Golden Holiday

Judging from this holiday guide full of gilt-y pleasures, I've come a long way from being a recovering gold-phobe! Whether you're looking to entertain or gift in style, these picks are sure to put the Midas touch in your festive season.

1. AERIN Ikat Jasmine fragrance ($125 at Holt Renfrew). Ikat Jasmine—a unique floral comprised of jasmine, honeysuckle, tuberose, and sandalwood—is the first fragrance that the boy has noticed and complimented me on while I was wearing it, and that in itself is a huge recommendation. I love the distinctive, non-cloying scent and white-agate-topped bottle.

2. Coach small turnlock plaque bracelet ($128). Whether you're into arm parties or the simple sophistication of a single bangle, you can't go wrong with gold.

3. Bodum French press ($59.99 at The Bay). Adds a touch of glam to a morning coffee ritual.

4. DIOR Diorific Lipstick ($40 at The Bay). A chic accoutrement with any holiday clutch.

5. TOPSHOP Sequin Cutout Mini Dress ($120). All-over sequins and art-deco-inspired back cutouts combine in a scene-stealer of a dress.

6. Maison Birks pearl ring in rose gold ($550). The only rose gold pick in this round-up! I had to include it because the design is so delicate, feminine, and downright pretty.

7. Deborah Lippmann 'Boom Boom Pow' ($24 at Murale). Deborah Lippmann glitter polishes are some of the best around. Layer this one over your favourite shade for a holiday-appropriate spin.

8. West Elm gold flatware serving set ($49). I've been wanting new serving utensils and these rank at the top of my wishlist.

9. DIOR Diorific Vernis ($27 at The Bay). If you need a reminder of why I LOVE this limited edition, re-read November's post.

10. Ferrero Rocher 6-piece chocolates ($4.99 at London Drugs). Pop one of these wee boxes of chocolate-y, hazelnut-filled delight into stockings or on place settings at your Christmas dinner party. Or set the larger 18-piece box on a coffee table along with a bowl of Mandarin oranges, and watch them disappear!

11. Rifle Paper Co. gold stripes iPhone 5 Case ($34 at Chapters Indigo). An irresistible, golden twist on a beloved pattern.

12. Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 'Lynn' earrings ($2,750). These luxe earrings straddle the line between classic diamond studs and statement bijoux.

13. Bubbly gold champagne flutes ($25 at Chapters Indigo). I just bought these on the weekend as an addition to our bar-cart-in-the-making, but I'm already looking forward to toasting 2014 with them.

14. Anthropologie gilt bouquet skirt ($99.95). Heavy, luxe-feeling brocade lace, a flattering knee-length on petite gals, and A-line silhouette. WANT.


  1. Omg! I LOVE that Bodum French Press! NEED! I just broke mine, so it obviously meant to be!

    Great round up Lisa!

    Bold Subtlety

    1. I'm kind of wishing my plain French press will break so I can replace it with this one. Oops—did I just say that out loud?

  2. I have to pick up the Dior nail polish .. I love the bottle!


    1. Better get it fast! This limited edition came out in November and it's been flying off Dior counters ever since.

  3. The bracelet, Dior lipstick and phone cover - love them all!

    1. The three together would make an Instagram-worthy tableau.


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