Another year of holiday cheer is upon us. Optimism in the air translates to an expansion of holiday color and a proliferation of holiday metallics. Here are holiday trends to inspire and delight in decorations.
An Alpine resident creates a glittering December ambiance. In addition to hosting a 16-guest Christmas dinner, Janie Thomas invited the public to view her flair with celebratory décor during the Alpine Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour last December.
“Living art” is Jim Mumford’s apt description for the vertical walls of greenery he and his San Diego firm, Good Earth Plant Co., have installed in dozens of homes, restaurants and offices around the Southland.
Memories in the Making uses painting as a way to help those with Alzheimer’s disease. The 2014 auction encompassed 70 works by Alzheimer’s artists, 18 of which were paired with works by professional artists.
Unlike Italian gnocchi made from either potatoes or semolina, the Parisian-style recipe from Bijou French Bistro’s Chef de Cuisine Shaun Gethin begins with pâte à choux: French pastry dough commonly used as the base for gougères, éclairs and profiteroles.
On family holidays, the person who draws the appetizer straw usually is perplexed about what to bring. This dish solves the problem, says Karrie Hills, The Red Door Restaurant and Wine Bar’s executive chef.