Photo by Becca Sabot
We’re ready to usher in the holiday season with a flash of opulence and a dash of Dr. Zhivago. The winter party circuit is sure to be heavy on luxe fabrics and gilded everything.
Party Time. Fill it with fruit, candy, or kale—but it’s pretty enough to stand alone. Antique bowl ($225), by Baccarat, from Claire Steyaert Antiques, 3338 University Ave. SE, Mpls., 612-339-7396, clairesantiques.com
Best Bouquet. Stand out from the crowd in an eye-popping floral. Skirt ($248), by Ted Baker, also from Nordstrom
Bold Choice. Eschew basic black in favor of a chic navy heel. Suede heels ($158.95), by Louise et Cie, also from Nordstrom
Collector’s Item. Add depth to your décor by mixing in a few classics. Blue argyle egg box ($59.95), by Faberge, from the Museum of Russian Art, 5500 Stevens Ave. S., Mpls., 612-821-9045, tmora.org
Epic Cocktail. Mix some history into your barware, like these antique, crystal-cut Venetian goblets from the 1770s. Glasses ($125 each), also from Claire Steyaert Antiques
A Few Good Stones. Some of the best statement necklaces this season feature singular, oversized elements. Necklace ($68), by Bauble Bar, also from Nordstrom