18 Holiday Movies & Their Food Pairings

I LOVE holiday movies, so much so that I’ll happily watch them long after the ornaments have been taken down from the tree and we’re well into the new year. If I’m going to watch something festive, I want to eat something festive, too. Movies and food just go together. Similar to a post I…

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Never Shop Hangry

When we spent Christmas in New York City as a family last year, we drew names and did all of our shopping on Christmas Eve. It could have been more fun, but we arrived at the store thirty minutes before closing which, needless to say, made the experience slightly stressful. When I do my holiday…

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

While you may have crossed a few people off your list with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales last month, December always seems to be when the bulk of the shopping gets done. Take the guesswork out of those last-minute purchases with this something-for-everyone gift guide! For more ideas, check out last year’s guide…

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Christmas in New York City

New York City is perhaps one of the most idyllic cities to spend the holidays and this year, my family and I did just that. None of us had ever been to the Big Apple, so our week-long itinerary was packed with tourist excursions, Michelin-star restaurant reservations, and tickets to a hilarious Broadway show (The Book of…

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2016 Holiday Event Guide

The holidays always sneak up on me and I often find myself scrambling to finish my Christmas shopping and take part in all of the winter festivities. This year, I’ve made (very hopeful) lists of all the things I’d like to do in the counties I love most – Los Angeles, Mendocino (my hometown), and…

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My Apartment Holiday Decor

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…

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Meet Me Under The Wild Mistletoe

Flannel, Forever 21 (similar here and here); Vest, Patagonia (here); Jeans, Paige; Boots, Tretorn (here); Sunglasses, Nordstrom BP. Mistletoe can seem like a holiday afterthought for many, but for me it’s a rustic touch I love having in my home. Each year after Thanksgiving, I gather wild mistletoe and berries from my family’s ranch to use as holiday…

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