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OH HELLO So, I doubt I’m alone when I say 2016 has had its up and its downs. Parts of this year have been so tough on me, my family and friends. That is why I am welcoming this Christmas with even more open arms than usual. I feel like I really need this one! My older brother’s birthday is on Christmas Day, so my family has some really special traditions. Yep, we celebrate this season with eggnog and birthday cake. We stay up watching movies on Christmas Eve then wish my bro a happy birthday right as the clock strikes twelve. We drink mimosas and fuzzy navels on Christmas morning. And very rarely do we ever repeat the same color-scheme for our douglas fir and home decor.
myself watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (read: rewatching — you know I watched it all the weekend it premiered) and indulging in all the other good stuff we curated for What We’re Into on page 90. I see my mom and me prepping for our big holiday meal with chili lime roasted sweet potatoes (recipe on page 69) and custom printed menus at each seat at the table (page 88). I see my friends laughing around a punchbowl filled with a delicious batch cocktail from Iconic Cocktails (recipes on page 78). I see myself dashing (gracefully) through the mall, dodging last-minute holiday shoppers, as I pick up gifts for everyone on my list with no stress at all thanks to the Ultimate Gift Guide starting on page 35. Lastly, I see spending time with my loved ones, hugs, kisses, peace and joy.
While most of me is ready to say, “sayonara” to 2016, there’s still some Thank you all for spending part of the good days ahead to look forward to. busiest season flipping through these With mere weeks left of the year, I see pages!
ALEJANDRA ARMSTRONG , EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF EMMA MAGAZINE
BEAUTY & STYLE
GIFT GUIDES We've got something for everyone at every price.
FESTIVE FEAST Gather ‘round y’all! It’s time to celebrate (and eat)!
HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE Wishing you a very Emma Christmas with this white and gold tablescape.
DIY CHOKERS A limitless DIY perfect for holiday party looks and gifts alike!
DIY POPPERS Let’s get this party popping!
BATCH COCKTAILS Like adult punch bowls. Trust us, it’s what your holiday party is missing.
WHAT WE’RE INTO Emma’s latest obsessions and inspirations.
ASK EMMA A how-to do the holidays away from an American who is doing just that.
MARCHÉ DE NÖEL Emma’s unofficial European correspondent shares with us what's on the Parisian's wish list.
88 PRINTABLE MENU Oh, you fancy huh? An editable menu to include on your table this year.
FA-LA-LA-LA-LA A WINTER PLAYLIST TO LISTEN WHILE YOU LOOK
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SIST ER Angel O l se n
INSIDE O U T Sp oon
B LUE CH RI ST M AS She & Hi m
O L D O L D FASH IO NED Fri gh te ned Rabbi t
MERRY CH RIST MAS DAR LING Th e Carp e nte rs
A N G EL I N T H E S N OW El l i ot t Sm i t h
DON'T SHOOT ME SANTA Th e Ki ll e rs
LOST IN T H E DREAM Th e War O n D ru gs
J OY TO TH E WO RL D Su f ja n Stev en s
C HRIST MAS IN H ARL EM Kanye West
ST EP INTO CH RIST MAS El ton Joh n
Ph oto g r a phy b y Lexu s D e Lo a ch
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An advice column for the modern creative. This is not your traditional Dear Abby. We have the raddest and baddest chicas offering sage wisdom when life gets complicated. This issue, we talk about spending the holidays in far off lands. Whether you bring your loved ones or you’re on your own, Amelia Goe shares her advice on a holiday away.
WHAT IF YOU WANT TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS AWAY FROM HOME?
won't be home for Christmas. The holiday spirit is a sensation that I truly fall in love with each and every year. Yet, sometimes doing the same-old-same-old can get a little dull, so pumpkin-spice it up with a little holiday home away from home. For any of those asking how to do a holiday abroad, I’ve created a guide to surviving, exploring and embracing new traditions.
Getting there. Once you’ve made the decision where, it’s best to book around Thanksgiving. Conde Nast Traveler revealed that the week of November 21, historically offers the best deals. That being said, if you’re paranoid like me, I made my travel itinerary almost three months in advance and found really affordable prices. Once in the location of your preference, any interEuropean travel can be super cheap, especially when compared to traveling within the United States. Airlines like EasyJet or overnight bus services with FlixBus allow you to book tickets to other countries anywhere from 15 euro to 80 euro a ticket, even around the holiday season. (Continued on next page.)
What topic should we discuss next? Email us your quick q’s, delimmas and concerns at AskEmma@emmamag.com.
Where to go. Coming from a part of the United States where the weather is hot enough to sunbathe, it’s hard to get inspired during the winter season. Cities like Strasbourg, France, Salzburg, Austria and Zermatt, Switzerland are all known for their Christmas markets, quaint and cozy lodging and having the perfect chilly weather that urges you to drink mulled wine and hot chocolate. Find a place that paints your idea of a perfect holiday backdrop. Not that I’m partial or anything, but Paris is a really great place for the holiday season. It rarely snows, so it’s not too chilly, and there are so many Christmas markets and streets decked out in lights and garlands. It’s très dreamy. What to do. Instead of searching tourist guides and travel agencies for what to do in the city of your choice, find local bloggers from the area. Anything catered toward tourists will only give you a taste of the stereotypical holiday culture. Finding local hotspots and must-see locations will give you a much more realistic picture of the place you’re visiting and will give you an exciting trip spent further away from hoards of tourists. For a recent trip to Prague, I referenced almost every single coffee shop, cocktail bar and restaurant from local bloggers. How to make it feel like home. Instead of booking a hotel, try to find an Airbnb or rental agency that can give you a real home to stay in. Having a kitchen where you can whip up your favorite home recipes will give you that sense of home you normally don’t get in a bedroom-only hotel room. Sometimes you luck out and the owner of the lodging will have decorated it for clients. If not, picking up a miniature tree or poinsettia from the local florist isn’t too expensive. Bringing or buying scented candles is my personal favorite travel essential. During the holidays, nothing makes me happier than a room that smells like cookies (Anthropologie has the most delicious oatmeal cookie candle that does the trick). What to pack. The idea of packing for winter weather can be daunting. The balance of wanting to look cute but staying warm is crucial when traveling because nothing is worse than having photos you’re not in love with, or being cold and miserable the entire trip. Here are my must-have holiday wardrobe items. 1. Comfortable but warm walking shoes such as (broken in) Docs or a sturdy loafer.
Former Emma intern! A Phoenix habitant gone Parisian, Amelia Goe, set aside cowboy boots and replaced them with silk foulards and an ever-present red lip. Amelia cooks, teaches, writes and can be found south of the Seine in the 7th arrondissement. 2. Your winter coat will be the biggest and bulkiest item, so only bringing one will save space. Therefore, it should go with everything. A sleek black pea coat or something a little more fun like H&M’s faux-fur jacket are perfect choices. 3. Nude tights to wear under jeans and pants for an additional layer of warmth. 4. Collared blouses or denim button downs to wear under sweaters. Many restaurants and cafes
are well heated in the winter (even the outdoor cafes normally have heat lamps) so having a blouse under your sweater gives you the option to shed the layers and stay cool. Plus the collar detail looks really nice with a cozy sweater! 5. Scarves are the winter accessory that we can have fun with. Choose a bold color or one with a lot of texture. Forever21 has a great selection of thick knit scarves that will keep you warm. Don’t forget hand and face cream for the dry & cold winter weather and your favorite holiday snacks in case you get a little homesick and need some comfort. Finally, get a travel journal for jotting down recommendations and street names. This way you don’t forget about places you might want to revisit another time. My travel notebook for Paris is filled with local recommendations and hidden gems I found on my way to other rendezvous. EMMAMAG.COM 11
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CHRISTMAS TABLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIFFANY EGBERT
Our favorite vibe for the holidays is a mix between glam and cozy. White with gold and wood accents creates that exact feeling. Here's a walkthrough of everything on our table. We started with the placements and gathered inspiration from there. We took a classic winter pattern, plaid, and gave it new life with metalic colors. Matching that pattern, we added gold plaid glassware to the table. We wanted to use our two main colors in the plates so we used some go-to white china and gold chargers. White serving dishes atop wood serving boards add a nice contast to this look. We decided to go the extra mile with shiny gold flatware and we are so glad we did. We completed each place setting with a beautiful cloth napkin in the color scheme. Once each place was set, we created a garland using extra Christmas tree trimming (you can pick it up for free (or for tips) from any Christmas tree lot) and laid it across the table to mimic a table runner. Next, we filled vases with gold bells and beautiful white and green hydrangeas. Together with the wooden, glitter-dipped trees, they make a lovely centerpiece. Lastly, we scattered some white tea lights all around the table for a romantic and cozy touch.
BEAUTY & STYLE
CHOKERS PHOTOGRAPHY BY EUNICE BECK
The weather may be cool but chokers are hot! The good news? They are fun and easy to make. All you need is to take a quick trip to your local craft store (you may even have all the supplies at home). These velvet ribbon chokers will look so chic with your holiday outfits and party dresses. They also make sweet gifts. Pick out initial charms for all of your friends and ribbon in thier favorite colors. Your friends won't believe you made it!
SUPPLIES Velvet ribbon Charm of choice, we used an initial charm (good for gifts!) Sewing needle Thread to match ribbon Scissors Ribbon ends Necklace clasp
STEPS No. 1 Measure out the amount of ribbon you’ll need by wrapping a piece around your neck. Remember: If you are using a necklace clasp, you’ll need to take an inch or two off of the ribbon. No. 2 To thread the needle, cut off a piece of thread. Loop the thread through the eye of the needle. Tie a knot at the end of the thread. No. 3 Start the first stitch on the backside of the ribbon by entering your needle and thread through a point in the middle of the ribbon. No. 4 Pull the needle through to the frontside of the ribbon. Now, thread on your charm. No. 5 Continue the stitch by entering the needle near to the spot you started the stitch. No. 6 Pull the needle through to the backside of the ribbon. Repeat once or twice to secure the charm. Make sure to stay near the same entry points when doing so. No. 7 To complete the stitch, end on the backside of the ribbon and poke the needle in and out of the ribbon but don’t pull all the way through, keeping the thread on the backside. Now start to pull the thread slowly. The thread will make a loop. Put the needle through the loop and pull tightly to make the knot that will secure the stitch. Trim excess thread. No. 8 Use pliers to clamp ribbon ends to both ends of the ribbon. No. 9 Use two pairs of pliers to pry open the jump ring on the necklace clasp. No. 10 Connect the opened jump ring (with the clasp still connected) to the ribbon end. Close the jump ring with the pliers. No. 11 Do the same to the other side. You got yourself a pretty fancy looking choker! No. 12 Wear or gift.
The Ultimate GIFT GUIDE
These gifts are for the naughty or the nice (we're not judging)! We've got a little something for everyone on your list, at every price point, for whatever you are celebrating. Take the stress out of finding that perfect gift with this guide. And take some tips from Emma Editorin-Chief Alejandra Armstrong on gifting and wrapping: 1. Avoid gift cards this holiday. Even for those Secret Santa setups where you don't really know the person. There are better, more creative (and sometimes cheaper) options! Try a small accessory from our Trendsetter Gift Guide on page 38. 2. Not a ton of cash at hand? We've all been there. It's a good thing this season is about giving and not all giving is monetary! Make something handmade (like our DIY chokers on page 20), cook a special meal or plan an activity you can do with that special person as their gift. 3. Is the person you're shopping for not really into things? Some of my favorite presents have been concert or plane tickets! (Last year, I received a precious pair of tickets to see Morrissey in Las Vegas!) 4. Make your own wrapping paper by painting, stamping or even writing sweet nothings on some craft paper. It is so cute and whomever you are giving to will appreciate the personal touch. 5. Keep your extra Christmas tree trimmings and secure them on top of a gift in lieu of a bow. Want to take the romantic route? Use mistletoe instead!
UNDER FIFTY DOLLARS
OVER FIFTY DOLLARS
Gifts perfect for the decorator in your life. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Dino planter: Two Trees Clock: Target Candle: Standard Wax Lights: Target Pillow: Desert Loom Slippers: DSW Standing Mirror: Amazon Velvet chair: Wayfair Handmade wall art: Shelly Sazdanoff Throw: Pottery Barn
Handmade wall art
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Hot accessories for the effortlessly cool friend. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Pin: Paige Poppe Keychain: Various Key Tags Baguette tote: World Market Beanie: Overthrow Flask: Urban Outfitters Phone case: Urban Outfitters Water bottle: Swell Readers: Framed Ewe Mobile Karaoke: Urban Outfitters Planner: Local Nomad
Mobile karaoke machine
UNDER FIFTY DOLLARS
Alphabet cookie cutters
Fleur de sel
Mason jar measuring cups
OVER FIFTY DOLLARS
Gadgets and supplies for the one who can stand the heat. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Grill pan: Ikea Alphabet cookie cutters: Wayfair Fleur de sel: See Salt Book: Amazon Mason jar measuring cups: Uncommon Goods Tea towel: Local Nomad Knife set: Overstock Keurig: Target Pasta maker: Williams Sonoma Food processor: Kitchenaid
Recipes on page 80! 42 EMMA
Gifts the party thrower will love.
Marble serving board
Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Cheese knives: Amazon Initial mug: World Market Tea: Juniper Ridge Book: Amazon Cocktail mixers: Iconic Cocktail Glassware: Anthropologie Placecard holders: Food52 Marble serving board: Williams Sonoma Bar cart: Target Bar tool kit: Crate & Barrel
Bar tool kit
Touchscreen compatible gloves
Mobile lens kit
Roku streaming stick
Smart gifts for the person who loves everything state of the art. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Waterproof speakers: Amazon Touchscreen compatible gloves: Amazon Mobile lens kit: Urban Outfitters Roku streaming stick: Best Buy Headphones: Amazon Charging case: Mophie Nest thermostat: Target Fossil smartwatch: Fossil iPhone 7 Plus: Apple Portable photo printer: HP
iPhone 7 Plus
Portable photo printer
Custom map art
Gifts for the one who loves to travel and the great outdoors. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Travel wallet: Etsy Luggage tag: Ban.do Tee: Keep it Wild Hydroflask growler: Hydroflask Custom map art: Mapiful Hammock: Amazon GoPro: Amazon Tent: REI Yeti cooler: Yeti Backpack: Topo Designs
Matte lip color
Gifts and stocking stuffers for your favorite lady. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Matte lip color: Glossier Rug: Society6 Bralette: Free People Earrings: Kate Spade Velvet dress: Asos Hat: Madewell Parfum: Sephora Sneakers: Nike Heels: Anthropologie Coat: Ann Taylor
UNDER FIFTY DOLLARS
OVER FIFTY DOLLARS
Gifts and stocking stuffers for your favorite gent. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Beard oil: Verano Bathery Wallet: Lifetime Leather Socks: Stance Tie: J.Crew Hat: The Hundreds Cords: Banana Republic Denim jacket: Levi's Boots: Macy's Sneakers: Finish Line Insulated jacket: Northface
UNDER FORTY DOLLARS
Story Cubes game
Girls' and boys' superhero capes
Bean bag toss
Foreign language blocks
The Chronicles of Narnia collection
OVER FORTY DOLLARS
The little one won't get enough of these gifts. Want to purchase an item? Click the link below and get shopping! Wooden dominoes: Bannor Toys Story Cubes game: Amazon Superhero capes: Amazon Bean bag toss: Land of Nod Foreign language blocks: Uncommon Goods The Chronicles of Narnia collection: Books a Million Guitar: Bonjour Petit Kids' smartwatch: Amazon Tricycle: Target Planetarium canopy: Land of Nod
PARTY POPPERS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEJANDRA ARMSTRONG
These DIY party poppers are essential for any party or holiday. Not only are they so easy and cheap to make, they are guaranteed to put a smile on any guest. We made poppers for the upcoming winter holidays: Christmas, New Years and Valentine's Day. This DIY makes party prep fun! Gather friends around or spend time with your little ones creating these unique party poppers. You can stuff your poppers with glitter, crinkle paper or confetti. Maybe add a small gift or handwritten note too! Let's celebrate! Gather all the supplies and follow the easy-peasy instructions on page 56.
SUPPLIES Toilet paper tubes Tissue paper Glitter, crinkle paper or confetti Tape Scissors Ribbon Note: you can add cracker snaps to step 4 if you desire that "pop" sound!
STEPS 1. C ut toil et p a p e r tub e in h a l f. 2. Ve r tic a l l y c ut a s h e et of tis sue p a p e r i n h a l f. Th e n in h a l f a ga in , th is tim e h orizo nt ally. 3. Pl a ce th e h a l ve d toil et p a p e r tub e s o nto th e c ut s h e et of tis sue p a p e r. 4. Rol l up th e toil et p a p e r tub e in th e t i s su e p a p e r. Tr y to ke e p th e tub e h a l ve s a s c los e togeth e r a s p os s ib l e w h e n rol l ing for best re sul ts . 5. Sea l th e rol l w ith t a p e. Pro- tip : We fo lded th e t a p e to m im ic d oub l e -s id e d t a p e a nd p l a ce d a p ie ce un d e rn eath th e top l ayer of th e tis sue p a p e r rig ht n ea r th e oute r e nds of th e tub e s . Th is way, th e t a p e is h id d e n and th e p op p e r is s ea l e d tig htl y. 6. Tie up on e e n d of th e p op p e r w ith r i bbo n. Leave th e oth e r e n d op e n . 7. Stuf f th e oth e r e n d w ith you g l itte r, c rin kl e p a p e r or con fetti. You c a n even add a s m a l l g if t , n ote or swe et treat at th is step. 8. On ce th e p op p e r is stuf fe d w ith th e good s , tie up th e e n d w ith rib b on . To get to th e good s , s im p l y g ra b b oth e n d s of t he p op p e r a n d p ul l . Voi l Ă ! EMMAMAG.COM 56
Who says DIYs stop at crafts and home projects? Emma staff and contributors share how they do date night DIY style.
DIY DATE IDEAS
Pssst! Looking for something to do for Valentine's Day? Try one of these DIY date ideas!
Have an urban picnic. Find a rooftop and go out there at night with a couple of beers, a blanket, home-cooked food and some candles. It's dinner with a view and an intimate setting.
Ashley Ballard, Fashion blogger I love a good picnic too! When the weather is nice, I'm a big fan of packing up some bread, cheese, fruits, homemade jam and sprawling out on a blanket with a book to read out loud or a card game. You get some much needed quality time and Vitamin D.
Amelia Goe, Food and travel writer
Do an act of service together. Volunteer to serve at a local shelter or go on a random act of kindness spree!
Sarah Hubbell, Founder Anyone who knows me, knows I really love going out for dinner, but surprisingly one of my favorite things to do with my guy is cook! We'll try to mimic a classic dish from any of our go-to restaurants. We'll even buy some nice liquor and mixers and try to recreate concoctions we've tasted on previous nights out. I have to give the boy some credit here, he does a lot of the cooking!
Alejandra Armstrong, Editor-in-chief
I'm currently single, but I think it would be fun to make a set of DIY Date Night Dice! I'm super indecisive, but I love being spontaneous and switching things up, so making a set of dice with different date ideas on each side would be perfect for me. Roll the dice to find out where you're going and what you're doing. Dice always win. Problem solved.
Sara Nevels, Operations Director
I like to do big themed date nights, like building a three or four-step date around a theme or even a neighborhood.
Alex Scoville, Assistant Editor
MARCHÉ DE NÖEL The Francophile’s guide to gift giving PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEXUS DELOACH WORDS BY AMEILA GOE
While anthropology isn’t my practice, I study les parisiens every day. From the effortless parisienne woman to the dapper parisien man, it’s difficult not to become entranced by their way of life. The desire to absorb some of their characteristics or style can become obsessive, as seen in media and films; like Francophile Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Unfortunately, we cannot convert our DNA or cultural upbringing. All we can do is try our best at duplication and with that, here are some subtle ways to infuse your holiday gift giving with parisien flair. It’s the end of 2016 and vintage is still in. Nostalgic French advertisements paired with this year’s beaujolais wine or a vintage jewelry box found at Marché aux Puces (flea market) paired with a stunning broach make perfect presents for an old soul. (Continued on next page.)
Try something like a Jazz Age inspired drink tray and a twist on the classic Champagne flute. French entertainment, whether it be film, music or art are iconic. Pick out some French literary classics, like Alain-Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes, which is rumored to have inspired F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. While shopping around the Christmas market at La Défense (a disctrict just west of Paris), one could even find jazz artist themed bande dessinée (graphic novels) which are both individually beloved by the French. If you don’t believe me, France has the third largest comic book festival in the world, look into it. For the film-buff friend, a collection of film noir, or a few femme fatale flicks are sure to inspire whoever receives them. I mean come on, who doesn’t love Catherine Deneuve in La Belle du Jour? Parisienne women aren’t always chasing the latest fashions. In fact, what makes the French woman so smart is her love for evergreen pieces like a smoker’s jacket, good denim, the perfect trench, and then mixing them in with statement pieces. AS MENTIONED:
Foulards are one of those classic French articles. In Paris, you can rummage through vintage shops that sell them like candy. It’s the ideal gift for the fashionista in your life. A Parisienne woman can appreciate function, and it’s even better when function meets fashion. L’uniform has some of the cutest convertible book bags and satchels. They are even customizable online, with a color palette reminiscent of a Wes Anderson film. In Paris, it’s not uncommon to grab an espresso at a whimsical corner cafe only to later find yourself at another cafe across the way grabbing more coffee. On days when you don’t have time to sit and enjoy your brew, make it at home with an easy to use French-press. Now for the effortless Parisian beauty tips we all covet, and guess what? They’re simple. Take good care of your skin, hair and nails and that’s all you need. In an interview with British Vogue, Jeanne Damas, founder of Rouje, said that French beauty is about being natural and embracing your imperfections. Since starting my own French self-care regimen, I have found so much more beauty in simplicity. My favorite products make the best gifts, especially in harsh winter climates that can dry the skin and break hair and nails. Kure Bazaar, has a beautiful line of nail care that is eco-friendly and never tested on animals. They even have a line that is up to 85 percent natural and non toxic.
Want to purchase an item? Click the photo and get shopping!
Bioderma has a line of skincare for every type, from dehydrated to oily. Personally, I have very sensitive skin, so I have to be very careful with what I use. I’ve been using their Créaline line for sensitive skin and I’ve honestly never had skin this healthy before. I use their Créaline H20, a micellar water product that takes off makeup and cleans away impurities. And during winter I could not survive without their Créaline Légère moisturizer that is specifically for mixed or normal sensitive skin (they offer it in Créaline Riche for really dry skin too). It is the only moisturizer I’ve ever used that doesn’t break out my skin and it’s magic. You can pick these up at any pharmacie in Paris or buy online if you’re in the US. Finally, whether it’s a Francophile, a real Parisien, or none of the above, you can’t really go wrong with flowers. Joyeux Noël!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIFFANY EGBERT RECIPES BY SARAH HUBBELL
Sarah Hubbell has created a truly inspired winter meal complete with Chili Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Couscous and Green Beans with Toasted Hazlenuts. She recommends serving these dishes with a nice steak. "Pick up a good steak rub - Trader Joeâ€™s has a coffee steak rub I love- and cook in a cast iron skillet until a thermometer hits 140 degrees," Hubbell says. "Then, tent with foil before slicing up!" Follow along with recipes on the next few pages, then print out our free menu on page 88 to match. It's like a restaurant in your home!
CHILI LIME ROASTED SWEET POTATOES INGREDIENTS 4-5 sweet potatoes, diced into 1-inch cubes 1-2 pasilla peppers, cut into strips 1/2 red onion, sliced (about 1/4inch slices) extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper, to taste juice from one lime
PREPARE 1. Preheat oven to 460 degrees. 2. Toss sweet potatoes, peppers, and onion slices together on a cookie sheet. 3. Coat with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 4. Roast in oven for about 30 minutes, stirring the veggies around once halfway through. When potatoes begin developing charred edges, remove and serve.
Recipe by Sarah Hubbell
COUSCOUS INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup couscous 2 cups water 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, roughly chopped 1/4 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped 1/2 lemon, juiced chopped parsley, to taste
PREPARE 1. Heat oil over medium heat, then toast the couscous over medium heat until it develops a light golden brown color. 2. Add water and bring to a boil, then turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes or until water is absorbed. 3. Fold in the artichoke hearts, olives, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. 4. Top with parsley and serve.
salt and pepper, to taste Recipe by Sarah Hubbell
GREEN BEANS AND TOASTED HAZELNUTS INGREDIENTS 2 cups haricot verts (French green beans) extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1/4 cup hazelnuts salt and pepper, to taste
PREPARE 1. Place beans in a pot of water and bring to a boil for 3-4 minutes. 2. Remove from heat and toss beans into an ice bath. Set aside. 3. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large cast iron skillet, then add shallots and hazelnuts. 4. Add green beans, season with salt and pepper, and cook until they begin to develop some brown edges. Serve hot!
Recipe by Sarah Hubbell
Iconic Cocktail Co. BATCH COCKTAILS PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIFFANY EGBERT RECIPES BY KAYLEE NEDLEY
We teamed up with Iconic Cocktail Co. this holiday season to bring life to every party in town. These batch cocktail recipes are what your parties are missing! Delicious and packing just the right amount of punch, these drinks are sure to be a hit. Made fresh and in small batches in Arizona, Iconic Cocktail's cocktail mixers help bring craft cocktails to your home. Just add spirit, as the company says! Iconic Cocktail's team encourages you to get creative with your libations. We made a Cranberry Thyme Punch, Kaffir Lime Tequila and Grapefruit and a non-alcoholic Ginga-ale all using a different Iconic Cocktail mixer. This is the perfect time to break out those vintage punch bowls (maybe you were handed one down from grandma and thought you'd never use it). Pro-tip from one half of the Iconic Cocktail duo, Kaylee Nedley: "Let's talk about using an ice block to chill your batch cocktails. Step one. Don't be afraid of an ice block. These can be picked up at most places that sell ice. If the ice block is too big for your punch bowl, have no fear. What you want to do is score the ice block with a serrated knife. Place the ice block on a clean dish towel. Make a score about half an inch deep. Flip it over and repeat on the other side. Let the ice block sit for about 10-15 minutes. Using the tip of the serrated knife, carefully insert the knife upright. Use something with weight to strike the handle of the knife to get the ice block to crack in half....or gently drop it onto the ground. Whichever is more your style."
CRANBERRY THYME PUNCH INGREDIENTS 1 l i ter of gin 1 17 oz . bottl e of Cranb erry Thyme 3 /4 cup of l emon jui c e 2 can s of sod a wa ter Cranb erry and orang e sli c e g ar ni sh Ice bl ock (opti onal )
PREPARE Combine all in a large punch bowl. Serve wit h or wit hout ice. Makes about 15 5oz serv ings.
KAFFIR LIME TEQUILA & GRAPEFRUIT INGREDIENTS 1 hand l e of tequil a 2 17 oz bottl es of Kaffi r Li m e Toni c 2 cup s of g rap efrui t jui c e 1/2 cup of l emon jui c e 4 can s of sod a wa ter Lim e and g rap efrui t w heel s for g arni sh Ice bl ock (opti onal )
PREPARE Combine all in a large punch bowl. Serve wit h or wit hout ice. Makes about 25 5oz serv ings.
(NON-ALCOHOLIC) GINGA-ALE INGREDIENTS 1 l i ter of sp arkl i ng wa ter 1 17oz b ottl e of Gi ng a Syr up 1 12oz can of Pear Nec tar 3 /4 cup of l i m e jui c e P ea r a nd l em on sl i ces for g ar ni sh
PREPARE In a large punch bowl, combine all. Serve into glasses wit h ice. Makes about 10 6oz serv ings.
DINNER MENU Enjoy a free, printable and editable menu you can place at each setting this holiday celebration. Click here to download. Once downloaded, you can enter in your own text into the PDF file. Print it out and cut accordingly. Pro-tip: Print using cardstock and colored ink for a professional look.
WHAT WE'RE INTO! Emma editors let you in on their latest obsessions. This is most likely what we are listening to, reading, scrolling and gabbing about at any given time this season.
1 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life We didnâ€™t realize how much we missed Stars Hollow and co. until we got that first glimpse again of Lorelai, coffee in hand, breathing in the winter air at the town gazebo. We were home. (And those final four words will make your heart skip a beat.) Watch all the "seasons" on Netflix.
where to BUY
Candlefish matches These matches have the most beautifully designed, vintageinspired boxes. Together with a candle they make the perfect accent on a bathroom shelf or coffee table. And at $5, each box is a steal. Get 'em while they're hot here.
La La Land Nothing could keep us away from this contemporary musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling bring the moves and old school movie star glamour. Find show times and dates here.
6 Filmborn This new photo editing app is designed to make your shots feel like they were made on real film. You can keep it simple with presets and lenses, or you can dive deep and build custom camera settings for every scenario. Download it here.
Christmas Party - She & Him We’ve listened to the original She & Him holiday album A Very She & Him Christmas too many times to count, so we were both excited and grateful to spice up our holiday listening with their sophomore yuletide release. Bless your ears here.
7 Still Processing Still Processing throws together two of the New York Times Magazine’s most talented writers for the sort of diverse, intelligent culture conservation you wish you could have with your friends. Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are always bright and clever, but they aren’t afraid to take their podcast to somber and reflecting places. The post-election episode is a tour de force. Listen here.
8 Harling Ross’s Instagram (@harlingross) We’re obsessed with Man Repeller’s Instagram already, so why not follow the girl who runs it too? Harling Ross (and all of the MR writers, really) adds a great injection of fashion, New York City life and humor into your daily scroll.
In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi Susan Faludi is a veteran journalist who’s covered everything from feminism to finance. In her latest, she gets personal. Faludi follows the tricky and heart wrenching process of reconnecting with her estranged, difficult father, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2004 and is now Stefánie.
FALL ISSUE CREDITS We try to give credit where credit is due, but sometimes you can only fit so many great people on one page! Here are all the people and places who helped make this issue possible.
OH HELLO Photography Carolina Marquez
HOLIDAY-PAGE 32 Photography Alejandra Armstrong
FA-LA-LA-LA-LA Photography Lexus DeLoach
FOOD- PAGE 66 Photography Tiffany Egbert
ASK EMMA- PAGE 11 Photography Lexus DeLoach
ENTERTAINING- PAGE 78 Photography Tiffany Egbert
HOME- PAGE 12 Photography Tiffany Egbert
WHAT WEâ€™RE INTO Words Alex Scoville
BEAUTY & STYLE- PAGE 18 Photography Eunice Beck
BACK COVER Photography Tiffany Egbert
Special thanks to Kaylee Nedley and Matt Farrow from Iconic Cocktail Co.! Thank you to Brent Armstrong and Alex Scoville for copy editing.
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Published on Dec 15, 2016
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