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How Dondolo’s Catalina Gonzalez Jorba Does the Holidays

Wish you had a cheat sheet for how to make the most of the holidays? Look no further.
By D Home |
Illustration by Emily Olson

We asked Dallas tastemakers for their seasonal staples—those items that, for them, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without. Dondolo founder Catalina Gonzalez Jorba shares her favorites.

Favorite place to buy gifts: Ellis Hill and Madison

Favorite hostess gift: Candle or wine

Best place to buy a holiday party outfit: Canary

Go-to source for holiday tabletop and serving pieces: Dondolo

Go-to holiday cocktail or spirit: Mulled cider

Go-to bottle of wine for the holidays: Flowers pinot noir

Favorite holiday sweet treat: Homemade Colombian ‘natilla’ (my mom would always do it growing up).

Favorite holiday tunes: “Silent Night” by Michael Bublé

Favorite holiday flick: The Holiday

Favorite holiday scent: Thymes Frasier Fir candle

Must-have decorative item: Christmas wreath

Favorite holiday tradition: Nativity scene. We did it growing up every year, and it’s something we do with the boys, and they love it.

Favorite holiday event in Dallas: Crescent gingerbread houses (Best to do with children!)

Best Santa: NorthPark Santa is a legend

Best local holiday cards source: Morgan McCall Design at Ellis Hill

Best place to see holiday lights: Threejays Carriages for seeing Christmas lights in Highland Park Village.

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