Much Mistletoeing

12th December, 2014

Yesterday we showed you how Argentinians throw a party. Here’s how we  do it back in NYC! It involves a heaping pot of coq au vin, Ralph Lauren looks, more than a few whiskey cocktails and fun family photos (increasingly silly as the evening stretches on). We figure that if you’ve got to shoot a Christmas card, you might as well make it an occasion!

Beaming the happiest of holiday wishes from our family to yours; may this season remind us all to look always for joy and to forever celebrate celebration.TheHolidaySpirit2 TheHolidaySpirit3


    To create a lush, cozy feeling, we covered our dinner table with vintage Japanese indigos, layered with leather chargers and a mélange of Ralph Lauren plates. Don’t be afraid to combine different china patterns if you don’t have enough matching pieces for a big party. Part of the charm is in the mix!

    Eschew a traditional centerpiece and instead drape evergreen branches down the center of the table, weaving in candlesticks, silver ornaments, votives, fall vegetables and wired Christmas ribbons. The idea is to ease everything into a relaxed visual dance, to allow your guests to feel spoiled, indulged and totally at ease.

  • Instead of hand-written place cards, print out pictures of each of your guests (try to choose images that relate to a memory you’ve shared together) and put them in small silver frames at each table setting ~ a personal keepsake your friends can take home at the end of the night!

  • CLICK HERE for Zach’s much-loved coq au vin recipe


    CLICK HERE for the secrets to Kevin’s delicious whiskey cocktails

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  • Bianca @ItsAllBee

    Looks like you folks had a lovely evening. Love all the pieces including the clothing from the guys too.

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  • Kamara

    You are such a beauty! That wrap dress is sensational on you.

  • Renfashionista

    So much fun! Fabulous party and photos! Pecan pie..mmmm! 😛
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  • Sasa Zoe

    Love love love!

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  • elarmariodelanena

    funny and beautiful images. I see a lot of love in this post 😀

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  • Jennine Jacob

    Oh wow, I had no idea that RL could be so chic and holistic in terms of attire and home all together! Also, you look amazing in that wrap dress! SO HOT!

  • ReloadEvolve

    How stunning are these images!? Wow!

  • FashionTranslated

    Where can we find that dress? It’s not in the link provided. 🙁

    • theglamourai

      The link is fixed ~ sorry about that!


  • serena

    You’ve got a lovely body shape,and you will be outstanding in the crowd!

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    LOVE IT!

  • Neela

    kelly, i have followed your blog from its inception and i really admire how you have created it into an amazing brand. good on you! can’t wait to see what new adventures and stories lie ahead for the glamourai. Marry christmas from Sydney.

  • María

    Fantastic pictures
    Lots of love, xx

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