Home for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, we’re starting to put our Christmas lists together and prepare our homes for entertaining.  No matter where in the world you are, there’s nothing quite like the tastes and smells of being home for the holidays.  These 6 festive pieces will fill any home with the holiday spirit and get you ready to welcome your guests in style.

1. Holiday Spice CandleThe Little Market

Impress your guests as soon as they walk in the door with a delightful holiday scent.  These soy candles are handmade by women refugees from Burma.  A great candle and a giving spirit…we love the smell of that!

Holiday Spice Candle

2. Tartan Deer PrintStephanie Sterjovski Designs

Hanging up a seasonal print is a great and inexpensive way to decorate for the season.  This deer print adds a classic holiday look to any home.

SS Print3. Paper Globe Ornament SetWorld Market

We couldn’t resist adding in a little travel inspiration to our home, so these little globe ornaments caught our eye.  At $10 for a set of 3, these are great for gifts as well as adding some global style to your tree.

Globe Ornaments

4. Chunky Cable Throw with Fur TrimPottery Barn

There are few moments in life better than a cozy evening at home during the holidays…with the perfect throw, of course.  Pottery Barn always has a great selection of throws and this one proves that you can be stylish and give back.  For every blanket purchased, 20% of the price is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Lets get one in every color!

Pottery Barn Throw

5. Bibelot Dessert PlatesAnthropologie

Dessert plates are a great addition to your home for the holidays because they’re functional decor.  They serve your guests while spreading the holiday spirit.  These adorable plates from Anthropologie will brighten up any gathering this season.

Dessert Plates

6. Hello Darling Dish TowelsZara Home

Reindeer with glasses…what else do you need?  These oh-so-fun dish towels will make you and your guests smile all season long.  They’re the perfect assistants to any holiday meal.

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Happy Shopping!

Jules

 

Monday Mini-Series: The Holla-Days!

To kick off November right, we’re exploring our two favorite things: Holla-Days and Travel.  Gifts are nice but travel is better.  Experience, not stuff, is our motto this season and we can’t wait to explore some of these oh-so-festive destinations.

Go Cold or Go Home

Iceland

Love the cold and want to have an unforgettable experience? Then Iceland is your go-to destination. Take a chance to see the Northern Lights, hike up a glacier and maybe see some whales. Your Iceland memories will be the gift that keeps giving for years to come.

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Banff

One of the most beautiful natural settings in the world, Banff has it all for the outdoors enthusiast. Live like a local and join the tradition of snow skiing on Christmas day. Try a new adventure such as dogsledding or ice fishing. Banff a fun-filled white Christmas for any family.

Banff

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Grab Your Sunnies

Tulum, Mexico

While Los Cabos and Cancun are popular destinations, Tulum offers a quieter, more peaceful escape. This destination is full of beaches, ruins and delicious food. Add in some yoga or a traditional Mayan massage and you have a perfect relaxing holiday.

Tulum

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Caribbean Cruise

My family and I went on a Christmas Cruise a few years ago and it was an amazing experience. Not only do you get away from the cold weather but you truly make wonderful memories as you island hop your way across the sea. Caribbean Cruise

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City Slickers

Chicago

While most think of NYC for holiday travel, Chicago is the perfect way to enjoy a white Christmas in a bustling city. Let the festive lights guide you down the Magnificent Mile for some last minute shopping and holiday cheer.

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Vienna

Bundle up and visit a 700-year-old Christmas Market located just in front of Vienna’s Town Hall. From traditional holiday food to handcrafted gifts, this city will give you a Christmas experience you’ll never forget.

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Happy Travels!

Jules