Anchored in December

The most magical time of the year is HERE!! Christmastime is my favorite of all the seasons and even though we are staying close to home this month, we are still going to be sharing and doing a lot of holiday things with you all.

Last weekend, we got our tree and started decorating our home. It made me ever so grateful to have a loud, noisy home. We weren’t able to travel this year to see family at Thanksgiving because of COVID, and I am so happy we have our little family of four.

The month of December is all about the spirit of Christmas here in New England. Hopefully, it will brighten your holidays too. It’s a little different this year, I must admit. We cancelled a couple of holiday trips and are staying in Connecticut and Rhode Island for the most part unless something drastically changes.

I have plenty to share with you with some close to me travels, holiday style, and festive decorating and food. I kicked it off yesterday sharing my favorite sweater dress perfect for home or a dinner out and my first of many holiday charcuterie boards.

Here’s to making this last month of 2020 the best!!

What I will be sharing the month of December…


A Pet-friendly Stay at The Nantucket Back in November, I joined some friends and our pups and had a fun little trip to the island. Finally, I am able to share this with you! It’s a great place to stay with pets. Full blog post coming soon!

The Delamar West Hartford I will be sharing a stay and holiday shopping experience at The Delamar, a luxury hotel located in the shopping and restaurant district of West Hartford. Stay tuned for a special package now through January!

The Griswold Inn The holiday family tradition of having a festive meal continues at the historic Griswold Inn in our nearby neighbor Essex, CT. This year we added a stay to enjoy the experience even more. It’s one of our absolute favorite places to be during the holidays.

The Ocean House Fondue Village I’ll be joining a few friends for a fun photo shoot and meal for this fun gondola dining experience at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. I can’t wait to share what it is for!


Brooks Brothers I’ll be sharing some holiday looks I will be wearing for some of our special moments this Christmas season.

Draper James It’s going to be fairisle kind of holiday here! I’ll share a holiday look from Draper James just in time for the holidays and the winter months.

Tuckernuck A day to evening holiday look perfect for home or a small gathering out.

Shop Navy Bleu One of my favorite small biz shops has a new line of cashmere she is adding her shop and I can’t wait to share it with you! I’ve seen a few pictures and I will get to see the real thing soon. More coming!


Shorelines Illustrated I recently flexed my photo stylist/photographer side and finished up a shoot I did for the next issue of Shorelines Illustrated Magazine. It’s a coastal tablescape featuring Mystic Knotwork and I love how it came together. I’ll share that really soon when it is published.

Christmas Tree Shops This month, I’ll share a virtual gift wrap & cocktail party featuring items from Christmas Tree Shops in my home. I can’t wait to share the friends that will be popping by virtually to join me!

New England Dairy Cocoa Bar One thing there is never a shortage of in my home during the holidays—cocoa. I’ve been partnering with New England Dairy and I will share an extra festive spin on this seasonal favorite.

Holiday Open House Once I finish up the Christmas decorating, I’ll share a little holiday home tour since we can’t have guests over this year. A little Christmas in Connecticut for you!

Here’s to keeping things merry and bright all December long!



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