Holiday Essentials

It’s that time of year again when in addition to the usual day-to-day tasks, chores and obligations, there are the seasonal jobs of decorating, gathering thoughtful gifts for your loved ones and travel, as well as countless social commitments such as hosting and attending holiday parties. Since most of us will likely be pulled in seven directions on any given day from now until the New Year, it’s also a great time to remember to take care of yourself. It’s not selfish to engage in self-care. Rather, it’s essential if you want to be present, happy and healthy for your family and friends at the holidays or any time. Here’s a roundup of several Bon Vivant posts devoted to the art of relaxation, pampering and those little things that help keep you grounded:


Morning rituals: Click here for tried-and-true tips to craft a morning ritual that will get your day started off on the right foot.

Catching quality time: Click here to read about the importance of alone time and for some ideas.

Cozy nook: Click here to discover inspiration for carving out a calming little corner of your abode. 

Soak it up: Click here for the ingredients to the perfect bath.

Sleep tight: Click here for the elements of a great night’s sleep.

Sip and savor: When all else fails, click here for the recipe for my favorite cocktail, the French 75.


Do one or all of the above and I guarantee your holiday season will be blissful, whether you were naughty or nice.



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