This year, like last, we will be spending Thanksgiving as a family of three. I miss my extended family but don’t mind the absence of travel and the promise of a lazy, cozy morning at home and a languid, logistics-free Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll eat when the turkey’s ready and we’ll sit at the table as long as we like. And, of course, we’ll say my mother’s prayer, reading aloud from her loopy script, and think to ourselves: how improbably fortunate are we?
Have yourself a merry little Thanksgiving.
+A great and likely unexpected way to thank your family/friends for hosting Friendsgiving: bring or send fancy coffee. We love Toby’s. Or ship a box of Levain cookies. People claim they are the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. THE WORLD, PEOPLE. I think they are Very, Very Good but almost too rich to eat more than a few bites of. Still, a special and indulgent surprise. (Who doesn’t love coffee and cookies? #BasicButSoGood)
+I saw the ultra-chic Jenny Walton wearing a cashmere beanie in pastel blue and had to copycat. Hers was Uniqlo (how do you beat the price?), but I love the cabling of this style (especially in the lavender!) — and, of course, it’s on sale.
+This statement jacket is FINALLY on sale!!! How amazing would it look with Jenny’s ice blue cashmere beanie!
+Love these mini cypress trees for the mantel for the festive time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They feel seasonal but not too “HELLO, IT’S CHRISTMAS ON NOVEMBER 23RD.”
+I bought this exact throw blanket in a gray color a few years back and it is the softest, snuggliest thing ever. Sadly, Tilly claimed it as her own and so I am leery of cozying up to it. (#Dogstink.) Might re-up with this one in the green!
+This cashmere wrap is 40% off and I think I need it in the “soft shell” color.
+This chic leopard bootie is now on sale.
+This brightening cleanser is getting really strong reviews. A lot of brands on this site are on sale (sadly not the cleanser), including Caudalie — use code THANKS for 25% off. Good excuse to try the Caudalie Beauty Elixir I’ve been raving about! Have also heard really good things about this moisturizer.
+Among the more random things I have ever posted: we have used these to baby-proof a number of cabinets in our home. I did a LOT of research on this topic. A LOT. I seriously considered the magnetic key ones that enable you to keep the locks “invisible.” But at the end of the day, we went with these — inexpensive, unattractive but not too offensive, and very good at the job their meant to do. Also do not require any hardware/drilling/permanence, which mattered to us as renters. I am so happy we have them.