We know home is where the memories happen — the big moments, the small moments and everything in between. Life is a an accumulation of experiences intricately tied to each other through our familial bonds and friendly interactions. As you venture out of your homes to shop, to meet friends or simply to work off that extra piece of piece, remember to take a moment and relish.
Enjoy your long weekend and those tasty leftovers!
We all have that friend who always seems to knows what’s hip before everyone else. She has an innate sense of style and is the go to person among your friend circle you check with before buying a gift. Taylor Sterling, Founder of Glitter Guide, is one those people and we love her for it! She fills the Glitter Guide with must haves for home and fashion all filtered through her unique sense of effortless style. So we love that she agreed to curate some of her favorite gifts from our Holiday Gift selection with us. We tasked Taylor and her crew to come up with an unique approach to celebrate the holiday and she didn’t disappoint!
Some people love wrapping presents while others don’t but who doesn’t love a party? So why not combine both and throw a gift wrapping get together? Everyone brings a roll of wrapping paper, a snack and a bottle – so simple but a great way to squeeze in some extra time with friends during the holiday rush. We then asked Taylor to share a little insight into the holidays from traditions to avoiding stress.
Featured: Schott Zwiesel Tasting Flute // Oversized Triangle Throw
What is a tradition you have with your family during the holidays?
My family always takes a photo with us all crammed at the very top of the staircase on Christmas morning. It’s sort of hilarious these days since there are so many of us. It’s always an ordeal to get everyone to smile and to get the camera to auto-snap our picture. Those funny moments are ones I’ll always cherish.
Featured: Oversized Triangle Throw // LED String Lights // Sheepskin Rug // San Francisco Pillow // NYC Crewel Embroidered Pillow
Is there a family heirloom (old or new) that you love to display during the holidays?
My mom saved my old stocking from when I was a baby. It’s super sweet. Now I have it for my daughter. I love having special things to pass down to her.
Featured: Metallic Dot Stocking
Do you have a tip for avoiding the holiday stress?
Just to go with the flow as much as possible. It’s hard to let go of your expectations for the holidays, but it’s important to remember that it’s really about spending time with loved ones and being grateful. That and having a glass of wine helps too!
Featured: Tessa Accessory Box
Need gift inspiration? Check out our Top Ten Gift List as well as a host of other options to surprise and delight your loved ones this holiday season.
Photography: Em Scott
Thanksgiving is officially one week from today and it seems that everyone we know is immersed in last minute travel details or the frantic scramble to accommodate visiting family. However, what about those who aren’t going to spending time with their family over the holiday? For most, the Thanksgiving weekend is filled with the family they made; the friends and loved ones who will gather over the long weekend to support, celebrate and embrace the new traditions they have created together. This annual gathering of friends to celebrate Thanksgiving even now has a name, Friendsgiving – which we love! We loved it so much that we teamed up with HonestlyYUM to help plan out the perfect Friendsgiving.
Click over to HonestlyYUM and see how their Food Editor, Karen, pulls off a simple but elegant dinner without getting host burn-out before Thanksgiving day!
And remember that we want to hear how you are celebrating the holidays! Be sure to upload your favorite holiday moments to Instagram, tag @potterybarn and include the hashtag #behometogether for your chance to win a $2500 shopping spree! Click here for complete rules and eligibility.
Photo Credit: Ivan Solis