1 PECAN CHEESECAKE
Up +4,042% in Pinterest searches ahead of December, begging the question: has the traditional Christmas pud had its day? Try, too, peach cobbler variations and churro cheesecake bars, both also soaring in the search-bar charts. Who knew?
2 THE DOLCE LOOK
Thought a statement earring was enough to elevate your outfit from humdrum to haute? Not in Dolce & Gabbana’s book, where sequinned tailoring, bows, brocade and Gatsby-feel feathers channelling the golden age of Hollywood are your answer to NYE party dressing.
3 THE CHRISTMAS PILGRIMAGE
High-ho it to the capital this month for a jaw-dropping designer affair. Start at Claridge’s for Christian Louboutin’s pop-up; marvel at Luke Edward Hall’s folksy tree at The London Edition and finally cross the river for Holly Fulton’s Art Deco bonanza at Aqua Shard.
4 3D WALLS
There’ll be no eyebrows raised if you’re caught stroking walls this season, for surfaces are going soft and three-dimensional. Work it with Arte’s Velveteen collection, where relief patterns meet tactile velvet.
5 THE UNDONE WREATH
Knockout visuals pulled off with a sense of ‘oh, this old thing?’ ease is the aim of the game here. This creation from JamJar Flowers is just casually thrown together with lichen-covered branches, dried hops and old man’s beard. Kitten Grayson Flowers and Neptune’s dried thyme offerings also fit the bill.
FEATURE MAUDIE MANTON PHOTOGRAPHS (CHEESECAKE) KRZYSZTOF DZIDEK/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; (DOLCE & GABBANA) MONICA FEUDI; (CHRISTMAS TREE ON CAR) ALENA KRAVCHENKO/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO ■