holiday gifts
J. Crew

 

‘Tis the season, readers. For trees and presents

living room
Architectural Digest

 

Friends and fellowship,

dining room
Architectural Digest

 

And gathering around a home cooked meal.

Thanksgiving dining
Rose and Ivy

 

Because these next few weeks are about celebrating, about savoring, about remembering. 

kitchen
Architectural Digest

 

But, most importantly of all, they’re about connecting. 

kitchen island
Architectural Digest

 

In the rush of the decorating and the shopping, the parties and the egg nog, the kids’ programs and present wrapping, there are moments, many of them, in fact, that are tailor made for connecting, for remembering who and what is most important in our lives. 

family room wood
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Whether it’s taking the time to reconnect with a friend you haven’t seen in far too long in the corner of a crowded party over the fa-la-las blaring through the speakers,

bunkbeds
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Or staying up far too late whispering with that relative that you haven’t seen since last Christmas

outdoor dining
Architectural Digest

 

Fighting over who gets to sit at the best seat, the one beside Grandmother and, even better, her stories of holidays past,

pool
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Or deciding to forgo gifts this year in favor of good, true, quality time together, we hope that this season can be filled, for each of you, with what we all need perhaps most of all: love, relationships and a reminder of where we come from and where we want to go. Because, amid the bells and tinsels, the festivities and the merriment, there is always time for remembering what is most important.

Speaking of connections, we are so grateful for our By Invitation Only group this holiday season–and the friendship of these remarkable women. To see each of their takes on connections this season, visit Daily Plate of Crazy, where we’ll all be linking up!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for making Design Chic a part of your day!

If you’re in the Triangle, NC area, I would love to see you this Thursday night, November 16 at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC at 7 pm. I’ll be there signing Slightly South of Simple, sipping champagne and talking books with my friends and fellow Tall Poppy writers Katie Rose Guest Pryal and Susan Bishop Crispell. Come join us!



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