Holiday Gift Wrapping

Once holiday shopping is finished, it’s on to wrapping all those wonderful gifts! And with the plethora of thought and prep that went into the selection of the presents, why not make the holiday gift wrapping just as special? It’s easy to do and also budget-friendly. It takes just a few minutes and a few pieces. It’s simple to create a selection of packages that will look amazing on display ...

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Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and also the most fretful. Ticking off shopping lists for family and friends can be super stressful and fraught with indecision. Especially today when instant purchasing ability for all makes buying for those who have “everything” even more tricky. Still, there are some gift ideas out there—from the very basic to the absolute eccentric—that might surprise. To help, we’ve categorized our holiday ...

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Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

This time of year is brimming with holiday spirt, shopping, parties, travel. And a host of menus make veering off healthy habits way too tempting. That’s not to say taking part in celebrations should be off limits. Still it’s best to keep in mind basic tactics and tips for healthy holiday eating to help maintain overall nutrition and wellness. This is especially key so that gearing back up after the ...

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Setting a Holiday Table

Setting a holiday table for friends and family to gather around creates a special joy. As the holidays approach, plans form for menus, guest lists and creative ways for setting the holiday table. Living in Southern California allows for expanding the dining room experience to the outdoors, even in the winter. Here, the focus is on combining bucolic pieces with copper ones for a rustic and elegant result. And by ...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

The holiday season allows us to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. During this season of family gatherings, celebration and gratitude, also consider ways to give back. Donate time and resources to spread some joy into the lives of others. Think of it as an attitude of gratitude. Thanksgiving and beyond We are big fans of the work being done with LA Mission Thanksgiving. The celebration fed hundreds of people ...

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Fresh Holiday Music Hits

Each December we face the compulsory list that comes with properly celebrating the holidays. Has Miracle on 34th Street been watched? Has the tree been decorated? The menorah dusted off? Has the shopping list been ticked off, added to and ticked off again? Perry Como re-emerges into our homes as millions of Americans dutifully turn on their local holiday stations. Not because we’ve suffered at all without “Home for the ...

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Winter in L.A.

Searching for some seasonal spirit in the City of Angels may seem a challenge. Especially when the sun is shining and the surf is up. More so to those cold weather transplants who remember childhood snow days. But grab your jean jacket, order a red-cupped Starbucks Gingerbread Latte and head out to find your holiday vibe doing winter in L.A. From pop-up ice skating rinks to curated gift shopping, street events, ...

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