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10 cadeaux pour le passionné de cuisine

Rustic background for Christmas dinner with cuttlery, gift box and Santas hat

Les chefs amateurs passionnés de cuisine n’ont jamais assez d’accessoires, de casseroles, de livres et de gadgets de toutes sortes pour concocter leurs délicieux petits plats et développer leurs connaissances gastronomiques. Faites-leur plaisir avec l’un de ces cadeaux.

Bouilloire rose or

bouilloir rose

30$, chez HomeSense

Livre Le Coup de grâce 2, par Samuel Joubert, les Éditions de l’Homme

Livre le Coup de Grâce tome 2

30$, dans les librairies

Couteaux Henckels Fine Edge Solution avec bloc, 14 pièces

Bloc de couteaux

250$ (actuellement réduit à 100$), chez Canadian Tire

Cafetière Keurig K-Suprême Plus

Cafetière keurig

230$, sur keurig.ca

Sodastream FIZZI

sodastream

120$ (actuellement réduit à 100$), sur sodastream.ca

Livre L’art de choisir, de présenter et de déguster les fromages, par Yannick Achim, les éditions Crescendo!

Livre L’art de choisir, de présenter et de déguster les fromages, par Yannick Achim, les éditions Crescendo!

55$, dans les librairies

Moulin à sel de l’Himalaya

Moulin à sel de l’Himalaya

4$, chez HomeSense

Grille-pain rétro des années 50 / 4 tranches – vert pastel

Grille-pain rétro des années 50 – 4 tranches – vert pastel

370$, chez BestBuy

Anneaux à serviette de table en bois deux tons – ensemble de 4

Anneaux à serviette de table en bois deux tons – ensemble de 4

19,50$, chez Indigo

Couteau de chef Santoku – pleine soie

Couteau de chef Santoku

350$, chez Signé Local

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Buy boozy gift packages for your friends from these NYC restaurants

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Still looking for thoughtful holiday gifts to get your friends and family? You can go the local route with restaurant gift cards or cool wares from NYC makers. Or you can get them something that everybody’s been wanting more of as 2020 finally winds down: Alcohol. 

Luckily for you, some of NYC’s best restaurants and bars are spreading holiday cheers and offering liquored-up gift bundles for the season. From Spanish wine and cheese kits to booze-and-baked-goods packages, these festive alcohol delivery services are great gift-basket upgrades for every (21-plus!) person on your list. 

The Four Horsemen

Got a serious wine snob in your circle? This Brooklyn wine bar recently introduced a monthly wine subscription, spotlighting natural vino hand-selected by wine director Justin Chearno. Choose between one ($40), three ($115) or five bottles a month ($180), and your giftee will also receive educational content, tasting notes and a gourmet goodie from the Four Horsemen team. (Is your loved one more into cocktails than Cabernet? 4H is also hosting a Nightmoves Cocktail Club, with monthly bottled cocktail selections from bar director Orlando Franklin McCray.)

Death & Co.

Available for prepaid pick-up at their NYC, Denver, and Los Angeles outposts, the famed bar is offering Holiday Cocktail & Dessert Kits stocked with batched seasonal drinks and freshly-baked goods. Each $90 package can serve 6-8 people—or one person who wants to keep the holiday rocking till New Year’s—and comes in two varieties: Vintage Egg Nog paired with Grandpa’s Drunken Cookies (Couverture chocolate, banana and rum), or a Hibernal Toddy paired with a local pie (cinnamon apple for NYC, a butternut custard tart for Denver, and a lemon tart for Los Angeles.)

Soogil

The holidays just aren’t complete without bubbly. This Korean-French favorite in the East Village obviously agrees, because it’s offering a luxurious Caviar & Champagne box for the gifting season. Available for pick-up or local delivery, the $235 set includes a half bottle of Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru and two ounces of Regalis Golden Osetra caviar with all of the classic fixings (buckwheat blini, crème fraiche). 

Caviar & Champagne box at Soogil Photograph: SoogilCaviar & Champagne box at Soogil

Threes Brewing

Perfect for the lager lover on your list, this $75 suds-packed set from the Gowanus-based brewery includes four premium canned lagers (including the famed Vliet), as well as a beer koozie, a branded stem glass, and $30 online gift card with which to buy even more beer. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving! 

Huertas

Give your giftee a little taste of the Iberian peninsula with A Spanish Holiday bundle from this Basque spot. The $100 gift basket includes everything one could possibly need for un aperitivo: One bottle of house vermouth, one bottle of Basque cider, one bottle of Raventós Cava, two conservas (tinned seafood), three cheese selections, and some house hot sauce and herb salt to spice things up even further. Order by 12/15 for nationwide delivery by Christmas Day, or 12/17 for local NYC delivery.

J.Bespoke

Is there a budding bartender at all of your holiday parties? Gift them a private virtual cocktail-making class from this NoMad speakeasy, hosted by head bartender Hernan Trujillo. Choose your pal’s favorite cocktail from the bar’s menu—old-fashioned, Negroni, cold brew martini, you name it—and the bar will ship them a drink kit complete with all of the ingredients, tools, and recipes needed for the class. Pricing is based on timing and preferred cocktails, so inquire at host@jbespoke.com if interested. 

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10 Ideas Para Regalar Esta Navidad A Los Amantes Del Huerto Urbano

Llegan las fechas navideñas y es el momento adecuado para regalar a nuestros seres queridos, todos estamos de acuerdo en que este año ha sido difícil. pero pensar en regalar a otra persona puede ser un entretenimiento muy necesario. ¿A quién no le encanta buscar regalos especiales para amigos y familiares?

ideas regalos para jardineros o amantes del huerto urbano

Cuando se trata de encontrar un regalo para un amante del huerto urbano las cosas se complican un poco, existen tantos regalos estereotipados, como libros jardinería sin informacion clara o kits de herramientas de jardinería baratos que rompen en su primer uso…. que si bien son bonitos no tienen ninguna utilidad para nuestros seres queridos ¿por qué no aventurarse un poco y optar por un kit con temática de jardín realmente único para sorprender a su jardinero especial?

Si no se te ocurre que poder regalarle no te preocupes, hemos seleccionado algunos regalos increíbles incluso para el jardinero más especializado . ¡Echa un vistazo a estas increíbles ideas de regalos de Navidad para jardineros!

LAS MEJORES IDEAS DE REGALOS DE NAVIDAD PARA JARDINEROS

1. EL ÚNICO REGALO ADECUADO PARA EL AMANTE DEL AGUACATE

¿A Quién no le gusta aguacate? Estas deliciosas plantas son las favoritas de los fanáticos, pero son bastante misteriosas cuando se trata de propagación y crecimiento. Este kit de cultivo de árboles de aguacate elimina el misterio del proceso de cultivo del aguacate. Completo con un bote de cultivo de pozo único y una guía completa para cultivar un aguacate a partir de semillas, este regalo definitivamente impresionará a los amantes del guacamole en su vida. Todo lo que necesitarán para comenzar a cultivar su planta es un hueso de aguacate y un vaso grande de agua limpia. Además, este producto viene con una garantía de satisfacción del 100%.

AvoSeedo Kit Cultivo de Aguacate en Casa – Uso Interior /…

  • Póngalo en Avoseedo y Presto y ya está listo.
  • Muy durable como de súper fuerte, plástico no tóxico.
  • Crecer su propio árbol de aguacate y fácil de pelar el aguacate.
  • Gran diseño fácil de utilizar con un gran diseño que parezca un aguacate verdadero.
  • Ninguna atención debido al diseño inteligente del Avoseedo requiere atención mínima.

10,95 €

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2. PARA EL JARDINERO NOVATO

Bien, sabemos lo que estás pensando. Este es un regalo de jardinero bastante típico. De hecho, la mayoría de las personas que mencionan que se están dedicando a la jardinería recibirán alguna variación de este kit en su vida como regalo. Sin embargo, un kit de jardinería de alta calidad es increíblemente valioso para los jardineros novatos que recién están comenzando. Hay bastantes herramientas que son necesarias incluso para comenzar a cultivar un huerto. Puede encontrar fácilmente versiones económicas que se descompondrán con bastante rapidez por el uso, pero el juego de 7 herramientas en una de resistirá caídas, raspaduras y suciedad. Viene con todos los elementos básicos: una paleta, un desmalezador, un cultivador, un trasplantador y un rastrillo. ¡No olvide los guantes y la bolsa de transporte! Este producto viene en una serie de variaciones de color que se adaptan a casi cualquier estética.

TACKLIFE Herramientas de Jardín Acero Inoxidable, 7 en 1…

  • Material Resistente: El juego de herramientas fabricado de acero inoxidable es robusto, por lo que no necesita preocuparse por el óxido y el daño; Es suficientemente duradero para cortar las malezas gruesas
  • Fácil de Guardar y Transportar: Los bolsillos en la bolsa están diseñados para poner las herramientas separamente; Fabricado de algodón especial y fácil de limpiar; El cierre de gancho y bucle evita la pérdida de la herramienta
  • Herramientas Profesionales: Las cuchillas de acero inoxidable mantienen afiladas para cortar; La pala con dientes para una fácil excavación; El espesor de 1,5mm asegura una inserción perfecta en el suelo
  • Mango de Goma Cómodo: El mango antideslizante para un agarre cómodo, reduce el estrés en las muñecas y las manos; El diseño del orificio en el mango facilita colgarlas en las paredes
  • Contenido del Paquete: 1x tijera de podar, 1x llana de mano, 1x paleta de trasplante, 1x pala de suelo, 1x rastrillo, 1x extractor de hierba, 1x bolso de algodón

29,99 €

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3. PARA EL FANÁTICO DE LAS SUCULENTAS

Todos tenemos ese amigo o familiar que adora las suculentas y cultivarlas en casa. Porque no regalarle un pack de suculentas exclusivas y fáciles de cultivar para aumentar su colección, con estas plantas seguro que conseguirás que disfrute mas de su colección y cultivo de suculentas, un pack de 10 plantas variadas con dos años de vida perfectas para reproducirlas en casa por hojas.

Lote de 10 plantas suculentas diferentes en macetas de 5,5…

  • Colección de 10 plantas suculentas diferentes.
  • Contiene algunas de las variedades más populares.
  • Edad aproximada: 2 años.
  • Altura: 8-15 cm.
  • Plantas fáciles de cultivar en lugares soleados y secos.

28,50 €

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4. PARA EL QUE DISFRUTA DE CULTIVAR SETAS

¿Alguna vez ha pensado en cultivar setas desde cero? Pocas personas lo hacen; parece un proceso bastante extraño y posiblemente difícil que requiere mucha humedad, oscuridad y mantenimiento. Afortunadamente, cada día mas hay kits que facilitan el cultivo de hongos. ¡Este regalo sería perfecto para esa persona disfrutan de las setas y la jardinería! Esta “granja de hongos” requiere poco más que el kit en sí, la caja de cartón en la que vino, un cuchillo y mucha agua. ¡Solo se necesitan diez días para que este kit de hongos florezca! Elija entre hongos regulares, mini hongos o hongos ostra rosa para su kit.

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Kit Autocultivo de setas ostra sobre posos de café…

  • Con este kit de autocultivo de setas ostra, podrás disfrutar en casa de una experiencia fácil, divertida y sostenible
  • Su uso es muy sencillo, sólo tienes que abrir, regar y en unos pocos días cosechar
  • De cada kit es posible obtener hasta 3 cosechas; en total podrás disfrutar de unos 700 gr; de setas ostra
  • Producto garantizado, comestible y 100% seguro
  • Un regalo original, artesano y hecho en españa

26,50 € −17% 21,90 €

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5. PARA EL JARDINERO VETERANO

Todo jardinero sabe que arrodillarse constantemente al cuidar las plantas puede ser un gran dolor. De hecho, no usar una postura adecuada cuando se trabaja en el jardín puede causar lesiones en las rodillas, especialmente para los jardineros que pasan una cantidad significativa de tiempo en la tierra. Todo esto se puede evitar con una solución comodidad de alta calidad. un asiento para trabajar en el huerto o jardín que proporcionan un lugar para sentarse cómodamente para trabajar. Además viene con compartimentos de almacenamiento útiles para guardar herramientas o pulverizadores para trabajar y tenerlo todo a mano.

Schramm® Taburete de jardín Bolsa de Trabajo de Doble Cara…

  • Taburete de trabajo Schramm para tu jardín.
  • Gracias a este práctico ayudante, el trabajo en el jardín será más divertido.
  • El dolor de rodilla y el tedioso hocken son historia.
  • Dependiendo de la tarea para sentarse o sentarse.
  • Gracias al marco de metal de alta calidad, este producto es muy duradero.

41,90 €

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6.- PARA EL INICIADO EN HUERTO URBANO

Para todos aquellos que en estos tiempos han empezado a cultivar en sus terrazas , un regalo muy interesante  y original es un huerto vintage con forma de caja de frutas ideal para cultivar nuestras verduras, si la terraza tiene el espacio justo y no puedes poner una mesa de cultivo este regalo les hará muy felices y disfrutaran de cuidar sus verduras y cosecharlas facilmente. No dudes que seguramente será el regalo ideal para ellos.

Oferta

Huerto Urbano – Huerto vintage – Batlle

  • Contiene el contenedor, sustrato, semilla y fertilizante
  • Contiene semillas de albahaca, perejil, tomate, calabacín y baby leaves
  • Kit completo de imagen rustica y alta calidad

29,95 € −35% 19,41 €

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7. PARA LOS AMANTES DE LAS AROMATICAS Y LAS ESPECIAS

Los jardines de hierbas de interior son cosas divertidas y funcionales para tener en la cocina. Nada se compara con tener aromáticas frescas y deliciosas para aquellos que disfrutan cocinando. Este pequeño y lindo jardín de hierbas es muy agradable desde el punto de vista estético y viene con 12 variedades de hierbas. También viene con mini jardineras (completas con un logotipo de jardín de hierbas), etiquetas y turba para comenzar el proceso de crecimiento rápida y fácilmente. La caja de madera en la que viene también sirve como un soporte muy lindo que se adapta a la estética de la mayoría de las cocinas. En general, este es un regalo simple y dulce tanto para los jardineros como para los fanáticos de la cocina.

Kit de inicio de jardín de hierbas para interiores, kits de…

  • ✿Regalo interesante: las herramientas de cultivo de hierbas de interior pueden proporcionar regalos interesantes para casi cualquier persona: hombres, mujeres o vegetarianos.
  • DIY hecho a mano: puede crear su propio diseño de jardín hermoso, desde el principio hasta el final, prepárese cuidadosamente para decorar su propio jardín y hogar.
  • ✿ Juego incluido: el paquete incluye caja de color, bloque de salvado de coco comprimido (no tierra y se puede usar para cultivar plántulas), taza de vivero de pulpa degradable, inserto de madera, instrucciones y paquete de plantas.
  • ✿Verde y Decoración: Las encimeras de cada cocina están equipadas con hierbas y plantas frescas, que lucen mejor.
  • ✿Aplicable a ocasiones: nuestro kit de herramientas se puede cultivar perfectamente en alféizares de ventanas, apartamentos, invernaderos personales al aire libre, balcones e incluso bancos de trabajo.

18,75 €

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Viridescent Jardín de Hierbas Interior Caja de Madera...

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Viridescent Jardín de Hierbas Interior Caja de Madera…

  • ✓ MUY FÁCIL – Cultive así de fácil su propio jardín interior de hierbas y le prometemos que no necesitará ninguna experiencia previa de jardinería
  • ✓ CONVENIENTE – Este kit tiene todo lo que necesita para comenzar un jardín interior de hierbas (caja jardinera, 3 macetas rústicas, medio de cultivo & semillas)
  • ✓ ESTILO – El diseño complementa la decoración de cualquier cocina y se ajusta a la perfección al alfeizar
  • ✓ PERSONALIZABLE – Diviértase etiquetando sus hierbas frescas con las tizas de colores
  • ✓ VERSÁTIL – Sea tan creativo como alguno de nuestros previos clientes, pruebe a usar la caja jardinera para arreglos florales plantando cactus o flores de interior

24,97 € −12% 21,97 €

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8. PARA EL AMANTE DE LAS ABEJAS

¡Salva a las abejas! Ya sea que su persona especial sea un gran amante de las abejas o simplemente un naturalista de corazón, este regalo extremadamente único seguramente los sorprenderá y deleitará. Un refugio para las abejas a base de bambú que se puede colgar prácticamente en cualquier lugar de un jardín o terraza. Las formas tubulares únicas dentro de esta casa de abejas la convierten en un punto de acceso para la actividad de las abejas. Además, tener una colonia de abejas albañiles alrededor estimulará la polinización en su jardín o un refugio para las abejas urbanas que no encuentran un refugio en las ciudades.

TOPSALE Colmena de Abejas de Bambú Natural Hecha una Mano…

  • Para los meses más fríos, presenta un acogedor refugio para los insectos. Una buena idea es colgar la casa de las abejas en el lado sur o suroeste de su casa, para que las abejas puedan disfrutar de un ambiente agradable y cálido.
  • La casa de las abejas es un hábitat perfecto para varias especies de abejas, como las pacíficas abejas alba?iles, que son increíbles polinizadores. Gracias a su dise?o con unos 60 tubos de bambú, la colmena es un excelente lugar de anidación para las abejas hembras, ya que les encanta sentirse como en casa en agujeros y huecos preexistentes.
  • Un borde adicional de aproximadamente 0.6 pulgadas / 1.5 cm en la parte delantera de los tubos proporciona protección adicional contra la intemperie. Sin embargo, recomendamos encarecidamente encontrar un lugar protegido, con el mejor escudo posible contra la lluvia y el viento. La durabilidad de la colmena de abejas de bambú es de aproximadamente dos a?os.
  • Una cuerda colgante natural facilita el montaje de la colmena de abejas (6x6x3,5 pulgadas / 14,5×14,5×9 cm y 1.10 lbs / 0.50 kg) a cualquier rama sin da?ar sus árboles, pero también puede colocar en su balcón , en las canaletas o salientes de su techo. Asegúrese de que la casa de las abejas esté colgada contra una superficie plana para un soporte seguro (por ejemplo, en caso de vientos fuertes).
  • La casa de las abejas mejora entorno de su jardín de dos maneras: la colmena de bambú de alta calidad simplemente ve encantadora Y las peque?as abejas diligentes estimulan enormemente floración de sus flores. Bonificación: el hogar de las abejas disuade a abejas de anidar en su patio. Puede pasar algún tiempo hasta que las abejas encuentren el camino hacia su colmena. Sea paciente, será recompensado. Haz el bien y también crea una hermosa decoración de jardín, ?una combinación inmejorable!

14,04 €

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9. PARA EL JARDINERO HIDROPONICO

La hidroponía ha ganado popularidad en los últimos años y tiene sentido. Este método sin suelo para cultivar plantas tiene muchas ventajas, como usos más eficientes del agua y la capacidad de cultivar más plantas en una pequeña cantidad de espacio. Si conoce a alguien a quien le guste la hidroponía o simplemente podría estar interesado en el proceso, esta mini estación de hidroponía será un excelente regalo. Este pequeño y elegante dispositivo incluye seis tipos diferentes de hierbas y puede cultivarlas todas en el mismo espacio de 10 pulgadas. Todo lo que su receptor de regalos necesitaría para comenzar es un poco de agua fresca. ¡Las luces brillantes están incluidas!

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AeroGarden Harvest – Kit de cultivo interior smart garden, 6…

  • El sistema de iluminación LED de 20 vatios de espectro completo y alto rendimiento está ajustado al espectro específico que permite a las plantas maximizar la fotosíntesis, dando como resultado un crecimiento rápido y natural, además de abundantes cosechas.
  • El sencillo panel de control te indica cuándo debes añadir agua, te recuerda cuándo añadir los nutrientes patentados (incluidos), además de encender y apagar automáticamente las luces.
  • Incluye un kit de 6 cápsulas de semillas de hierbas Gourmet que contiene: Albahaca genovesa, perejil rizado, eneldo, tomillo, albahaca tailandesa, menta y nutrientes patentados (suficiente para una temporada de cultivo completa).

129,95 € −8% 119,07 €

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10. PARA LOS AMANTES DE LAS FRESAS

Estos pequeños y deliciosos frutos del bosque pueden cultivarse en casi cualquier espacio. De hecho las fresas o fresones son cultivos muy productivos si les proporcionamos todo lo necesario para su desarrollo. estas bolsas son ideales para cultivarlas a gran escala en poco espacio, para aquellos que quieran disfrutar de fresas todo el año, seguramente este sera su regalo ideal. Contiene todo lo necesario para empezar a cultivarlas.

Tvird Bolsa para Plantas, 10Gallon Strawberry Plant Grow...

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Tvird Bolsa para Plantas, 10Gallon Strawberry Plant Grow…

  • ▉✿▉ Material duradero►►La bolsa de reproducción está hecha de tela de fieltro de alta calidad, con 8 puertas y dos asas resistentes que permiten la reutilización de las bolsas de siembra. Con las asas puede transportarlo fácilmente a través del jardín, el balcón, la terraza, la terraza o el jardín de invierno.
  • ▉✿▉ Diseño razonable ►► La bolsa de la planta de cultivo de fresa viene con 8 puertas, con las que puede determinar de manera rápida y precisa si las fresas están maduras y ¡pueden venderlas directamente! Además, trae suficiente aire a las raíces de las plantas, lo que ayuda a que las plantas se vuelvan más saludables.
  • ▉✿▉ Permeable al agua y al aire ►► La tela de fieltro de alta calidad hace que las bolsas de plantación sean un buen sistema de drenaje y transpirable de forma permanente, lo que puede evitar fácilmente los problemas de riego excesivo. También proporciona espacio suficiente para el crecimiento de las plantas y ayuda a prevenir enfermedades de la raíz.
  • ▉✿▉ Capacidad ►► Consta de 2 bolsas de plantas, con una capacidad de 43 litros por capacidad, pero puede ocupar mucho, lo que ofrece suficiente espacio para muchas plantas. Paquete de 2, 10 galones Estas bolsas son fáciles de usar durante múltiples temporadas y no ocupan mucho espacio cuando se guardan.
  • ▉✿▉ Amplia gama de aplicaciones ►► Se pueden usar recipientes de 10 galones para plantar fresas. Tomates, ajos, cebollas, frijoles, manzanos, papayas, guayabas, flores, etc. También se usa como otra herramienta de almacenamiento para distribuir ropa sucia, también es adecuado para mascotas como sacos de dormir.

14,99 €

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CONCLUSIÓN

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19,90 € −5% 18,90 €

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¡Estos son unos regalos increíbles! Si bien a muchos jardineros les encanta un buen libro de jardinería, tiende a ser el regalo más recurrido para los amantes de las plantas. ¡ Pero Estos regalos únicos definitivamente deberían cambiar un poco las cosas e impresionar a esa persona especial amante de las plantas! Déjanos un comentario a continuación para decirnos qué regalo te gusta más y disfruta de estas ideas verdes en tu hogar.

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2020 Living Room Christmas Tree

Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

Welcome back to my Holiday Home! Today I’m inviting you back into my living room to show you my second Christmas tree of 2020. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, nestle in, and enjoy the tour.

Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

2020 Living Room Christmas Tree

It’s always a fun day for me when I get to share one of my Christmas tree designs with you. If you can believe it, this is my 12th year of blogging during the Christmas season. It blows my mind. If you’ve been following along since then, you’ll know I’ve shared a newly designed tree (or often times two) every year. I put together a post HERE with 16+ of my best Christmas tree designs.

For the 2020 season, I have two new tree designs: My Red and White Christmas Tree, which I shared with you HERE, and today I’m back with my Living Room Christmas Tree. (Yes, I couldn’t really decide on a name for this one, so we’re going with 2020 Living Room Christmas Tree. So creative! Ha.)

Last week, you might have caught a teaser of my 2020 Living Room Christmas Tree design when I shared my mantel and bookcase decor. (You can see that HERE if you missed it.) And today I’m finally prepared for the big reveal. Without further suspense, let’s take a look!

Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

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I couldn’t be more pleased with how this tree came together and how beautifully it works in this space. It’s actually quite interesting because this was not the tree I had planned to do in this room.

Originally, I wanted to bring back my rainbow gradient tree while giving it a more traditional look. I tried and tried, but something in my gut told me it just wasn’t going to work in this space. I think I was right. So, I switched gears and this is what I came up with instead. I’m so glad I did.

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I also wanted to make a quick note about sources and links for items on this particular tree.

Living Room Christmas Tree Sources:

Typically I get a lot of questions about where to find certain ornaments or decorative items. However, for this tree I don’t have many links to share with you. This tree came together with a lot of things I already had on hand or things that I found locally that aren’t available online. I will link whatever I can. If it’s not linked, it’s safe to assume I do not have a source.

Also, if you’re curious about my cabinetry / mantel decor you can check out this post HERE. You can’t see much of the living room, but if you’re looking for general living room sources / paint colors, check out the end of this post HERE. I hope that helps!

Living Room Christmas Tree Details:

After my failed attempt at the rainbow gradient tree, I pulled inspiration for my color palette from the artwork above my mantel which just so happens to work lovely with the rest of the room. I stuck with greens, blues, and aquas, and grounded everything with white, sliver, and just a touch of gold.

As I mentioned above, I used a lot of the ornaments I had on hand. The ribbon and the big white stars are new and I found them at a local store in Pittsburgh.

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From there I added in large mercury glass ornaments that I tucked deep into the tree to create depth.

I wanted this tree to have a pop of color so I filled in sporadically with the green, blue, and aqua ornaments. A lot of these ornaments came from the navy blue tree I did several years back. (Yes, the actual tree branches were navy blue. It was so fun! Check it out HERE.)

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When I shared my mantel decor last week, you could see I used a lot of pinecones in the design. Therefore, I decided to pull that same theme into the tree. I have a fairly large collection of glass pinecone ornaments (a lot them are from last year’s Woodland Glam tree), so I filled the tree with those. I even included mini versions of the large white-tipped pinecones used on my mantel. I just sat them on branches throughout the tree.

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I also like to add a few quirky elements to my tree. This year I included a felt merman, because I thought he was just the cutest.

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Although this tree is completely different from my Red and White Christmas Tree in the other room, I like to have some element that ties the two together. Did you notice which ornaments were the same?

I was in love with these beaded snowflake ornaments from Balsam Hill, so I decided to use them on both trees. Fun fact: When I went to order more for this tree they were sold out (and still are). For a solution to my problem, I decided to purchase the matching beaded snowflake garland, cut the snowflakes off of it, and then just use the snowflakes on the tree. I made it work!

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My tree topper is new and it’s from CB2. It’s actually still in stock and reasonably priced. You can find it HERE.

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Underneath the tree I used a chunky knit tree skirt which I found at HomeGoods last year. I also wrapped some faux presents to act as decor.

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As per usual, I like to add some unexpected treasures under the tree. I’ve been loving picnic baskets under my tree, so I added in another one here. I also used a spool of chunky yarn and this vintage black lunch box that I found while antiquing earlier this year. I love how the black ties in with the hardware and lights on my bookcase.

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I also wanted to share another fun feature of this Christmas Tree. This is the 7″ Silverado Slim Twinkly Light Show Tree from Balsam Hill. With this particular model I can control every single light on the tree from an app in my phone. You can also create light shows like twinkles, moving patterns, etc.

I often get asked how to decorate a tree with colored lights so I thought it would be fun to show you this tree as an example.

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Here I’m using the «rainbow setting» from the app. The rainbow gradient slowly moves up and down the tree. It’s so fun! (It’s difficult to show the light show here, so be sure to follow me on Instagram HERE. I will be showing you how it works there.)

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My answer on how to decorate a tree with colored lights is to do it the same way you’d decorate a tree with white lights. I’m traditionally a white lights person, but I think the colored lights in this tree are just as beautiful. You can see how beautiful the tree looks with white or colored lights. You do you!

And with the presents tucked under the tree, I’d say that’s a wrap on another Inspired by Charm Christmas Tree!!

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Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

As I mentioned above, it’s always such a joy to share my trees with you. I have to say that coming up with 2-3 new designs every year can be a bit much (not to mention expensive), but I know how many of you enjoy seeing something new every year, so I do it for YOU.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the design and that it inspires you to get creative and have fun with your own tree.

See more of my 2020 Christmas decor here:

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And as a final treat for you, meet Leo (aka Little One). He’s a new addition to my little fur family. I couldn’t be more excited to show him here.

This little spot on the back of the couch is one of his favorites so I couldn’t resist snapping a couple pictures. Bonus points to you if you happened to have spotted him hiding out in one of the posts above.

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Blue, Green, and White Living Room Christmas Tree #christmastree #christmas #holiday #tree #decor #decorating #livingroom #christmasdecor

Thank you for joining me once again for more holiday and Christmas inspiration. I feel like the season is just getting started, but it also seems like it’s nearly over. Anyone else feel that way?

Regardless, I have lots more to share with you in the days leading up to Christmas, so be sure to check back often. If you want to be sure you don’t miss anything, you can subscribe to the Inspired by Charm Mailing List HERE.

Happy Tree Trimming!

 

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12 Days of Christmas DAY THREE: Dalton Old Pump House

Introducing the newest wedding venue to hit the Northern wedding scene (to rapturous applause might we add!), this majestic building near Seaham is currently being lovingly renovated to become the ultimate big day destination.

There’s no finer venue to command the third day of exclusive Christmassy coverage for our glittering Guest List community.

Here’s 12 reasons why you should be counting down the days to its opening…

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1. TRADITION MEETS TREND

The Pump House was designed by renowned engineer Thomas Hawksley and built between 1873-1879, being virtually untouched since WW2.

Many of the original features remain, but are being complimented with ultra-modern flourishes to bring it smack bang up to date.

Think dried blooms, intimate, industrial-style hanging lighting, terrific tablescapes and an awe-inspiring atmosphere.

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2. PACKAGED PERFECTLY

The venue offers five incredible wedding packages – designed to ensure the wedding day of dreams and include the North East’s finest wedding creatives within them.

From make-up masters to sensational catering, you’ll be provided with a tried-and-trusted wedding dream team to help your day fall immaculately into place.

And if you’d rather source suppliers yourself, or do things your way, packages can be tailored more flexibly to suit your needs.

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3. FABULOUS FODDER

Food is at the heart of what is on offer at Dalton Old Pump House and couples can expect inspirational food options, ranging from sharing platters, street food, five-course gastro feasts to three-tier naked cakes and signature cocktails… Yes please!

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4. SPACE TO ENTERTAIN

This impressive venue spans an incredible 4,000sq ft in total (WOW), meaning you can host the most magical soirée with all of your nearest and dearest.

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5. EDITOR LOVES:

“We fell in love with the ceremonial space at the entrance to this venue and firmly believe couples will too – jaw-dropping aisle style guaranteed.” – Karen Bell

6. MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

The team behind Dalton Old Pump House is House of Mooshki – the iconic bridal design brand (meaning each booking enables a discounted dream dress too!)

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7. A BEAUTY WITHIN

We investigated this impressive venue pre-refurbishment as part of Belle Bridal AW20’s exclusive ‘A Beauty Within’ editorial…

Cue the industrial luxe.

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8. COMPETITION TIME – WIN A WEDDING

Testament to their desire to offer brides the very best, Dalton are currently running an incredible giveaway to celebrate their launch. The winner will receive a Sunset Wedding Package at Dalton for 16th November next year, with all the added extras…

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For Dalton, it’s all about supporting the finest local suppliers available to make their couples day complete. We love who they’ve teamed up with to make this magical prize possible…

9. £1,000 OFF A GRACE PHILLIPS OR MOOSHKI BRIDAL WEDDING DRESS

Grace Phillips and House of Mooshki are amongst the most eminent bridal labels in the industry, and they’re made right here in the north.

Whether you’re a vintage bride looking for a quirky dress to match or a fashion-forward belle hoping for something a little more modern, this duo of design houses have a gorgeous gown to suit you.

The winner of this competition will get a whopping £1,000 to put towards one of their divine designs.

10. AND… UP TO £250 TO SPEND ON GROOMS ATTIRE AND ACCESSORIES AT MASTER DEBONAIR

Not forgetting the groom!

He will get £250 to spend towards his getup from renowned menswear boutique Master Debonair. Suave style with tradition at its core.

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11. AND…A FREE BRIDAL BOUQUET FROM WILD AND WONDERFUL

We love the floral finesse of Wild and Wonderful, and it seems Dalton do too.

They’ve teamed up with these blooming masterminds to offer the winner a free bridal bouquet to finish off her big day look.

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Last but not least, this incredibly lucky bride will win a free hair and makeup session with globally-recognised catwalk MUA Lisa Jones.

What’s not to love? Your perfect wedding day has been rolled into one astronomical package and you’re just a form entry away from winning it. (T’s & C’s apply!)

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Dalton Old Pump House is set to open its doors in Summer 2021, heralding in a new dawn for this historical landmark and an exciting new destination for North East weddings.

Get in touch with them now to book a viewing and begin planning your dream day.

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Experience the Holiday Magic at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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Now that Christmas season is in full swing, guests can enjoy the decorations seen all over Walt Disney World! Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and even Epcot each have their oversized trees. But the resorts are no exception though! If you want to see a beautiful Christmas tree display, then you should see Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!

Step into the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and you can’t miss the new head-turning snowflake ornaments that feature “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

Disney Holiday Services chose “The 12 Days of Christmas” as a theme that’s enjoyable for guests of all ages.

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The snowflake artwork fits into the overall Victorian theme. It matches the holiday design you’ll see throughout the resort.

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At the highest point of the tree, you’ll spot a special 2-foot topper that has been ingeniously created from a weather vane. It’s copper with a rose gold theme and a perfect decoration for the tree.

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Delightfully detailed holiday surprises can also be found around the Resort, including bright Victorian lanterns with “retro” bulbs at the resort’s porte cochere.

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If you have the opportunity to visit Disney’s Grand Floridian, then you’ll see these impressive Christmas decorations up close!

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In the Details: Holiday Magic at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Our recent look at spectacular holiday decor across the Walt Disney World Resort included a glimpse of the jaw-dropping Christmas tree and decorations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Today, we’re unwrapping this Victorian-themed wonderland of beauty – and some of the magic behind it.   

Step into the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and you can’t miss the new head-turning snowflake ornaments that feature “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Disney Holiday Services chose “The 12 Days of Christmas” as a theme that’s relatable and enjoyable for guests of all ages. 

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  • Holiday decorations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The snowflake artwork fits into the overall Victorian theme of the holiday designs you’ll see with other ornaments on the lobby’s Christmas trees and throughout the resort. 

Matching designs with the time period is extremely important when decorating at the Resort and it’s something guests notice and appreciate, according to Ed Miles of Disney Holiday Services. “Actually, someone came in and said this looks like something that was in my great grandmother’s or grandfather’s house and I said, ‘thank you, that’s exactly what we’re going for.’” 

Holiday decorations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

At the highest point of the tree, you’ll spot a special 2-foot topper that has been ingeniously created from a weather vane. It’s copper with a rose gold theme and a perfect decoration for the tree. 

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Each decoration is expertly placed so that an amazing photograph can be taken at any angle, no matter where you’re standing. 

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  • Holiday decorations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Delightfully detailed holiday surprises can also be found around the Resort, including bright Victorian lanterns with “retro” bulbs at the resort’s porte cochere.  

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And twinkling lights add to the magical experience as holiday melodies fill the air in the classic setting of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

For more details on the holiday happenings across the Walt Disney World Resort, check out our “Everything Holidays” section. And be sure to follow along as we bring you even more #DisneyMagicMoments this holiday season! 

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23 Retro Holiday Style Photos You Haven’t Seen Before

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The holiday season has always been one that’s marked by reflection and nostalgia. This year, more than ever, looking to the past for fond memories and toward the future for optimism sounds like the right idea, which is why a roundup of retro holiday style photos to inspire your style right now feels oh-so-right. Of course, the holidays represent different sentiments for different individuals; Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve — whatever you have in store this month, it’s probably safe to say you could use a pinch of inspo for the (socially-distanced) occasion.

Ahead, take a walk down memory lane and visit some of the most iconic women from the twentieth century. For a dose of high-octane glamour, be sure to bookmark photographs below of Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor. For a bit of ’70s disco flair, don’t miss Donna Summer or Bianca Jagger. Or, if European fashion tickles your fancy, there are a few snaps of icons like Jane Birkin, Sophia Loren, and Catherine Deneuve. In other words, if you live for a fashion flashback, by all means, enjoy the ride. Also, ‘tis the season for treating yourself to something nice so don’t miss the shopping picks to accompany each festive ensemble.

We only include products that have been independently selected by The Zoe Report’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Lauren Bacall in Pearls

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Actor Lauren Bacall accessorized a strapless black dress with a corsage, a string of pearls around the neck, and a three-row pearl bracelet on the wrist. Simple, yet enduringly elegant.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Swimmin’ Around the Christmas Tree

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Rita Aarons posed alongside her warm-weather Christmas tree for husband and photographer Slim Aarons. If you’re somewhere warm this year, celebrate in a different kind of suit.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: ’70s Shine

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A ’70s model swathed in a bell-sleeved metallic dress posed beside a tinsel tree. or a comfy alternative to a tight, spangled number try a floaty option.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Donna Summer Fireside Feels

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The «Queen of Disco» posed for an at-home Christmas photoshoot beside the fire in a cozy cream turtleneck, slacks, and leather boots. The only thing to add is a festive tune and cup of cocoa.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Elizabeth Taylor Does Classic Feminine

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In a sea of half-opened Christmas presents and in front of a silvery tree, actor Elizabeth Taylor epitomized 1950s femininity with an A-line dress and heels. Translate the moment to now with a pair of pretty mules.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Bianca Jagger at Studio 54

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It doesn’t get much more festive than Bianca Jagger’s red gown and gold mask as seen above at a New Year’s Eve party thrown at the iconic Studio 54.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Festive Italian Flair

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Italian actor Marina Berti trimmed her tree the ’70s way — with plenty of style and shine. Try a decorated knit for your own end of year celebrations.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Birkin and Gainsbourg à la NYE

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Whatever your New Year’s Eve looks like this year, a subtle nod to Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg is sure to make the evening feel a bit more memorable. Try a velvet top and full skirt for a quirky combination.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Charlotte Rampling in Snow Fringe

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Though usually reserved for western-inspired dessert moments, actor Charlotte Rampling took her fringe for a spin in the snow during the holidays and the result was thoroughly inspired.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Catherine Deneuve On the Slopes

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Après ski has never looked so chic as it did on Catherine Deneuve in this retro snap of the actor on holiday with her family during the Christmas season.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Love, The Fitzgeralds

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If you’re not doing the can-can in front of your tree like Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, you’re not doing it right. Try a drop-waist dress for a silhouette that’s true to their era.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Ginger Rogers Wearing A Silky Silhouette

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Ginger Rogers proves voluminous shoulders aren’t a new concept. This wintry silk silhouette is ideal for any festive scenario.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Anna May Wong Beneath the Branches

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Actor Anna May Wong brought a stylish new meaning to curling up beneath the Christmas tree in a long robe and silky slippers. Swap your cotton pajamas for this sleek combination this year.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Hillary in a Power Christmas Blazer

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Leave it to Hillary Clinton to bring power dressing to the holidays with this stylish retro snap in front of a larger-than-life Christmas tree. An oversized blazer silhouette is easy to toss on over sweats.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: 1930s New Year’s Sparkle

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A glimpse at what New Year’s Eve looked like in 1939. Turns out, they had just as much fun as anyone else does now. Look for a festive ruffle sleeve to bring back the look.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: 1960s New Year’s Eve

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If all else fails, a puffed-up white frock should do the trick this New Year’s Eve.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Audrey Hepburn’s Festive Texture

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Style icon Audrey Hepburn wore white gloves and sleek gold earrings with a gorgeous textured coat for the holidays. Santa Claus approved.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Josephine Baker Trims the Tree

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Dancer and style icon Josephine Baker lent elegant ease to the holidays in this sleek hair wrap and simple dress.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Sophia Loren Dons Plaid

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Not so into tinsel or sparkle? Try a pair of plaid pants like actor Sophia Loren’s, instead.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Diana Ross in Velvet

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Music and style icon Diana Ross made velvet a must-wear fabric for the holiday season at this New Year’s Eve party shown above.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Rita Hayworth Goes Skiing

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‘Tis the season for a stylish ride down the slopes, no? Follow Rita Hayworth’s lead and opt for solid colors in timeless silhouettes.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Jackie Kennedy Pairs Reds

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A matching set cut in a saturated shade of red is perfect for the holidays, as illustrated by Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

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Nostalgic Holiday Photo: Princess Diana (Plus Santas and Deer)

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Keep in line with the winter aesthetic and go for an all-white ensemble with black tights for a Diana-inspired take on the holiday season.

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Christmas Gift Guide – 5 Best Gifts & Souvenirs from Southwest Germany

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For most of the past decade, I spent nearly every Christmas holiday in Germany. Living in Berlin, I loved the Christmas markets and all the holiday displays and of course the shopping. Germany sometimes feels like it invented modern-day Christmas!

My Christmas holidays in Berlin were always really special, but I was also lucky enough to travel Germany pretty frequently during the holidays. It’s one of my favorite times of year to be in Germany! Every German city and town with its varied Christmas markets and unique holiday traditions, Christmas in Germany has always been special.

Southwest Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region is one of Germany’s most picturesque regions, home to some of the most special sights and things to see in Germany. Explore this special region’s Christmas spirit through these selected gifts & souvenirs from the region.


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5 Best Christmas Gift Ideas from Southwest Germany

It may not be possible to visit Southwest Germany’s beautiful Christmas markets this year, but you can still go shopping and find delicious and beautiful items to put under your tree or wrap for a favorite friend. While nothing really beats the experience of wandering a local Christmas market, there are still plenty of ways to shop for those special Christmas gifts online.

These are items that are made in Southwest Germany and contribute to the culture and the economy, the taste and feel of the country. Included in this
German Christmas list are products you can actually order from the USA.


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A Surprising Liquor – German Gin

Most people associate Southwest Germany with its delicious wines as it has two extensive, award-winning wine regions—or with beer as the region has many of its own breweries. Many people think of Schnapps, too, because much of the fruit Schnapps are produced in over 14,000 distilleries across the Black Forest.

What many people do not know is that Southwest Germany is an emerging gin producer and a very creative one at that. There are a wide range of extraordinary gins that stand out due to their aromas, the method of production or their design.

In Heidelberg, there is 315 Upstairs Gin referring to the 315 steps it takes to get from the Old Town to the famous castle and the ingredients include blueberry and bergamot. Stuttgart has two gins (GinSTR): 0711, the city’s area code and only 711 bottles are hand made each year and Circus gin which has a 1920s label resembling a circus tent. But it’s not just the label: the special taste of cinnamon and rosemary delights fans.

Mannheim, the chess city, has a gin now called “144 Square gin” and in the Swabian Alb, a quadruple distilled apple brandy, complemented by 78 local botanicals is called “Don’t Call Me Gin.”

Back in the Black Forest, needle gin is made out of handpicked pine needles along with 10 botanicals.

I’ve always thought a gin & tonic was the best Christmas cocktail because it’s earthy flavors always remind me of Christmas trees.


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Germany’s Best Chocolate Candy Brand

You can buy the Rittersport chocolate bars (with or without nuts) in 70 countries around the world. Alfred Eugen Ritter and Clara Ritter founded the chocolate and confectionery factory in 1912 at Innere Moltkestraße in the Stuttgart district of Bad Cannstatt and this is where the first Rittersport chocolates were made.

As the company grew, it needed more space and so it moved to the charming town of Waldenbuch in 1930, where Clara invented two years later the unusual square shape. The story goes that she wanted to give her son some energy that would fit in his pocket and would not fall out while he played soccer.

From that simple motherly gesture grew a chocolate square and then an empire that is still based in the same small village. Today there is not only the manufacturer but also an enormous chocolate shop and a really cool museum featuring square art objects that I’ve had the chance to visit in the past.

Look for Ritter chocolate squares around the world. They make a great stocking stuffer!


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Käthe Wohlfahrt’s Iconic Christmas Decorations

Unbeknownst to many, Käthe Wohlfahrt, the epitome of all Christmas stores, started in Stuttgart, the capital of SouthWest Germany. The Christmas shop started when Wilhelm Wohlfahrt brought his Saxon music box to Stuttgart. The music box was admired by his American army friends, so the enterprising Wilhelm bought ten music boxes and then sold them to the wives of the American officers.

From then on, Käthe Wohlfahrt become synonymous with Christmas. The brand started selling the music boxes in holiday markets and then eventually established their own gallery outside Stuttgart and finally moved to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in 1977.

Today you can visit the Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas Shop and Museum on the Herrngasse in Rothenburg, as well as countless pop-up shops in Germany Christmas markets.

Of course, nothing replaces the experience of visiting and shopping in person, but if you are keen to enhance your holidays at home this year, you can order Christmas ornaments and gifts online.


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Steiff Stuffed Animals are the Perfect Children’s Presents

The founder and creator of the first teddy bear, the “button in the ear bear,” Margarete Steiff was last month elected to The Toy Association’s TIA Hall of Fame in recognition of her significant contribution to the toy industry and the positive impact she has had on the lives of children. Stricken by polio at 18 months, Margarete Steiff had only the use of one arm and was paralyzed from the waist down but she was determined and cheerful and she skillfully and adroitly turned to her sewing machine to make a living.

Margarete Steiff founded her famous eponymous company in SouthWest Germany’s Giengen an der Brenz in 1874 when she made a pin cushion shaped as an elephant. She gave this to friends and families as gifts and the children turned them into toys.

Her talented nephew came up with the Teddy Bear, named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Margarete Steiff was one of the most successful women CEOs in Germany and to this day, the company invokes her memory in all of its efforts. Families and children can visit the shop and the museum and the playground and petting zoo.

For people looking for a perfect keepsake for young children this holiday season, Steiff toys can be ordered online.


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Luxury Cars from Germany 

One of Germany’s best exports has always been its luxury cars. In Southwest Germany, you can find one of the world’s Most Unusual Car Museums which has a lovely history of the automotive industry and Germany’s place in it.

Many Americans come to Europe for pick-up of custom-made luxury cars, often at more affordable rates than what you’d find at a car dealership in the USA. While you may not be able to do European pick-up at the moment, if you do purchase a car for from Mercedes or Porsche this holiday season, you get access to photos, videos, and online tours of both museums.

Save the dream of owning a German car for later, and plan a car-themed trip to Germany for the next safe time to visit. You can stay at car-themed hotels, visit vintage car shops, the original Daimler studio, the Porsche Museum and Mercedes Benz museums, and of course plan a German road trip along the Autobahn!


Germany has so many great souvenirs and its rich culture and history is a great match for the holiday season.

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Medlemskap i en kunstklubb

For de kunstinteresserte kan et medlemskap i en kunstklubb være midt i blinken. «2020» er en fem år gammel kunstklubb i regi av Nasjonalmuseet, som støtter museets samling av samtidskunst. Klubben er donasjonsbasert, men for å bli medlem må du spytte inn en minimumsdonasjon på 5.000 kroner. Medlemskontingent og donasjoner går direkte til innkjøp av samtidskunst til Nasjonalmuseet, og så langt har klubbens medlemmer bidratt til innkjøp av verk av Dòra Maurer, Tori Wrånes og Katja Novitskova.

Har du derimot ikke 5.000 kroner å bruke på fremtidens samtidskunst, har flere andre museer kunstklubber og medlemskap til en rimeligere penge. Hos Astrup Fearnley Museet koster det 400 kroner å bli medlem av kunstklubben. Medlemskapet gir fri entré til alle utstillingene, omvisningene og arrangementene i ett år. På Munchmuseet koster det 699 kroner å bli medlem, da får du fri inngang for deg og en gjest, invitasjoner til arrangementer og andre rabatter.

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Et abonnement med seks operaer koster opptil 4.080 kroner hos Operaen.

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Abonnement på Operaen

Hos Operaen kan man bli abonnent for å få med seg samtlige ballett- eller operaforestillinger. Abonnementene varer i ett år av gangen og gjør at man blant annet sikrer seg gode plasser, kjøper billetter før alle andre, får rabatter og omvisninger. Det finnes flere ulike varianter abonnementene, men seks operaer koster opptil 4.080 kroner og fem ballettforestillinger koster opptil 3.080 kroner.

Kokkekurs

For de matinteresserte kan et kokkekurs være passende. Kulinarisk Akademi arrangerer diverse kurs, blant annet i Mathallen i Oslo. Et sushikurs i januar som varer i tre timer koster 1.350 kroner per person. Kurset «Mat og vin i kombinasjon» avholdes også i slutten av januar, fullføres i løpet av én kveld og koster 1.875 kroner per deltaker. 

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KUNST TIL JUL: «Komposisjon» av Gunnar S. Gundersen selges hos Grev Wedels plass auksjoner. Vurdering: 8.000-10.000 kroner. 

Foto: Grev Wedels Plass Auksjoner

Et kunstverk

For mange er det lite som kan slå å pakke opp et originalt kunstverk på julekvelden. Grev Wedel Plass auksjoner avholder auksjonen sin «Kunst på papir» torsdag 10. desember, hvor verkene strekker seg fra 1.000 til 150.000 kroner. Christiania Auksjoner avholder også juleauksjonen sin 10. desember, og Blomqvist Nettauksjon selger diverse grafiske verk og malerier fortløpende på sin nettauksjon.

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VINTAGE: Brukte Chanel-vesker med vurdering på 35.000 – 40.000 kroner. 

Foto: Blomqvist

Brukte designervesker

Blomqvist Nettauksjon kan også by på diverse brukte designervesker. Frem til 13. desember har auksjonshuset 12 vesker fra motehuset Chanel til salgs, med en verdivurdering fra 8.000 til 65.000 kroner. Noe for enhver med andre ord. 

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Chanel med vurdering på 60.000 – 65.000 kroner.

Foto: Blomqvist

En velværebehandling

Selv om de fleste spaanlegg holder stengt i disse dager, kan en velværebehandling likevel være en ypperlig gave å se frem mot på nyåret. Spaet til The Thief har blant annet et tilbud ved navnet Thief Luxury Spa Evening, som inneholder tilgang til spaet, 50 minutter massasje og tre retters middag for 1.795 kroner. 

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