“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau09/27/2023 08:01PM ● By Janani Varatharajan
This year we decided to do something a little different for our gatherings section. We asked some of our
friends and business associates what Thanksgiving means to them. Here's what they told us.
We hope you enjoy their thoughts on the holiday as much as we did.
JAKE CAIN: GREEN STATE KITCHENS & BATH
Gatherings like Thanksgiving, are a time to break away from the stressors of life, and regain quality time with friends and family.
DEIDRE SENIOR: A LITTLE SOMETHING
Gatherings mean connection. Laughing, supporting, and enjoying time together.
SARAH LARSON: OTTER CREEK AWNINGS
Thanksgiving is a time to gather, reflect, and give gratitude for the simple joys in life.
CANDY & TIM KAVANAGH : WESTON DESIGN / SAMSON PRODUCTIONS
Gatherings are very intentional in our home. Creating tablescapes with heirloom pieces brings our beloveds back to our table and with it, much love and laughter ensues. Here’s to Tradition!
KEITH MCMANIS : THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA
Thanksgiving, to me, is a time for gathering, sharing gratitude, and creating cherished memories with loved ones.
VIRGINIA TOOHEY: NUCHOCOLAT
Giving thanks for life’s bounty. Family, friends, and of course—chocolate!
LARA HEATH : ECCO CLOTHES
Working in retail usually means working on the holidays! Thanksgiving is one of those special days of the year when the store is CLOSED —I can put my phone down and I get to enjoy spending time with my family.
GENA BOYDEN: CHEEKS LUXURY SKIN CLINIC
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude for me. Each year I’m reminded of the family filled festive holidays of my childhood—My aunts and mother busy cooking, delicious aromas coming from the kitchen. And all the kids busy playing, and laughing.
Now I’m a Gigi, busy cooking and creating memories for my family. And hoping this Thanksgiving fills them with gratitude in later years when they recall these magical days.
CHEF/OWNER HERVE MAHE: BRISTRO DE MARGOT
Thanksgiving means time with Family and
Friends around a table enjoying simple but
important moments, enjoying a glass of wine,
conversations, and catching up with people we
do not see very often.