Over the next six days, families will gather to share good tidings and enjoy holiday meals together. If you are not hosting, what will you bring? It’s hard to go wrong with a spirit, but you will want to pick something thoughtful. We checked in with a few local tastemakers to see what they are bringing to deck the halls. Cheers to you and yours!  

Glenny Beahm of AN.GLE Events: Dehydrated Blood Orange Slices, Cocktail Garnish Co 

The always on the move event planner and owner of AN.GLE events likes to bring a cocktail garnish. “I love the blood orange slices from Cocktail Garnish.for a dinner gathering. The host can add it to almost any cocktail or save it for later.” 

Adrienne Casbarian, Co-owner of Malachite Home: Graham’s 40 Year Tawny Dessert Wine, The Wine Seller 

The design savvy co-owner of Malachite Home says, “I love to bring cheese and port to a festive gathering. Typically, I buy Grahams 40 Year Tawny port wine. And if I am hosting, I love to use a vintage jardinière like this as a vessel to keep things cool.” 

Mani Dawes and Sean Josephs, Founders, Pinhook: Flagship Rye, Pinhook  

The husband-and-wife team behind former Kenton’s Restaurant, Tia Pol and Pinhook Bourbon recommend Flagship Pinhook Rye. Mani offers, “with hints of baked apple and clove, the taste is reminiscent of holiday spices!” 

Jenny Vorhoff, Owner of Studio Riga Interiors:  Morimoto Junmai Sake, Elios 

Owner of Studio Riga Interiors and How to Host columnist for St. Charles Avenue likes to think outside the box. “I love to bring a bottle of sake. It’s unique enough that the host won’t feel pressure to serve it if they don’t want to.”  

And here are a few vessels we’d love to sip from!  


The Best Gift to Bring to the Party

L to R:

Wine Goblets, Adler’s
Bubble Wine Glass, Phina
Luca Wine Glass, Hilltop Shoppe 

The Best Gift to Bring to the Party

L to R:

Gold Leopard Wine Glass, Phina
Evil Eye Tumbler, ABC Carpet & Home
White Wine Glass, Saks Fifth Avenue 


The Best Gift to Bring to the Party

L to R:
Hammered Martini Glass, Eclectic Home
Cheetah Martini Glass, Phina
Regalia Martini Glass, Hazelnut

Old Fashioned

The Best Gift to Bring to the Party

Double Old-Fashioned Glass, Chairish
Magnolia Glasses, Mignon Faget 


The Best Gift to Bring to the Party

Kunsai Sake Set, Musubi Kiln 
Gold Leaf Sake Set, Musubi Kiln
Sake Service, Roman and Williams Guild

Events this week:  

Thursday, Dec. 22 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.): The Cajun Night Before Christmas Author Book Signing, Little Miss Muffin  

All Week: 20% off Christmas Décor, Judy at the Rink