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
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!
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.