November 26th, 2021
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A Chanel Christmas

I’ve given up on trying to master a whole Thanksgiving turkey (yesterday’s was particularly awful) and moved on to planning Christmas. If I had my druthers, I’d ask Santa for something spectacular from Chanel. The coat topped my fall wish list, but my size sold out immediately. That’s okay, these suede & grosgrain flats are divine and the Bouton de Camélia earrings definitely tick the spectacular box.

Image courtesy @styleheroine

  • I may need to copy you and put those shoes on my Christmas List too! They are very chic!

    Habitually ChicNovember 26th, 2021  8:18 AM

  • That’s too bad that you didn’t hear back but either of the other two would be marvellous, particularly those flats. My turkey recipe is a version of the classic Martha Stewart I printed off years ago with every single bird’s weight and cooking time (including basting) that I’ve ever done, written in cramped little letters on the four pages so I can refer back. My family jokes that it’s something I would grab in a fire and they’re not wrong. Hope you had a wonderful day, all the best. ❤️

    SueMNovember 26th, 2021  8:35 AM

  • Thanksgiving is best at a restaurant. It is too much hype for one day. The Chanel earrings are adorable.

    TracyNovember 26th, 2021  8:43 AM

  • Both are incredible!

    SharonNovember 26th, 2021  8:45 AM

  • That’s an honor, Habitually Chic, considering you assemble the BEST gift guide items!

    PrestonNovember 26th, 2021  8:49 AM

  • Dear Preston ~ Ina Garten offers a foolproof Thanksgiving menu in her Parties cookbook. She treats turkey just like her famous Perfect Roast Chicken. I find it easier to buy a smaller bird (10-12 pounds max) and an additional whole breast if needed. I round out with side dishes from Elizabeth Schneider Colche’s, ‘Ready When You Are,’ all of which can be prepped ahead, and my daughter makes two pies (pumpkin and pecan). In addition to the fact that our little family is together under the same roof, the tabletop, flowers, and ceremony of it all makes Thanksgiving an important and uniquely American tradition in our home, one which we won’t ever give up. Set the festive mood and uncork champagne at three pm.
    P.S. If your heart just isn’t in it, you can always ask your husband or kids to cook/grill the turkey or serve something else. But don’t let go of Thanksgiving. 🙂

    PaulaNovember 26th, 2021  8:35 PM

  • This turkey recipe from Bon Appetit is fool-proof. You can use dried or fresh sage (you probably have some fresh sage in your garden but an old bottle of dried sage works well too), I’ve made it ten years in a row. The Chanel shoes are nice too!

    Laura Zinn FrommNovember 26th, 2021  10:08 PM

  • Oh, I would never let go of Thanksgiving, it’s my favorite holiday. This year was wonderful with both girls home and one brought her beau. I appreciate all of the turkey recipes and tips. The turkey breast I made last year from my cooking heroine Ina Garten was delicious. The two small birds this year were tough, not sure any amount of brining, frying, or seasoning would’ve helped them. Anyway, wishing everyone a happy holidays with both Hanukkah and Advent starting tomorrow. xp

    PrestonNovember 27th, 2021  6:38 AM


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