Pictured: Royal Copenhagen fluted salad plate.
On Thanksgiving, the comfort of being surrounded by friends and family is an essential ingredient of the holiday—along with turkey, cranberry sauce, and maybe a little pumpkin pie (or apple, depending on which camp you’re in). But how else do we celebrate in an appropriately laid-back style? Below, we asked the Barneys team to tell us about their Thanksgiving plans—football, swaddling up in cashmere, Scrabble games, and all.
“My family loves the food on Thanksgiving but the wine and cocktails better. I set out a beautiful silver tray on the island in my kitchen so people can drink and talk to me while I am cooking. We are also going to serve a wonderful bourbon (made in New York) this year, and so I’ll put it in this incredible Baccarat decanter. I dress way, way down for Thanksgiving. I plan to wear a Victor Alfaro oversized sweater and my grey cashmere Barneys New York sweatpants. Down, but luxe!” -Daniella Vitale
“We always start our Thanksgiving feast with a toast. It is a very rare that my entire family comes together. This Champagne flute is perfect for the special occasion.” -Leah Kim
“I celebrate Thanksgiving in the Northern California countryside. It’s a time for warm cardigans, glasses of wine on the porch overlooking the still green trees, and beating everyone in my family at backgammon.” -Matthew Woolsey
“Thanksgiving Day always includes a no-mercy, no-dictionary-peeking Scrabble game, and this year my daughter will be up to the challenge, so it will be a three-generation competition. Homemade pies are the ultimate Thanksgiving comfort food. My family can never choose between apple and pumpkin—so we do both. This year, I am excited to serve the double dessert on these Royal Copenhagen black porcelain dessert plates.” -Tracy Edwards
“For me, the holiday is all about football watching with my kids and family and having someone else cook for me. Whatever the day’s munchies are, nothing makes them feel as special as serving them in stylish snack bowls.” -Mark Strausman
“We started a new tradition of preparing shrimp, fluke ceviche, fennel, and orange salad to be served with the traditional Thanksgiving fare. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy the park with the dogs to walk off our feasting. I’ll be cozy in my Barneys New York rib-knit cashmere cowl.” -Sarah Blair
“I enjoy spending time with my in-laws. As an immigrant, I feel lucky to have found such a great—and quirky—bunch! I like to buy a few Cire Trudon ‘Odalisque’ candles and give the house a festive feel and smell!” -Simon Doonan
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