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Holiday entertaining is all about adding touches of warmth, cheer, and sparkle to our otherwise humble abodes.
By Lauren Bell Photography by Kate Grewal
Home & Living
Adding touches of warmth, cheer, and sparkle to our humble abodes.
By Lauren Bell. Photography by Kate Grewal.
Cake courtesy of Cake by Jason Hisley. Gardenia cake stand ($58) at Anthropologie. Waffles courtesy of Waffie. Pastries and toasts courtesy of Ceremony Coffee Roasters. Donuts courtesy of Full Circle Artisan Palace. Copper round cooling rack ($19.95) at Williams-Sonoma. Tamatoa nut bowl ($6) at Anthropologie. Stoneware textured plate ($14) at Su Casa. Cherry wood pate board ($30) at The Store Ltd. Birds eye maple pate board ($35) at The Store Ltd. Third Eye pink marble board ($32) at Trohv. Ciara gray fruit bowl ($22) at Trohv. Olivewood rectangular board ($11) at Williams-Sonoma. Pink depression glass bowls ($12) at Wishbone Reserve. Scalloped edge pink plates ($36/set) at Wishbone Reserve. Pink depression serving plate ($28) at Wishbone Reserve.
Centerpiece courtesy of Love & Luster Floral Design. Marbled Napkin ($18) at Anthropologie. Vintage gold flatware ($150) at Wishbone Reserve. Trellis Napkin Holders on plate ($9.95) at Williams-Sonoma. Pillivuyt Perle Salad Plate ($18-72) at Williams-Sonoma. Pillivuyt Plisse Dinner Plate ($26.95) at Williams-Sonoma. Round copper placemat ($14.95) at Crate & Barrel. Pryce gold coupe glass ($14.95) at Crate and Barrel. Old fashioned pink cane water glass ($15) at Becket Hitch. Golden Sparkle Place Cards ($12.99) at Becket Hitch. Sequin table runner (stylist’s own), Ivent 2” mirror disco balls ($16.99/pack of 12) at Amazon.
Mixing metals creates a sophisticated color palette that screams luxury.
Resucitador de Cadáveres Cocktail
Impress your guests with this seasonal take on a Corpse Reviver #2 by bartender Josiah Dells of R. Bar and The Ready Room Cocktail Bar.
3/4 oz. Mezcal El Silencio Espadin
3/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand’s Dry Curaçao
3/4 oz. Vinho Verde wine syrup*
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1. Chill whichever glass you plan to use by filling it with ice water.
2. Combine all ingredients into a shaker.
3. Shake vigorously for a least 30 seconds to ensure proper mix.
4. Empty the ice water from the glass.
5. Rinse the glass with Orange Blossom Water.
6. Double-strain the drink from the shaker and enjoy.
*To make the Vinho Verde wine syrup, take one cup of Vinho Verde wine and heat in a saucepan. Once the wine is hot, add one cup of granulated sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Create a glam holiday brunch that ditches the savory and focuses on the sweet side.
Metal & Mango wreath ($73) at Trohv. Macrame pouf ($185) at Trohv. Trinity Side Table ($177) at Trohv. Pryce gold coupe glass ($14.95) at Crate & Barrel. Cigar Table ($325) at Nouveau. Glass Wine Decanter ($9.99) at Target. Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Elderflower Tonic ($16) at Becket Hitch. Gold cocktail shaker ($42) at Trohv. Bash silver beverage tub ($89.95) at Crate & Barrel. 4” mirror disco ball ($9.99) at Amazon. 8” mirror disco ball ($13.99) at Amazon. NuLink 12” disco ball ($34.99) at Amazon.
Gold beaded pillow ($117) at Nouveau. Ashland Natural Twisted Willow branch bundle ($19.99) at Michaels. Sea Team 81 pack assorted ornaments ($39.99) at Amazon. AMS 72 pack assorted ornaments ($25.99) at Amazon. Confetti poppers ($15) at Becket Hitch. Garland courtesy of Love & Luster Floral Design.
Selection of your favorite ornaments (Pick your color. We went solid gold.)
1. Choose a wall and, using a level or ruler, figure out where you will be putting your 3M hooks. Use a pencil to lightly mark the correct spots.
2. Apply the 3M strips to the wall and test out the branches. Trim branches to your liking so that they are even on both sides.
3. String up the ornaments on branch, alternating sizes and shapes. Voilà!
Disco balls are a fun way to add sparkle to your home. The key is styling them in an understated way that is more chic than it is Studio 54.