We asked Dallas tastemakers for their seasonal staples—those items that, for them, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without. Rose Gold Rosé’s Casey Barber shares her favorites.
Favorite host or hostess gift: A magnum of Rose Gold Rosé, of course
Go-to place for gift wrap: I take great care in picking out my wrapping and personalizing each package. I love to find beautiful paper by the sheet on Etsy from Ruby Stripe and Painted Parade.
Go-to holiday catering company: I love a holiday charcuterie spread for cocktail hour and Berkeley’s Market does an amazing job.
Go-to source for holiday tabletop and serving pieces: Madison
Go-to holiday cocktail or spirit: I love to serve a Poinsettia—Champagne, Cointreau, splash of cranberry juice, and garnish with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig. Perfect for Christmas morning.
Favorite non-alcoholic holiday drink: Every year I buy the mulled cider spices from Williams Sonoma. It not only makes a delicious drink, but the whole house smells fantastic.
Go-to bottle of wine for the holidays: Rose Gold Rosé (wink, wink)
Favorite holiday sweet treat: I make homemade reindeer chow every season and give bags of it to my friends, but I also love to buy micro chocolate chip cookies from JK Chocolate on Lovers Lane and keep them in a jar on the counter.
Dish your holiday spread would be incomplete without: Every year I make the famous Greenberg Turkey (from Tyler, Texas!) cheese ball and it’s always gone first. The recipe comes with the turkey, and I started making it in my early 20s when I lived in Tyler. It’s a tradition I can’t miss.
Favorite holiday tunes: I am obsessed with all things Christmas, so of course I have my own Christmas playlist on Spotify that I’ve shared with many friends. It’s all the classics. (Christmas from Casey if you want to add it to your library!)
Favorite holiday flick: The Holiday
Favorite holiday scent: Illume Mulled Wine candle
Go-to source for holiday decor: Nicholson-Hardie on Lovers Lane—supporting local and they have the best holiday decor, plants, and ideas.
Must-have decorative item: My children never grow tired of the giant snow globe with a train that circles it—they wind it up and watch the train go round and round, and it’s one of the first things I unpack every season.
Your favorite holiday tradition: From when they were tiny, we started the tradition of riding in the car to look at lights and listen to Christmas music in the evenings before bed. My parents did this with me and my brothers in our pajamas, and I have loved doing it with my own children. You never get too old for this activity.
Favorite holiday event in Dallas: Park Cities Dance performs a fantastic Nutcracker ballet at The Majestic theater