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Gifts For The Book Lover: Love Me Back

Perhaps you’ve read some things about local author Merritt Tierce’s debut novel, Love Me Back. People far smarter than I have given their two cents on the book, and I’m not going to do that here. This is a post about consumption, people! So I’m going to encourage you to buy this very dark book for the friend who loves to talk about books as much as she loves to read books. It’s a very fast read—I read it in a single night—and there’s plenty here to discuss. Like, she could talk about it for days and days! Actually, if you could include my email address with the book, I would very much appreciate having more people to talk to about this book. So in the end, by buying this book, you would actually be giving me a holiday treat.

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Shop Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

With 2015 right around the corner, we know you’ve only got one thing on your mind—how are you going to incorporate Pantone’s 2015 color of the year into your home?! Fret not, dear readers, for we have done the shopping for you by selecting a bevy of marsala-toned furnishings for you to fill your home with. When it comes to color pairings, look to golden browns like amber, green-based colors like turquoise and teal, and vibrant blues.

To see the full slideshow of marsala furnishings from local vendors, click here.

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Local Designer Michelle Nussbaumer Furnishes Goop Pop-Up Shop

When Michelle Nussbaumer, owner of Ceylon et Cie, was asked to furnish the Goop pop-up shop in Highland Park Village, her answer was a no-brainer. “Of course I was a fan, especially of her cookbooks,” the Dallas-based designer says. “It was so flattering that they asked me, because I had no idea anybody in L.A. knew who I was!”

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Splurge/Save/Steal: Multi-Bulb Fixtures

One of the fastest ways to make a room look more modern is to update the light fixture. Replacing a sad old ceiling fan or a tired wrought-iron chandelier with a bold, eye-catching pendant adds instant style and lights up a room (literally and figuratively). If you, like us, love the sleek look of multi-armed, bare-bulbed fixtures, here are three options at varying price points you can bring home now.

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