The 12 Must-Do's of December

The 12 Must-Do's of December

It's officially December and you're starting to plan the festivities. That's why we're giving you our top 12 must-do's for this month. We've made a list and checked it twice-- go ahead and fill up that agenda. 




Deck the halls with pine-scented candles, knitted stockings and colored bulbs galore. It’s time to get all Stranger Things up in your living room. 




Start off the season by getting to the heart of it: generosity. Make someones day by giving a little something that makes them feel loved. Donate food to your nearest food pantry or make a child's holiday with simple joys.


all of the lights

What's Christmas without being dazzled by magical lights? Take in the dreamiest of scenes at our favorite Venice Canals Boat Parade. 



As the weather turns harsh, indulge your skin with an extra dose of nutrients and hydration à la Glossier’s moisturizing moon mask.


retail therapy

Time to shop till you drop with all the excuses in the world. Whether you're buying for someone else or yourself, just blame it on the holidays. Local? Score some cool finds at Unique LA Holiday Market (Dec. 3+4).



Now’s the time to binge watch Love Actually, The Holiday and Elf with zero shame. 


go to an ugly sweater christmas party

Hunt down the ultimate sweater that will even impress Mr. Claus, himself. The thrift store is your new best friend.

buy a holiday drink

They're uber sweet and limited edition. You know you're looking for an excuse to order a Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew or a Holiday Spice Flat White.



Tell your friends and fam you love them with a few handwritten notes sent snail-mail. 



Because "All I Want for Christmas" (Mariah's version, of course) is literally all you want for Christmas... or at least for the next 24 days.


get domestic: bake something

Because baking cookies, sipping hot cocoa and curling up to watch White Christmas are Santa's orders.




When else are you forced to plant one (no pun intended) on the nearest person? Nevermind, don't answer that. Don't have a candidate just yet? We've got you covered.


Sonix Soundtrack: Brr... it's cold in here!

Sonix Soundtrack: Brr... it's cold in here!

Making Spirits Bright

Making Spirits Bright