Sister Picks: Celebrating at Home
I’m grateful I now find myself at the beginning of the holiday season – the perfect opportunity to spoil friends and family. I won’t disclose the shocking amount of hours I’ve spent treasure hunting online, but I’m proud to present you with the gems I’ve found.
From (virtual) party props to table decorations and tasty treats, these goodies will brighten this unconventional holiday season. I can’t wait to gift these goodies to my loved ones, and I hope you find something here that will spread good vibes and cheer to the people in your life.
P.S. I also included some binge-worthy entertainment to help ease the mind during the chaotic holiday season. Enjoy!
Is there anything more classic than a caviar-shaped ornament? Maybe caviar itself. Your Christmas tree probably won't mind.
These marbled party crackers by Houses & Parties are just as beautiful as they are fun – I can't wait to crack these open!
Lift the mood, be silly, and get into character! These Icon Masks by Rebecca Gardner are the perfect way to add cheer and humor to your small holiday celebrations.
Levain cookies are the ultimate holiday treat. Gooey and delicious, they're everyone's favorite. Send these gift boxes to your family and friends who you won't be able to see for the holidays!
For those who claim to "not have enough room" for your holiday dessert. These classic amaretti cookies are a good thing to have in your pantry this season.
William Poll's Baked Potato Rosemary Thins are the ideal pre-feast nibble to include on your holiday table... or you can just have them as a sneaky snack while you cook!
set up with style
How lovely are these porcelain dinner plates by THEMIS Z? Locally handcrafted in Greece, the Athenian designer drew upon their upbringing to create this "Kyma" wave pattern. This green hue is perfect for a holiday table!
I love the delicate floral touches on these illustrated place cards by artist Riley Sheehey for Moda Domus. These are sure to add personalized charm to any table setting.
I always set my table with our Sister Parish Dinner Napkins – they never fail to impress. They are offered in a range of four whimsical prints and sold as a set of four.
Add sophisticated elegance to your holiday tables with this pair of Maison Baguès style candelabras in silvered bronze and crystal.
Rigaud describes the scent of this candle as "a blend of the aromatic sweetness of lavender, the woody, crisp notes of pine needles, and the powerful aroma of cedar wood." Sign me up!
dress to impress...your (virtual) guests
This Bardot Faux Fur Trim Hat by Behida Dolic Millinery emulates a 60s French style and brings all the Brigitte Bardot vibes to your outfit.
I just bought this jumpsuit and I absolutely love it. Universally flattering, tan is the perfect color for a holiday outfit. Definitely size down – I wear the extra small.
I have the smaller version of this Rue de Verneuil tote, but I'm so tempted to splurge on this larger version for future travel plans. I'm obsessed with this Prince de Galles pattern!
food coma interlude
I want to listen to this again! Architectural Digest's "The AD Aesthete" podcast is full of gems, but I love this episode in particular: "The Allure of 1980s Luxury"
I was completely enchanted by the 1960s costume and set design in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit. Lead actress Anya Taylor-Joy delivers a magnetic performance, making this mini-series 100% bingeable.
Watch Netflix's My Octopus Teacher and be transported to a South African kelp forest, in which free diver Craig Foster forges a bond with a wild octopus. This film is a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and our connection with nature.