Tis The Season To Throw A Hot Cocoa Soiree

Warm up to wintertime in your new home at The Morgan. With beautiful open-air courtyard space, a large outdoor fireplace to gather round and fragrant Mediterranean gardens, our community makes it easy to host your friends and family year-round. Bundle up, bring your cashmere blankets and add some bubbles to create a festive winter soiree. William Sonoma, located at Hillsdale Mall adjacent to Bay Meadows neighborhood makes it easier than ever to gather all the essentials and host a holiday party. Their rich European-style hot chocolate, fun holiday mugs and festive marshmallows are the perfect way to celebrate the season. And with the new underpass walkway, it’s even easier to get from here to Hillsdale!

Step 1. Start with Gourmet Hot Chocolate
Crafted from delicate shavings of premium Guittard chocolate, you will savor the delightful simplicity of a classic blend – or indulge in a cup infused with cool, refreshing peppermint or buttery salted caramel.  The sampler pack is great as it includes 6-oz. tins of our Classic, Peppermint and Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (18 oz. total).

Step 2. Grab Fun Holiday Mugs
Of course, your tasty chocolate will need a seasonally-appropriate mug. From Disney to The Grinch, T’was the Night to Snowmen, you’ll find the perfect vessel to enjoy your hot and delicious beverage.

Step 3. Top with Festive Marshmallows
Now it is time to top off your beverage and what is better than sweet and cushy marshmallows.  From an assortment of festive jumbo marshmallows to mini snowflake marshmallows, you’ll be surprised by the assortment of delicious topping that you will find to complement your hot chocolate.  They even have a cute Bark Dog Marshmallow Mugtoppers to accessorize your mug.

Step 4. Baked Goods to Dip
Up your baking game with a Silpat Nonstick Silicone Baking Mat.  Developed for French patisseries, this reusable mat cuts down on parchment paper waste.  It’s easy to clean and doesn’t need to be greased; it also provides an excellent surface for rolling out pastry dough.

Step 5. Cozy Up in Cashmere
All that is left is to cozy up and enjoy your hot chocolate masterpiece and nothing says cozy like a Reversible Double Face Solid Cashmere Throw. It’s super soft, warm and luxurious – ideal for snuggling up or draping on the couch. Crafted of Italian yarns with a double-face design, this classic beauty will keep you cozy for years to come.


Looking for more holiday cheer? Williams Sonoma shares Peppermint Bark ideas from their Instagram fans here. Join our community for a fun-filled visual journey through our neighborhood and get the latest seasonal specials from Bay Meadows retailers at @baymeadowslife. #baymeadowslife