Holiday Favorites & Must-Haves

Holiday Favorites & Must-Haves

There’s no need to sacrifice style over comfort with these velvet slippers from Daphne. Crafted in pure cotton velvet and trimmed with a signature bow and grosgrain binding, they are equal parts classy and fun.

Lime Green Velvet Slippers by Daphne

Orange Stripe Cashmere Blanket by Rose Uniacke

Our favorite thing to cozy up with during the holidays is this artisanal cashmere blanket that is handmade and produced as organically as possible. The process involves natural dyes and then the blankets are sun-dried. Plus, nothing feels better than organic cashmere with a cup of hot chocolate.

The holiday glamour is never complete without a classic red lip. This powder-smooth matte lipstick layers lips with a saturated and sublime veil of color. The oil-infused powder formula creates a lush, soft-focus effect. Its creamy-matte texture can be applied directly, pressed onto the lips for an angelically blurred stain, or blended into cheeks for a sensual, siren-worthy glow.

MatteTrance Lipstick in Obsessed! by Pat McGrath

The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail

 A touch of sweet and a little bit spicy...perfectly fitting for 'the Grinch'.


½  Grapefruit, juiced

1 Jalapeno, sliced

2 Sprigs of Mint Leaves

1 Pomegranate

½ lime


2 tsp Honey

Baking & Spices

2 tbsp Granulated sugar


1 Ginger beer

Beer, Wine & Liquor

2 oz Vodka


1. On a shallow plate, combine the sugar and mint. Rim your glass in sugar, then fill it with ice.

2. Combine the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, honey, and jalapeños in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish as desired. Enjoy!


1 whole Camembert

1 pomegranate

Fresh Figs

50 grams of pistachios (weight without shell)


Pomegranate Syrup:

1 pomegranate

6 tbsp caster sugar

2 tbsp water



Boil the ingredients for the pomegranate syrup in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Allow to simmer for about 13-14 minutes, strain through a fine-mesh strainer, press the kernels against the bottom of the strainer to extract all the juice. Allow to cool at room temperature.

Set the oven to 200 degrees, put the cheese on a tray lined with baking paper and heat in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes. Remove the cheese and place on a plate or serving platter. Drizzle half of the pomegranate syrup over the cheese, divide the figs into four parts and garnish the cheese with figs, pistachios and pomegranate seeds.

Serve the cheese warm with flatbread biscuits and the remaining pomegranate syrup.

Warm Camembert with Pomegranate Syrup, Figs & Pistachios

Much like Santa Claus himself, Armstrong devoted his life to “the cause of happiness,” as he once put it, bringing joy to audiences around the globe every time he put his trumpet to his lips or crooned with his instantly-recognizable, gravelly voice. Yet, while Satchmo’s holiday recordings have become standard yuletide fare, he never released a Christmas album during his lifetime. Now, for the very first time, Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule presents Armstrong’s holiday recordings as a cohesive body of work.

The stately looking deer will peer proudly from the boughs of your tree, while the antiqued glass balls reflect all the twinkling holiday lights. 

Deer Topped Glass Ornaments by Antique Farmhouse

The German Christmas Market is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Old Québec, a few weeks before Christmas. It is a market designed to recreate the atmosphere of the big European Christmas markets as closely as possible and offer you a unique and unforgettable experience.