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Good Cheers: The New York Sour Cocktail from Our Restaurants

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The holiday parties are happening, and if you happen to be looking for the perfect drink to serve at your next event, we’ve got a suggestion that mixes two of our favorite adult beverages: wine and whiskey. The New York Sour is a sophisticated cocktail, with a citrusy rye base topped with a splash of vino, that will impress your guests. When all is said and done, this festive cocktail looks like a crackling fire in a glass and will make everyone merry. 

Or if you want to warm up with a pre-party drink, you can always stop by a Nordstrom restaurant to have a New York Sour prepared for you by our friendly team. 

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Canyon Coffee Cofounders on Bonding over Coffee and How Best to Make It

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California cuties Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz are ideally matched. The two met through a mutual friend and quickly fell in love while sipping cups of joe around the City of Angels. Their shared passions for the beverage, for travel and for giving back to the people they encounter provided a natural bond from which their relationship grew. Eventually, the duo decided to make their personal relationship a professional one, forming Canyon Coffee in 2016.

Canyon Coffee sources organically grown beans from international farms, usually paying more than the fair trade price to farmers they work with. In coming months, the company plans to expand its importing to involve additional regions. We caught up with Ally and Casey to talk about coffee. Get their tips for brewing the perfect cup for the person you love, and watch the video of them around L.A. in some styles from Treasure & Bond (exclusively at Nordstrom).

GET COACHED ON COFFEE

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Foundwell’s Vintage Treasures Will Delight Gentlemen (and Ladies, Too)

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Treasure hunting in thrift and antique stores always sounds rewarding, until you’re elbow deep in cast-off kitchenwares and polyester glad rags. Yet, the search for those diamonds in the rough appeals to us largely because true vintage gems elude us. Most simply don’t have the time, patience or knowledge to find something really rarefied.

Alan Bedwell, however, was raised on scouting for silver marks, identifying makers, dating materials and appraising art. His bona fides come by birth: his mother is a longtime antiques dealer in London. Soon after graduating, Bedwell went to work sourcing antiques for Ralph Lauren. More than a decade later, he branched out on his own, establishing his luxury goods company Foundwell in 2009. Foundwell curates fine homewares and accessories from over the last two centuries, specializing in men’s finery and antique silver pieces.

This season, Nordstrom Downtown Seattle is carrying some of his singular discoveries, which can also be found online. We spoke with Bedwell about what attracts his eye and some of his favorite finds—plus what to buy for that tricky guy on your list this holiday.

HIS TREASURE-HUNTING TIPS

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Winter Sleepwear: The Coziest Holiday Tradition

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During the whirlwind of glitzy soirées, airport delays and copious shopping, everyone should take time to wrap up in something snuggly.

We’ve gathered an assortment of the season’s most comfortable sleepwear to indulge your holiday hibernation (all pair well with cookies and cocoa). Ahead, find our favorite sets for wearing around the house on those days when not getting dressed is the most luxurious gift.

HIT SNOOZE IN STYLE

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Give Warmth, Generously: The Gift of Loopy Mango’s Macro-Gauge Knit Kits

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Homemade sweaters as gifts tend to evoke the same disdain as a sticky brick of fruitcake. We envision handcrafted knitwear as ill-fitting and scratchy, in musty-colored yarn with multihued crocheted granny squares. But the ladies of Loopy Mango, a couture knitting company, have managed to shed this tired cliché with their trademark megachunky yarns and knitting kits. Dyed in candy pastels and Day-Glo brights, their woolly products yield creations that look like high-fashion cocoons.

Waejong Kim and Anna Pulvermakher, the effervescent duo at the helm of Loopy Mango, merged their love for fashion and art with the DIY movement. Fashion devotees with a fondness for anything one of a kind, they’ve spent time on both coasts, curating eclectic goods for boutiques that combine vintage with new, practical with precious. Their love for needlework eventually led from establishing a small yarn section to a massive yarn line, which has appeared in Vogue and been used by knitting circles around the world. The whimsically large accessories even caught the eye of the late roving fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, a day the Loopy ladies call “a life highlight.”

We spoke with Anna about Loopy Mango’s macro-gauge designs, her favorite TV shows to knit to, their celebrity fans and tips for new knitters who may pick up one of their super-popular knitting kits–the Merino No. 5 for kids is now available in our holiday Pop-In shop.

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Good Cheers: The Aviation Cocktail from Our Restaurants

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Phew! You made it over the first holiday hurdle. Congratulations, you’ve won a drink. Take some time before Christmas to recharge with a classic cocktail that’s also making a comeback. This lemony botanical martini is the refreshing burst of alcohol-infused hydration you need to get you on to the next leg of your present shopping and party planning. A maraschino cherry and a touch of floral liqueur bring this tipple to the next level.

And if you need a break during your intrepid errand running, you can always stop in at a Nordstrom restaurant to have an Aviation prepared for you. Hit pause for a minute before getting back in the gift-hunting game. 

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Gift Yourself the Perfect Holiday Accessories

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In the season of giving, we’re guilty of taking a “one for you, one for me” attitude when the gift is glamorous or glittery. Our weakness? Accessories. Lavish additions get us every time, and for good reason: a fresh pair of earrings or fun new pumps add panache to standby wardrobe staples. Still, we want to be selective in our splurges, bearing in mind the parties that we’ll attend. We’re practical–even about piling on more jewelry. 

Below, all the trimmings that we’re eyeing (plus shoppable links), curated by type of holiday party—and its festive song personality. 

YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THESE

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Fashionable Books for Everyone on Your Gift List

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Winter is the perfect season to curl up with a good read and a cup of something warm, which makes Christmas a great time for gifting books. In that spirit of bookishness, we’ve collected some of our favorite stylish writings that will appeal to anyone on your list: history buffs, art lovers, non-readers, little one and dudes, too. Because if there are two things we all could benefit from, it’s some quiet time and some fashionable fun.

WHAT’S ON OUR SHELF

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Just Relax: 10 Things to Help Us Through the Holidays

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In the run-up to the holidays, your time is spread thin—there are gifts to be wrapped, cookies to be baked and traveling to do. We know too well how this time of year can wreak havoc on your sleep, your skin and your zen, which is why we encourage you to add yourself to your list of things to “take care of” this time of year. With the help of these tips and tools, we hope you take a moment (or many!) to regain your chill.

OUR HOLIDAY WELLNESS CHECKLIST

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Discover the Best in Beauty at Byrdie’s Beauty Lab

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Photography by Diane Bondareff

The Byrdie Beauty Lab, powered by Nordstrom, is a two-week beauty playground in New York City where lipstick devotees and contour connoisseurs are invited to discover, test and fall in love with the best treatments, products and technologies currently available. Explore a curated selection of more than 200 products from Nordstrom—handpicked by Byrdie’s beauty experts—all vying for a well-earned spot on your vanity shelves.

DISCOVER THE LAB

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