Chasing Davies: A Personalized & Cozy Holiday Dinner with Friends

December 15, 2014

A Personalized & Cozy Holiday Dinner with Friends

One of my most favorite parts of this season is excuses to step away from the craziness of life and get together with wonderful friends. And as I've gotten older, I appreciate the quiet, at home, yet beautifully and simply decorated moments vs. wild nights at the bar (though that's still ok sometimes).  A meal without kids, husbands, TV, phones (except for the quick Instagram pic... because, yum), etc... a meal with real conversation, announcements, adult food and drink, silence... and special surprises. 

I want to give my close friends the world. They are like my family. They ARE an extension of my family and I don't get to see them as much as I used to or wish I could these days. We're all running in a million different directions, but we make time for each other. And when we do, whether it's with our families or alone, we make it count. And no matter how much time has passed, we just pick up where we last left off. I think that's a sign of good friendship, ya? Nothing gets in the way, we make time for each other no matter how crazy life is and we treat each other like family.

Anyways, we made a get-together happen with a real meal to celebrate the joys of the season - like friendship - and I wanted to add something cozy to our table decor and in turn, a gift. I decided to drape my girlfriend's chairs in Tiny Print's new super soft, monogrammed herringbone throws, which went along wonderfully with our low-key night planned with stew, red wine and apple pie.  I think gift giving can happen in really creative ways and be incorporated into experiences that bring people together. It's not all about material things, but when there is that element, why not make it special and personalized?

What are some ways that you make time for your friends and maintaining those friendships?
You can see some photos of our cozy night in over dinner below!

{My outfit: Sweater - on sale!, Pants (similar options!), Leopard Wedges - c/o DSW (similar in heels - 30% off!, similar wedges), Lips, Necklaces - Stella & Dot & gift from PopSugar Must Have Box (shop great gold necklaces for layering here), Blankets - c/o Tiny Prints}

P.S. I'll have a post on that perfect cheese tray my friend whipped up soon! It was too amazing not to share more. :)

This post is in partnership with Tiny Prints, one of my go-to sources for anything personalized!

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