We did the smartest thing ever last Christmas. We skipped gifts altogether and high-tailed it to Paris (you’ll find an article about it at the end of this list). It was a dream vacation, and my little family might agree the best holiday we ever had. We rented a cozy B&B in the 6th arrondissement and spent our days wandering around without much of an agenda. Mainly we sat around in cafes and classic bistros and enjoyed the toned-down French decor (REAL greenery!). After a rollicking Christmas Day with our cousins in Lille, we headed home fat and happy. This week we’ve tapped a few experts on how to keep the encroaching season healthy, calm, and meaningful. love, erica To read the entire newsletter, click here.