A few days ago, I got to be part of something pretty darn exciting. Whole Foods Market and Williams-Sonoma invited myself, and other bloggers, to an exclusive Thanksgiving dinner event! We were treated to amazing food, wine, and drooled over beautiful Thanksgiving tablescapes. I couldn’t get enough (food and eye candy from the decor. Oh my!)! I can’t tell you how excited I am to share the experience with you all (plus an awesome deal on the meal we had – you wont want to miss out, I promise!)!
The event was put on at the Whole Foods Market in Fair Lakes, Virginia, in their Enoteca wine room on the upper floor. This was my first time being in the room, though I’ve always been curious about it (the room is conveniently by the bathroom, and any time I go up there to use the facilities, I always think of how cool that room is!). I was excited I finally had an excuse to go in (sidenote: I think we should play a drinking game. A swig of whatever you’ve got there every time there’s an exclamation point or the word “excited”. Ha! <—this one is a freebee)!
We got to sample about twelve wines (don’t worry, there was a dump bucket. I drove home responsibly and safely!), which were all tasty. And that means a lot coming from me, considering I don’t usually drink wine. I know, I’m a rare bird these days. Ha! Maybe Whole Foods wine will convert me, who knows? There was a really good champagne we sampled by J. Lassalle, a brut Premier Cru (I took a bottle home because we have some celebrating to do later in the month, but I can’t tell you what for yet!).
Truth be told, I was a little obsessed with the wine room. I’ve never been in a wine room before where bottles were lining the walls so beautifully stacked!
You guys may have figured out that I love the little things in life. One of those things that night was being able to look down seeing the lovely goods Whole Foods has to offer spread out under me. Don’t ask me why, but it just struck me!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret about me. I love home decor. It’s so freeing and creative to look at a piece and be able to make it your own. It’s what turns a house into a home. An event into an experience. And that’s exactly what Williams-Sonoma has done with their Plymouth Turkey collection. They played around with different textures (something you shouldn’t be afraid to try when setting your own table for any event!) with the Provisions Dinner Plates and the Plymouth Turkey plates stacked on top. Nothing says you’re ready for Thanksgiving dinner like a beautifully colored turkey on your plate (and totally helps you re-create that awesome picture you’ve found on Pinterest, by the way. Ha!).
P.s. the white porcelain Provisions Dinner plates currently come in a box set of 12 plates for under $50! White plates will help make the food you worked hard on (or ordered) shine and become the focal point. Plus, if you’re used to being the house where everyone congregates for holidays, you can’t beat a $50 investment for 12 white plates that are amazing quality!
Most of the time, beauty is in the details. Like this leather napkin ring. To me, it was just a little something extra that really pulled the design of the table together.
Another added touch is glassware. You may have noticed the Vintage Etched goblets, which are a great addition to your table. I personally love glasses with some personality to it. You should also check out the lovely Vintage Etched gravy boat, which will impress any decor loving person you may know, come Thanksgiving day. There’s something so classy and elegant about serving even gravy in etched glass.
These gorgeous embroidered Thankful napkins are currently out of stock, but I’m going to leave the link here, just in case they come back. Again, these were just a nice added touch to bring everything together! And as another added touch, check out these trinket filled crackers, which have been a British and Williams-Sonoma tradition for generations.
If you’re craving to be the Hostess with the Mostess, and are stumped at how to set your table for Thanksgiving – or any other holiday – Williams-Sonoma offers a free in-home service to help you figure out how to design your tablescape! I had no idea this was offered, and was pretty excited to learn about that! They’ll bring you samples of new products and help you combine them with what you already have. We all know how getting all of the Thanksgiving dishes cooked and ready to go at the same time can be stressful, but Williams-Sonoma will help take the stress off and advise you on how to time your meal, too! I love that! And if you’re cooking needs some modification, they have cooking classes for all ages in store and at home.
So, after we had our wine tasting, dinner was served! We got to preview the most amazing – and so so so yummy – Thanksgiving dinner that Whole Foods Market will have for you to purchase. We’ll get into that in a second, because I have to note how beautifully the table was set. I was pretty much obsessed, not only with the turkey plates, but everything about this table! I loved the clean white Provisions Dinner plates against the wooden table. And that center piece? What a statement (which came from pottery barn, by the way)! If I could have dinner sitting at that table every night, I would!
You can find the white leaf gravy boat here.
This Thanksgiving meal was so good that I’m wishing I had leftovers. I’m still able to remember the taste of it days later. Yes, I’m not joking, it’s that good. I’m actually going to be ordering the meal myself to have it again for Thanksgiving since we’ll be so busy that week (for that thing I can’t tell you about yet!).
Yes, folks, if you have a busy schedule that week and have no time to stop by the store, maybe you’re not the best cook (or maybe you just hate cooking altogether), or if it’s just going to be a few of you sitting down for a meal that day, Whole Foods has this meal on sale that you can reserve online (at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/choose) or in store! You can order the Traditional Turkey Dinner for just $89, and it serves 6-8 people (this also comes in an organic option for $99). I don’t know about you, but with it being just David and I, I’m so excited for left overs! If you get the Traditional Turkey Dinner, keep in mind that you’ll have to actually cook the turkey! Everything else is prepped for you (see below). There’s no guess work involved and I love how easy they’ve made it! They also have some other Turkey dinner options, which I recommend checking out! An added bonus: place your order online or in store by November 22nd to receive $10 off your next purchase of $75 or more!
How good does that food look?! I’m getting hungry just looking at the pictures. Thank you to Whole Foods of Fair Lakes and Williams-Sonoma of Fair Oaks for a wonderful night out!
*disclosure: I have a partnership with Whole Foods Market and was compensated for my work, but all words and opionions are my own.