Windows decorated with cedar garland, sweet city lights and gloved hands being held down the sidewalk.
This month, we're grateful to be wrapping gifts, getting cozy by the fire and taking really good care of our skin with layers of rich creams and balms. The HH team is gifting from local artisan markets in Toronto, sipping mocktails with elves and eating bolognese pasta (almost) every night.
NAT: Tata Harper Crème Riche, Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum and Monastery REI Gentle Retinol Cream on my face. Eucalyptus, Vetiver, Petitgrain Hand & Body Lotion and Hand Soap & Body Wash on my body.
JERONNIE: 19/99 Colour Set Setting Powder, Salt & Stone Deodorant in Neroli and Basil, Health Hut Bubble Bath in Eucalyptus, Vetiver, Petitgrain and Health Hut Hand & Body Lotion in Vetiver, Black Pepper, Peru Balsam.
MARY: The Cure Hand and Cuticle Serum and some new skincare from Lesse that we'll be bringing in soon.
TARA: Drinking americanos from our new neighbours Simpl Cafe.
JENNY: Shopping at the Indigenous Artisan Marketplace at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.
MARY: Making holiday presents with herbs I grew in my garden this summer.
JENNA: Heading to the Fairmont Royal York’s Thirsty Elf pop-up for a seasonal mocktail.
NAT: Celebrating my birthday with great music and gin martinis.
JERONNIE: Plant shopping with family!
RACHEL: Hitting the slopes at Blue Mountain, topped off with a visit to the Scandinave spa.
JENNY: The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
MARY: "Indian" in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power by Jody Wilson-Raybould
NAT: Sleepless: A Memoir of Insomnia by Marie Darrieussecq
MELISSA: I Care a Lotta, I Wear Collina Strada by Collina Strada and Charlie Engman
JERONNIE: Letters from family all over the world.
TARA: Lessons by Ian McEwan
JENNA: A Gentle Reminder by Bianca Sparacino
RACHEL: All About Love by bell hooks
JERONNIE: Ice cream birthday cupcakes and coconut sugar cookies.
MELISSA: My favourite - homemade spaghetti bolognese.
JENNY: Making this vegan Irish Cream for holiday coffee.
MARY: I've been looking at poppyseed cake recipes, will be trying this one.
NAT: Sharing dinners with friends at home, baked ziti, hearty soups and roasted veg.
RACHEL: Coconut kefir from Kefir Kult + homemade granola, and some warm, hearty dinner dishes.
WATCHING + LISTENING
JENNA: Aesthetically Acoustic on Spotify
MARY: A Charlie Brown Christmas Live at Drom
JERONNIE: BGM Winter Music on Spotify
JENNY: This cozy fireplace on Youtube
RACHEL: The Buccaneers on Apple