HH December Picks

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Darker days and colder temperatures have us seeking solace in the warmth of good friends over a plate of warm cookies.

It's the time of year to stay in, light a candle and soak in bubbles and seasonal sonatas. Put an extra blanket on the bed and another layer of balm on your skin, winter is here!


Julie: Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, F. Miller Hair Oil for deep treatments and scalp nourishment, Orris Soap, and Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum.

Jenna: Monastery Rose Cleansing Oil, Monastery Aloe Hyaluronic Moisture Boost, and Monastery Gold Botanical Oil Serum. Prioritizing hydration with Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask.

Jenny: Living Libations Scalp Tonic, F. Miller Toning Mist, Roen Lip Elixir in Stella, and Facile Reverse Serum.

Rachel: Facile Bare Necessity Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cleanser, F. Miller Toning Mist, and Facile Barely There Moisturizer. Also burning Salt & Stone Grapefruit and Patchouli Candle like my life depends on it.

Tara: Province Apothecary Vital Nutrient Face + Eye Balm (the secret to dewy, glowy skin during these dry months!), Noto Agender Oil everywhere, Noto Mulit-Bene Pot in Oscillate on my lips and cheeks, and alternating between both Health Hut Bubble Baths always.

Nat: Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum + Monastery Attar Floral Repair Concentrate.


Tara: The Goods Sweet Heat Soup (curried, coconut sweet potato) and cheese croissants from The Tampered Press (which is closing at the end of the year after 13 years!)

Rachel: Enjoying cozy breakfasts, like apple cinnamon oatmeal or yogurt with homemade granola.

Nat: Homemade Eggplant Parm & red wine!

Julie: Lots of stews and soups, sourdough from Mattachioni and lots of Hot chocolate.

Jenny: Making homemade broth and mixing in miso for a warm mid-day bevy.

Jenna: Chocolate chip cookies :)


Tara: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Rachel: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Nat: A Woman’s Story by Annie Ernaux

Julie: Ordinary Wonder Tales by Emily Urquhart

Jenna: Practicing French on Duolingo instead

Jenny: Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit


Jenny: The Hotel Cafe presents Winter Songs. This is my fave holiday album, it brings me back to snowy streets and wrapping presents in Alberta.

Tara: Vintage Cocktail Classics on Spotify

Jenna: John Legend's A Legendary Christmas album

Nat: I have been playing my Spotify Wrapped! So a mix of Sade, Jill Scott and Badu

Rachel: Cozy Christmas Jazz on Spotify

Julie: Jon Hopkins and Sinoia Caves


Julie: Going to The Nutcracker ballet (a longstanding tradition) and watching tons of Hallmark movies and meeting friends for dinner.

Jenna: Spending time with family, watching movies & decorating the tree!

Jenny: Hosting small dinner parties in the light of Mmann Candles and twinkle lights.

Tara: Stuff around the house like painting and purging, reading, and planning holiday menus.

Rachel: Holiday parties, tree decorating, and cuddling up with my cat on the couch to watch Season 2 of The White Lotus.

Nat: I am in hibernation mode which means lots of painting, menu planning and long naps.


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