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Better Homes and Gardens January 2019

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the great outdoors

(PHOTO: KATHRYN GAMBLE)January. Sigh. Sometimes it seems like we’re offered only two ways to handle this wintry month, with its early sunsets and cold temperatures. We can get busy organizing every closet and pantry. (If so, we’ve got you. See pages 48 and 68.) Or we might want to climb under a blanket and stream Netflix until the apple blossoms arrive. Both are viable options, but I have another thought.This winter I’m heading out. Not to a sunny Caribbean island (though that sounds great). Instead, I’m setting a goal to shake off any hibernal malaise by taking advantage of the cultural offerings in my town. Every week or so, I’ll go to a concert, an art opening, a museum show, or a library reading. Check your local cultural calendar, and…

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Plan Your GardenUse the dormant winter months to map out next year’s garden design. Visit’s Get Growing page for tips about Zones, guides on buying seeds, and how-tos for starting seedlings indoors.[SWEEPSTAKES]Win $10,000 to help pay your post-holiday bills. Enter for a chance to win at Details on page 97.EASY RECIPES TO HELP YOU EAT WELLFAST & FRESHStick to your resolution with our quick and healthy seasonal recipes. They aren’t all salads. Check out pizza and casserole dishes that are better for your body and taste indulgent. BH&G OFFERHale Groves HoneybellsA cross between the Dancy tangerine and Duncan grapefruit, honeybells are available for only a few weeks each citrus season. Hale Groves harvests the ultrajuicy fruits in January then sends them straight to your doorstep along with…

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obsessed with scalloped edges

MAGNOLIA HOME STACKED SCALLOPS WALLPAPER in Pink, $100 for two rolls; burkedecor.comCAPUCINE WOVEN HEADBOARD fit for a queen-size bed, $239, and OCEAN LUMBAR PILLOW $39; wayfair.comSCALLOPED CORAL QUILT AND SHAM $50–$170, and CORAL SCALLOPED EMBROIDERED SHEET SET $40–$220; craneand canopy.comPILLOWFORT ACCENT TABLE $80; target.comCAPIZ CHANDELIER $298; serenaandlily.comWe’ve seen their swooping symmetry in architecture, furniture, and hemlines for decades, even centuries. What’s new is the way scallops’ structure has been loosened, scaled up, and repeated graphically in a way that’s bolder, curvier, and a bit more carefree.BY: MALLORY ABREU; STYLING: MARY-BETH ROUSE ■…

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simply sweet

SCALLOP BORDER RUGA rhythmic border adds flair to the solid gray and rounds out corners. $130–$300; pbteen.comSCALLOPED STRIPE POTFinally, a metal pot dainty enough to display indoors. $12; shopterrain.comSILVER PLACE CARDSGussy up your next party tabletop; the glitter makes delicate edges pop. $14 for 10; merimeri.comSAGAFORM PICCADILLY RAMEKINSArches fanning from the rims make these pale pink ramekins look like flowers. $25 for two; burkedecor.comNOW DESIGNS TIN CAKE STANDTwo sizes of scallops compose a less formal, extra-charming trim. $17; amazon.comRUFFLED EDGE METAL PENDANTThe barely there scallops look as carefree as a twirling dress; a metallic lining helps it glow. $169; shadesoflight.comSCALLOPED SCREENAn upholstered classic in French blue stripes embraces traditional scalloping. $299; theinside.comCAMELLIA WAVE WALL MIRRORArt Deco sunburst meets seaside ripples in this textural statement piece. $200; lampsplus.comPINK WALL SHELFPastel pink…

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that’s the spirit

THE OWNERMaybe the reason Marie Teckmyer’s store, Happy Hour Collection, is unlike any other is that she believes a good cocktail starts before the liquid. “I remember my parents throwing parties and the vintage glassware that made it so special,” she says. “People are looking for that kind of connection again and a way to honor and celebrate life.”WHAT’S INSIDEInspired by the mystery and glamour of 1920s speakeasy culture, Marie stocks curvaceous coupes, Hollywood Regency-era crackled glass shakers, and gunmetal black pineapple-topped barspoons (see page 14). She scours estate sales and auctions to find vintage pieces and sources bitters from small-batch makers across the country (like Crude’s Rizzo blend of rosemary, grapefruit, and peppercorn).THE EXPERIENCEAsk Marie to build a cocktail menu for an upcoming party. She’ll walk you through a…

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insider guide

PLAYHOUSE SQUARE”I love Cleveland’s respect for old art and architecture,” Marie says. Visit the theaters built in the 1920s for some live entertainment. playhousesquare.orgVAULT“This elegant cocktail lounge is in the underground vaults once owned by the Cleveland Trust where barons used to store their furs.” vault9cle.comHEINEN’S GROCERY STORE”The store (full of wine and food) moved into this domed rotunda above Vault. And the dome is stained glass.” ■…