Issue 86

When people smile a little bigger and the lights start to shine a little brighter, we know the holidays are here once again. This issue of American Lifestyle reignites all of the familiar sentiments of the season, with a visit to a spectacular poinsettia display in Nebraska, a ride down the immaculate snowy slopes of Park City, Utah, and a handful of recipes to bring a touch of celebratory sweetness into your kitchen.

Tinsel and Tradition

The Newport Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, are one of the most well-preserved pieces of historical architecture in the country, but during the holidays the houses undergo a completely magical transformation.

Slopes, Sundance, and Scenic Views

Park City, Utah may be known for its skiing and snowboarding, but what visitors come to find is there is so much more to the city than its snow covered mountains.

Horticulture and Holidays in the Heartland

Poinsettias are a sign that the holidays have arrived, especially at Lauritzen Gardens—a botanical garden center in Omaha, Nebraska that undergoes a complete transformation each year for the holiday season.

A Kinship of Neutrals

As the season five winner of HGTV's Design Star, Los Angeles-based designer Emily Henderson quickly transformed her career from industry newbie into decorator for the stars—and she's only just began to scratch the surface.

Butter Whirls & Chocolate Twirls

The holiday season is all about indulging in life's simple pleasures, and these four desserts from the cookbook Butter Celebrates! (Rosie Daykin, Random House, 2016), offer a taste of seasonal decadence.

Dusty Strings

Music is one of the most powerful tools we have, and at Dusty Strings music school in Seattle, Washington, students are learning to find themselves within their "authentic voice."