Brit expat Maxine Gilbert and her surfer/chef husband, John Gilbert, owners of the Parkside Cafe in Stinson Beach, in Marin, enjoy a nontraditional approach to Thanksgiving: Think oysters, a stroll on the beach, a wood-burning fire, and, yes, a feast with friends and family. We asked them to share their tips for how to celebrate the day in a California-casual way.
For those with nostalgic leanings—and this time of year who doesn't have them?—Falcon, UK purveyor of enamelware since 1920, has branched out into kitchen linens designed to look right at home with the company's classics.
Young star chef Makoto Ono grew up and trained in Canada, then made his mark with restaurants in Beijing and Hong Kong. At Pidgin, his first Canadian outpost, the menu and design are a quietly edgy international mix.
There's something reassuringly familiar about this Hamptons kitchen by New York firm Sawyer | Berson: the chalkboard message board, the schoolhouse clock, the beadboard paneling. Get the look with the following elements.
Instead of shopping for individual gifts for her adult children and their spouses, a friend of mine buys current books and has everyone choose a couple. I think the same idea could be applied to cookbooks. Here are five very different volumes for every sort of cook.
The Thanksgiving countdown is on, and we're taking the relaxed route. Turn to us this week for ways to make your life easier: nearly instant tabletop decor, inspired cookbooks, the perfect hostess gifts—and exactly what you need to clean up with style too.