Thanksgiving With A Twist…

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Most of us won’t be dining with Anna Wintour or Tom Ford this Thanksgiving, but why not dress as though we are? Leave those cozy sweatpants in the top drawer and opt for something with a bit of pizzazz! Or better yet, create a table with a colorful snappy theme. Your table doesn’t need to be the traditional boring orange and gold theme. Go out on a limb, be adventurous and add some jewel tones with pinks and blues and yes, even purple to create a gorgeous yet untraditional Thanksgiving table. I love the ones here by Alberto Pinto. You can never go wrong with elegant tall candles, beautiful china, candlelit sparkle and of course, lot’s of chilled bubbly.

As we take time to reflect and give thanks for friends, family, health, happiness, and all that is good in our lives, let us not forget the turkey. I can only imagine how long it must have taken for the woman of the house to pluck a bird back in the day. My least favorite part? Stuffing breadcrumbs up a dead bird’s bum at 7:00am. My favorite part – the left overs. That delicious turkey, cranberry, mayonnaise sandwich at midnight with fresh cracked pepper and cranberry sauce oozing out the sides. Oh baby baby you had me at hello…

No need to break into a sweat or any “Beverly House Wife” drama ladies. Want to know the secret to hosting a beautiful Thanksgiving at your house with less stress and plenty of time to sit down before the first guests arrive? Create a classic martini with a female twist and down that bad boy before Uncle Bob and Aunt Mary show up from Wisconsin with their kids. Some kind of outrageous pomegranate number with chilled vodka, cracked ice and sugar syrup so saturated with crimson translucence it could be framed and put in a museum! That’s what I’m talk’in bout sista! After a few sips of that you’ll be kicking off those heals singing “Lucy in the Sky with Pomegrantes”and perhaps Uncle Bob and Aunt Mary will go home early…

Eat, drink and be fabulous this Thanksgiving!




  1. Trademark Guy

    November 27, 2013 at 10:29 am

    MOST of us won’t be dining with Tom or Anna this thanksgiving, but I for one will! Just kidding, although these fab images are a dream realised (although I don’t get the impression that Anna will be asking for seconds)

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