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Good Cheers: The Billionaire Cocktail from Our Restaurants

Food & Drink

The holiday season should feel a bit decadent. But unfortunately it’s more often overindulgent: there’s overeating, overspending and many opportunities for overcommitting oneself. Come January 2, many of us end up feeling drained rather than refreshed. One way to ensure that we’re not overdoing it is to take time to appreciate and share in the small things. Like a delicious martini–OK, maybe two, but let’s not go overboard.

The Billionaire cocktail from our restaurants is just the thing to make you feel flush. It’s tart and sweet with homemade grenadine, a perfect palate cleanser after dinner or a pick-me-up at a party. And if you’ve really overplayed your hand this holiday, you can always stop by a Nordstrom restaurant to kick back and have someone mix this swanky drink for you.

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Asking for a Friend: How to Wear Black and Brown

Men's Fashion

“Asking for a Friend” is our style advice series.

One of the great lies men are told about dressing is not to mix black with brown. The same warning is often issued for navy with black. This is not good advice! These colors look good together and you should do what looks right to you.

We especially encourage mixing black and brown. Coming off the streetwear trend in recent years of high-contrast black-and-white combos, substituting brown for white offers a relaxing change of pace.

In the outfit above, you may notice a new silhouette of pants: baggy. It’s a bit of a fashion killa move, but if you want to dress like our fashion hero Josh Peskowitz, you’ll give it a whirl.

Check out more new silhouettes and outfit inspiration below: you’ll find tapered pants, ideas for how to layer up top, and plenty of black and brown.

SHOP: Billy Reid long-sleeve T-shirt | Baracuta jacket | Lemaire pants (sold in store only in Downtown Seattle and Eaton Centre, Toronto) | Common Projects shoes (sold in store only at these locations) | Smartwool socks | Brixton hat | Topman scarf

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Illustrator Sanna Annukka Makes Us Feel Merry & Bright

Art Culture Interviews

From brilliant birds to mysterious bears, a cast of colorful characters is decking our halls this year, courtesy of the talented illustrator Sanna Annukka. You’ll find her menagerie peeking in between the branches of Christmas trees, waving from coffee mugs and frolicking across shopping bags throughout the holiday season.

Her distinctive style is part homage to midcentury Scandinavian design, part celebration of her Finnish heritage and 100% of the moment. Annukka’s mom is from Finland, and the young artist soaked up Finnish folktales and folk art on summer visits with her grandparents. The influence on her work is undeniable. Our holiday trim is imbued with a certain magic that goes beyond eye-catching colors and retro-chic sensibility.

We asked Annukka a few questions about her personal style, her favorite Finnish word and the meaning of the animals she brought to life for us.

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Holiday GIF Guide: What to Give the Women in Your Life (Animated Edition)

Beauty Hair SPACE Style

Without moms, wives, pals and daughters, where would any of us be? This season, celebrate the ladies who are the linchpins around whom your world turns with presents that inject a bit of fun, a hint of pretty, a semblance of ease into their hectic lives. These are gifts for gals on the go, expressed in GIF form.

SEE THESE GIFTS GO

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Photography by Ben & Molly

Jordan & Paul | Real Weddings

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Surrounded by breathtaking wine country, Jordan and Paul became husband and wife in an elegantly rustic ceremony with unmatched panoramic views.

Jordan, tell us about the location.

We had always talked about getting married in a meaningful place—and for us that place was Lake Chelan [in north-central Washington State]. Paul and I both grew up vacationing in Chelan every summer with our families and have continued that tradition as a couple. 

We chose to marry at Karma Vineyards because of its natural beauty and for the experience it offered our guests—from the panorama patio where our ceremony was held (complete with a 180° view of the lake), to the vineyard patio where we served homemade margaritas and dinner, to the wine cave where we danced the night away. We loved how Karma provided our guests with a new and beautiful setting at each stage of the evening—not to mention their wine and catering are some of the best in Washington! CHEERS TO THEM: READ MORE

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Holiday GIF Guide: What to Give the Men in Your Life (Animated Edition)

Men's Fashion

He’s your champion, your travel companion, your sounding board—sure, sometimes (especially lately) it sounds more like venting. Above all, he’s one of the good guys.

Show the men in your life that you appreciate their many contributions and good behavior with a present that will really move them. We’ve rounded up the top gifts for guys in GIF form. There’s something here for every man of action in your life (dads, spouses, brothers, boyfriends) to thank them for the righteous deeds they do.

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Holiday GIF Guide: What to Give the Kids in Your Life (Animated Edition)

Style

Miniature things are always adorable, which can make shopping for kids a breeze. But when it comes to finding a present that tykes are going to enjoy for more than five minutes before being distracted by the next toy under the tree, honestly, the odds are against you.

We’ve rounded up some favorite gifts in GIF form that are sure to be used by the little ones in your life long after the holiday.

SEE THESE GIFTS GO

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Good Cheers: The Smoke and Heat Cocktail from Our Restaurants

Food & Drink

We agree that if you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. So we’re fine with vacating, especially if we can mix ourselves a fancy cocktail while someone else does the heavy mixing and meal preparation. This smokey, citrus beverage from our restaurants always puts us in an uplifting preprandial mood. Mezcal gives the fruity optimism of the OJ some heft. A skosh of Grand Marnier rounds out the sweet-meets-smoldering flavor. Bonus: the Smoke and Heat is great for brunch, too.

And if no one wants to be in the kitchen, stop by one of our Nordstrom restaurants for a bite and a Smoke and Heat prepared by a professional.

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How to Wear Dresses Over Denim and Why You Should

Street Style Style

Photos by Crystal Nicodemus

The latest in everyday avant-garde combines your favorite midi dress with your go-to denim for a doubly good outfit. As seen on the street-style set (and on grade schoolers on the playground), the dresses-over-jeans craze is now in full effect—just in time for frigid temps and holiday dressing.

Below, some ways to wear the trend no matter your height or destination, plus some shoppable looks inspired by a cutting-edge fashion pack of style stars.

SEE (AND SHOP) THE LOOKS

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Red: The Most Primary Color Dominates This Season

Style

It represents both love and war, royalty and revolution. It was coveted and banned. And this season red is as seductive as ever.

To better understand how the color works on our psychology and in our wardrobe, we dove into its history and spoke to Nordstrom fashion forecaster Merrill Greene (yes, but she’s an expert on all colors) about how and why we’re seeing so much red right now.

READ ABOUT RED

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