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to& from HOLIDAY 2012

a gift guide curated by your favorite bloggers and tastemakers

letter from the editors We love the holidays – Christmas lights, hot chocolate, watching Elf and Love Actually, and of course Christmas shopping. While this time of year is about so much more than gifts, here at to & from we love the symbolism of gift giving. The value of a gift is not found in it’s dollar amount, but in the thoughtfulness and love with which it’s given. There is nothing better than finding that perfect gift for the one you love, except maybe finding it and being able to purchase it while at home in your pajamas! KATIE ANDERSON

No matter who you wish to buy a gift for this year, be it your mother, husband, sister, nephew or even yourself, we hope that you’re inspired by our curated collections. We’ve partnered with over 50 of the industry’s top style and design bloggers, to bring you some of the most unique, practical, and well-designed gift suggestions this holiday season – all in one place!

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We hope you discover some new online shops and brands, get some great gift ideas, meet some new bloggers, and leave feeling even more excited about the holidays! Warmly, Katie + Meg

MEG BIRAM

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katie’s holiday wishlist AMAZON

NORDSTROM

$14

$169

SHOPBOP

$175 BLOOMINGDALE’S

$208 BLOOMINGDALE’S

BLOOMINGDALE’S

$355

$78

EMILY LEY

$20

ZGALLERIE

$80 BLOOMINGDALE’S

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WACOM HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$199

$28

BED BATH & BEYOND

TARGET

$25

$20

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$298 TED BAKER

$295

A MERRY MISHAP

$24

ANN TAYLOR

$58 TARGET

$450

SEPHORA

$23

RESTORATION HARDWARE

SUR LA TABLE

$99

$23

SUR LA TABLE

$255-$405 AMAZON

$10

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meg’s holiday wishlist

LEIF

$128

SHOP TEN 25

$811 AMAZON

NET-A-PORTER

$95

$20

REIKO KANEKO

$37

KENDRA SCOTT ALL SAINTS

CALYPSO

6

$95

$550

$135

SHOPBOP HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$85

BESOTTED BRAND

$20

CLAYTON GRAY HOME

$2,280

JONATHAN ADLER

$175

WORKHORSE JEWELRY

ZHUSH

$45 WARBY PARKER

$145-$195 KELLY WEARSTLER

H&M

$110

$349 FAIRE FROU FROU

WISTERIA

$29

$395 each

$77

JAYSON HOME

$48

RUGS USA

$299

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DIY joy votive holders by LAURA PARKE, A GIRL WHO MAKES NAME BLOG question answer question answer Materials: glass votive holders, gold fine Step 1: Create artwork on the computer glitter, double sided adhesive paper and print it out to size

Step 2: Cut out each letter. This doesn’t have to be perfect

Step 3: Tape the letter onto the adhesive and using an xacto knife, cut it out carefully

Step 4: Peel the back liner off the letter and firmly stick it to the glass votive holder in the desired spot

Step 5: Next, expose the adhesive by peeling off the front liner

Step 7: Tap off the excess glitter. Using a small paintbrush, dust off the rest of the glitter to reveal a perfect letter shape

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Step 6: Sprinkle the exposed adhesive with glitter, making sure to get full coverage of the letter

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Step 8: Fill with votive candles and display!

Photos by Eric Linebarger

for your guy

for your guy

NAME BLOG question answer question answer

CURATED BY KATIE ANDERSON

for mom C. WONDER

$58

WILLIAMSSONOMA

$59 ELAINE TURNER

$195

NEIMAN MARCUS

$198

AMAZON

$41

SUR LA TABLE

$30 CRATE & BARREL

$70 THE SCREEN DOOR

SMATHERS & BRANSON

$50 CRICUT

AME & LULU

$37

$130 BROOKSTONE

$50

$96 MARK AND GRAHAM

$399

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for mom

ASHLINA KAPOSTA THE DECORISTA Favorite holiday music: 98 Degrees Christmas CD J.CREW

Favorite holiday tradition: I love taking cheesy photos with Santa Claus. I have one from every single year. So fun!

KATE SPADE

BY LANGLEY

$98

$25

$175 VOLUSPA

SUGAR PAPER

$98

C. WONDER ASSOULINE

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HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$45

$38

KUSMI TEA

WEST ELM

$200

MOM AGENDA

OTTE

KOLLECTION

$22

$88

$27 SUR LA TABLE

$30

COACH

$38

$320

MARK AND GRAHAM

$54

GRAMERCY & CO.

$85 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for mom

SHOPBOP

STEPHANIE JOHNSON

$225

ONE LOVE ORGANICS

$38

$59 LOOPY MANGO

$475 ILLUME

$20

KENDRA SCOTT

$175 GRAPHIC IMAGE

$139

$150

JAYSON HOME

J.CREW

$85 BEAUTY.COM

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$28

ZARA HOME

$36

CURATED BY MEG BIRAM

JACQUES LEVINE

$298

J.CREW

LEIF

$75

$108 RIFLE PAPER CO.

$18

JAYSON HOME

BEAUTY.COM

KATE SPADE

$11

J.CREW

$66

$298

$50

LOREN HOPE BARNEYS

$12

ZHUSH

$35

$325

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for dad

MR PORTER

$95 WILLIAMS-SONOMA

REI

$70

JACK SPADE FURBISH STUDIO HIGH STREET MARKET

HORNE

$52

$40 $28 WILLIAMS-SONOMA

HOLIDAY 2012 //

$95

$5

WILLIAMS-SONOMA

16

$99

to & from

$200

CURATED BY MEG BIRAM

LAMPS PLUS

MARK AND GRAHAM JACK SPADE

$69

$40

HIGH STREET MARKET MR PORTER

$80

$58 RESTORATION HARDWARE

NEED SUPPLY CO. MAKR

$529

$29

$96

$60 A+R

$80

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for dad

ORVIS ORVIS

$200

GAP

$30

$59

BLOOMINGDALE’S WORLD MARKET VITAMIX

$60

$449

L.L. BEAN

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$80 CONTAINER STORE

HOLIDAY 2012 //

$75

to & from

$35

GORILLA POD

$33

CURATED BY KATIE ANDERSON

BROOKS BROTHERS

POTTERY BARN

$249

HOME DEPOT

$198

$30 OPENSKY

RESTORATION HARDWARE EDDIE BAUER

KAUFMAN MERCANTILE COACH

$78

$45 SHOEBUY.COM

$90

$98

$79

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

$60

$120

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for the guys

BLAIR EADIE ATLANTIC PACIFIC Favorite holiday tradition: Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — such a classic!

NEED SUPPLY CO.

Favorite holiday dish: Honey Baked Ham ... while I love Thanksgiving, it is really a Christmas ham that has my heart.

COOL MATERIAL

$30

COACH

UNCOMMON GOODS

BEST BUY

$20

$200

JACK SPADE

$195 GAP

20

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$128

$68

$235

CRANE & CO.

$19

UNIONMADE

$450 PARK & BOND

$8

BARNEYS NEW YORK

$240

J.CREW

$140 HAPPY SOCKS

$12

for the guys

SALLLY & MOLLY MILLER A PIECE OF TOAST Favorite holiday tradition: Christmas morning with our family. We come from a very big family with younger siblings still in the mix so Santa is very much still in the works in our house. The little kids wake us up super early and then we all have to sit on the stairs (pictures are always involved) until we can go downstairs together to see what was left for us — something we’ve been doing for as long as we can remember. We absolutely love the welcomed chaos of Christmas morning with everyone. Favorite holiday movie: A definite favorite holiday movie would probably be Miracle on 34th Street. It never seems to get old no matter how many years in a row we’ve watched it.

TARGET

J.CREW

$298

AMAZON

$10

AMAZON

Photo by Jaclyn Welch

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$38

RESTORATION HARDWARE

$49

$45

NEIMAN MARCUS

$110

AHA LIFE

$100 EVERLANE MR PORTER

$200

CLUB MONACO

WILLIAMS-SONOMA

$95

$65 PATAGONIA

$40 WEST ELM

SAN FRANCISCO TERRAIN

J.CREW

$99

$20

$145

$17 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for the guys

OPEN SKY

AMAZON

J.CREW

DRUGSTORE.COM

$22

$8

$45 SUNDANCE CATALOG AMAZON

$38

$285

PERPETUAL KID

MAN CAN

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$35

HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$22

$10 BROOKSTONE

$40

CURATED BY KATIE ANDERSON

ERNEST ALEXANDER

$295 UNIONMADE

TAILGATE

A+R STORE

$70

$34

BILLS KHAKIS

$48 MACY’S

$185

$295 A+R STORE

CLARKS

$98

$120 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for the guys

NEED SUPPLY CO. MR PORTER

$125

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$36 NEED SUPPLY CO.

WARBY PARKER

ALL SAINTS

$10

$95-$150 JONATHAN ADLER

$30

MARD AND GRAHAM

BARNES & NOBLE JACK SPADE

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$550

$38

$9

$128

$32

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AMAZON FOOTLOCKER

$19

$50

HIGH STREET MARKET

MARMOT

$24

REI

$140

$150

MARMOT

$459

EAGLES NEST OUTFITTERS

$55

NIKE

$149 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for the 20-something JEWELIQ FREE PEOPLE

$25

$28

AMANDA HOLSTEIN

ADVICE FROM A TWENTY SOMETHING Favorite holiday memory: Buying and decorating my first Christmas tree last year! I’m Jewish and always begged my parents for a “Hanukkah Bush” growing up. Now that I live with my boyfriend who celebrates Christmas, we bought our own tree and I went crazy decorating it! Of course, we also lit the Menorah.

MADEWELL

$218

Favorite holiday movie: A Nightmare Before Christmas

T+J DESIGNS

ZARA HOME

$60

WAYFAIR

$38

MADEWELL

$168 PAPER SOURCE

*can be monogrammed

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MADEWELL

$25

$78 DESIGN DARLING

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$34

$22

CURATED BY MEG BIRAM

for the college girl

STEPHANIE JOHNSON

$38 LOREN HOPE

DESIGN DARLING

$32

$18

PB TEEN

SWELL CAROLINE

$29 each

$58 DESIGN DARLING

J.CREW PICKWICK WELLER

$22

$40

$28 SEE JANE WORK

$9 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for teen girl

FREE PEOPLE

SKY IRIS

$24

$48 BEAUTY BAR

AMERICAN EAGLE

$35

J.CREW

$119

CHRONICLE BOOKS

$25 NORDSTROM

AMAZON

THE NORTH FACE

$30

$10

$119 URBAN OUTFITTERS

30

HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$99

$9

CURATED BY KATIE ANDERSON

for teen boy TARGET

$60

BLOOMINGDALE’S

$155

THE BODY SHOP

$16 - $23

CABELA’S UNIQLO

$40

KOHL’S

$80

$50

FOSSIL

TARGET

$115

$30 NORDSTROM

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for the kids POPPY’S CLOSET

KIRSTEN GROVE SIMPLY GROVE

Favorite holiday tradition: When my kids were 2 and 3 years old, we started sleeping underneath the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve in our sleeping bags with a sea pillows and blankets surrounding us. It quickly became the kids favorite holiday activity.

$189

MY LITTLE SQUARE

$38

TREEHOUSE

Favorite holiday movie: White Christmas, hands down!

FAWN & FOREST

$125

SUNDAY IN COLOR

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OH MY LUCKY STAR HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$22

$38

BEST PRICE TOYS

$150

FAWN & FOREST

$33

AMAZON

$25

TEA COLLECTION

$39 THE LAND OF NOD

$25

TREEHOUSE ROXY MARJ

$125

$7.25 each

ALL MODERN

THE LAND OF NOD

$10 each

HOLIDAY 2012 //

$450

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for the creative kiddo LAND OF NOD

$13

JOSLYN TAYLOR SIMPLE LOVELY

Favorite holiday tradition: Making fireplace s’mores and watching Little Women with my girlies while snuggled up on the couch. We do it every year on Christmas Eve day and it’s my absolute favorite part of the holidays.

MADEWELL

$22

Favorite holiday dish: Alice Waters’ Upside Down Cranberry Cake. I make it every year for our Christmas Eve dinner. Served with a little lightly sweetened whipped cream … it is amazing!

FAWN & FOREST

$80

Photo by Kristi & Scot Redman

URBAN OUTFITTERS

$50 BARNES & NOBLE LITTLE BEAN

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$73

$10

J.CREW

$9

J.CREW

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$20

$350 MOMA STORE

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$68

MINIKIN

TARGET

$7

$54

$13 ROMP

$40 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for the kids AMAZON

ECO-KIDS

$19

$24

GIDDY GIDDY MELISSA & DOUG

$17 MADPAX

$60

NORDSTROM J.CREW

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$35, $25

$35

$30

CURATED BY KATIE ANDERSON

for the kids UNCOMMON GOODS

$30

GIGGLE KIMOCHIS

$25

SPARKLY PONY

DRUGSTORE.COM

$85

$40

$30

J.CREW

$88

TARGET

$20

YOOX

$62 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for mom & baby JANETTE CRAWFORD FASHION LOVES PEOPLE Favorite holiday memory: Last year, my daughter wasn’t even two months old when Christmas hit, so it was the first year my husband and I stayed home and didn’t travel to be with our families. I thought it might be lonely, but having Vivian made 1 + 1 + 1 = 1,000,000. It was so good to kick off a lifetime of family Christmases with her. Favorite holiday movie: More important than my favorite holiday movies are my favorite holiday movie marathons — for Thanksgiving, “Hanksgiving,” for Hanukkah, “Goldie Hawnukkah,” and for Christmas, “Chris Rock-mas.” My husband, his sister, her husband and I have a full year’s worth of punny holiday movie marathons!

PADRAIG

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$76, $36

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BOBO CHOSES

AMERICAN APPAREL

$40, $30

$90, $69

AMERICAN APPAREL

$38, $62

ZAPPOS

J.CREW

$29, $56

$248, $125

MOM / THEIF AND BANDIT

$44 BABY / FASHION LOVES PEOPLE

$38 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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for the babies BOON

$35

SEED HERITAGE

SEED HERITAGE

$30

$20 BARNEYS

J.CREW

$29

J.CREW

SEED HERITAGE

$14

$40 GAP

GAP

$40 ELLA LOU

40

HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$62

$17

$78

CURATED BY MEG BIRAM

ELLA LOU

$22

BARNEYS

$56

OLD NAVY

BARNEYS

BARNEYS

$10

$155

$78 SEED HERITAGE

LITTLE FASHION GALLERY

BARNEYS

$211

$10

J.CREW

$228

$16

GIGGLE

J.CREW

$48

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for the pets KELLY SLOTT FABULOUS K

Favorite holiday tradition: Definitely our Christmas Eve tradition, which has been the same since I can remember. The night before Christmas our family gets together for small snacks and drinks, and opens a few gifts. It’s the perfect time to relax, reminisce and count our blessings. The agenda & menu is the same year after year, just like when I was a kid, and I adore it.

SILLY BUDDY

$42

DESIGN PUBLIC

MUTTROPOLIS

$15

Favorite holiday movie: It’s a tie between Serendipity & The Holiday. I’ll stop what I’m doing to watch both every time.

DOCA PET

$98-$188

OLIVE

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$199

$296

IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS

$30 MUNGO & MAUD

IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS

$23

$40 OLIVE

HEY KITTY KITTY

$325

$12 HARRY BARKER

MODERN CAT

$8-$10

$6 MOLLY MUTT

$20

THREE DOG BAKERY MUNGO & MAUD

$9

$10 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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dipped in gold LEXI HOLZBERG KRITZER

CB2

GLITTER, INC.

Best gift you’ve ever received: I know it’s cheesy but the best gift ever was the engagement ring my now-husband proposed to me with. He spent months agonizing over the style (which is so very him), and in the end, he hand-drew the design, gave it a vintage feel, made it extra sparkly and had it set in yellow gold. I couldn’t be more giddy about my ring, even all these years later! Favorite holiday dish: Anything made with sweet potatoes, and sugar, and butter. Yep, I’m a carb monster.

SHOPBOP

$30

SHOPBOP

$220 WILLIAMS-SONOMA

$96 set of 4

NORDSTROM

BCBG

$20

$68

$250

BARNEY’S

UP IN THE AIR SOMEWHERE

$895

$68 J.CREW

J.CREW

$248 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$23

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the girl who loves color BELDI

$40

BRADLEY AGATHER LUELLA & JUNE Favorite holiday tradition: Every year, the day after Christmas, my entire family boards a plane for a weeklong trip to the beach. It’s our holiday getaway. I look forward to it all year long.

NORDSTROM

Favorite holiday movie: Love, Actually Photo by Molly Miller

J.CREW

MADEWELL

$6

$150

NET-A-PORTER

$552

C. WONDER

HADLEIGH’S

$8 each

$495 KATE SPADE

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$70

$60

FURBISH J.CREW

$138

SSENSE NET-A-PORTER

$55

$685

$500 MADEWELL

$90

TORY BURCH

SUGAR PAPER

$95

$64 SHOPBOP

BARNEY’S

$60

$895 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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metallic lover WAYLANDE GREGORY

REBECCA ORLOV LOVING LIVING SMALL

Favorite holiday tradition: This is actually a new tradition that my family has started and I absolutely love it. We do a crab feast on Christmas Eve! We get together with another family, get some awesome crab legs and claws, make tons of delicious side dishes, spread paper across the dining table, all wear bibs and dig in. It’s such a blast and a lot of fun. Favorite holiday movie: When Harry Met Sally. One of my fave movies of all time with the best holiday scenes ever. Like many of us, I love the end of the film when Harry runs to Sally on New Years Eve and says “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” KATE SPADE

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MOMA STORE

$45

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$42

POTTERY BARN KIDS

$8 NICOLE PORTER DESIGN TARGET

WORLD MARKET

$13

$15

$30

LULU & GEORGIA HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$523

$65

monochromatic SHOPBOP

$363

CAITLIN FLEMMING SACRAMENTO STREET

Best gift you’ve ever received: When my husband proposed — I’ll never forget him getting down one knee. Favorite holiday movie: Hands down, The Holiday! CUYANA

$65 SUPER RURAL

$60

PRETTY MOMMY

$68 SERENA & LILY

$500

DWELL STUDIO

$70 JAYSON HOME

$195

SERENA & LILY

$68 set of 4

WEST ELM DWELL STUDIO

$223

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gilded PIPERLIME

ERIN GATES

$180

ELEMENTS OF STYLE Favorite holiday memory: Reading The Night Before Christmas before the fire on Christmas Eve and then having my little brother sleep in my room and stay up and talk while we waiting for the sound of prancing reindeer.

C. WONDER

$88 ASOS

Favorite holiday movie: ELF! NEIMAN MARCUS HORNE

KELLY WEARSTLER

$70

$15

$175

HERMES

$610 JONATHAN ADLER

BLOOMINGDALE’S

$228

JAYSON HOME

50

$45 ANTHROPOLOGIE

HOLIDAY 2012 //

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$25-$34

$108

$62

winter white DESIGN PUBLIC

$48

CHRISTIAN MAY MAISON21

Favorite holiday memory: Years ago, when my sister’s kids were small, we rented a cabin in big bear for Christmas. At the last minute on Christmas Eve, just before Big Bear’s only grocery store closed, we ended up buying a half-price tree on a whim. Not having any ornaments, we also bought packs of construction paper, glue and scissors, and in front of a roaring fire, we sat around and made paper chains and cut-out snowflakes for decorations while Christmas carols played on the radio. Then after our tree was decked out, at midnight we went sledding. It was magical evening, and my fondest Christmas memory.

AM LIVING

$50

ELEMENT CLAY STUDIO

$82 LUVOCRACY

$50

ZGALLERIE

$10-$13 LUVOCRACY

$160

Favorite holiday movie: It is a long standing may family tradition to watch “oliver!” late on Christmas Eve as we wrap presents. We are a family of musical lovers *and* procrastinators! Photo by Amy Benton UNICA HOME DWELL STUDIO

$750

$125 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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warm colors ANTHROPOLOGIE

ELVA FIELDS

$24

$178 THROW & CO.

SHOPBOP GAP

52

$70

$145

DESIGN DARLING CUSP

HOLIDAY 2012 //

$13

$125 MADEWELL

RUGS USA

$250

to & from

$95

$20

CURATED BY MEG BIRAM

SHOPBOP

LAMPS PLUS

$42

GRETCHEN KELLY STUDIO

$167

$60

LOVE OBSESSED POPPIN

$5 SSENSE

$49

$270

POPPIN

$12 AMBER INTERIORS SHOPPE

$115 HORNE

$65-$453

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cool colors J.CREW

VIVID BY ESTHER

$248

$15 LOEFFLER RANDALL

$395

ANTHROPOLOGIE BLOOMINGDALE’S

$38

FOREVER21

SHOPBOP

$18

$48

NORDSTROM

RICKSHAW DESIGN

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HOLIDAY 2012 //

$44

to & from

ASOS

$123

$68

$18

CURATED BY KATIE ANDERSON

LEIF

J.CREW

$48

SHOPBOP

$28

PIPERLIME

$50

$65

HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. CRATE & BARREL

KENDRA SCOTT

$60

$49

FURBISH

ALICE SUPPLY CO.

$80

$55

$82

CHEWING THE CUD

$12

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girlie girl QVC

$30

KILEY STENBERG

A SEQUIN DRESS AT BREAKFAST Favorite holiday tradition: Being at home with the family, eating good food and relaxing around the tree after everyone has opened gifts — everyone’s full, happy, and content. Favorite holiday outfit: I love dressing up for holiday events — it’s the season of sequins!

ASOS

DOROTHY PERKINS

BERGDORF GOODMAN

$21

$345

LEIF

BEAN AND THE SPROUT

RM SMITH COSMETIC MALL

$15

$59

$74

$45

BAN.DO

$42

BAUBLE BAR MATISSE

$214

$45

SEPHORA

$130

$45 HOLIDAY 2012 //

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vintage lover REJUVENATION

$24

HOLLY THOMAS BUTLER + CLAYPOOL Best gift you’ve ever received: Pretty much anything my boyfriend gives me automatically becomes my favorite gift, because he knows my taste better than anyone else. He has a knack for picking out the coolest jewelry while he’s on tour, and every single piece is sacred to me. Favorite holiday movie: It sounds cliche, but I have to go with It’s a Wonderful Life. I never saw it growing up because my mom always thought it was too sad, but I finally watched it two years ago. I ruined a perfectly good throw pillow by crying all over it, but it was worth it.

THE FUTURE PERFECT

NEED SUPPLY CO.

$40

$38

Photo by Dominique Fierro RESTORATION HARDWARE

$179

C. WONDER

BOOTS N GUS

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HOLIDAY 2012 //

to & from

$300

$10

IKEA

$5

BILLYKIRK

APPLES AND OATS

$17.50

C.O. BIGELOW

WEST ELM

$14-$29

$7

ALDER & CO. CB2

$320

$185

$25

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$18-$32 SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION

$96

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friend that works from home CANTERWICK

$55

LISA BUTLER ELEMBEE

Favorite holiday tradition: I LOVE Christmas lights. My obsession is completely ridiculous. I once left my tree up for six months, redecorating for various holidays, just so I could come home to an apartment lit by Christmas lights. My lights are always the first decoration to go up and last to come down.

IOMOI

DESIGN DARLING

$28

Favorite holiday movie: Not exactly a traditional pick, but I probably watch Love Actually at least 10 times between November and December. And sing that song the rest of the time. “I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…”

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Best gift you’ve ever given: The best gift I’ve given was the gift I gave last year to my church in Las Vegas. I bought a cart full of toys for kids whose parents didn’t have much to give them. The fact that those gifts went to children who normally wouldn’t be able to afford those toys, was what made it very special . I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Favorite holiday: Definitely Christmas. It is a time when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is also a time when all the store windows are beautifully decorated & most of my family members get time off work. It is a time to rest & enjoy your friends and family while exchanging gifts, dinner & laughs. Love this holiday!

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Favorite holiday tradition: Definitely decorating the tree and wrapping gifts. It’s a huge endeavour in my family and will usually last a couple of days. My mom and I will go shopping for gifts, wrapping paper and ornaments, then spend a couple of days decorating, listening to Christmas music, dancing around like sillies and doing a bit of cooking. It’s the moment when the magic begins. Favorite holiday movie: The Holiday!

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Favorite holiday tradition: My family sits down to Christmas Eve dinner (on the fancy plates, naturally) and my mom always sets the table with Holiday Poppers (or Christmas Crackers). We all pull them apart at the same time, stuff flies everywhere and everyone is required to wear their paper crown for the remainder of dinner and dessert. And, well, if you’ve never seen your dad in a paper crown, then you are totally missing out. Favorite holiday movie: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Favorite holiday tradition: Making chili and tamales for Christmas Eve dinner! We did this every year in my family growing up and it’s something I’ve started doing with my husband, too. Favorite holiday memory: The two Christmases I’ve ever had with snow. It really does make it magical. Best gift you’ve ever given: A necklace I gave my grandmother years ago that she is still obsessed with and wears regularly. It’s hard to give jewelry to a woman that has an enviable collection! Favorite holiday beverage: Spiked hot apple cider, steeped with lots of cinnamon and clove. Yum!

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Favorite holiday tradition: My husband and I started this tradition when we moved into our first apartment. Every year we go to the same Christmas tree lot, where we select the perfect North Carolina spruce. Then we come home and decorate it while listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack. The first year we got a tree we didn’t have any ornaments, much less a tree topper, so I grabbed this old Godzilla toy that my husband has kept in his possession since he was a little boy and placed it at the top of the tree. I figured eventually we’d get an angel, or a star, or something equally hokey. That was five years ago and the Godzilla still tops our tree. I don’t think we’ll ever replace it. It’s a conversation starter and a perfectly quirky symbol of our relationship. Favorite holiday movie: Love Actually. I turn to mush every time I watch it. For a rom-com, it’s full of such surprisingly honest and subtle moments. Plus it has a fabulous soundtrack. I don’t think people realize it’s a Christmas movie because it’s not about Santa. It’s about love.

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SO MUCH TO SMILE ABOUT Favorite holiday tradition: Our traditional Norwegian dinner every Christmas Eve, which includes Norwegian meatballs, mashed potatoes and of course, lefse. Favorite holiday movie: Holiday Inn with Fred Astaire, but every year my family watches It’s a Wonderful Life.

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Best gift ever received: I can’t really say for certain what my best gift ever was ... but a top contender is my Fuji x-100 camera, I got it for Hanukkah last year, and I LOVE it so much. I carry it everywhere with me, and it changed my life and how I see the world. I usually think of electronics as the lowest on the gift totem pole (like an iPhone UPDATE from my husband for mother’s day made me really angry), but when it’s personal and special like is was, electronics can be a great gift. Favorite holiday: We don’t celebrate Christmas, but I love the festivities of this month ... my favorite part of the whole holiday season is when the kids have off from school, and we can take them around NYC doing touristy things. Ice skating in Rock Center, Museum of Natural History, The Children’s Museum of the Arts, it’s an amazing time of year to be a tourist in your own city.

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Favorite holiday tradition: My husband give each other an ornament every year that represents that year, or the year to come. The best part is pulling them out every Christmas and remembering the different points in our lives together.

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Best gift you’ve ever received: My husband popped the question right before Christmas four years ago, and there was no better feeling than looking down at the ring on my finger when I woke up on Christmas morning, knowing I was going to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams!

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Best gift you’ve ever received: We got engaged around holiday time a few years ago. So I would have to say my engagement ring.

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THE EFFORTLESS CHIC Favorite holiday tradition: The Christmas Eve candlelight service that my family always attends. There is something really magical about everyone singing Silent Night in a church lit only by candlelight. When we were kids we would all stare out the car windows on the way home and search for Santa’s sleigh. Favorite holiday movie: Hands down, White Christmas! I credit this movie for keeping me in dance classes for so many years. And those costumes! I could honestly watch this movie all year long.

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Favorite holiday memory: I’ll never forget the Christmas when I was about 10 years old when and I wished and wished and wished for snow and woke up Christmas morning to five inches in our backyard. For years afterward I thought if I wished hard enough I’d get a white Christmas every year.

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Favorite holiday movie: There are two holiday movies I always have on rotation this time of year Elf and The Year Without a Santa Claus. You’ve gotta love a claymation classic!

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KATHLEEN SHANNON JEREMY AND KATHLEEN Favorite holiday tradition: I love decorating ginger bread houses and cookies with my family over the holidays.

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Favorite holiday memory: A couple years ago me and my siblings braved a pretty serious snow storm to be together at my parents’ house for Christmas. We got snowed in for 3 days together – it was such a great time and somehow took the pressure off needing to do anything but chill and enjoy each other’s company.

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Best gift you’ve ever given: Sending wine to your friends’ doorstep is always a fun gift. Best gift you’ve ever received: My sister got me tickets to see David Sedaris. I loved that it was an experiential gift. Favorite holiday movie: It’s a tie between National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story Favorite holiday dish: Green bean casserole (from scratch!)

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LIZ SCHNEIDER SEQUINS & STRIPES Favorite holiday tradition: To this day, my 18 year old brother still wakes us up at 7am announcing that it is Christmas morning. From there, my siblings and I sit on the stairs {we are all over the age of 18}, waiting for my parents to bring us coffee and until they allow us to come see what Santa brought us. Those silly little traditions make me feel like the magic of the holidays never really goes away.

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Favorite holiday movie: Christmas Vacation, all the way!

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Favorite holiday tradition: My new holiday tradition is spending it with my husband’s family. We spend Thanksgiving with my family and Christmas with his. It feel so blessed to have two families now to spend the holidays with! Favorite holiday movie: A Miracle on 34th St. It reminds me of when I was younger. It’s always been my favorite holiday movie!

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Favorite holiday tradition: We have our close friends over each year for Christmas Eve dinner, now that we are older and our families have expanded the table is a little more full! Though we don’t see each other that often anymore, it’s a tradition we’ve always had and something I look forward to every year.

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Favorite holiday memory: Making dozens of raviolis from scratch and frosting just as many sugar cookies with my family for our annual Christmas Eve dinner. Best gift you’ve ever given: The past few years we’ve “adopted” a family and there is no greater feeling than knowing you’ve helped somone in need during this special time of year.

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Best gift you’ve ever received: A set of vintage turquoise and gold port glasses my sister gave me years ago. We share a love for beautiful vintage glasses and recently launched an online shop selling them!

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Your favorite holiday dish: My mom’s sugar cookies. Your favorite cocktail: Poinsettia !

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CHEETAH IS THE NEW BLACK Best gift you’ve ever received: I love to travel and for this past birthday my parents gave me a plane ticket to visit my sister in London. I also prefer gifts that both my husband and I can enjoy together. The past few years we’ve skipped the presents and have planned spontaneous weekend getaways instead (I think we might do the same thing this year).

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Favorite holiday dish: Not necessarily traditional, but since my family is Italian we always have my Nana’s homemade ravioli’s for Christmas dinner. They literally melt in your mouth ... I dream about them!

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Favorite holiday memory: Every Christmas Eve, my dad’s side of the family joins us at my parent’s house for a feast. Before opening presents, we all snuggle up in our living room and spend hours singing Christmas carols as my uncle and cousins play the guitar. Lots of laughter always ensues with a rousing rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

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Favorite holiday movie: It’s a five way tie between: Elf, The Family Stone, Home Along, The Polar Express and Love Actually – I really enjoy a good holiday movie! PATCH NYC

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Favorite holiday activity: If weather permits, we love to go sledding then hop in my parents hot tub. Christmas hot tubbing is so festive!

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HOUSE OF EARNEST Favorite holiday tradition: My husband and my family are both in town, so the early days of our relationship were filled with us running around between houses and never being in our own home. Since we got married, we decided to start our own tradition and we have both sides of the family over on Christmas Eve for a cocktail party with snacks, music and games. It’s a great opportunity for us to stay put and enjoy both families at once without running around the city.

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Favorite holiday song: I don’t think I can hear Josh Groban’s ‘Oh Holy Night’ without being moved.

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Favorite holiday tradition: My favorite tradition is lighting luminaries up the front walk of my grandmother’s house every Christmas Eve. My grandfather and I used to do it together, and I’ve carried on the tradition in remembrance of him since he passed away 15 years ago. Favorite holiday movie: Meet Me in Saint Louis. It also features Judy Garland singing my favorite Christmas song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. That combination is tough to beat!

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Favorite holiday tradition: I always look forward to the ornaments my mom gives my siblings and I on Christmas morning. We each get one that she’s handpicked just for us. I’ve kept all of them since I was a little girl and they make my own tree extra special every year — I like to think of it as decorating with memories!

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Favorite holiday dish: How can I choose? I can’t! My parents are first generation Asian American which means holidays at home are always a delicious mix of Filipino fare and southern soul food as I grew up in North Carolina. To be fair I guess I would choose lechon and green bean casserole! Photo by Lawrence Te/Thesis Studios

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the adventure seeker NEED SUPPLY CO.

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THE FRESH EXCHANGE Favorite holiday tradition: My mom and I have baked cookies and other treats every year that I can remember so it is a definite tradition and one I always look forward to. We have our traditional recipes and then we always add in new ones we have found.

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Favorite holiday movie: Love Actually, but it is my favorite movie all around any-ways ... it just always feel best at Christmas.

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HITHA PALEPU PORTAVI COMPANY Favorite holiday tradition: My husband and I started a new tradition of going to The Nutcracker every year. We make a whole night of it – get dressed up, treat ourselves to a dinner at a restaurant we’ve been dying to try, and get lost in the beautiful dancing and the classic story. It’s a tradition I look forward to sharing with our children one day.

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Favorite holiday movie: The Godfather – my family watches the entire trilogy every year during the holidays. Watching my favorite films, with my favorite people, is a wonderful way to wrap up the year. Love Actually is a close second.

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Favorite holiday tradition: On Christmas Eve, my mom still wraps up cozy PJs for us (from Santa!), and leaves them on the front porch so she can ring the doorbell and run away before we get there. Favorite holiday memory: When I was seven, my Dad and Grandpa stayed awake all night and built the most amazing swingset in our backyard (even involved digging holes and pouring concrete) AFTER I went to bed on Christmas Eve. This alone led me to believe that Santa was real for at LEAST another 5 years — I couldn’t understand how anything besides magic was how it got there!

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Best gift you’ve ever given: Last year I embroidered and framed a big piece of linen for my mom that said, “Faith does not panic, God is near.” It was one of her mother’s (my grandma’s) many wise sayings, and the last note she wrote to herself before she passed away from Alzheimers a few years ago. Favorite holiday movie: It’s a Wonderful Life Photo by Gerard Brown

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CASIE MACE WHIPPED STYLE

Best gift you’ve ever received: Definitely my camera! I had wanted to get into photography so badly but just couldn’t take the plunge. So, when my husband surprised me with a new camera and got some family members in on gifting me a couple new lenses, I was beyond overjoyed!

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Favorite holiday movie: Elf PERFECT KNIT

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ANNA COTTRELL TULIP LOUISE

Favorite holiday tradition: On Christmas Eve all of the girls in my family get to unwrap pajamas from my mom, and we spend the entire Christmas Day in our new comfy cozies. We exchange gifts, sip cider {and mimosas}, watch Christmas movies, and relax by the fire together. For me, it really is the closest thing to perfect! Favorite holiday dish: Try to imagine a crisp and spicy homemade cheese straw, baked with love. My sister, Juliette, only serves hers on special occasions, so when she does it’s a race to grab as many as you can!

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new england noel ERIKA JOHNSON RADIANT REPUBLIC

Best gift you’ve ever given: When I was four, my mom told me she had forgotten my last gift in the back room. When she returned, she was holding a chubby, yawning 8-week-old Golden Retriever. I named her Tobie and she was my most loyal bud until I was sixteen. Still to this day, that puppy was the best holiday gift I’ve ever received.

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Favorite holiday dish: My favorite holiday dish is a sandwich made with all the leftovers: turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce! I also love chocolate pecan pie ... yum. SOCIETY SOCIAL TIBI

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Favorite holiday tradition: It doesn’t feel like Christmas until my family all gets together on a Sunday to put out all our decorations. We trim the tree, set out heirloom decorations that we’ve had for years, and bake cookies together. It might actually be better than Christmas Day!

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Favorite holiday dish: My dad makes the most amazing pecan pie with rosemary crust. I always look forward to devouring a slice (or two!) after Christmas dinner! MADEWELL

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stocking stuffers AMY PARKER ANDERSON PARKER ETC.

Favorite holiday memory: My family is very very Italian and growing up on Christmas Eve my Noni would make fresh fried calamari by hand, including her own batter recipe, and we’d have to wait in line and could only get to eat one at a time as they were made. I’ve still never had better calamari than what she created! Favorite holiday moment: Here in the city, we have fresh Christmas tree vendors on most street corners. So on the day after Thanksgiving, we’ll walk over and pick out the most hilariously massive 6-7 foot fresh tree, then E will sling it over his shoulder and we’ll haul it home. I’d have to say... walking home with our fresh Christmas tree through our neighborhood is one of my favorite new holiday traditions. Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

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AMPERSAND DESIGN STUDIO

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