|I adore the American Ballet Theatre!|
I decided in November that I would try to really revel in the holiday season this year. It started when, out of the blue one weekend, my husband wished we had crème brûlée for dessert. I hadn’t made that in years but thought, Hey, why not. So I got out a recipe from Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris and got to work the following weekend. It made a regular Saturday night a lot more special—a glass of prosecco and crème brûlée! Then I realized I should make the whole Thanksgiving and Christmas season like this—not make myself crazy or stressed, but try to focus less on shopping and presents and more on experiences, special food, and time with my friends and family. It’s going well so far!
|The ramekins right before going into their water bath in the oven.|
The crème brûlée was delicious and Tippi had to check in on all the fun.
|Tippi comes to inspect the crème brûlée and prosecco!|
|Love all the colors in this Bergdorf window.|
I’ve already been to see the holiday windows at Bergdorf and Tiffany with my dear friend (and frequent “How I Wear My” photographer) Gwynne. I was not a big fan of the above outfit when I first saw it, but the more I see it the more it grows on me. I definitely love those dark pink boots!
I have tickets to see American Ballet Theatre’s version of The Nutcracker at The Brooklyn Academy of Music with my family. I saw this production a couple of years ago and it was divine, the dancing and the costumes were amazing! I am very excited to see Misty Copeland, an ABT soloist, perform the night we attend since I have never seen her on stage before.
|I love this picture of ABT Soloist Misty Copeland. I cannot wait to see her dance in The Nutcracker!|
|Never too old for Eloise!|
I’ve already read Eloise at Christmastime, by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight, with my kids, and we will be reading it again, probably several times! My son and daughter both love Eloise’s antics any time of year, but she seems even more fun and zany at Christmas, and the drawings by Hilary Knight feel like a gift every time I see them, they are so beautifully done and bring me such pure joy. He is so talented!
|Zara lace blouse (love) with a J. Crew necklace.|
I will be wearing plenty of my fanciest things the second half of the month, like this purple and red lace Zara blouse and sparkly J. Crew necklace.
Tell me how you are making the holidays special for yourself or your family. I would love to hear all about it!