There are two publications that I’m always excited to see in my physical and digital mailbox: Martha Stewart Living and Sweet Paul. As much as I embrace realness, “everyday”-ness and the imperfect in my life, I secretly long to live in a world where I know how to be as perfect as the pages in both of these magazines. I know neither would look down on me for doing my best (not even Martha; I really think she’s a fan of people doing whatever they can to make their home beautiful), but I still look up to these publications as examples of living a beautifully and elegantly styled life. Martha’s December issue was sheer perfection for me (Those wreaths by Emily Thompson? Swoon City), and Sweet Paul‘s winter issue is gorgeous, as well. Packed with great food, decoration and shopping inspiration, Paul and his team have come up with a slightly dark (but still glittery) and deeply elegant, romantic take on the holidays, with a huge range of DIY projects that I immediately bookmarked to do over the winter break. From paper origami lights (soo great) to chunky crystal tree decorations, it’s a total design fest for someone who loves minerals and facets like I do. You can view the full issue in all its beauty right here online. If anyone makes those origami lights, I’m dying to see a photo — they’re such a cool, modern take on holiday lights. xo, grace
More from the new Sweet Paul issue after the jump . . .