Although we celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago north of the border, I can’t help but feel the Holiday vibe when it rolls around again in the US. Since I attended not one, but two galas last night, I’m happy to take a sneaky day off listening to Christmas music, sipping on my pumpkin spiced latte, burning my Thymes Frasier Fir candle and pretending it’s Holiday season over here too. Wherever you are, I hope you’re indulging in every Thanksgiving treat with friends and family.
SHOP THE BEST #BLACKFRIDAY SALES AHEAD OF EVERYONE
It’s not just Christmas decorations that seem to come earlier every year. Some Black Friday sales now start as early as Tuesday — maybe we should just rename it #BlackWeek? Some of my favorite brands have kicked off their sales early this year and you can be sure I won’t wait until everything is sold out!
“We spend an enormous amount of time in our kitchen and include the children in many aspects of food preparation” —Jen Albano
Restauranteurs know a thing or two about kitchens, which is why I’m fascinated by this Brooklyn row house kitchen — whipped into shape by the couple behind restaurant & bar Henry Public. Jen Albano and Matt Dawson renovated the kitchen with architect Nick Robertson of Studio Piano Nobile. It wasn’t gutted, it’s not perfect, but it was renovated in keeping with the charm of the 1880s building: wood beams and original farmhouse sink included. It was updated to today’s taste with simple white marble countertops, muddy green shaker style cabinetry and a patterned tile backsplash. The built-in breakfast nook was built in the 1920s got a fresh coat of paint and a bit of styling. The result: a heart-of-the-home kitchen in it’s purest simplest form. See the full house on Lonny.
I’m not much of a summer cook. I whip up the occasional gourmet salad, but my skills come out when I’m making hearty Winter dishes: lasagna, chilli, risotto, chicken cacciatore… There’s just something about cool weather that makes me want to splurge on gourmet ingredients and spend hours in the kitchen with good music, good wine and good friends. Here are my favorite recent cookbooks to get you back into cooking. If a book titled “Thug Kitchen: Cook Like you Give a Fuck” doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.
Mothers, girlfriends, sisters, best friends, grandmothers…
The women in your life all deserve a little pampering for all they do for you throughout the year. Whether it’s a bottle of glitter nail polish or a cute pair of gloves or an Alexandra Von Furstenberg tray, here are a collection of gifts to delight the women in your life, from the travel bug to the #girlboss. Just click on the + signs to shop products below (on mobile, shop at the bottom of the post).