I absolutely adore the holidays! Growing up on my family’s ranch in rural northern California, I have witnessed a magical white Christmas, picked endless amounts of mistletoe from high up in oak trees (like in this post), and observed white deer in the vineyards that I was convinced belonged to Santa Claus.
Admittedly, living in Los Angeles does not evoke the same holiday memories that I had as a kid. There’s no snow to be seen here, except for, of course, the “magical snowfall” that happens nightly at The Grove outdoor shopping center. However, it’s my first holiday season in Hollywood so I’m embracing the city while also incorporating some of my favorite holiday traditions. Decorating for the holidays has always been something I look to, so I’m beginning there.
While I don’t have an enormous space to decorate, a few festive touches throughout my apartment get me in the holiday spirit…
I’m forgoing a real Christmas tree this year since I won’t be in Los Angeles long enough to enjoy it, but I definitely won’t skimp on fresh greenery. This wreath, which I dressed up with some red patterned ribbon, is a welcoming addition to my apartment door! It also smells amazing, so even though I’ve sacrificed a real tree, I’m still getting that nostalgic pine scent I love each time I come home.
Fabric bunny ornament here
Happy Decorating! xo