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Holiday Tastemakers

How Leatherology’s Rae Liu Does the Holidays

Wish you had a cheat sheet for how to make the most of the holidays? Look no further.

We asked Dallas tastemakers for their seasonal staples—those items that, for them, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without. Leatherology founder Rae Liu shares her favorites.

Favorite place to buy gifts: The Toy Maven, Madre, and of course, Leatherology!

Favorite hostess gift: Fresh cut flowers from my garden.

Go-to source for holiday tabletop and serving pieces: Javier Burkle

Go-to holiday cocktail or spirit: Pomegranate margaritas. Things can get heavy during the holidays, and I find that a festive margarita often tastes really refreshing!

Go-to bottle of wine for the holidays: Far Niente Cabernet. They are a Napa-based winery with some Dallas connections. You can find their wines at Total Wine. As an activity, I think it is fun to grab a few different vintages to share with friends and compare the flavors.

Dish your holiday spread would be incomplete without: Cheese from Scardello—they have an amazing selection and the cheese mongers are incredibly knowledgeable.

Favorite holiday flick: Love Actually

Favorite Holiday Scent: Abd El Kader, from Cire Trudon

Favorite holiday tradition: Opening gifts on Christmas morning.

Favorite holiday event in Dallas: The Dallas Arboretum’s Christmas display, and brunch at The Zodiac Room at Neiman’s.

Best Santa: Rise No. 1 has a Santa during certain days during the holidays—what is better than Santa and soufflés?

Best local holiday cards source: Read Between the Lines

Best place to see holiday lights: Highland Park

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