Yesterday we checked out all the seasonal pretty at Indigo's annual holiday preview. Here is a look at some of the highlights.
The special guests for the evening were novelist Vincent Lam (his other job is emergency physician – bit of a slacker, that guy) and style maven Heather Clawson, author of both the popular blog Habitually Chic...
and this gorgeous new coffee table book.
We're big fans of Clawson here at H&H, and loved chatting with her after her presentation.
Then it was time to look around. Even though early signs of Christmas can sometime send me into a career-mom, to-do list panic, surrounded by so many beautiful objects for seasonal decorating, it was hard not to be caught up in the holiday spirit. This tree was my favourite with its mix of woodland elements and objects that sparkle.
I'm partial to these little bird ornaments, particularly the one on the right with the sparkly gold belly and teal feathers.
My colleague Seema Persaud, who is crazy about knitting, was drawn to these clever candles that look like yarn balls and cable-knit sweaters.
What I really loved was the line of gold vintage-looking bar tools. I like entertaining, and these seem like the perfect way to incorporate the warm-metals trend into a space without spending a lot of money.
Add a bottle of prosecco to this gold ice bucket, and you'd have the perfect hostess gift for this season (hint, hint, all of the people who are coming to dinner at my place in the next few weeks).
I resisted putting my head on these furry throw cushions, but it was dicey for a while. With November's dark evenings, all I've wanted to do is curl up with a book. If I had these, you'd hear from me again around March.
This embroidered reindeer pillow (that is a reindeer, right?) would add a subtle crafty holiday note to any space.
But all the lovely decor pieces aside, the overarching theme of the event was "books are beautiful." And who among us – digital media professionals and all – wouldn't agree that books are still timeless objects of desire, wonderful to live with and even more wonderful to receive?
1-11. Seema Persaud