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.

A STOCKHOLM HOME WITH A FEW TOUCHES OF RED

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This lovely 69m2 apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, has some beautiful original features such as high ceilings and large windows. The white walls give a feeling of space and light while a few splashes of red give color and warmth. Ilex branches (image above) are great to bring your home in a Christmas atmosphere!

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A PHOTOGRAPHER’S HOME IN LE MARAIS, PARIS

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This is photographer Matthew Brookes’ cozy Paris home. The 60 m2 apartment, which is decorated with antiques and flea market finds, is located in the heart of the neighborhood of Le Marais. Matthew wanted a typical French apartment with the feeling of calm and light. “It was very inspiring to create a charming atmosphere in a small space and spend time in the markets to find all the elements,” he says.

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