As we come to the end of a long year of staying home, it’s no surprise that many of us are looking forward to a reason for celebration. After several months of unprecedented events, the holiday season is a welcome distraction.
Gathering in the kitchen to decorate sugar cookies or setting up a festive dinner party video call with faraway friends, this year might look a little different but can still be a time of festivity and joy.
Gifting at a Distance
When faced with months at home, many of us filled the time with crafty pursuits or explored our baking skills. In a year where we’ve been so physically distant, it’s nice to add a more personal touch to the gifting experience.
Sew a new table runner, mail hand knit scarves to your family or drop off a tin of cookies on a friend’s porch. Then hop on a video call from the comfort of your own couch and take turns opening presents. There’s plenty of opportunity for connection when you get a little creative.
Keep it Simple
When it comes to table decorations or décor throughout the home, simplicity is key. Spend a weekend DIYing dried citrus garlands or wreaths out of unexpected greenery like eucalyptus. It’s a great way to bring a little festivity to your home while also making it smell great.
Sourcing your décor directly from nature is not only sustainable but also pairs beautifully with the natural elegance of Caesarstone’s surfaces. Think timeless rather than showy and your decorative pieces will be chic for years to come.
On the Table
Alternatively, you could build a warm but moody aesthetic with candles and copper string lights. Contrast the glow against Caesarstone’s 4735 Oxidian or 3101 Piatto Black for an opulent and intimate dinner. Incorporating stoneware plates and raw linen napkins will further elevate the theme of natural sophistication. Now more than ever is the perfect time to create an elegant dining experience in your own home.
Never underestimate the power of nostalgia, especially during this time of year. It’s time to dig to the back of your storage room for any sentimental items you could add to your holiday display. Your family may not physically be with you, but it could be a sweet touch to serve dessert in the same bowls your family always did. Try your hand at replicating a recipe from your childhood and put your own spin on an old classic.
Serving an Experience
The opportunity this year has given us is the chance to break out of your comfort zone in the kitchen. Cooking for a smaller bubble makes it more manageable to get experimental in the kitchen. Try an adventurous recipe that you wouldn’t normally challenge yourself with when faced with feeding the whole family. Take advantage of this moment to give your social bubble a real treat. Create a signature cocktail for the evening or put together an ambitious seven course tasting menu. A limited guest list offers endless possibilities for a more personalized evening. Take the time to create a charming and sincere experience for yourself and your guests.
From all of us at Caesarstone, we hope you have a sweet and cheerful holiday season. Thank you for including us in your new normal.