November 27th, 2020
On My Mind

The Day After

Ironically, I cooked the best Thanksgiving dinner of my life. Every dish, even the turkey, was delicious — go figure. Maybe, since it was just three of us, the pressure was off. My husband put on a jacket (no tie) and my daughter and I pulled out dresses that have not seen the light of day in 10 months. It was very nice.

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that today is Black Friday. It feels like it started weeks ago, which I think it did. I’m not a big sale shopper, but now that everything is available online I’m going to put on some comfy shoes — these Saint Laurent loafers would be nice (sigh) — and see what’s what. I already upgraded a few kitchen staples from Williams Sonoma that arrived in time to be used for Thanksgiving dinner. To be continued.

SHOP

What's New

THE ROW

Everett leather tote bag

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

TÔTEME

Wool-crepe strapless top

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

THE ROW

Garcon suede loafers

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

  • I had the same experience, everything was delicious! I also tried some new recipes (NYT Cooking, and Food 52) which I would never do in normal circumstances:)

    Sharon RozenthalNovember 27th, 2020  8:11 AM

     
  • I still have my Bass Weejuns – had them resoled by an old world cobbler. Loved them too much to let them go.

    SLFNovember 27th, 2020  1:00 PM

     
  • I find seasonal sale shopping a good time to spring for those things for the home and table top, which are truly investments and that I have been thinking about for a long time, or an important addition to the batterie de cuisine! Among all of the chain stores, Williams Sonoma might be my favorite – the local store feels local. Amidst the glut of stuff available via Amazon, I remain 100% dedicated to calling a store, making friends with an associate who is employed to be of assistance and depends on his/her sales for their professional livelihood, hearing a voice from another state, hearing about their weather or their dogs, discussing the gift wrap options . . . Many have become friends over time ~
    : ))

    PaulaNovember 27th, 2020  1:03 PM

     
  • Oddly enough, my dinner was the best I had ever made also and that was my exact thought. It is amazing how well things turn out when we are relaxed!

    MelNovember 28th, 2020  6:50 PM

     

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