니나 아그달 is missing home a little extra as she prepares to celebrate her second holiday season away from her friends and family in Denmark.
The 29-year-old model, who partnered with Belvedere this year to host a Friendsgiving dinner, tells PEOPLE that she hasn’t seen her family since February 2020 코로나19 팬데믹으로 인해.
운 좋게, Agdal has support from her friends. “Since I probably won’t be able to go see my family, me and my two best girlfriends have made the promise that we want to be together,” 그녀는 설명한다. “확실히, it’s not easy being separated, especially not for this long.”
그걸 염두에 두고, Agdal says she has a special wish for this Christmas: to be able to go home in the new year.
“But also right now, just focusing on the closest people in my life and really enjoying the time with them that I have,” 그녀는 주목했다.
Agdal hosted her first-ever Friendsgiving with the support of Belvedere, who she said played an integral part in pulling off the elaborate event. Together they created a festive cocktail with the vodka brand’s line of Organic Infusions, fresh lemon juice, ginger beer and more. (Get the full recipe on her Instagram.)
“I’ve never hosted a Friendsgiving before, so that was really fun. I definitely couldn’t have done it their team though,” 그녀는 사람들에게 말한다. “I don’t know how I can top that ever, 솔직히 말하자면.”
Holidays at home were much more lowkey, 하지만. “I grew up playing tons of games. 좋다, we wouldn’t watch TV, or back then we didn’t have an iPhone. So it was all about playing games. I grew up playing cards and Rummikub.”
Agdal still enjoys playing games at holiday gatherings, albeit different kinds.
“Now for a party, I love any sort of game that’s interactive where you can get to like know someone or ask those questions to like really hear someone’s story. 그처럼, Cards Against Humanity is fun towards the end of the dinner.”
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As for her favorite holiday foods, Agdal tells PEOPLE that sweet potato dishes and gravy top the list. Gravy has a particularly special place in her heart, so she is “흥분한” about the upcoming holiday meals.
“I love gravy,” 그녀는 고백했다, “Like I grew up in Denmark where sauce was a part of every meal. 무슨 일이 있어도, there was always some sort of gravy. So I mean I’ll literally just build a tower of all the vegetables and then drench it and gravy.”
“That’s kind of like my favorite thing to do like a mashed potato — volcano with the gravy inside of it,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “That’s the signature.”