The countdown to Christmas is officially on. Christmas Eve is exactly one week from today! Woohoo!! We are so excited over here! My family is doing something very special and different this year. More to come, but I think I’ll surprise you all!
With Christmas being so close, I can feel the excitement building within our family. Our holidays are always fun. Complete chaos with soooo many people, but we really do enjoy our time together. And this year, we’re all going to be together in a new location.
I am being incredibly over-ambitious and not following any of my own advice, but I really want to make our Christmas Eve dinner the most beautiful and, of course, the yummiest! And I secretly want to do it all. I need to start planning the menu and thinking more about my Christmas Eve table. Definitely hoping to make it cute. And if all turns out, I’ll do my best to snap a few photos to share.
That being said, I’m looking forward to ditching my phone for a few days. I won’t be off the grid entirely. But I’m looking to do a holiday reset and take some time away from social. It will be nice and much needed! I want to focus on making the holiday special for my family!
What are your holiday plans? What are you looking forward to most? Are you cooking or maybe excited to enjoy a dinner made entirely by someone else?
I’ve been here in New York since Wednesday, and I’ve been having an amazing time the last few days. It’s been busy with meetings and new recordings (we did CNN, CNBC, and Fox News). I’ve done some holiday shopping at Bergdorfs, dinner at Startianos, and more. I’m a little sad to be heading home tomorrow, but looking forward to a week filled with cozy Christmas cheer at home!
I have a whole lot of holiday things to do, which doesn’t bother me in the least. I’m that annoying person who really does love all things holiday. It makes me so happy to get to say happy holidays to everyone I meet. I love it so much, and I hope it brings a little holiday cheer to whomever I run into!
I think that’s about it. Only seven more nights until Christmas Eve! Hope you’re all slowly starting to settle into the season. Enjoy this week’s favorites!
1. Things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.
loving…these pretty bow candle holders. These would be so cute on a Christmas dinner table.
gifting…Compartés (yumm, who does not want a chocolate tower?). Also, for anyone you know who is always cold (me), gift them this Quilted Electric Heated Mattress. The Amazon reviews are awesome! And this waffle throw blanket looks pretty cozy too.
everything in my cart (low)…love, love, love this wool hooded coat from Zara. I’m obsessed with that hood and the rich brown color. Super cute!
Ordering these Aerie waffle sweatpants. I think my mom will love these. They look so comfy. They have a matching polo sweater too!! Also, look at how cute these Aerie holiday pajamas are! Especially loving this super cute Cindy Lou flannel pant. These sock booties and Mountain Boot Socks look cozy. And the AE Unreal Beanie is super cute too.
listening to…via Life with Marianna. I’m actually about to listen to this again. So many helpful tips to take notes on!
dreaming of going to…Grand Hotel Suvretta House. A supposedly legendary 5-star Luxury Resort in St. Moritz that offers Ski In & Ski Out. Funnily, my family is planning a trip to Switzerland in January to watch my younger brother, Red, compete. I’m not sure time will allow me to make the trip, but if it were going to work out, I would be requesting this hotel. It looks like winter vacation heaven. The hotel’s Instagram account is wintertime magic.
loving…this new Our Place Dream Cooker. It sounds pretty awesome, a crockpot and pressure cooker all in one, plus it’s cute too! This would be ideal for smaller kitchens looking to save counter space. Additionally, I’m curious about this Instant Milk Frother and Steamer. Or – I just found this Electric Milk Steamer, Automatic Hot & Cold Foam Maker. My mom drinks hot chocolate like most people drink coffee. I’m wondering if this could work nicely for her? I might try it!
shopping…Coach bags for travel. I keep getting asked about great travel bags and found these cute Coach bags. This leather tote would be nice, but I think I would snatch up this turnlock leather tote instead. It’s on sale for 40% off right now! If you love a tote in beige, try this colorblock leather tote (also on sale for 25% off).
wanting…Hatch Restore 2 sunrise alarm clock.
everything in my cart (beauty)…holiday beauty looks. These are all the products you need for a sparkly look. So cute!
If you’re in New York…splurge and gift your best friend (or yourself) a facial from Cynthia Rivas. She really has changed my skin this year, and she’s now offering virtual consultations for anyone who’s not in the city! I’m going to surprise Asher with one!
wanting…the. Martha Stewart swears behind this espresso machine. However, is the price tag worth it? It feels like A LOT.
everything in my cart (high)…very into Phoebe Philo’s new collection. I understand that it’s not affordable by any means, but I do think this hand-painted brown shearling coat is beautiful. It gives off Aspen vibes.
shopping…fun games to play with the family this week! Nights are going to be so fun!
2. My top holiday recipes to serve this week.
3. Favorite last-minute gifting and stocking stuffers
my Williams-Sonoma gift guide
everything from Amazon
I updated our Amazon storefront with last-minute gift and stocking stuffer ideas. Get all the ideas here.
4. Last chance to order our Snif Gingerbread Candle.
We’re offering free guaranteed 3-day shipping on both of the HBH x Snif candles when you spend $90. Or free guaranteed 2-day shipping when you spend $120! Now through December 18th. Stock up on candles for your holiday gifts to all! Great for last-minute gifting!
Order here soon! Both are almost completely sold out!
5. One last trip to New York for 2023.
I’m sad to say that I’m currently spending my last day in the city for the year. I’ve loved my back-and-forth trips in and out of New York, and I’m looking forward to being back soon! I’m already making plans for January!
Below are some Christmassy photos of the city in December.
A December day in New York. Meetings with Fox, CNN, and Christmas shopping!
The Saks Dior display is actually breathtaking – the prettiest I’ve ever seen
Bergdorf’s IS Christmas wonderland this year
Bergdorf’s has gingerbread houses everywhere!
The St. Regis is also very festive this season
So much Christmas this season
New York Christmas
Washington square park
6. Inspiring me – Christmas cheer.
These cookies!! I know they’re not homemade, but these are my childhood. They are cute and fun, and everyone should get to bake these over the holidays.
7. Favorite links i’m loving.
…this is so cute.
to make a vision board that works.…how
…9 things to make your guest feel welcomed and at home.
…do you have any favorites?
ere’s how to pull one off.…h
…such a pretty look!
…she is breaking down her daily routines.
…no matter what you’re in the mood for.
8. My favorite winter looks for cozy season.
chocolate brown looks for winter
handbag trends defining 2024 fashion
9. This week’s dinners + favorite weekend eats.