The Season of Gratitude

The holidays are about many things - family, friends, the coming together and toasting another year gone by. And of course, a few luxe gifts never hurt anyone, either. This year, as we begin to usher in this joyous time, our thoughts turn to gratitude and everything we have to be thankful for. So we asked a few of our favorite women how they’re planning on celebrating the holiday this year and all the ways in which that feeling of gratitude informs every moment of their celebration.

As a Hamptons-based stylist, Lisa Frohlich is all about celebrating the holidays with a chic sensibility and gratitude always at the helm. Whether she’s dressing her family in black tie for an intimate dinner at home or shopping for ornaments on her travels throughout the year, she rings in the holidays with enthusiasm and joy. So naturally we had to find out how Lisa plans on celebrating this year and the traditions that keep the season merry and bright.

If you could transport back in-time to your favorite holiday memory, where would you go?

Christmas Eve when I was younger. We would all gather around my grandmother’s piano and sing Christmas Carols. All my cousins, aunts, and uncles would be singing together. It’s a great memory for me.

What is your go-to tip for holiday entertaining?  

My biggest tip would be to start shopping and wrapping presents as early as possible. I know this is easier said than done! I like to enjoy Christmas Eve and not be in a frenzied state. We also send out holiday cards each year and I have saved one card from each year for my children to have when they’re older.

Can you share your favorite holiday shopping destination to find hidden treasures?  

We buy a holiday ornament every time we go on vacation. My twins love to hang them on the tree because they bring back great memories. Most recently we were in Nantucket, and we bought a little wooden sailboat ornament with a Christmas wreath on the sail.

How are you gifting yourself this season?

I don’t really worry about myself over the holidays. It’s all about the children. Usually, my husband and I buy each other one nice present. I’m also not bashful about buying myself something, wrapping it, and putting it under the tree for Christmas morning.

What’s your favorite holiday indulgence?

My favorite holiday indulgence is wine and champagne. It feels like every night through the holiday season has at least one or two glasses of wine involved. January is usually a very dry (and boring) month!

Over the holidays, you must...  

Whether we go out to dinner on Christmas Eve or cook in, we have a family tradition of getting dressed up. It makes the night more festive. And the kids can open one present on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day we are usually in our pajamas for most of the day.

Get the Look -Lisa Frohlich is wearing the Kathe Cotton Dress in Sunflower.