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All I Want for Christmas: Wreath Edition

In Design, On Location: Out and About in L.A. on December 6, 2012 at 9:40 am


This is the wreath I *really* want for Christmas, and like all good things this one comes to those who wait. Moon Canyon Design‘s gorgeous designs, like the wreath above, will be on sale at the Echo Park Craft Fair on December 15 & 16. Maybe I’ll get this one below for my friend Lizzie as a special thank you for introducing me to Moon Canyon Design in the first place. Plus, I have it on good authority that Lizzie has been extra nice this year. (Which is probably how Santa Claus arranged for her to be featured in the September issue of VOGUE.)



In the meantime, both Lizzie and I will have to settle for the lovely boxwood wreaths we scored yesterday morning downtown at the L.A. Flower Mart. I love Lizzie’s repurposed coal bag from San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co.—perfect for toting wreaths or beer.



Here’s mine hanging in all its understated glory. Let’s not break it just yet that a replacement might be on its way…



Ho, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Rum

In Design, Drink on November 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Having grown up in Napa Valley, I—like most residents from the area—have an aversion to all things grape-themed, with one exception: grapevine wreaths. I love the organic simplicity of these gorgeous wreaths from Napa Valley Grapevine Wreath Company, hand-crafted from clippings from Cabernet Sauvignon vines. My mother hangs two enormous 36-inch wreaths from the lofts overlooking the living room each Christmas. This year, we’ve ordered an 18-inch wreath for our front door, a bargain at $22 especially considering that it will look gorgeous for years to come. Compare that with wreaths overwrought with pomegranates and faux berry sprigs at Restoration Hardware, starting at $69 and up, or live magnolia and boxwood wreaths that’ll last a few weeks at best, from Pottery Barn for $100. I’m pocketing the extra cash and spending it on a splurgy bottle of aged Ron Zacapa rum for the eggnog. It’s super smooth, and tastes like brown sugar, vanilla and spice…ho, ho, ho, and a bottle of rum!