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It’s a Holiday Wrap… Party

Host a few fabulous friends & dress your gifts for success

Name: Heather Taylor

Hometown: Malibu, CA

Current Location: Los Angeles, CA

Day Job: Gallery Owner, Taylor De Cordoba;  Linen Designer, Heather Taylor Home

The Occasion: The Holidays! Usually I wake up on Christmas morning and realize that I haven’t wrapped a single gift. It’s always a mad dash to get everything wrapped and ready. I mentioned this to a few of my girlfriends and they recounted the same experience. A gift wrapping party felt like a great excuse to get together for a cozy evening with friends while also getting something accomplished! I invited my great pal Simone leBlanc who runs a gifting studio, in the hopes that some of her wrapping skills would rub off on us.
The Fabulous Friends: Clare Vivier, Deborah Kaplan, Shiva Rose, Beatrice Valenzuela, Joanna Williams, Simone Le Blanc, Greta Heichemer, Kate Mulling and Crystal Meers

The Soundtrack: The “Nutcracker” channel on Pandora

The Menu:
Cheeses and Charcuterie with olives and fig preserves
Spinach Salad with lemon vinaigrette
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Roasted Eggplant stuffed with pinenuts and spiced lamb
Persimmon Pudding for dessert

The Cocktails: Hot spiced cider and red wine

Ok Heather! So what are you’re impress your guests tips on How-To make your presents extra special for friends and loved ones?
I think it’s about looking around your environment and scavenging for organic supplies. I pulled out all my yarn, which we mixed with twine instead of ribbon. My friend Bea brought dried flowers from her house, which led to some of the prettiest toppers. I also loaded up on simple craft paper, which I love because it feels so natural. On the flip side of that, I couldn’t help myself from purchasing a few fancy rolls of gold and silver glitter paper – mixed with strips of colorful tape, it feels super festive!

Supplies:
Scissors
Strong Tape (for glitter paper)
Colorful tape
Silver Glitter Tape
Kraft Paper
Twine
Silver Glitter Wrapping Paper
Gold Glitter Wrapping Paper
White hang tags
Red and White Bakers Twine
A bit of flair
Yarn
Dried flowers and greenery

Directions:
Wrap gift in kraft paper using pink tape for a shock of color. Cut a long piece of twine and mix with an equally long piece of yarn (or two, or three!) Wrap around gift and tie in a bow. If you desire, add a dried flower or another embellishment. Give.

Photography by Frank Terry