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How Go Easy’s Molly Mathias Does the Holidays

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

We asked Dallas tastemakers for their seasonal staples—those items that, for them, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without. Go Easy’s Molly Mathias shares her favorites.

Favorite gift shop: Beatnik, Favor the Kind, Dude Sweet Chocolate, or CocoAndré

Favorite host or hostess gift: Food! Everyone loves a snack or sweet. I’ll grab some chocolate or macarons on the way to a party.

Go-to place for gift wrap: Most small businesses have wrapping at the holidays and I always take advantage! Just ask!

Best place to buy a holiday party outfit: Beatnik

Go-to holiday catering company: Taco y Vino—no one dislikes tacos at a party

Go-to holiday cocktail or spirit: I don’t drink, so I make a non-alcoholic spritz with Kin Euphoric

Favorite non-alcoholic holiday drink: Eggnog or hot chocolate—Coco Andre makes an amazing hot chocolate (they even have vegan hot chocolate)!

Favorite holiday sweet treat: Fudge! My mom never let me have fudge when I was a child. She didn’t like sticky things, so now I only eat fudge at Christmas, and it’s my favorite holiday treat. I’m also a sucker for Emporium Pies’ winter pies.

Dish your holiday spread would be incomplete without: We stopped cooking on Christmas years ago because we are so tired from the holiday season. We usually order a huge Chinese food spread from Jeng Chi and pick it up Christmas afternoon. The main event is always the soup dumplings.

Favorite holiday tunes: Kacey Musgraves’ A Very Kacey Christmas

Favorite holiday flick:While You Were Sleeping

Favorite holiday scent: Vanilla Cookie

Go-to source for holiday decor: I try to buy ornaments or wrapping paper from local Oak Cliff shops. Most local small shops have holiday décor in stock around the holidays.

Must-have decorative item: Christmas tree trimmings from Home Depot. Just ask and they’re free!

Your favorite holiday tradition: I buy treats from Proper Baking Co. for a Christmas Eve brunch at my house every year. Christmas Eve I always have to work, and it’s super busy, so it’s nice to take a second for some treats before the craziness begins. Then I get to come home to some leftovers after work that day.

Favorite holiday event in Dallas: Wassail Weekend in Denton. Been going since I was a college student over 10 years ago at UNT.

Best Santa in Dallas: NorthPark! I have pictures with him from when I was a baby.

Favorite place to buy holiday décor: Beatnik or All Good Things

Best place to see holiday lights: Stevens Park

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