BUZZ: A Thanksgiving Guide

Happy Thanksgiving from Mel in Chanel HQ! This week's BUZZ features everything I've been inspired to try or make this Thanksgiving. I highly recommend trying out the spiced cider recipe, or finding some inspiration in the Thanksgiving tablescapes. I hope your Thanksgiving is full of turkey and lot's of love.


Spiced Cider Punch

I tried out this delicious cold cider a few weeks ago and fell in love with the ease of it along with the taste! The orange juice concentrate helps bring out the perfect amount of sweetness, who would have thought?! A last-minute and super simple drink in lieu of hot cider!


1 cup sugar

2 quarts of apple cider or juice, divided

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. allspice

1 can (12 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

1 quart ginger ale, chilled


1. Combine sugar, 1 cup of cider, cinnamon and allspice together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add orange juice concentrate and remaining cider. Cool. Refrigerate until chilled, preferably overnight.

2. Just before serving, transfer to a punch bowl and stir in ginger ale. If you prefer to make individual cups, (I did mine in mason jars) pour each individual glass halfway full of the chilled mixture and top off with ginger ale until drink fills 3/4 of the glass.


Nothing says Thanksgiving like a cozy sweater. I've picked out a few of my favorites that would look beautiful seated at the Thanksgiving table,  all the way to the days leading up to Christmas.


Unfortunately, I'm pretty bad at setting a table for dinner let alone setting one for a Thanksgiving feast. It seems that no matter how many of my sister's interior design magazines I flip through, I can't seem to manage to achieve the perfect tablescape. Thankfully now there's Pinterest to add to the possible sources of inspiration in holiday decor, but for now I'll leave it all to Martha Stewart and my sweet sister. Aren't these beautiful though? These tables make me want to right sit down and gobble, gobble, gobble.