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DECEMBER 2012 | IPAD

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Holiday GIFTING GUIDE

EASY PLAN THE FESTIVE Perfect Decor BRUNCH

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE EDITOR

PLAN A PARTY

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Inspiration and how-tos for stress-free holiday entertaining.

2-minute DIY project perfect both for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

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PLEASED TO MEET YOU A peek into the life of Emma Magazine's editor: a former reality TV personality, new Momma, and unapologetic Christmas fanatic. Follow her on Instagram for snapshots of her holiday season.

DIY PROJECT

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HOLIDAY STYLE

FESTIVE SIPS: SWIZZLE STICKS

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9 STEPS TO A PINTERESTWORTHY FĂŠTE

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Watch Emma's holiday video for more inspiration and how-tos.

Take the fashion trend to your table.

OMBRE TABLE RUNNER

ON THE COVER

CHAMBRAY THREE WAYS From holiday shopping to holiday parties, how to pull off "blue-collarchic."

EVERY ISSUE 33 Required Reading 31 Recipe Classic

35 101 THOUGHTFUL PLAN AHEAD GIFT IDEAS BRUNCH 02 EMMAMAG

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06 DECK THE HALLS IN RETRO GLAM

32 Monhtly Jams 04 Contributors 54 Behind the Scenes 58 Free Printable


EDITOR'S NOTE

HOME

RECIPE FILE

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Jill of Baby Rabies spruced up her front door with a burlap wreath and is giving you all the hairy details.

Plus a yummy Christmas cookie recipe.

BURLAP TWIST ON TRADITION

Q&A WITH A TV CHEF

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MULLED WINE In case Eggnog isn't your jam.

GIFT GUIDE

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THOUGHTFUL GIVING For everyone on your list from boyfriends to babies.

SNEAK PEEK

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A PEEK AT THE JANUARY ISSUE How one Etsy owner quit her day job plus tips on throwing a co-ed shower.

EDITOR'S NOTE Starting a magazine is a bit like having a baby. I've tried both recently, so you'll have to take my word. Both endeavors require a temporary lapse in sanity, sleep deprivation, and a whole lot of cupcake runs. The first several weeks after we had our baby boy, friends and family signed up to bring us mountains of tabouli, fried rice, and Thai turkey wraps (a personal favorite). We didn't lift a finger to put together a meal for more than a month. Most of those weeks are a blur. I do, however, vividly recall crying one night when my husband thoughtlessly double stacked a paper plate. I was sure his gross oversight would lead to a household plate shortage. If we ran out of plates, how would we survive parenthood? Eventually, miraculously, my hormones restored balance, sleep patterns regained normalcy, and my husband breathed a little easier when serving dinner. It takes a village to raise a child. In those weeks following our son's birth, we learned the truth in that clichĂŠ. This launch certainly took a village, but instead of meals, photographers, designers and stylists brought loads of talent, inspiration and hard work to the table. Cheers to my wildly creative friends and colleagues, cheers to my husband with his newfound grasp of paper plate preservation, and cheers to you, our lovely readers. May your holidays be merry and bright. EMMAMAG 03


HOLIDAY GUIDE

SARAH HUBBELL

SHELLY SAZDANOFF ASSOCIATE EDITOR

EDITOR IN CHEIF

ALEX EVJEN

MICHELLE HERRICK PHOTOGRAPHER

FASHION EDITOR

SARA NEVELS

PHOTOGRAPHER

USUAL SUSPECTS

REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS

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SARA CHAMBERS ADVERTISING


CONTRIBUTORS

HOLIDAY GUIDE

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

JILL KRAUSE BABY RABIES

MEGAN COLLINS STYLE GIRLFRIEND

RHIANNON BANDA HEY GORGEOUS

SHERRY PETERSIK

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE

JEN RAMOS

MELISSA ESPLIN I STILL LOVE YOU

MADEBYGIRL

KELSEY NIXON COOKING CHANNEL EMMAMAG 05


1. WOODEN REINDEER, THE CONTEMPORARY HOME $38 2. WOOD ORNAMENTS, ETSY $20 3. MINT STOCKING, ANTHROPOLOGIE $48 4. CONFETTI ORNAMENT, WEST ELM $12 5. GEOMETRIC GARLAND, LEIF SHOP $38 6. PEACE ON EARTH CANVAS, LINDSAY LETTERS $200


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DRINK STIRRERS

STYLED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY JENNIFER PRINCE


DIY

DIY SCISSORS GLUE GUN GLUE STICKS WOODEN SKEWERS TINSEL CUT AN INCH OF TINSEL. SQUEEZE A DAB OF HOT GLUE ON SKEWER TIP. WRAP THE TINSEL AROUND IT. WAH-LAH. CHEERS!

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Darling. Vintage. Mobile.

SHOPMERRYMAY.COM


FASHION

Chambray Three Ways FROM HOLIDAY SHOPPING TO HOLIDAY PARTY, STYLIST, ALEXANDRA EVJEN PUTS A CHIC CHRISTMAS SPIN ON A BLUE-COLLAR LOOK. HAIR AND MAKEUP BY HEATHER WILSON. PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHELLE HERRICK.

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HOLIDAY GUIDE

(THIS PAGE) FLORAL SCARF GAP $30

GREEN SKINNY CORDS GAP $70 BROWN WOVEN BELT TARGET $13 (OPPOSITE PAGE) BLACK BLAZER ZARA $90 ORANGE NECKLACE J.CREW

Seasonal

SHOPPING

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LEOPARD SKINNY BELT J.CREW $40


FASHION

Holiday PHOTOS

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HOLIDAY GUIDE

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FASHION

POLKA DOT CARDIGAN TARGET $23 JEWELED COLLAR NECKLACE CHIC WISH $27 BLACK TIGHTS J.CREW $27 BLACK SUEDE PUMPS NORDSTROM $80

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HANDMADE HOLIDAY

Handmade Holiday BURLAP WREATH TUTORIAL AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY JILL KRAUSE

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Wind one piece of accent strip around your wreath and secure with hot glue. Take a burlap square and bunch the corners together. Apply a dot of hot glue to the center of the square. Hold square on wreath for a few seconds to allow the glue time to cool. Continue this around the wreath in several rows, then fill in the holes until your wreath is as full as you like. Tie bow around accent strip with remaining accent fabric strips. 20 EMMAMAG


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MATERIALS SCISSORS GLUE GUN GLUE STICKS 1 14" STYROFOAM WREATH FORM 2 YARDS OF BURLAP CUT IN 4"X4" SQUARES 1/2 YARD OF ACCENT FABRIC CUT IN 2" TO 3" STRIPS

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HOST THE PERFECT

Christmas Brunch


ENTERTAIN

STORY BY SHELLY SAZDANOFF PASTRIES BY TAMMIE COE CAKES FLOWERS BY LÉ CHANCÉ PHOTOGRAPHS BY SARA NEVELS OF TALK STUDIOS

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Fresh Fruit

REFRESHING BRUNCH SIDE THAT REQUIRES NO PREP.


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When acheiving an urban rustic feel, you don't want anything too perfect or over-the-top. The table runner acts as a simple backdrop, allowing the food to steal the show. With berry and mustard sample paint jars, I brushed an ombrĂŠ effect onto sunbrella fabric. I love the bold colors and soft texture against the natural wood.

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HOLIDAY VIDEO

WATCH FOR DIY ORNAMENTS & MORE HOLIDAY HOW-TOS.

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1. Chalkboard easel menu, IKEA. 2.Tuck a sprig of rosemary with utensils for a festive and fragrant touch. 3. Salvaged wine bottle glasses, Refresh Glass. 4. Buy pastries ahead of time for less day-of prep. 5. Wrap vases with cinnamon sticks. 6. Provide guests with snuggling material. 7. DIY feather ornaments in glass. 8. Use chalk pens for restaurant menu results. 9. DIY Anthropologie-inspired gift wrap how-to in Emma's holiday video. EMMAMAG 27


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Mulled Wine 2 BOTTLES CHIANTI 4 OUNCES BRANDY 12 WHOLE CLOVES 4 CINNAMON STICKS 1 LARGE ORANGE, ZESTED

COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A STOCK POT. BRING TO A SIMMER. DO NOT ALLOW MIXTURE TO BOIL. HEAT FOR 20 MINUTES AND SERVE SPRINKLED WITH FRESHLY GROUND NUTMEG.

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CHOCOLATE CHIP

COOKIE RECIPE INGREDIENTS 1 CUP BUTTER

2 CUPS FLOUR 1 TSP. BAKING SODA 1 TSP. BAKING POWDER 1/2 TSP. SALT 1 CUP SUGAR 2 1/2 CUPS OATMEAL 12 OZ. CHOCOLATE CHIPS 1 CUP BROWN SUGAR 1 4 OZ. CHOCOLATE BAR (GRATED) 2 EGGS 1 1/2 CUPS CHOPPED PECANS OR WALNUTS 1 TSP. VANILLA

DIRECTIONS BLEND OATMEAL IN A BLENDER AND SET ASIDE.

CREAM TOGETHER BUTTER AND BOTH SUGARS. ADD EGGS AND VANILLA; MIX TOGETHER WITH FLOUR, OATMEAL, SALT, BAKING POWDER, AND SODA. ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS, HERSHEY BAR AND NUTS. ROLL INTO BALLS AND PLACE TWO INCHES APART ON A COOKIE SHEET. BAKE FOR 10 MINUTES AT 375 DEGREES. MAKES 4-5 DOZEN COOKIES.


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MERRY GUIDE TO

Gift Giving

In the spirit of giving meaningful gifts this season (really, who needs another pair of fuzzy socks?), EMMA brings you a thoughtful guide to giving. Plus, shopping from the comfort of your cushy desk chair gives you more time to deck the halls.


GIFT GUIDE

STOCKING

Stuffers

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ALL NATURAL SOAP YOU SMELL

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STOCKING STUFFERS

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BEER ADVOCATE SUBSCRIPTION

$15

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8 1. LANCOME LIP GLOSS NORDSTROM $18 2. OX BLOOD NAIL POLISH AMAZON $6 3. WASHI TAPE ETSY $3 4. JOURNAL RIFLE PAPER CO. $15 5. TEAM GOLF BALLS AMAZON $9 6. TIE BAR ASOS $11 7. COFFEE INTELLIGENTSIA $14+ 8. IPHONE COVER BLOOMINGDALE'S $40

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GIFT GUIDE

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RAG& BONE CARDIGAN TARGET

$70

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Style Girlfriend

1. KNIT GLOVES UNIQLO $13 2. SHAVE CREAM PORTLAND GENERAL $36 3. SPOTIFY PREMIUM SPOTIFY $10/MO 4. TOM FORD COLOGNE SAKS $205 5. SOAP SPONGE CLEANLOGIC $5 6. SHACKLE BRACELET FORM FUNCTION $70 7. DARK WASH JEANS NORDSTROM $135 8. LAPEL FLOWER KNOTTERY $8 EMMAMAG 39


GIFT GUIDE

Sartorial

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$229

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FASHION

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TOP SHOP

$250

8 1. TA DA EARRINGS KATE SPADE $48 2. POLKA DOT CLUTCH J.CREW $128 3. VINTAGE 1950 DRESS MERRY MAY $48 4. TEXTURED OXFORDS BLOWFISH SHOES $45 5. POLKA DOT SCARF J.CREW $68 6. STRIPED TEE MADEWELL $50 7. BURGUNDY CORDS H&M $24 8. SURI'S BURN BOOK AMAZON $13


GIFT GUIDE

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URBAN OUTFITTERS

$44+

Ho Dwe

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LOVE PRINT

MADEBYGIRL

$35

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HOME

CHEVRON DOORMAT TARGET

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1. DESSERT PLATE ANTHROPOLOGIE $14 2. CAKE STAND ETSY $44 3. METALLIC VASE ZARA HOME $36 4. FLORAL PILLOW CAITLINWILSON $60 5. YOUNG HOUSE LOVE AMAZON $26 6. PAPER TABLE RUNNER CAKEVINTAGE $32 7. COLORFUL UTENSILS MACY'S $20

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GIFT GUIDE

GIFTS FOR

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CHALK MAP TERRAIN

$168

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NEWLYWEDS

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RAINY DAY THROW LEIF

$298

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Rhiannon Nicole 1. CUSTOM STAMP MOLLY JACQUES $50 2. ICE BUCKET ANTHROPOLOGIE $198 3. COOKBOOK WILLIAMS SONOMA $35 4. GLITTER SALAD SET LEIF. $38 5. DATE BRACELET DALLA NONNA $650 6. HIGH BALL SET KATE SPADE $50 7. WITH LOVE WINE SWANSON $25 8. CANDLE 29ARMSTRONG $45


GIFT GUIDE

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GIFT GUIDE

GIFTS FOR

Hostess

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RECIPE HEIRLOOM BOX RIFLE PAPER

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HOSTESS

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2013 TEA TOWEL ETSY

$25

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GIFT GUIDE

UNDER

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ON A BUDGET

1. KNIT GLASSES CASE ETSY $13 2. SCARF GAP $18 3. MESSAGE TOTE FIELD GUIDED $20 4. STAMP ETSY $25 5. KNIT TIE NORDSTROM $40 6. FRENCH PRESS WILLIAMS SONOMA $50 7. BRACELETS MADEWELL $38 8. PHONE CASE URBAN OUTFITTERS $35

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GIFT GUIDE

WISH LISTS

MICHELLE HINCKLEY 4 MEN 1 LADY

SHERRY PETERSIK

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE

JEN RAMOS

MADEBYGIRL 52 EMMAMAG

WALL ORGANIZER

LEATHER DUFFLE

JOURNAL

PENCIL SHARPENER

URBAN OUTFITTERS

MODCLOTH

LEATHER PANTS SHOP BOP

ETSY

URBAN OUTFITTERS

BLACK DUFFLE

NEIMAN MARCUS


WISH LISTS

GIFT INSPIRATION FROM A FEW OF YOUR FAVES

WOOD TRAYS

ANTHROPOLOGIE

GREEN VASE TARGET

TOMBOY STOOL BARNEY'S

STRIPED BLANKET BRANCH HOME

LINEN BOXES IKEA

TIGER PILLOW BARNEY'S

SNEAKERS J.CREW

CHANDELIER

WORLD MARKET

BRASS LINK BOXES JAYSON HOME

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HOLIDAY GUIDE

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EMMA MAG

PREVIEW ISSUE #02

PUBLISHER Sarah Hubbell EDITORIAL STAFF Sarah Hubbell (Chief Editor) Shelly Sazdanoff (Editor) Alex Evjen (Editor) Ralston PR House (Layout) EDITOR’S OFFICE Phone: +1 323 743 3309 www.emmamag.com hello@emmamag.com SUBSCRIPTION

A.HEIRLOOM This Etsy shop owner quit her day job when sales skyrocketed. She spills her secrets to making it in the online marketplace.

http://eepurl.com/qlTHH PRINT Hard copies available on demand beginning in January. ADVERTISING Sara Chambers Phone: +1 623 203 7842 advertise@emmamag.com CONTRIBUTOR INFORMATION Emma welcomes your submissions of: home projects, interior design, DIY tutorials, entertaining and parties, wearable hair and fashion, staged shoots, and printables. Please send your previously unpublished stories along with professional quality photos to submissions@emmamag.com.

STYLISH MAMAS These maternity mavens know where to score (and where to strike out) when dressing for two. Plus, your favorite mommy bloggers reveal maternity must-haves.

Cover Image by Sara Nevels talkstudiosphotography.com

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