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Entertain with Ease this Holiday Season

Social Studies marries the worlds of vacation and celebration for families seeking a safe, personalized (and ultra-private) way to gather this holiday season.

The secret to a great dinner party isn’t the food or the cocktails, it’s the setting. Exclusive Resorts already supplies the ultimate backdrop of luxury residences in dreamy destinations. Now, a new partnership with Social Studies allows Members to transform their dining rooms with stylish, festive table settings. Members vacationing at any of Exclusive Resorts' 32 domestic destinations will enjoy preferred pricing on Social Studies’ rentable entertaining kits, including a carefully curated collection of holiday looks inspired by the Club’s 300-plus private residences.

Developed out of a desire to create more private, in-residence holiday experiences for Members, the partnership leverages the Club’s chef-grade kitchens and spacious entertaining and gathering spaces. Each kit contains four place settings and Members can further customize their holiday looks with everything from stemware and fresh flowers to place cards and menus. To ensure the host or hostess doesn’t do all the work, pair the kits with a private chef arranged by the Club’s on-site Concierge—so you can truly enjoy a luxury culinary vacation. And don’t forget about the drinks. A holiday wine pairing provided by one of the Club’s celebrated wine partners is the perfect way to toast the holidays.

Here are ten looks to inspire your festivities this season.

Perfect Pairings: Tablescapes for Mountain Living

The Blue Splatter tablescape
Setting inspired by Deer Valley, UT

Deer Valley, UT | Blue Splatter
A floral-patterned table runner and organic-shaped dinnerware in navy, cobalt and robin’s egg blue hues perfectly complement the Ironwood at Deer Valley residences’ earthy neutral tones.

This kit is perfect for a Tahoe holiday
Goldie Rocks place setting

Lake Tahoe, CA | Goldie Rocks
High ceilings, large picture windows and stone and wood furnishings make the Club’s residences in Lake Tahoe at Northstar feel like luxurious modern cabins. Gold flatware and gold-rimmed agate coasters in the Goldie Rocks collection add a touch of glamour to a meal around the rustic wood dining table.

True Blue tablescape from Social Studies
The blue hues pop amongst the kitchen's red tones

Steamboat Springs, CO | True Blue
The Club’s slopeside residences at One Steamboat Place celebrate both the town’s cowboy spirit and ski history. Deep red-colored kitchen cabinets and dining room chairs will pop against this collection’s timeless mix of blue-and-white patterns.

Host the holidays in the mountains at Telluride, CO
The Gossamer place setting

Telluride, CO | Gossamer
Just like the mountain chic décor in the Telluride residences at Heritage Crossing, this tableware collection blends understated pieces (natural linens, hand-hewn stoneware plates) with elegant accents (matte black candlesticks, glasses rimmed with white gold). 

The White Out tablescape
Winter white inspired by the mountains of Colorado

Vail and Beaver Creek, CO | White Out
White ceramic plates and linen runners match the white suede dining room chairs in the contemporary residences at the Arrabelle in Vail. Mixed with warm gold candlesticks and white-stemmed gold flatware, this setting adds a pop of glitz to the four- and five-bedroom homes with stone fireplaces and high wood-beamed ceilings in Beaver Creek.

Tableware for Alfresco Entertaining

Effortless and elegant South of France vibes
The Provence place setting

California Wine Country | Provence
Wine country living is rooted in sharing meals around a beautiful table. Channel France with this lovely Provencal-inspired setting of gray-and-white marbleized melamine and ceramic plates, white-dipped golf flatware and porcelain lanterns that cast a romantic glow.

Bali Mama place setting
Emerald Coast, FL is the perfect desitnation to get in the holiday spirit

Emerald Coast, FL | Bali Mama
This exotic tablescape transports you from your bright and airy coastal cottage on the Emerald Coast to the palm-fringed shores of Bali with rattan place mats, acacia plates and tropical-themed table runner and napkins. Splurge on the floral setting of pink proteas to finish the look.

Unwrap the magic of the holidays in Kiawah Island, SC
The Indigo-Go tablescape

Kiawah Island, SC | Indigo-Go
Nestled along the Carolina shores, the Club’s four- and five-bedroom homes in Kiawah were meant for alfresco entertaining. This boho-modern setting is outdoor-friendly with seagrass-wrapped glasses and white melamine plates that could easily pass as ceramic.

The Hometown tablescape
Channel your inner country roots with Hometown's BBQ inspired look

Scottsdale, AZ | Hometown 
Throw a stylish picnic or BBQ indoors or out at your residence at the Rocks Club with this fun setting of camp blue melamine plates, vintage flatware, and red-checkered linen napkins.

From sea to table with this beautiful backdrop
Sea Glass place setting

Sea Island, GA | Sea Glass
Teal and celadon tones in this collection celebrate the sophisticated, Low Country beach vibes of the Club’s four-bedroom cottages at the Cloister.