Holiday Tastemaker: Jeanne Lyons Davis
In anticipation of the holiday season, Fig & Dove is excited to bring back its Holiday Tastemaker Series! We are pleased to introduce Jeanne Lyons Davis as our third tastemaker of the 2022 Holiday series.
Jeanne Lyons Davis is a seasoned magazine editor, crackerjack copywriter, and design enthusiast. She's spent more than a decade living in 5 states from sea to shining sea before calling Baton Rouge home. She's been an editor and contributor for Southern Living, Country Living, Architectural Digest and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. She's been a corporate copywriter for home retail brands Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and currently Birch Lane. When she’s not working, Jeanne is chasing her two tenacious kids and hound dog of dubious origins, breaking at estate sale signs, or—much to her husband's chagrin—rearranging the living room furniture. Again.
What is your favorite entertaining secret, trick or specialty during the holiday season?
My entertaining tip is to have a well-stocked freezer. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts freeze really well, so you'd be surprised how quickly you can throw an impromptu party in a pinch!
What is your go-to hostess gift?
The Palmetto Wine Coaster with a bottle of cabernet wrapped with a festive ribbon.
What is the one tradition you and your family talk about the most?
My mom's infamous "pear salad" she served on Christmas china. The ingredients call for a bed of romaine lettuce (decorative, never to be eaten), a canned halved pear, a dollop of mayonnaise, sprinkles of cheddar cheese, and—wait for it—a maraschino cherry. Was it good? No. But did that dish have unapologetic mid-century pizazz? Yes!
What brings you the most joy during the Christmas season?
Seeing hot chocolate mustaches on my kids' faces, listening to Paul McCartney's "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime", children singing carols off-key, and Clark Griswold-level Christmas lights.
Fig & Dove Favorites
Bauble Stocking Perfect for stowing surprise diamond earrings now and as a charming ornament later. (Gents, take notes!)
Chartreuse Ribbon Seriously—I bought a roll last year from Fig & Dove and got more compliments on my gifts' ribbons than the presents themselves.
Winter White Candle This scent knows how to burn the midnight oil at holiday parties.
Nube Large Oval Bowl Perfect as a decorative centerpiece with festive pomegranates or as a chic vessel for crowd favorites like oyster dressing.
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