Talk of The Town: November 2020

Celebrate & Connect

From creating a standout table for an intimate holiday dinner to finding new ways to connect with friends and family, we’re looking forward to a season of festivity and fun.

Take Centerstage

Holiday festivities may look a little different this year, but there’s no reason you can’t showcase your culinary skills with a well-coiffed dinner table! Inspired by some of the hottest design trends, these bold tablescapes create the perfect vibe for an intimate celebration.

  1. Go big
    Make a bold statement with a maximalist look. Mix eye-catching drinkware, over-the-top florals, and opulent crystal for a look that says it all.
  2. Mix it up
    Mismatched tableware in complementary colors makes for an eclectic look. Add in lush natural textures like foliage—and even fruit—for subtly seasonal design.
  3. Embrace mystery
    Rich jewel tones and gold-trimmed dinnerware create a mysterious vibe, while centerpiece additions like purple cabbage offer a unique look.
  4. Classic with a twist
    Breathe new life into a classic for an effortlessly cool style. Drape a plaid tablecloth on the diagonal and add textured dinnerware for a modern table setting.

The Sweet Life

No holiday celebration is complete without a sweet treat. These delectably DIY desserts aren’t just a guaranteed crowd pleaser—they’re easy to make too!

Lemon Meringue Tartlets
Equal parts sweet and tangy, these tiny treats are the perfect dessert option for one.

Pumpkin Spice Cake
Love pumpkin spice lattes and pie? This decadent cake is the best of both worlds.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
With some easy substitutions, these vegan cookies can fit almost any dietary restriction and preference.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mini Trifles
This creamy no-bake dessert is ideal for any gathering, and serves as the perfect take-home treat.

  • Aztec Chocolate
    Granola Bark
    Featuring homemade granola, this sweet treat can be ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Pear and Berry
    Crumb Pie
    Full of seasonal spices and fruits, this rustic pie is a great way to try something new this holiday.

Friendly Competition

The holidays are about connecting, and a virtual game night is a great way to spend time with loved ones near and far. Hit the App Store or Google Play to download the game of your choice, then get ready for a little friendly competition online!

This card game offers a virtual version full of new twists that allow you to play with friends from across the country—host a tournament, try team mode, or play a one-on-one round with your best buds.

This board game features updates like multiplayer and duels, along with cool upgrades that make online game play with friends a blast.

Scrabble Go
Start a new tradition to see who can come up with the best triple word score this holiday with this virtual take on an old school favorite.

Score points for guessing the right answer, and for psyching your friends into guessing yours. Similar to Balderdash, this remote game encourages a little playful fabrication.

Looking for nostalgia? This classic game has gone virtual, allowing you to connect with your friends no matter where they are in the world.

Heads Up! on Houseparty
A contemporary take on charades, this game combines the regular Heads Up! app with Houseparty—a group video chat service—to make game night a bit easier.

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