THE EDITORS Welcome to our very first Holiday Guide! We hope to inspire, teach, and guide you to get a head start on the Holiday’s in order to slow down and enjoy the little things. The holiday’s have always been my favorite time of the year. I love any excuse to have the entire family together, but the magic of Christmas just makes it so much better. I teamed up with good friend and fellow Ocean City local blogger, Keyanna, because I knew together we could give you a resource for everything you need this holiday. Inside this guide you will find entertaining inspiration, DIY’s, gift guides, fashion and beauty inspiration and more. We have worked tirelessly to make sure this guide was as inspiring as can be! So from our homes to yours, we wish you a happy holiday!
much love, Taylor Harman Baking cookies with my godchildren, making smores around the fireplace, watching Christmas movies all night long, these are a few of my favorite things about the holidays. As busy, stressful, and hectic this time of year can be, the holiday season has a way of grounding and refocusing us on the things that truly matter in life—our family, friends, and loved ones. I’m so excited to partner with Taylor on this holiday guide. My hope is that this Holiday Guide will inspire you with ideas that will make finding that perfect gift a little easier, giving you more time to do your favorite things. Happy Holidays!
much love, Keyanna Bowen
Where We Shop.. NORDSTROM You’ll find something here for everyone! Plus, always free shipping and returns!
Find designer looking items here for a fraction of the price! We love the home decor section.
Taylor’s favorite store! Items are definitely on the pricier side, but extremely unique to boot.
WEST ELM A great store for home decor accessories. Definitely shop here for the hostess in your life!
TUCKERNUCK A DC favorite, this store is great for your luxury items. We love their selection of Barbour coats!
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The dinner table is where everyone gathers to say thanks, celebrate, and most important of all, laugh. It symbolizes the meaning of the holidayâ€™s to us. In response to this, here is our tablescape. We hope this inspires you to step up your tablescape game at home! To start, we contacted local florist Little Miss Lovely to come up with the perfect arrangement for the tablescape. We decided to go with this fresh garland featuring lots of beautiful and fragrant greens. Throughout the garland we intertwined red roses to give that holiday appeal. Next, we decided on the plates, napkins, and silverware. The vintage white plates let the DIY jute plate chargers really pop on the table. We went with vintage gold flatware to continue the gold throughout the table.
Once the table was set, we accented with vintage brass candlesticks, mercury jar candles, and lots of delicious food! After all, food is what brings us together, right? Our spread consisted of garlic roasted chicken, a beautiful charcuterie board, pecan pie, and chocolate coated Ritz crackers. So good!
4. Apply a small amount of Stop Fraying adhesive to the corners of the napkins.
DIY Napkins 1 yard of Cotton or Linen fabric (1 yard makes 4 napkins.) Scissors Stop Fraying Adhesive 1. Cut fabric into desired napkin size (these are 18x18). 2. Start on one side and start pulling threads so the edges begin to fray.
3. Continue to pull threads (lengthwise and crosswise) until you have about 1/2inch of fringe. Trim any uneven fringe, if necessary.
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25 BLACK FRIDAY
12 GREEN MONDAY
19 LAST DAY OF RUSH SHIPPING
26 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
16 FREE SHIPPING DAY
21 LAST DAY OF 2 DAY SHIPPING
28 CYBER MONDAY
18 LAST DAY OF STANDARD SHIPPING
23 LAST DAY OF NEXT DAY SHIPPING
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The Materials Jute rope Hot glue gun
The Directions Begin wrapping the rope in a circle and secure with hot glue every few inches. Make sure rope is wound tightly. Try not to leave any gaps in your circle. Once the placemat is to your desired size, cut the rope at a bit of an angle and dab the end with a small amount of hot glue so it wonâ€™t unravel.
Top 5 WINTER BEAUTY
02 ORIGINS MINI COLLECTION Origins is one of the top rated skincare lines in the world. This jam packed gift set lets you try their products without having to buy the full size. And did you notice the line up is oh so good?
THE PERFECT RED LIPSTICK
WHIPPED ARGAN OIL
Every product from NARS I’ve tried I’ve been blown away by. This matte stays on all night long, and also has a subtle color to it. It’s not a bright red, and even has tones of orange underneath. A classic in our book!
This is my skincare MVP! I use it every other day, after I’ve washed my face before bed. I use it as an overnight moisturizer, but you could also use it in the mornings. The uses are endless!
4-5 HAIR MUST HAVES I don’t know about you, but winter definitely has an effect on my hair too. I use this Hair Oil to replenish shine, add moisture, and condition. I also tend to stop using my flat iron, and instead go for big bouncy curls! This curling iron is the best on the market.
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Need an easy, no-fuss cocktail that everyone will be sure to enjoy? Try our Poinsettia, a twist on a classic Champagne cocktail. We advise making a large batch of the cranberry and Triple Sec, then having mini champagne bottles that the guest can top their flute off with. Pro Tip: Freeze your cranberries and use as ice in your cocktail! 3/4 cup Triple Sec 1 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice 3/4 cup Champagne Cranberries for garnish
The Art Of The charcuterie board A HO LID AY S TAPL E A charcuterie board is a holiday staple in our homes. The perfect mix of cheese, meats, and accents will leave your guests stunned. The best part? Thereâ€™s no cooking involved and you can even prep your board the day before! We teamed up with our friend Toby at Gilbertâ€™s Provisions to create the perfect charcuterie selection.
Rogue Smokey Blue Merry Goat Round Camembert Morbier
Mortadella Dried Salami
Seedless Red Grapes Walnuts Olives Crackers Raspberry Preserves
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Gift Guide FOR THE TRAVELER
Must-Have Boots & Booties H OW T O CHO O S E B O O TS
I’m a boots girl. Always have been, always will. They definitely take up the most real estate in my closet. I like to limit myself now to one pair per style, per color. I’ve rounded up my favorites for you, both trendy and classics. Don’t forget you can click to shop!
The ART OF THE GIFT Wrap
Send a Little Thank You...
Thank you F OR F O L L O W IN G A L ON G WI TH OU R HO L ID A Y G U ID E! P H OT O G R A PHY B Y Har r i s o n A lb e r t Key a n n a B o we n Kels e y McC a r thy P U B L IS HED B Y Lt G re y C re a ti v e
An inspirational guide to entertaining, making, gifting, and wearing during the holiday's.