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How Coco & Dash’s Teddie and Courtney Garrigan Do the Holidays

Wish you had a cheat sheet for how to make the most of the holidays? Look no further.
Illustration by Emily Olson

We asked Dallas tastemakers for their seasonal staples—those items that, for them, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without. Coco & Dash founders Teddie and Courtney Garrigan share their favorites.

Favorite place to buy gifts: Coco & Dash, of course!

Favorite hostess gift: A set of embroidered linen cocktail napkins from Coco & Dash that can be used throughout the year

Go-to source for holiday tabletop and serving pieces: Ivy House, a Dallas original

Favorite non-alcoholic holiday drink: A classic cranberry lime spritzer with a sprig of fresh mint

Favorite holiday sweet treat:  We love our family’s tradition of baking several delicious generational holiday recipes including Southern Sand Tarts and Nana’s Fudge.

Dish your holiday spread would be incomplete without: So hard to choose just one! But we would probably stop in our tracks without our family’s homemade southern cornbread dressing.

Favorite holiday tunes: Anything by Johnny Mathis

Favorite holiday flick: White Christmas with Bing Crosby

Favorite holiday scent: Our go-to scent usually includes some combination of mandarin orange, pine, and cinnamon.

Must-have decorative item: Plenty of fresh fragrant greenery and pine cones

Favorite holiday tradition: We host family and friends at a relaxed Christmas Eve supper of homemade chili tamales from The Tamale Company, and an abundance of holiday sweets.

Favorite holiday event in Dallas: Holiday at The Arboretum

Best local holiday cards source: We love to shop other independently owned businesses, and Needle in a Haystack is a great place for cards and invitations.

Best place to see holiday lights: Armstrong Parkway