Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Buying gifts for our loved ones shouldn't be as stressful as it is. With this in mind we've curated our current Paris Paris favorites, with something for everyone!

1. Calia Hammered Gold Platter

2. G&R White and Gold Shoulder Bag

3. Floral Artichoke Candleholder

4. Dosvella Unscented Decorative Candle - Set of 2

5. White Distressed Ceramic Jug

6. Abstract Acrylic Grid Necklace

Merry Christmas + Happy Holidays!

Holiday Gift Guide: The Cook (+ Giveaway!)

Every cook deserves a set (or seven) of beautiful, design-minded pieces to serve his or her yummy creations in. These bowls have four different painted designs, each one prettier than the last. Buy online!

2. Faux Succulent Windowsill Planter, $18.00 (In store only)

A low-maintenance windowsill planter is perfect for someone whose hands are always busy (oftentimes over the sink, scrubbing fruits and vegetables). Succulents are all the rage right now, so this one kills two birds with one stone.

A whimsical set of jars will allow her extra storage space - which is always a plus - without sacrificing aesthetics. Buy online!

Fun wall art is A MUST for the kitchen dweller. This one has a vintage, distressed vibe, and the neutral wood means it can work with any decor style. Buy online!

5. Embossed Faux Leather Journal, $20.00 (In store only)

A luxurious journal makes recipe-saving an easy and indulgent experience. This one features unlined pages and a beautifully-textured cover...talk about decadent!

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Over to you! Which item would your favorite cook love the most?
How to Stay Sane this Holiday Season (Without Relying on Booze)
#1. Delegate

Even if they come kicking and screaming, your family and friends DO want to help. Remind them that the night will go much smoother, and will involve a lot less hair-pulling, if they roll up their sleeves and get their hands a bit dirty.
#2. Use Technology

Did you know there are apps designed specifically to help alleviate holiday stress? Click here for a sublimely-curated list, and get to pickin'. Whether it's apps, email, texts, or printed schedules, don't be afraid to get a helping hand from a hand that's not really...well, a hand.
#3. Don't Take Things Personally

Family gatherings tend to bring out the worst in us. How many times has someone snapped at someone else at family Christmas? Or sulked in the corner, glaring at everyone passive aggressively? The first thing to remember is that it's inevitable, and no family is safe; we all have our issues. The second thing to remember is: Don't. Take. It personally. You'll thank us.
#4. Remember What It's All About

Gorging yourself on ham and wine. Just kidding...sort of. Above all else, the holidays are about giving yourself and others a break. On January 1st you're free to go back to your worrying, stressing, and generally having a bad time (although we advise against this). During the holiday season, though, try giving it a rest...give yourself permission to laugh, daydream, and bathe yourself in nostalgia.
#5. Reward Yourself The Minute It's Over

Rewarding ourselves for a job well done is a highly underused motivational tool. Promise yourself that once the party is over - dishes done, presents opened, and fam on an airplane far, far away - you'll give yourself a little R&R. It can be as trivial as taking a bath or buying yourself a latte; what matters is that you do something for you.

What are your favorite tips for a (sort of) stress-free holiday? Share with us in the comments below!
Holiday Gift Guide: The Homebody (+ Giveaway!)

Every homebody needs a cozy set of PJs, and these are cute to boot. Buy online!

If she's a nester, chances are she has a gigantic book collection; help her display them in a stylish way with these classy bookends. Buy online!

Breakfast/lunch/dinner in bed? Yes, please! Give her the gift of snuggling up under the covers and indulging in some comfort food at the same time.  Buy online!

4. Votivo Lavender Chamomile Pear Candle, $26.00
Calming and comforting, this yummy candle will take her warm environment to the next level.

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5. Collage Pillow, $19.00 (In store only)

She likely already has fifty million pillows adorning her bed and couch, but she'd never turn down another. This one is the perfect size, with a fun vintage style.

5 Coffee Table Books with Seasonal Flair
The holiday season is officially here, and that means lots of things. There's cooking to be done, family to be had, gifts to be given...and our personal favorite, spaces to be decorated!

There are endless ways to make your dwelling super festive, but why not make it super well-read too?! We've curated a short and sweet list of five coffee table books that will stimulate your mind AND living room. With classic black and white, deep reds, and warm purples, these books will bring your holiday decor up a notch.

Bring the conversation over to Twitter or Facebook and tell us your favorite coffee table books. We want to hear from you!