Metro Man & Metro Home

By Kim Taylor

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Whether you’re gifting, hosting guests, or preparing for hibernation, here are some items for home & hearth that will impress:

Boll & Branch 1

Organic cotton Boll & Branch linens are simply exquisite. There’s no better way to put it. As a gift, they’ll impart softness and luxury all throughout 2016, and as a way to dress your beds for guests this season, they’ll speak quite well of you. With tasteful designs, high quality organic Fair Trade cotton, and meticulous detailing, they’re an investment in sweet dreams. Find them at http://www.bollandbrancch.com (and support this woman-owned business!).

Simple human 2

A Simple Human trash can is a thing of beauty. Designed to make life easier and be beautiful at the same time, they each impart artfulness to your kitchen. With a touch of a button or a flip of your foot, you can lift the lid and toss or scrape. Elevate your kitchen: http://www.simplehuman.com.

Towels 3

Fluffy cotton towels are an indulgence for you or your guests, and a practical gift that keeps giving. Wamsutta’s Micro Cotton Super Soft 100% cotton towels come in an array of colors to suit your décor, and can be found at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com. When you step out of the shower and into a plush towel, it’s a fitting start to a new day.

Pomegranate Citrus Soy Candle - Archipelago Botanicals

Archipelago Botanicals is a soy candle line with a variety of sumptuous scents, and based in the USA. The Pomegranate Citrus candle is light and refreshing for holiday parties, gifts, guest rooms, and for battling cooking odors. The safe, lead-free wicks and addition of natural soy wax renders this line as a healthy option. You’ll find it at http://www.shoparchipelago.com/products/pomegranate-citrus-soy-candle — along with other fantastic gift options, such as their ultra-moisturizing No/ 3 Soy Crème Milk hand cream (paraben free).

Paleta 5

Paleta Pressed Potions are cold-pressed, certified organic, vegan, low glycemic and utterly delicious. Just add your favorite potent potable (or drink them without alcohol with your favored garnish) and you have an unusually delightful cocktail and healthy drink. With flavors such as pumpkin pie, apple orchard ‘tini. Coco Colada Crush, Sunshine State Sunrise, Magic Milkshake Mudslide and Holiday Nog, you’ll find something that tantalizes your tastebuds. Peruse all of the delectable cocktail recipes,and read more about this enchanting new line, at http://www.paleta.com. Pick up the Holiday Sampler, and check out the farm-to-table meal delivery too.

Finally 6

The Finally bulb has arrived. Since few people are happy with the harsh, off-color, bluish light of LED and CFL bulbs, you can save money and enjoy warm lighting with the new Finally light bulb that harnesses Acandescence, a new technology that enables long-lasting and warm-hued light without the energy drain. Shaped like a traditional lightbulb (brilliant! No pun intended), it lasts 15 times longer than traditional bulbs. Ask for it at your favorite drugstores and hardware stores.

dandies-bag-back

Dandies All Natural Marshmallows are vegan, gelatin free, gluten free, dairy free and fat free, and come in a tasty array of flavors, such as pumpkin and mint for post-skating, sledding and skiing treats. Perfect for S’Mores! Find these at http://www.chicagoveganfoods.com and at http://www.amazon.com and embrace the marshmallow revolution.

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Originally published December 2015

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