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Holiday Tastemakers

How LTK’s Amber Venz Box 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. LTK founder Amber Venz Box shares her favorites.

Favorite place to buy gifts: NorthPark Mall

Favorite hostess gift: Personalized cocktail napkins from The Monogram Club

Best place to buy a holiday party outfit: La Vie Style House

Favorite non-alcoholic holiday drink: Stella Alcohol Removed Sparkling Rose

Go-to bottle of wine for the holidays: Bella Gloss Pinot Noir

Favorite holiday sweet treat: Pumpkin cake—from Nothing Bundt Cakes or “Baked by Laynie”

Dish your holiday spread would be incomplete without: Honey butter from Bonton Farm

Favorite holiday tunes: Shane & Shane, A Worship Initiative Christmas

Must-have decorative item: Classic wreaths

Favorite holiday tradition: Everyone wears matching/coordinating pajamas on Christmas Eve

Favorite holiday event in Dallas: Christmas light tour

Best Santa: NorthPark Mall

Best local holiday cards source: Ellis Hill

Best place to see holiday lights: Lakeside Drive

Shop Amber’s Favorites

Personalized Cocktail Napkins

Prices vary, The Monogram Club


Honey Butter 

$12, Bonton Farms


Orange Plaid Linen Maxi Wrap Dress

$850, La Vie Style House



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