Omicron put a damper on your winter getaway plans? Bring the mountains to sunny Southwest Florida with a virtual trip to the chic ski chalets of the Alps or Aspen. Cozy lodge vibes and après ski ensembles are all over our social media feeds these days so why not recreate the look for a festive fete. Dwayne shares tips on how to invite the warmth and glamour of a mountain retreat into your home.
The decadent lodges and cabins of luxury mountain stays are always swathed on warm, earthy neutrals, sumptuous natural textured and of course, plenty of wood. For a dinner party, consider draping each chair with their own plaid wool blanket and using wooden coasters and place cards. Keep the décor simple with branches and candles, incorporating fresh pine scents throughout the home with rustic bouquets. What’s a ski chalet without fur, of course! Go faux with some elegantly draped throws and accent pillows for cozy conversation nooks.
After a day on the imaginary slopes, your guests will be craving something rich and warm. Consider a classic cheese fondue or creamy soup paired with all the fix-ins for dipping. For dessert, stick with the fondue theme and switch to the chocolate version. Chocolate covered anything is always a good idea. Pair the meal with espresso martinis or a DIY hot chocolate bar for kids and kids at heart alike.