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December 2014 Issue:

The effortless holiday entertaining issue

The savvy hostess guide; 12 steps to get party ready; 5 festive houses; elegantly iced fondant sugar cookies; stylish bar carts to suit any budget; and raising our glasses with fresh and flavourful champagne cocktails.

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HOMES

BEST DRESSED (96)
Decorator Michael Penney uses natural elements to give a family home festive flair    

NATURAL ATTRACTION (102)
A property in Ontario's Georgian Bay area adopts a holiday look that pays homage to the Nordic countryside     

TROPIC WONDER (108)
Two sisters prepare for a holiday party that's anything but predictable. Read: summer-bright hues and tropical accents     

COLUMNS

STYLE NEWS (33)
The best home decor products, the hottest trends and the most inspiring ideas    

TRENDSPOTTING (38)
Eye-catching patterns that resemble 1960s op-art motifs with their bold colours and geometric designs    

HOUSEKEEPING (40)
How to remove red wine stains from your table linens   

DOLLARS & SENSE (42)
Love It or List It Vancouver co-host Jillian Harris offers up her best budget tips for prepping your house for sale     

STYLE DESTINATION (44)
Associate editor Sara Cation explains why Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood is a design lover's dream    

DESSERT OF THE MONTH (46)
Elegantly iced fondant sugar cookies

STYLE DESTINATION (44)
Two stylish bar carts to suit any budget, whether you're hosting a potluck party or a catered bash. Can you tell the difference?      
 

DECORATING

COTTAGE TIDINGS (60)
Holidays will forever feel homey and timeless in this updated traditional year-round Muskoka retreat   

THE RIGHT SPOT (64)
This tiny Victorian home is the perfect fit for a Toronto couple, their toddler and baby    

THE SAVVY HOSTESS GUIDE (71)
We outline 12 simple steps for making any special occasion run smoothly      

FOOD+DRINKS

POPPIN' BOTTLES (114)
We're raising our glasses to the New Year with fresh and flavourful champagne cocktails     

CHAMPAGNE (124)
Wine expert Angela Aiello uncorks the essentials of bubbly    

REGULARS

FROM OUR EDITOR (14)
GET SOCIAL (20)
INSIDE STYLE (24)
S@H DIGITAL (28)

WORKBOOK (126)
STYLE SURVEY (130)

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