LA BELLE ÉPOQUE

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For­get sur­vival: You’re go­ing to lux­u­ri­ate in this snowy sea­son, start­ing with a so­phis­ti­cated cock­tail dreamed up by Wendy McGuin­ness of Van­cou­ver’s Cham­bar restau­rant. Adapted from the recipe that won her the 2014 Grey Goose Pour Masters crown, this el­e­gant con­coc­tion is equal parts spice from orange peel and sweet­ness from el­der­flower. “It’s crisp, clean and re­ally ap­proach­able,” says McGuin­ness. “The per­fect cock­tail to greet guests with.”

Pic­ture those ubiq­ui­tous chat noir posters and you have the era in French his­tory that La Belle Époque refers to—when the ab­sinthe flowed freely, Paris can­canned with pros­per­ity and the First World War was un­thought of. DRINK UP May your (Bac­carat hand-c

Slip into some­thing soft, drapey and blush-hued.

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When bliz­zards force you couch-ward, snug­gle in style. Pot­tery Barn Chunky Cable Throw with Fur Trim ($206, pot­tery­barn.ca)

WatchBelle. Lis­ten to Belle & Se­bas­tian. Read

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