Cozy, intimate gatherings can be some of the most memorable ones because you can dedicate more time to connecting with the ones you love. They’re also the perfect opportunity to (finally!) incorporate all those special details you’ve been pinning on Pinterest for years but have never had the time or patience to make happen for a whole crowd.
There is a scene in the fifth season of Friends when longtime vegetarian Phoebe Buffay inherits a family heirloom mink coat in horror…and then promptly falls in love with it when she sees her fur-swaddled reflection in a mirror. Indeed, there’s a reason people have been donning fur coats for millennia, and it has nothing to do with the perceived glamour: they are as warm in January as a Colorado 14er is cold. And like an old piece of quality jewelry, fur can often be restyled to suit today’s tastes—transformed from a clunky coat your great Aunt Gertrude wore into something you’d see on a Milan runway today.