Hello holidays! We’re ready to make the most of November and the special occasions that are upon us by decorating, imbibing and gathering with friends and family. As we take time to reflect and count our blessings, we’re sharing our picks for enjoying the exciting weeks ahead; whether it is being transported to infinity and beyond, paying homage to an American classic, setting the table for multi-generational memories, or finding inspiration for meaningful ways to close out 2019.
1 | Tom Ford famously said, “Dressing well is a form of good manners” and we imagine Emily Post would agree that similar etiquette extends to a well-dressed table. This Thanksgiving, while grandparents gather around the table belaboring stories of how they simply “don’t make them like they used to,” slip in a welcomed nod of nostalgia to your place setting with The Punctilious Mr. P’s Place Card Company ephemera. His deliciously bespoke menu and place card suites with vintage illustrations help you mind your Mr. P’s and Q’s- making setting your table, and impressing your elders, perfectly effortless this entertaining season.
2 | Après ski, cozy up by the fire in your fair isle and tune into HBO’s newest documentary, Very Ralph, profiling the life and fashion legacy of American Designer, Ralph Lauren. With an archive that spans several decades, get a front row seat to the story of the iconic fashion house and how Ralph’s designs have withstood the test of time, influencing countless trends and poignantly defining eras. Another testament to his staying power is the new generation of enthusiasts coveting the brand’s signature collections, including teddy bear sweaters and Navajo chunky knits. Tune in to see Ralph’s celebrated style, which ranges from the perfect casual ensemble to a classic black-tie tailored statement, guaranteeing there’ll be no shortage of holiday attire inspiration for every occasion in this fashion flick.
3 | Social media mavens from New York and beyond will be clamoring for the chance to spend a mere number of seconds in Yayoi Kusama’s latest Infinity Room installation at David Zwirner, which opens this month. Expect an infinite amount of infinity room posts to fill your feed before the Every Day I Pray for Love exhibition closes December 14. As if one high-profile exhibition this month wasn’t enough for the 90-year-old artist, true to form, Kusama continues to prove that her art comes in many mediums; this time by designing her first-ever balloon for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We’ll certainly be glued to our TV screens to see Kusama take her art to new heights, with the debut of a helium spectacle in Herald Square.
4 | Count your blessings, and gear up for Black Friday shopping, with Hearth & Hand’s Give, Save, Spend piggy bank set. These charming vessels are the perfect daily reminder to diversify and a great way to instill early habits of gratitude with little ones this holiday season. As you save up your pennies, mark your calendars for Giving Tuesday and make giving back a family affair. Browse participating organizations in your area on givingtuesday.org and select where to donate your piggy’s loot. We can’t think of a better way to gear up for December than banking on a gift that keeps on giving.
Photos Courtesy Of: 1 | The Punctilious Mr. P’s Place Card Company 2 | Vogue 3 | David Zwirner 4 | Hearth & Hand for Target