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Planet Botkier December 24, 2013

The season has come! Homes are bustling, fires are a’blaze, children are on their best behavior…, and you’re down to the final hour, tying up all the loose ends before the man in the red suit arrives on his sleigh.

Well, prepare to swoon, and melt the hearts of your loved ones with these easy and swoon-worthy DIY tips and holiday hits, inspired by Monica Botkier’s CFDA | Tumblr holiday party at her Brooklyn brownstone, co-hosted by the beautiful and talented, Athena Calderone, of Eye Swoon.

Gang’s all here! A huge thank you to Steven Kolb of the CFDA, Valentine Uhovski of Tumblr, and Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon, for making it all possible!

The evening highlighted far-from-traditional holiday table-top décor by Athena – good enough to eat, with fresh pomegranate and citrus, and succulent holiday hues in line with Botkier’s Holiday13 palette. Guests buzzed over the cheeky, homemade place settings and poinsettia centerpiece alternatives (likely found right in the convenience of your backyard!).

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So, feast your eyes, get inspired, pat yourself on the back for all your hard work this year, and relax. All in that order. This is your day too!

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*Photography by Brian Azara (http://www.brianjaphoto.com).

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Holiday Gift Guide

Planet Botkier November 27, 2013

And The Gold Medal For Best Holiday Gift Giver Goes To….YOU!

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A Thanksgiving Table That Will Thank You Back

Planet Botkier November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving is only a week away and as if seeing long-lost family members isn’t stressful enough, the pressure of creating a meal and experience that will top Auntie Ruth’s from last (minus her homemade corn soufflé you just HAD to feed to Spike under the table – I’m not sorry, Uncle Carl) AND a magnificent tabletop presentation takes you over the nail biting edge.

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Rest assured, you not only will receive major turkey day points, Auntie Ruth might even go so far as to toast to Thanksgiving at your place each and every year moving forward. Wouldn’t that be a nice?!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy!

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DIY PLACE SETTINGS & TABELTOP ACCENTS


Embrace your rustic style through DIY place card holders. We love these two ways, in particular. Inscribe names on cardstock and hot-glue them onto a wreath made from jewelry wire and mini pinecones. Or try cutting slits in collected birch tree branches to hold each guest’s name tag…sure to bring the fall outdoors, in, and smile on your guests’ faces; spread moss to adorn the spaces in between the cut pieces for some added color and fun.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Oh So Beautiful Pape, Four Seasons Magazine

Gild some fall foliage in GOLD. Hit the neighborhood for some materials and use a fine tipped gold paint pen to write names and decorate with.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Say Yes to Hoboken

Pop a bottle, pour yourself a glass, and recycle the cork for these utterly adorable and cheeky place cards. All you need are toothpicks, stock paper, markers, and tape. Simple as that.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Almost Makes Perfect

Head to your local craft store or farmer’s market to find a couple bundles of wheat. Tie a beautiful silk ribbon around the middle of each (color of your choice) and place them into tall cylinder vases for a stunning and sunny centerpiece. Your modern take on the traditional arrangement.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Pinterest

Wrap dried corn husks around petite votives for a soft glow. We also love the sweet and unique wink to corn, a main ingredient in the very first Thanksgiving feast.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Martha Stewart

Fill ‘er up!…with pinecones, acorns, walnuts, galore. Go crazy. These are beautiful and easy to assemble.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Pinterest

VEGGIE DÉCOR

Stop at your local farmer’s market and stock up on your veggies – to eat AND to decorate with. Get innovative – hallow out a few turnips and drop a tea candle in, tie two brussel sprouts with ribbon around each guests’ cloth napkin, peel off small outer leaves from a brussel sprout for salt and pepper containers. Your guests will be buzzing.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Pinterest

Go green! Pick out some gorgeous artichokes at your favorite produce spot and add a natural touch of elegance to your guests’ place setting.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Shelterness

Who knew cabbage could make such chic dip and nut bowls…and that veggies could be used to CONTAIN the veggies on a crudité plate?! Check it and get inspired.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Photobucket

From appetizers to desert – veggies are a go, in our book. Tear off a few red cabbage leaves to add some color to the base of your guests’ desert bowls. Devine and delicious.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Photobucket

COCKTAILS, OF COURSE


Fill heart-shaped ice cube trays with pomegranate seeds for some color and a delightfully unexpected surprise to your guests’ flat or sparkling. Everyone will be warmed by your loving gesture.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Pinterest

– PREMISCUOUS -

Winter Sun Cocktail

Ingredients:
- Juice of 2 clementines (about ¼ cup)
– Juice of ½ small lemon ( ½ oz)
– ½ oz white rum
– spring of rosemary
– lemon zest
– sugar

Recipe:
Moisten the rim of your glass with some fruit juice. (The juice helps the sugar to adhere better than water does.) Combine zest and sugar in a shallow bowl or plate. Turn the glass over onto plate and coat with sugar. Pour juices, triple sec, and vodka into a shaker. Shake and then pour over ice. Garnish with rosemary sprig. (Makes 1.)

Recipe and Image Credit via TwentyOne No Gluten

Spiced Winter Wine Sangria

Ingredients:
- 2/3 cup sugar
– 2/3 cup water
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 3 star anise
– 3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
– 1 (750ml) bottle pinot grigio
– 2 tangerines, thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
– 1 cup pomegranate seeds
– optional garnish:
– cinnamon sticks
– star anise


Recipe:
Place sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, star anise and cardamom pods into a small saucepan, stir and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. While the spice simple syrup cools, spread tangerine slices onto a baking sheet and sprinkle the tops with a small amount of brown sugar. Using a brulee torch, caramel the tops of each orange tangerine slice or place the baking sheet under a broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Place the orange slices and pomegranate seeds into a large pitcher. Pour the wine over the fruit and add extra cinnamon sticks and star anise, if desired. Strain the simple syrup into the pitcher and stir until well combined. Place the sangria in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least an hour. Pour into glasses and serve.

Recipe and Image Credit via Spook Fork Bacon

Hot Toddy:

Ingredients:
- 4 slices of red apple
– 3 cinnamon sticks
– 3 slices of orange
-2 cloves
– 16 oz simple syrup (equal part sugar dissolved in water)
– 16 oz bourbon whiskey

Recipe:
Add all ingredients to a large saucepan and put over low heat. Slowly bring up to a simmer to infuse the bourbon, and keep over low heat for 5-7 minutes until the fragrance of the mixture becomes more apparent. Serve warm.

Recipe and Image Credit via Tyler Florence

Pear Rosemary Cocktail

Ingredients:
- 1 cup of sugar
– 1 cup of water
– 3 springs of rosemary


Recipe:
Fill half of a pitcher with ice. Next pour the 1 ½ cup of pear nectar such as Kern’s in. Then add 1 cup of vodka. Add ½ cup of the rosemary simple syrup. Then mix well and serve with a spring of rosemary.

Recipe and Image Credit via Chef Wanabe

- VIRGIN -

Virgin Rasberry Bellini

Ingredients:

- 6 oz fresh grape juice (green and red mixed)
- 2 oz raspberry puree
- 1 to 2 oz soda water
- Frozen grapes for garnish

Recipe:
Add washed green and red seedless grapes to a blender, puree, and pass through a sieve. Reserve 6 oz fresh grape juice. Follow procedure with raspberries to obtain 2 oz raspberry puree, which should be poured into a champagne flute. Top puree with the 6oz grape juice, 1 to 2 oz soda water and a few frozen grapes (in lieu of ice cubes) for a flavorful chill.

Recipe and Image Credit via Clean Eating Mag

Virgin Grapefruit Mojito:

Ingredients:
- ¼ ruby or pink grapefruit, cut into small chunks and seeds removed
– 2 tbs. agave syrup
– 12 fresh mint leaves, roughly torn
– ½ cup pink grapefruit soda or flavored mineral water, plus more needed mint sprigs, for garnish

Recipe:
Put the grapefruit pieces, agave and mint in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler, smash the fruit until the juice is released. Add one cup small ice cubes to the shaker with the half cup soda; attach the lid and shake furiously until combined. Divide between two rocks glasses, add more ice if desired, and top off with additional soda. Stir, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

Recipe and Image Credit via HGTV

Hot Cider Apples

Hallow out some apples, pour warmed cider, and add a cinnamon stick for a festive warm treat this Thanksgiving.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Pinterest

Orange and Pomegranate Drink

Serve this bright and refreshing drink by adding pomegranate seeds, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and crushed ice.

Inspiration and Image Credit via Web Stock Pro

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Botkier Braided Babe

Planet Botkier November 11, 2013

What’s worse than packing on the layers during the frigid weather shift? At Botkier, the vote it is in – waking up with unruly locks that take up precious morning zzz’s to tame! Give your hair a break from the iron, and jump on the (super chic) braid train. Here are a few of our favorite DIY styles that will turn your unsightly locks into the picture of envy.

Enjoy, and happy braiding!

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Waterfall Braid:

1. Take a small section at the front hairline and divide into three parts as you would do for a regular braid. Prepare to go diagonally around one side of the head, as opposed to straight back down the center of the head. 2. Start to braid normally by pulling section 1 (closest to the middle of the head) across section 2 (the middle strand). 3. Now pull section 3 (the one closest to the face) across strand 2 like a normal braid. 4. Continue to braid normally, pulling the piece closest to the middle of your head and folding over. 5. Now let section 3 fall with the rest of the hair. 6. Pick up another section, preferably right underneath where you are braiding, to replace the one you let fall. 7. Fold the new piece over section 2. 8. Continue the braid by picking another piece at the middle of the head, adding to section 1 and folding over. 9. Continue to braid around the head this way – letting the piece closest to your face fall and picking up a new piece. Continue around the head as far as you’d like and then pin or tie the braid securely. What do you think? Will you try the waterfall braid?

Braid Directions via Daily Makeover
Image Credit via Boat People Boutique, Eat Simple Love Yoga, Daily Makeover, Handimania

Milkmaid:

1. Start by dividing your hair into two sections. Braid the first section all the way down to the end. 2. Bring the braid over your head, covering your ear. 3. Secure the braid in place with bobby pins. Use four to five per braid. Place the bobby pins behind or under the braid. 4. Braid the second section of hair all the way down to the end. 5. Bring the second braid over your head so that it covers the end of the first braid. Tuck the end of the second braid behind the first. 6. Pin down the braid so that it’s secure. 7. Use the bobby pins to tidy up any loose pieces of hair. And your done!

Braid Directions via Pintutorials
Image Credit via Bella Sugar, Teen Vogue, Teen Vogue

French Braid Headband:

1. Create a second part along the front of the hairline to create your band. For a tiny braid, section off 1-2 inches. For a bold braid, use 2 or more inches of hair. 2. For easier styling, clip remaining hair back. 3. Begin your basic braiding technique. Weave three pieces over and under each other. To avoid a cornrow look, make sure the pieces are big enough–each at least 1/3 the size of your second part. 4. Continue picking up new hair as you move along the head. Keep the weaving tight so the braid remains in the correct place–close to scalp and graizing the forehead.

Braid Directions via Examiner
Image credit via Chiclooking, Pinterest, Hair All Women Stalk, Eat Simple Love Yoga

Faux Undercut:

1. Make a deep side part extending just past the ear and section off a diagonal portion toward the back of the

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Braid Directions via Huffinton Post
Image Credit via Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Vogue

Double Headband Braid:

1. Section off the first 1/2 inch of your hair starting from the beginning of your hairline. 2. Pull back and separate the center section of hair, leaving two side sections. 3. Braid each side. 4. Pull each braid to the opposite side of your head and secure with bobby pins. 5. Release the middle section and style to until you achieve your desired result. 6. Rock your cute and creative look!

Braid Directions via RyanSeacrest.com
Image Credit via Bella Sugar, Teen Vogue, SloDive

Fishtail Braid:


1.
Divide your hair into two large sections, parting straight down the middle. 2. Pull a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section. 3. Pull a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section. 4. Pull a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section. 5. Tie off the end with a hair bobble or elastic.

Braid Directions via WikiHow
Image Credit via Refinery29, The Style Report, Glamour, OliveCocoMag

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