- Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who's promoting her partnership as a creative advisor for the spiked seltzer brand BON V!V, spoke to Insider about keeping in touch with loved ones this holiday season and finding ways to be creative.
- "I think the tradition that I've always tried to maintain is, no matter which of the holidays, try and be home, be with the family," she told us.
- The actress also shared details about her BON V!V x Priyanka Chopra Jonas Holiday Box, which includes festive pajamas that she designed and ingredients for a holiday cocktail.
- Chopra Jonas said that the holiday box can help to "bring a sense of normalcy."
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas opened up about how she's staying creative during quarantine, keeping in touch with friends and family, and maintaining some sense of "normalcy" this holiday season.
"I think the tradition that I've always tried to maintain is, no matter which of the holidays, try and be home, be with the family," Chopra Jonas, who's promoting her partnership as a creative advisor for the spiked seltzer brand BON V!V, told Insider.
"Especially this year, just because so many of us are not going to be able to see our larger families, to be able to stay in touch, send them something that reminds them that they're loved, I think is what's going to be important this year," the 38-year-old actress added.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has prevented many people from having in-person interactions with loved ones, Chopra Jonas said that she's actually "stayed more connected this year with my family than ever in my life" because of the circumstances.
"I think it was the fear of not being able to see them or not knowing when this uncertainty will end, but I've been in touch on FaceTime [and] WhatsApp groups," she told us. "I've really been in touch a lot more than I would've otherwise."
Chopra Jonas also told us that her holiday season kicked off in November with Diwali, the festival of lights.
"I'm in London right now because I'm filming a movie here and my family's here with me, so we did a little Diwali celebration at home," she said.
The "We Can Be Heroes" star went on to say that, in a year of uncertainty, it's "really just important to bring a sense of normalcy, even though we're home."
That idea of "normalcy" inspired her limited edition BON V!V x Priyanka Chopra Jonas Holiday Box — which includes two choices of silk holiday pajama sets that she created with LA-based designer Helena Quinn, plus ingredients to make the star's signature holiday cocktail called the BON V!V Candy Cane Crush.
Chopra Jonas said that "the world's been a really tough place," and because most people will be home for the holidays, she wanted to create a gift box that's "conducive to that."
"I don't need a reason to get inspired to make a new cocktail," she joked of crafting a festive drink that includes tequila, pomegranate juice, BON V!V's cranberry spiked seltzer.
The actress also told Insider that she's "very specific" about her pajamas, but the two sets she created for her BON V!V box are "hopeful and very symbolic of the holidays."
One set comes in a champagne silk shade, which Chopra Jonas said is flattering on anyone's skin tone, and the other is emerald green.
Chopra Jonas said that the pajamas can instantly become "elevated," yet comfortable, for holiday photos by simply adding heels.
"Get a tree, put up the ornaments, put some lights on, wear some lipstick, some earrings, and let's sit on the dining table for dinner instead of the couch," she suggested.
"I'm a little old school that way, but I think it'll be fun to bring some sense of normalcy and appreciate the fact that we've at least got time with our families during this year and we've had the ability to, while there's so much that's happening in the world that can give us anxiety, take a moment to just be grateful for what we have."
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