsesser trekked across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens giving out La Mer cream, Off-White accessories, Tory Burch knits, and one very rad motorized skateboard. Along the way she met people from all walks of life: belly dancers in NoHo, bikers in the East Village,?a coast guard in Dyker Heights, and the hardworking volunteers of Bay Ridge Cares and the Fort Hamilton Senior Center.
In the end, these gifts had to pass the hardest test of them all: putting a smile on a New Yorker’s face. Which, as you’ll see in the story below, they most certainly did.
Watch Model Paloma Elsesser Play Santa On the Streets of New York City