When it comes to finding “the one,” timing is everything. The same school of thought also applies to your wardrobe. Recently wedded Jenny Bernheim of Margo and Me is an expert in both fields. She and her hubs, producer Freddie Cipoletti, are celebrating their first holiday as a married couple, and the match was no more a union of hearts than it was of two very full closets—and schedules. So how do they hit pause on all the holiday madness and make time for just the two of them to toast their first year of married bliss? Jenny and Freddie are both weighing in with tips on how to make the season a special one for you and your S.O.
Keep reading for their his and hers tips for the holidays.
“Don’t just drop hints, but actually pick out the gifts for yourselves. Now, this does not mean that you have to buy it for yourself, but each year, Freddie and I set a day aside to go shopping together to pick out our gifts that we then hide away and ‘forget about’ until Christmas morning rolls around.” — Jenny Bernheim
“For me, the best time to give a gift is first thing in the morning just as he’s waking up. Each year, I make a point to wake up extra early to make him breakfast in bed—with a gift at his side, of course!” — Jenny Bernheim
“Although we’ve celebrated as a couple for the past six years, this feels like the first year that we can set traditions as a family for years to come. Making time to set those traditions is an important part of our first year celebrating together.” — Jenny Bernheim
“Traditional holiday styles can feel a bit dated. We like to coordinate our party looks through color and texture. If he’s wearing a polished velvet suit, I will wear a classic silk dress. The combination feels lavish and looks striking together. Add a Baume et Mercier watch to the look, and it speaks volumes for the appreciation one has for fine finishings. Even on a casual afternoon like this one, our looks are instantly elevated by our elegant watches.” — Jenny Bernheim
“Most years, we are in New York visiting with family. It doesn't feel like the holidays unless we have a white Christmas in New York.” — Jenny Bernheim
On choosing the watch that fits Jenny’s style: “I look for something that’s elegant and timeless, just like her.” — Freddie Cipoletti
How do you and your significant other celebrate the holidays? Tell us in the comments below.