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10 Holiday Essentials, The Blogger: Mrs. Lilien

10 Holiday Essentials, The Blogger: Mrs. Lilien

Kelley Lilien, aka blogger Mrs. Lilien, cozily wrapped in our Salinas throw.

Who needs Martha when you have Mrs. Lilien, a delightfully over-the-top site devoted to all of the elements that make the good life great.  From cocktails to cooking, lounging to lipstick, Mrs. Lilien does it all with sass and class. Which is why we’re so thrilled to have her share 10 holiday essentials with us.

You’re spending the holidays at home in Hawaii with your family. We guess it’s not going to be a white Christmas. What makes a Hawaiian holiday unique?
The geckos are nestled, all snug in your bed, and you have to explain in detail how Santa ditches his sleigh for his canoe in order to deliver presents!

Favorite hostess gift?
The ever-indulgent White Garden candle from Matouk!


Essential holiday decoration?
Mistletoe on a stick! It really comes in handy and is always a party favorite.

Your Christmas morning uniform?
A silken slumbering caftan.

Holiday party outfit?
A vintage muumuu.

It wouldn't be Christmas in your house without. . .
Homemade tamales, rice ‘n beans, and good tequila!

You've been waiting all year for your _____ to give you this for the holidays:
For my family to give me a Smeg mini beer fridge that’s all my own, and my favorite San Diego beers to stock inside!

You've been waiting all year to give your ______ this for the holidays:
My mom and mother-in-law will both be receiving the gift of an authentic ELITE title, such as DUCHESS, COUNTESS, LADY. . .

Any holiday playlist should include this song:
Mele Kalikimaka.

The house is cleaned up and the guests are gone. You can't wait to. . .
Relax and run around like intoxicated children on the beach with my mini peeps and soak up the glory of another TROPICAL Christmas!