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NOV-DEC 2018

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IN BLOOM I market LIZ LINDSTROM Fondest Christmas memory: From the time I was small, Christmas Eve was the night we turned out all the lights and lit the fire and candles for dinner and opened a few gifts. I have continued that tradition with my family. It is the quietest part of the holidays, and I love how beautifully my family and home look in the soft candlelight. JUST FOR FUN OME MAY WONDER, in a time when our cell phones bloat with the digital weight of hundreds of pictures of our loved ones, why a painted portrait still has value. Let us direct you to artist Liz Lindstrom, a Chattanooga native and daughter of renowned portrait artist Bart Lindstrom. Her works—in oil, charcoal, or pastel—capture not just the likeness of her subjects, but also their essence. A young boy on the cusp of adolescence, wide-eyed in a brown buttoned blazer, hair slightly askew. A little girl in a tutu, her face with an easy calm, foot pointed in tendu. A dancer herself, Lindstrom has written that her approach is inspired by ballet (Degas is an obvious influence) and by what she calls "an apprecia- tion for the human spirit." We love her pieces for their tenderness and vibrancy as well as a modern sensibility that isn't beholden to the traditional parameters of portraiture. A Liz Lindstrom portrait is more than a picture. It's a treasure. S Liz Lindstrom: LIZ LINDSTROM STUDIO To see more of Liz Lindstrom's artwork, visit lizlindstrom.com. For commission inquiries, please contact Portraits, Inc., portraitsinc.com or 800.476.1223. When celebrating with family and friends for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Year's, these three top picks will help make your party even merrier. The best part is they all serve double duty when entertaining! A beautiful basin for drinks or for a group of potted poinsettias—a simple and grand statement. Bottle Basin ($2,035) by MATCH, match1995.com The perfect shape for a festive cocktail, but also for a delicious Christmas trifle. Amalia Martini Glass ($68) by JULISKA, juliska.com The long, slender shape of these flutes is perfect for bubbles or for a layered holiday parfait. Footed Razzle Dazzle Champagne Flutes ($128/set of 6) by ABIGAILS, abigails.net Visit www.americasmart.com for showroom locations

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