Happy New Year!

  • Champagne flutes, by Zodax, from At Home and Co.
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    Toast as the ball drops across the time zones. And drink more pink Champagne (or your choice of bubbly)! Champagne glasses ($89, set of six), by Zodax, from At Home and Co., 3924 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-922-0111
  • Juliska blue medium ginger jar from Ampersand
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    Write a note of gratitude every day, put in a gorgeous jar, and read next New Year’s Eve. Juliska blue medium ginger jar ($195), from Ampersand, Galleria, 952-920-2118,
  • Fresh Flowers from Spruce in Jonathan Adler vase
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    Spruce Flowers & Home offers custom weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly in-home or at work floral arrangements—instant mood lifter! Prices vary, Spruce, 4940 France Ave. S., Edina, 4751 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls., 612-767-1101,; Bel Air Mini Scoop Vase ($98) from Jonathan Adler, 1439 Lake St. W., Mpls., 612-353-5311,
  • Aerin Holiday Candle
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    Aerin’s new holiday candle is all about gold, fireside, and fir. Pure winter bliss. Holiday candle ($68), from Victory, 3505 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-926-8200,
  • Inner Peace Wreath from cb2
    Brighten up this rustic wreath with twinkle lights and you’ll never want to take it down. Inner Peace Wreath ($49.95), from cb2, 3045 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-821-9303,
  • Mix and Match Metro Grand Watch by Kate Spade
    You better be ready to with glitter on your wrist—the ultimate party bangle. Mix and Match Metro Grand Watch ($225), Kate Spade, Galleria, 952-920-9950,
  • Plates from At Home and Co.
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    Treat your guests like royalty or eat toast like a Queen. Plates ($65 for a set of four), also from At Home and Co.
  • Pinwheel Pushpins from Anthropologie
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    Resolve to get the kids’ artwork up and organize all those reminders on the wall. Pinwheel push pins ($15), from Anthropologie, 917 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-0349,
  • Falling freely leg warmers from Lululemon
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    And after, I wear these reading by the fire. Falling freely leg warmers ($58,) from Lululemon, 1639 West End Blvd., Mpls., 763-545-9069,
  • Wishbone from At Home & Co.
    Photo by Becca Sabot
    Give someone the gift of luck and the power of an unbreakable wishbone. ($45), also from At Home & Co.

Winter Luxuries

Perks of Minnesota living: It’s easy to justify cashmere and leather.

The New Dude Essentials

After decades of buying—and destroying—piles of watches, coats, and bags, I’ve finally come around to the less-is-more notion of buying stuff.

Gold Standard

Sequins and Sparkle will always hold a place in my heart, but it’s the rich, warm glimmer of gold on my vanity or in my makeup bag that makes me (momentarily) feel like an Upper East Sider.

Raise Your Game

It’s time to take things up a notch in the kitchen, time to turn the burner to high and really dig in on what it means to be a foodist.