THREE MORE DAY TO GO UNTIL CHRISTMAS..

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Three more days to go until Christmas: it’s time to get in a festive winter mood. I hope you are all enjoying this time of year!

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A MODERN HOME WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF PLYWOOD

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This home in Northcote, Australia, is built by Melbourne based architect Rob Kennon. For the design he used an abundance of plywood and raw materials such as concrete. Grey and black colors were consistently used throughout the entire home to create a sense of unity and serenity.

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON: EDIBLE GINGERBREAD SNOW GLOBES

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Aren’t these edible snow globes just gorgeous? A great DIY project for Christmas! You can find instructions here.

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON: BEST GIFTS FOR WOMEN

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And today’s gift guide is about gifts for women! I have included some of my favorites such as the Clarisonic System which really works (gives me soft and glowy skin!), the Spiewak Aviation Parka (warm and stylish!) and those beautiful handwoven pillow (I have the pink and the white one – very beautiful in real life!). Happy x-mas shopping!

1. leather saddle bag | 2. classic nail polish set | 3. Michael Kors Kallie flat | 4. stacking ring | 5. geomatric scarf (now on sale: $13) | 6. handwoven pillow | 7. Spiewak Aviation Parka | 8. Clarisonic System | 9. leather Greek sandals | 10. handwoven blanket | 11. Shona necklace | 12. cashmere stole | 13. beanie | 14. diamond heart studs | 15. leather skirt.

THE TRAVEL FILES: ALEX HOTEL IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA

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The group of friends behind Perth’s well known brewery ‘Little Creatures Brewing’ has openend Alex Hotel . This boutique hotel in Perth, Australia, has 74 simply and thoughtfully crafted bedrooms which offer comfort and sanctuary. Alex Hotel mainly aims at providing a place to sleep in, it is perfect for people who will mostly be out and not be spending too much time in their hotel room. Aussie interiors firm Arent & Pyke is responsible for the interior design. Together with the client, four key concepts were established for the design; ‘the personal’, ‘the escape’, ‘the craft’ and ‘the legacy’, to nurture a sense of intimacy, connectedness and domesticity.

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON: CHRISTMAS BAKING & COOKING

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December is the time to make sweet treats. Here are eleven of the best Christmas inspired recipes for sugary treats that I found online. Some of these make the perfect gift to bring to a Christmas dinner or party! At the end of this post you can find links to recipes & instructions.

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON: GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS

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Today’s gift guide is all about the best gift ideas for kids. I hope you enjoy it!

1. wooden shopping cart (€70) | 2. cotton tipi (€140) | 3. felt Indian headdress (€55) | 4. pul along giraffe (€25) | 5. woody lacing sheep (€23) | 6. wooden stacking bird (€39) | 7. Paul Smith cap & mittens (€90) | 8. Miffy light (€161) | 9. bulldozer building kit (€28) | 10. Marcel the Cat (€25) | 11. wooden scooter (€95) | 12. ice cream party assortment (€25)

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1. crocheted radio box with music (€56) | 2. yellow mini tent (€56) | 3. wooden animal figures | 4. wooden rabbit stacking toy (€13) | 5. koala night light (€39) | 6. Donna Wilson hedgehog (€29) | 7. Brio wooden train set (€57) | 8. guitar for kids (€56) | 9. super hero costume (€49) | 10. magnetic rocket (€17) | 11. tulle skirt with stars (€49) | 12. handmade wooden pair of mice (€13)

Previous gift guides: the best gift ideas for home & decor lovers.