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PaperCity Dallas December 2023

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Tree or no? Always! I love a good artificial tree. I always put up the tree. It's not Christmas without one! Holiday tradition. Our annual Christmas party, the first weekend of December, gets the season started. We have a longstanding tradition of catering Raising Cane's chicken (who can resist Raising Cane's?) along with several charcuterie boards — It's the perfect mix. Holiday cocktail. Our house cocktail is always a Paloma, and during the holidays, we dress it up with mezcal for a smoky, wintry touch. Holiday playlist. Our own curated Spotify playlist, Scarf Season, and you can never go wrong with the soundtrack from "The Holiday." Best place to pick up hors d'oeuvres. Raising Cane's chicken fingers, but I love to serve them with boards of cheese from Whole Foods Market and appetizers from Trader Joe's. It's all about the high-low. Great holiday take-out. The new food truck at José is a favorite. Holiday wearables. I love anything Ralph Lauren, and I can't resist their traditional teddy-bear sweaters. I add to my collection each year. I love anything that features a classic holiday plaid. Gifts you hope to receive. Something one-of-a-kind, and my favorite scent: the Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri, which is my home's signature fragrance. Gifts you're giving. We often give what we hope to receive, so I'll be gifting Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri, as well as the David Netto or Jake Arnold coffee-table book. Host gift. You can never go wrong with a coffee-table book, because you can never have too many! Flowers and greenery. JAVIER BURKLE LAURA LEE CLARK Tree or no. Yes, with all of the sentimental ornaments we've collected over the years. I'll also have a trio of lit trees outside in my courtyard. We have eight majestic oak trees in our front yard, and I light only the one smallest tree with red lights out to the ends of the branches. Any kind of greenery and garland — it's just the most festive way to decorate for the holidays. On your front door. A wreath and garland — I always do both. Extra gift under the tree for drop-bys . A favorite coffee-table book or the small- sized Hermès books. (And who doesn't love a tiny orange box, too.) Holiday room scent: The holiday candle by Ralph Lauren — you can't ever go wrong with Ralph Lauren. Gifts you hope to receive. I always love a pair of fabulous earrings or a Kelly or Birkin. Gifts you're giving. Wish I knew — so far behind. Host gift. Cocktail napkins and wine. Holiday room scent. A scent I buy at the Hotel Costes in Paris. Holiday tradition. There is nothing better than NYC during the holidays. Also, sipping tequila by the fire. Holiday cocktail. Velvet Hammer, Il Bracco's Greyhound, Muchacho's Skinniest. Holiday playlist. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas" by Michael Bublé, "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande, "Underneath the Tree" by Kelly Clarkson, "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey, "Last Christmas" by Wham. Hors d'oeuvres to pick up. We prefer to entertain at Mister Charles, Lyla, or The Mexican. Holiday breakfast. lunch or dinner takeaway. We can't have Christmas Day without the Corner Bakery Cinnamon Crème Cake. Gifts you hope to receive. Tribute Goods Hermès-scarf pillow. The Yi Collection aquamarine ring from The Conservatory. Gifts you are giving. Puiforcat Pour le Champagne sterling t u m b l e r. J u l i a n Chichester Constance v a s e . S a i n t - L o u i s black wood and crystal portable Folia lamp. Host gift. Hermès Passifolia small tray. Julian Chichester S c o r c h e d A m b e r candle. Saint-Louis tea tumblers set. Extra gift under the tree for drop-bys. Casamigos Reposado Tequila. A tin of Killer Pecans. Holiday room scent. Nest Holiday candle. Clockwise from top: Michelle Nussbaumer's table in Gstaad, photograph Melanie Acevedo for Nussbaumer's book, Wanderlust: Interiors that Bring the World Home. Striped parrot tulips in Chinese blue-and-white vases, photograph Melanie Acevedo, The Well- Lived Life. C.Z, Guest's dining room mantel during the holidays at Templeton, photograph Elvin McDonald, C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon. 85

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