I’m checking in again. The holidays are right around the corner, and things will certainly be different this year. I know we’re ready to gather, but continue to wear your masks and wisely navigate during these next months.
Traditions may look a bit different this year, but here’s one thing that won’t change: Thanksgiving is the kick-off event for the holidays. For me, it starts with setting my table.
Here’s something else that’s going to be different: My girls Tameika McPhaul (@msmeikostyle) Cynthia Lawson (@2chicdesigns) and Eugenia Hargrove (@theeageofgrace) are joining me virtually to create a beautiful holiday spread for my dining room. We’re using a combination of pieces old and new. I’m so grateful to have connected with real friends on the ‘gram.
Here are the main highlights:
- Christmas-themed reindeer plates
- Cloth napkins wrapped with twine and cinnamon sticks
- Beige candles surrounded by greenery
- Crystal pieces collected from around the world
- Gold chargers to complement my bar cart (stay posted for that blog)
- Gold utensils
Use what you have, ladies. Store your items well, and use them again next year with a different twist. Here are some other ways to make the holidays special:
- Host a virtual event
I know that we’re tired of seeing screens, but make technology work for you this season. Power up the stove — and your phones, laptops, or tablets. Schedule a time to cook your favorite dishes with family and friends through a video call. You can also set a time to connect for other traditions.
- Dress the part
It’s the holidays! Even if no one is coming over, or if you have plans to stay in the house — don’t skip these special days. It has been an unprecedented year. Put on leisurewear, or kick it up a notch. Please enjoy this season in a healthy, happy way.
- Call a friend
This season is going to be tough for many people. While some have had a chance to visit friends and family during the pandemic, others may not have had the opportunity. I know that many people were planning on big reunions this holiday season. Call someone to share that you love and miss them.
Stay safe and stay well, Haute Grey Foxes.