Date: December 5, 2018 | Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Nancy Nolan |
Tobi Fairley invites us into her kitchen for one of her favorite holiday traditions
Hosting a mother/daughter party is one of designer Tobi Fairley’s favorite holiday traditions. She and her daughter, Ellison, enjoy inviting Ellison’s classmates and their moms to their home—whether it’s for an ornament exchange or, this year, for a cookie swap. “I love a reason to get her friends together,” Tobi says, “and I also love to bake, so this is a perfect holiday party in my book.”
For this gathering, everyone brings a dozen cookies, which at the end of the night, are divided up. Each guest chooses a few of her favorites and takes home a package of treats in a festive red takeout box. Tobi notes it doesn’t matter whether the cookies are homemade or from a local bakery. “If you like to bake, then do it—but if not, store-bought is great. There’s so much to do during the holiday season, and it’s really enjoying these events and the time together that matters,” she adds.
Design Tobi Fairley, Tobi Fairley Interior Design Cookies Chef Candace, Ed’s Bakery, and The Whimsy Cookie Company