scandinavian-inspired hostess gifts.

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sometimes it’s difficult to surprise loved ones with just the perfect gift, and i like to put a little thought into my holiday presents and hostess gifts — with so many parties this time of year, it’s nice to bring something unique to the event to thank a hostess properly. i like to give vintage gifts that i know my friends and family will really cherish... 
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Friday Finds

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Top to bottom, left to right: A charming A-frame cabin to keep your winters cozy Whimsy meets modern in the form of sculptural lights Keep your holidays simple with this still life The minimalist’s Christmas tree alternative Beautiful spaces from We Are Triibe‘s styling masterclass Happy Friday, Annie  
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let’s holidayy!

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’tis the season for celebration and last week i had the most fun hosting a holiday party for the always refreshing SKYY Vodka! we started the party planning off quite right by choosing The Fig House as our event space, and hiring RoomForty to cater some amazing bites — like mini lobster rolls and the most delicious ravioli that ever crossed my lips. everything... 
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i’m dreaming of a wes anderson christmas.

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zilverblauw’s decorations are on point for wes! if you’ve been reading a while, you know i’m just mad for wes anderson and his very symmetrical, whimsical and made-up world. what about if i decorated the house for the holidays inspired by all that wes-like-whimsy? i’m thinking some cute, kitschy christmas decor might be just be the thing to lure mister... 
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here, i made you something.

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is it too early for this? nah! it’s the holidays, and my very favorite festive cocktail has got to be the manhattan. so elegant, so slightly sweet and smokey. you don’t need much to make one, and that’s another reason i find them really easy to prepare for unexpected drop-in guests. besides some really lovely martini glasses, like these waterford from lux... 
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