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1 WINTERWEAR Keep your new win­ter coat look­ing pris­tine (or spruce up your ex­ist­ing one) by car­ing for it prop­erly. For wool coats, that means dry clean­ing. Although wool it­self is wash­able at home, most coats have lin­ing, pad­ding and in­ter­fac­ing to help

Canadian Living - - REAL LIFE MADE SIMPLE - THE BODY SHOP Ama­zo­nian Saviour Multi-pur­pose Balm, $15, the­bodyshop.ca.

2 BALMS AWAY

This mul­tiuse beauty balm is your best bet when it comes to fight­ing skin marks, ir­ri­ta­tions and dry­ness. Nat­u­ral emol­lient beeswax and lipid-rich or­ganic babassu oil work over­time in this prod­uct for­mu­lated to be strong enough to heal even tat­tooed skin. We love it for mois­tur­iz­ing ar­eas such as el­bows, knees and hands and for min­i­miz­ing scars. 3 Ttor­weee ls Get­ting into the hol­i­day spirit is as easy as do­ing the dishes. No, re­ally. When you can dry your party pieces with these pretty fes­tive ev­er­green-printed linens from Crate & Bar­rel, do­ing mun­dane chores takes on a whole merry ap­peal. You’re wel­come!

4 Gourmet Glos­sary

Fresh turmeric looks sim­i­lar to fresh ginger, but it’s slightly smaller with red­dish-or­ange flesh. It has a brighter colour and live­lier flavour than dried. A warm­ing spice, it’s an es­sen­tial in­gre­di­ent in the Creamy Tahini & Turmeric Dress­ing that graces some of our win­ter sal­ads (page 119).

TALES7 VEG­GIE Cana­di­an­liv­ing’s Com­plete Veg­e­tar­ian cook­book hits stores Oct. 10, just in time to counter all those hol­i­day par­ties that rely on pig­gies in blan­kets and chicken skew­ers to fill up their guests. With nine chap­ters chock­full of de­li­cious recipes, this book will have even meat lovers ask­ing for more!

THE COM­PLETE VEG­E­TAR­IAN COOK­BOOK (Ju­niper Pub­lish­ing) by The Cana­dian Liv­ing Test Kitchen, $30.

5 BAR RAIS­ING

A fes­tive fête just isn’t com­plete with­out a swanky bar cart. And whether yours fea­tures Cham­pagne, cock­tails or non­al­co­holic besties, , putting a lit­tle glitz on dis­play is never a bad thing. Try dec­o­rat­ing with flow­ers, pretty de­canters and hol­i­day ornaments, as well as the ubiq­ui­tous glasses and bot­tles—and don’t for­get ice, gar­nishes, nap­kins, stir sticks and lots of still and sparkling wa­ter. Cheers!

6 Fpolowweerr

Though Cana­dian by birth, Er­dem Mo­rali­oglu was in­spired by the English coun­try­side when creat­ing his new collection for H&M, avail­able Nov. 2. The de­signer’s trade­mark fem­i­nine style is on show here (those flo­rals!) along with an added dose of func­tion­al­ity (that blazer!). The re­sult is pieces that are both time­less and mod­ern—it’s one of H&M’S best col­lab­o­ra­tions to date. Er­dem x H&M BLAZER, $199, hm.com/ca.

Ev­er­green For­est DISH TOW­ELS, $22/pair, crate­and­bar­rel.ca.

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