On the runway to what is the ultimate entertaining holiday, we have a choice:  we can stress out or we can relax.  I choose relax.  

People ask me all the time for holiday entertaining tips.  My best advice:  take a deep breath, put the phone away, and enjoy yourself.

wooden table with bottle of wine

I have a hard and fast rule that I never photograph my holiday table.  The pressure to make every moment of the holiday camera ready is just too much.  I put the phone in the bedside drawer and immerse myself in the moments.  The food, the company, the music, and the funny little things that happen when you're attempting to pull off the mother of all dinner parties.   

 moroccan bowls with apple tart 

I have a strict rule against dressing up for dinner also. We show up in our cozy sweaters, leggings, track pants, fuzzy socks.  Whatever feels soft and comfy.  And stretchy.  Read our blog post Cozy Season  for our favorite soft and comfy knits.

 blonde woman with knitted sweater

We pop champagne, throw together a cheese board (our specialty), watch movies, tell stories, and work bit by bit on our feast.  

 apple cider with cinnamon

When the time comes, I set my pretty all-white table with vintage pieces from the shop or around the house, light some candles, put on some music, and we feast.  

 apple tart with whipped cream

If anything goes wrong, it's no matter.  The family is together, no one will go hungry, and most likely we'll have a  good story to tell later.  

I'm wishing you a happy, mellow holiday and I hope you  make some memories you'll feast on all year long.  


For more holiday inspiration, take a peek at these posts > 

Cozy Up | Cashmere Loungewear

Capsule Wardobe | Cozy Knits

Elsie's Library | Fall Reading List

November 01, 2020 — Laurie Furber
Tags: entertaining