I've posted about GUM (the famous shopping arcade that borders Red Square) before... It is so darn beautiful... Right now the decorations are just stunning. Retro bicycles everywhere, and replica hot air balloons... It's contagiously cheerful! I love how the place has been revamped, along with Gorky Park. There's now a reasonably-priced cafeteria on the third floor, and the people-watching is as fun as ever.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to snag complimentary VIP tickets for me and Katya to attend a small talk with Pixar's John Lassater... We definitely saw "Brave" yesterday with a different level of appreciation for what went into making the film!