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WAN­DER

- Papua New Guinea · Rockefeller Center

Pe­ruse homes painted a clas­sic red (pg. 52) and host an epic snow-day feast in­spired by Mon­tana’s real-life win­ter won­der­land, Paws Up Re­sort

Start with enough: You’ll need roughly 500 lights for a seven-foot tree—or, if you’re re­ally big on twin­kle—100 lights for ev­ery foot, more if your tree is on the wider side. (Try GE’s En­ergy Smart Colorite Minia­ture LED 100-Light Set, $20; ama­zon.com.) Turn them on, then—here’s the sur­prise!—start at the top and string them ver­ti­cally (up and down the tree in a curvy, rick­rack-es­que mo­tion) as op­posed to around. Even the pros at Rock­e­feller Cen­ter do it this way—and with 50,000 bulbs! Tuck the cord in­side the branches, then ad­mire your glow­ing hand­i­work.

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