Good morning, chic readers! We are so, so excited that Christmastime is almost here!
We are counting down the minutes until all the family is together again and we are sitting around the dinner table talking, laughing and, of course, eating the yummy meals that we only get once a year.
In the meantime, we are joining forces with the other By Invitation Only girls to chat about our dream dinner party!
It would of course start with the perfect table setting. Fine china. Starched linens. Sterling silver…
And champagne. Always, always champagne. There is absolutely another more festive or more celebratory than a few bubbles sparkling in a glass!
But one of the parts of a dream dinner party is making sure that everyone has his or her favorites. So we would certainly make sure to accommodate everyone’s unique tastes.
We like food. We honestly do. But if we’re dreaming here, desserts would really be enough. Small confections that melt in your mouth and chocolate. All the chocolate.
To go with the sweets and champagne? Salted Caramel White Russians!
And white hot chocolate in festive mugs with cinnamon sticks.
As for decorations, no fancy flowers will be necessary. We’d rather have a gingerbread house any day of the week!
In fact, anything kid-friendly would do.
Because we should all get to be kids again at the holidays.
As for our dream guests. Well, we would invite YOU! We can’t think of anything better than sitting around a gorgeous table sipping hot chocolate with our fabulous, amazing readers who make every day feel like a special occasion.
Then we could all pop party crackers together, hug goodbye and promise to do it again next year. Because the best parties are traditions, ones that we can look forward to year after year. And dream about long after they are over…
Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster), about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!
GIFTS FOR THE TRAVELER
GIFTS FOR KIDS
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