Denver mayor travels for holiday after urging others to stay home

Denver’s mayor apologized on Wednesday for traveling out of state to visit his family for Thanksgiving, in a statement that came on the same day that he urged residents to “stay home as much as you can.” Health experts have repeatedly asked Americans not to travel for the holiday, warning that it could lead to a severe spike in coronavirus cases and further tax an already overburdened healthcare system. 

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“I have shared how my family cancelled our plans for our traditional multi-household Thanksgiving celebration,” Democratic Mayor Michael Hancock wrote on Twitter. “What I did not share, but should have, is that my wife and my daughter have been in Mississippi, where my daughter recently took a job. As the holiday approached, I decided it would be safer for me to travel to see them than to have two family members travel back

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7 Stylish Holiday Decor Ideas You Can Leave Up All Winter Long

Holiday decorating rules don’t apply this year. Start hanging mistletoe and blasting holiday music whenever you want—whatever sparks joy for you, we’re not here to judge. But we’ve picked out some sophisticated accessories that feel less holiday-specific and more seasonal, meaning you can put them up early and leave them out well into the new year.

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RELATED: 15 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas That Take Five Minutes or Less

Holly Dish Towel

Holiday kitchen items must check two boxes: useful and festive. This cotton dish towel does both. Covered in bright red and green holly sprigs, it will make hand washing those extra holiday dishes more colorful—and since it’s machine washable, you won’t mind using it to wipe up drips and spills. 


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Ceramic House Figurine

Consider these ceramic

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Here Are The Top Holiday Design Trends Of 2020

The holiday season is here and due to the shutdowns, many people have started decorating early. After all, the pandemic has had an overarching influence on every design trend this year from home offices to DIY and renovation. Decorating for the holidays is no different.

Maximalism is the biggest holiday decor trend of 2020. After all, with fewer people making travel plans and more people staying home, there’s plenty of time to obsess over the details, take design risks and achieve the look you really want. And while our lives might feel less than glamorous right now, these decor trends certainly don’t reflect that. Here are this season’s top trends along with some helpful tips on how to decorate for the holidays in 2020.

Gold And Pink Christmas Trees

In 2018, black Christmas trees were a major trend. Two years

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Why This Is the Year to Go All Out With Holiday Decor

The weekend before Thanksgiving, designer Eneia White took to Instagram to unveil a video of her swathing her Queens apartment in over-the-top Christmas decor. “Since I’m not going home for Thanksgiving, I used the final leg of my vacation last week to create a holiday explosion in my apartment,” she explained in the caption. While she may physically be solo this season, White is hardly alone in her newfound attitude towards holiday decorating. In a year that has been tumultuous at best, often difficult and depressing—and at a time when we’re spending more time than ever at home—there might be no better reason to pull out all the stops for end-of-year merriment. Early decorating timelines, larger-than-life ornament displays, whole-house decorations: We’re dubbing this reinvigorated passion for holiday decor Christmaximalism—and many of our favorite creatives are in on the trend.

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8 Decorating Tips We Learned From Binge-Watching Netflix’s ‘Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas’

Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas is the feel-good Netflix binge you’re probably seeking right about now, with its heartfelt holiday message, and its smart and stylish Christmas decorating advice, courtesy of Mr. Christmas himself, interior designer Benjamin Bradley.

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The bonus? You don’t need to spend a small fortune to give your house a festive upgrade for the holiday season. In fact, you probably have most of the trimmings you need already in your kitchen or in your backyard.


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If you’re ready to start decking your halls for the holiday season (and don’t have time to watch Mr. Christmas), these are the key holiday decorating takeaways you can use.

You can never have too many pinecones

Mr. Christmas likes to go with a lot of fresh and organic materials—and pinecones are definitely his go-to. He tacks them into garlands, turns

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White House plans holiday parties as Americans urged to stay home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House plans to hold indoor holiday receptions in the coming weeks despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and the advice of public health professionals urging Americans to sacrifice their normal holiday gatherings to curb the spread of the virus.

FILE PHOTO: Christmas wreaths decorate the White House in Washington, U.S. November 22, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

U.S. officials have warned against large gatherings on Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, instead urging Americans to stay home and forgo traveling to see relatives in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect vulnerable individuals as cases topped 12 million over the weekend.

While the White House has said President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will remain in Washington this week, skipping their annual Thanksgiving at Trump’s private club in Florida, the first lady plans to hold a holiday reception a few days later on Nov. 30, according

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Heading home for the holiday? Get a virus test, colleges say

University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test at the University of Utah student testing site Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping up COVID-19 testing to try to keep infections from spreading further as the coronavirus surges across the U.S. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test at the University of Utah student testing site Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping up COVID-19 testing to try to keep infections from spreading further as the coronavirus surges across the U.S. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping up COVID-19 testing to try to keep infections from spreading further as the coronavirus surges across the U.S.

Thousands of cases have been connected to campuses since some colleges reopened this fall, forcing students to quarantine in dorms and shifting classes online. Now, many students are heading home for Thanksgiving, raising the risk of the virus spreading among family, friends and other

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Wayfair Black Friday 2020: Early holiday deals on furniture | Chairs, beds, tables, TV stands, more discounts

When does Wayfair’s Black Friday sale start? What are the best Black Friday deals at Wayfair?

Wayfair’s early access Black Friday deals, including discounts up to 80% off on select items, are already live online. The deals last through Black Friday until December 4, so there’s plenty of time for you to shop for chairs, beds, couches, kitchenware, dining room sets, home decor, holiday decorations and more.

Wayfair is one of several retailers, both brick and mortar and online, that have gotten a jumpstart on their Black Friday offerings this year, including Walmart, Home Depot and Target.

Here’s some of the top deals we found from Wayfair’s 2020 Black Friday Sale. Many of these items also include free shipping:

Living Room Seating

Bedroom Furniture

Kitchen & Dining Furniture

TV Stands & Living Room Tables

Office Furniture

  • Wabansia Ladder Bookcase – $49.99 (50% off and free shipping)
  • Executive Chair by Inbox
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Deck the Halls! HGTV Designer Tiffany Brooks Shares Her Best Holiday Decor Tips and Tricks

If you’re an HGTV fan, you’ve probably heard of Tiffany Brooks. The Chicago-based interior designer made her first appearance on the network back in 2013 when she was named the winner of Design Star and has since appeared on numerous HGTV shows such as Dream Home and Smart Home. Tiffany’s warm and vibrant personality (which I can attest to) combined with her amazing eye for design has made her a top industry go-to over the years. So much so that she’s now in the production process of her own show called 50k Three Ways, which is set to premiere on HGTV in the summer of 2021.

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Whether you have been a fan of Tiffany’s for a while or are new to her design expertise, one fun fact you’re going to love about her is that she’s very into the holidays! To celebrate her new

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Just like Easter, Fourth of July and Halloween, Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different this year. Gov. Andy Beshear has published guidance advising Kentuckians to celebrate the holiday with only the people already in their households, following the same guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

But that doesn’t mean your more intimate holiday get-together can’t feel special. And frankly, with all that 2020 has thrown at us, why not try to make your mini-Thanksgiving feel just a bit more special?

“Thanksgiving can be a really long and overwhelming day,” Brittany Gilbert, formerly Brown-Forman’s “How-to Hostess,” previously told The Courier Journal. “Especially if you’re the host.”

Whether you plan to eat dinner virtually over a Zoom call or celebrate with immediate members of your household, Thanksgiving should be a holiday for everyone. Instead of struggling to recreate

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