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I am always pleasantly surprised by all the wonderful gift wrap ideas that you bloggers come up with year after year. While I stick to a pretty basic gift wrap aesthetic (espresso wrap + red ribbon generally) these wonderful ideas do get my mind going. There’s lots of inspiration here to choose from so dig in and go a little crazy.


1lace gift wrap
2olive branch
3candy cane tubes
4gilded boxes
5customized gift jars
6faux bois bows
7black + white
8magazine gift tags
9color blocking

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I was debating even posting a gift guide this year but in the end I caved. I look at this purely aspirational – an exercise in pseudo-consumerism. But that said, it’s a whole lot of fun to pretend-shop for oneself! So here it is: my Christmas Wishlist. It’s mostly shades of black of course – that can’t be helped I’m afraid. But it’s pretty uniquely me. So dear Santa, if you are listening pay close attention please.

Christmas Wishlist 2013
1Alexander Wang marble candle holder set
2Wilfred Cocoon wool coat
3Jeffrey Campbell black washed leather and gunmetal westin boots
4Belstaff Black Absinthe candle
5Some Product Apparel Cowichan leggings
6Pamela Love pentagram silver ring
7Kelly Hoppen Design Master Class
8Chakra perfume by Nova
8Platonic solids

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We are getting down to crunch time here but there is still plenty of time to put together a DIY gift before Christmas. Why spend hours at the mall when you could make something awesome instead? Here are a few really great gift DIYs that are perfect for almost anyone on your list.


1concrete candle pillars
2leather home accessories
3infused syrups
4upcycled mineral decanters
5soy wax candles
6terrarium kit

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I admit that I’m not really feeling the Christmas spirit yet this year. I usually am well-armed with lists and plans for holiday parties – but this year so far, nada. But that’s okay since there is still time left. I might try to summon up the spirit by tackling one of these projects. They are all cute and modern, plus they look relatively easy to do (my favorite). Check them out and get inspired yourself.

9 christmas diys

1 – simple wood ornaments
2 – himmeli wreath
3 – straw and pom pom garland
4 – snow globes
5 – wall decals
6 – handpainted ornaments
7 – black and white paper ornaments
8 – golden nutcrackers
9 – painted wood

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Ok, one more holiday post and that is it until New Year’s. These simple yet super-styley Christmas vignettes have me swooning. I do also love a super-put together Christmas look but there is just something so charming and relaxed about the pared-down approach. Not to mention easy! Just set a small tree (or branch), toss some lights here and there, light a few candles and you’re done. Of course So here we have it – Christmas decor for mere mortals.


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