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December 2020 Soundtrack + Bonus 2020 Soundtrack | Brunette woman wearing a cream cable knit sweater dress and red lipstick holding a flute of champagne in a bright and airy bohemian living room with a flocked holiday tree in the background | Winter 2020 Playlist | Chill Winter 2021 Playlist | Spotify Wrapped 2020 | The Best Holiday Red Lipsticks | Holiday at Home 2020 | Christmas in Quarantine // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Dwell, Living Room, Makeup, Music, Occasions, Wine & Cocktails, Winter

DECEMBER 2020 SOUNDTRACK + BONUS 2020 SOUNDTRACK


As 2020 draws to a close, I’m sharing two fresh playlists for all your NYE listening needs! First up, my December 2020 Soundtrack — a short n’ sweet playlist featuring 37 of my favourite tracks from the month! As usual, you can expect an eclectic melange of genres, artists and sounds airing on the instrumental side that helped me through the pre-holiday hustle in this MONTHLY SOUNDTRACK. I discovered Spotify’s Focus Music playlist in December, which is where many of my inclusions are gleaned from! A handful of my favourite tracks include Orange Stick’s stripped down rendition of Kayne’s Runaway, That’s Cool’s Believe, Franco Robert’s Hola, Andrew Gialanella’s Remainder, Rhian Sheenan’s Little Sines, Attom’s Oasis, Christopher Willitis’s remix of Tycho’s Into The Woods, Brother Tiger’s Sunset District, Sonalis’s Flux, Young Lungs I Want My Life To Change, Lil Skate’s Living,  Satin Jacket’s A Higher Place, Joey Pecoraro’s Movie Night and  Digital Farm Animals remix of You’re The One For Me.

If you’re in need of even more fresh tunes, check out my Spotify Wrapped 2020 Soundtrack, featuring my 100 most played songs from 2020! I really look forward to these automatically compiled, year-in-review playlists — they bring back the best memories. If you’re looking for some easy listening, feel good, inspirational music to enjoy as we wind down 2020 at home with a bottle of bubbly, this is your playlist. No matter what you’re up to this New Years Eve in quarantine, I hope you all have a peaceful, joyful and safe evening! Thank you for spending the final day of 2020 with me and for your continued support. I’ll no longer be publishing monthly soundtracks here at JustineCelina in 2021 in an effort to optimize my time, refine my content and pursue my larger goals (more on that coming soon!). That said, you can always come join me on Spotify, where I’ll continue to share what I’m listening to each month. Happy New Year and cheers to brighter days ahead in 2021!

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Gilded Vanilla Pear Sparkler | A glitzy, French 75 inspired New Years Eve cocktail featuring 24 karat gold infused gin, Brut Prosecco, Italian vanilla liqueur, lemon juice and Honeyed Vanilla Pear Syrup | Best NYE 2020 cocktails | How to Make sparkling NYE cocktails at home | Champagne cocktail recipe | Champagne Christmas drinks | New Years Eve Sparklers | Modern Refined Sugar Free French 75 | NYE Cocktail Party Recipes | Calgary Creative Lifestyle & Cocktail Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Entertain, Giveaways, Local Love, Occasions, Wine & Cocktails, Winter

GILDED VANILLA PEAR SPARKLER


Happy New Years Eve Eve, craft COCKTAIL lovers! After a restful holiday vacation, I’m back today with a fresh cocktail recipe (and a fun giveaway) to help you send 2020 off in style! My Gilded Vanilla Pear Sparkler is a glitzy, French 75 inspired sparkling cocktail nuanced with an elegant seasonal flavour profile and premium ingredients (including Eau Claire Distillery’s 24 karat gold infused Christmas Gin!). Although this NYE in quarantine is unlike the celebrations of years past we’ve become accustomed to, that doesn’t mean it has to be any less glamorous or memorable — and if you’re looking for an NYE inspired sip to celebrate the end of a challenging year, I have just the recipe. I invite you to put your best suit or dress on, dust off your crystal and toast 2020’s departure (good riddance!) with me in the comfort of your own homes, JustineCelina style!

Inspired by all things glittering and gold, Eau Claire Distillery‘s Limited Edition Christmas Gin  combines with Brut Prosecco, Italian vanilla liqueur, bright lemon juice and a stunning Honeyed Vanilla Pear Syrup where Bosc pears are poached in decadent Canadian honey alongside Tahitian vanilla extract. The result is an opulent, gold infused winter cocktail that’s equal parts creamy, crisp and refreshing — and it couldn’t be easier to mix up at home! To help spread some holiday cheer, I’ve partnered with Eau Claire Distillery to give away a full sized bottle of Christmas Gin and 2 coupe glasses to one of my Canadian friends — you’ll find details on how to enter near the bottom of the post (this giveaway has now closed). Cheers to a brighter 2021!

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Gluten Free Mapled Pumpkin Chai Bread | Sliced Pumpkin Bread on a Marble Serving Board, served on 2 pink plates with gold forks and a chai latte | Chai Spice Bread styled with spices and white mini pumpkins arranged on blush pink barn board backdrop | Easy Pumpkin Bread | Moist Pumpkin Bread | The Best Gluten Free Fall Baking Recipes | No Sugar Pumpkin Bread | Maple Syrup Pumpkin Bread | Pumpkin Bread Cake | Healthy Pumpkin Bread | Calgary Plant Based Food Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Baking, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert & Treats, Fall, Food, Gluten Free, Local Love, Vegetarian, Winter

GLUTEN FREE MAPLED PUMPKIN CHAI BREAD


Foodie friends, who’s up for some healthier, pre-holiday baking? I’m thrilled to finally share my Gluten Free Mapled Pumpkin Chai Bread with you today after just over a year of recipe development! I’ve mentioned previously that due to my extensive recipe testing and development process and focus on seasonal ingredients, oftentimes recipes take over a year to make it to JustineCelina. As with any piece of content I share on this pages, quality is my top priority! Over the course of the five times (yes, really!) I’ve baked, tweaked and meticulously tested this delicious seasonal loaf, it’s become one of our all-time-favourite recipes — and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it for you. I’ve also included a handful of my favourite local grocers and vendors where I picked up all of the ingredients I’ve used in this recipe. Now more than ever, local businesses need our support and I’d like to ask you to consider how you can support your local economy (in whatever capacity you’re able to) as we transition into the holiday season.

My Gluten Free Mapled Pumpkin Chai Bread typifies late autumn by combining two of my favourite seasonal flavour profiles in one deceptively decadent, easy-to-bake loaf that’s free of dairy, gluten, refined sugar and oil. Exceptionally moist and perfectly spiced, this simple, seasonal pumpkin bread tastes like an indulgent fall cake, but is loaded with nourishing ingredients and warm, healing spices! Pumpkin puree, creamy coconut milk, pure Canadian maple syrup and a splash of Mexican vanilla extract are beautifully complimented by a rich melange of quintessential chai spices — including cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, cardamon and anise. The result is an incredibly delicious ‘free from’ pumpkin loaf to be enjoyed by plant based eaters, those with food allergies and sensitivities and anyone that loves delicious seasonal baking! Consider adding my festive Gluten Free Mapled Pumpkin Chai Bread to your holiday baking menu this season for an inventive, better-for-you spin on classic seasonal flavours that the whole family can enjoy. Throw on your coziest sweater and your fuzziest slippers and let’s bake up some chai-inspired seasonal goodness, shall we?

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Ultimate Holiday Inspiration Roundup | 28 creative, fun and easy fashion, beauty, fragrance, entertaining, food, cocktail, decor and DIY ideas to inspire your 2020 holiday season | Holiday Ideas 2020 Covid | Holiday Ideas 2020 Coronavirus | Quarantine Christmas Ideas | 2020 Christmas Crafts | Holiday Beauty 2020 | Holiday 2020 Recipes | Holiday 2020 Cocktails | Christmas 2020 Outfit Ideas | Creative 2020 Christmas Ideas | Best Holiday Ideas Blog | Calgary Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, DIY, Dwell, Entertain, Fashion, Flowers, Food, Fragrance, Makeup, Occasions, Roundups, Wine & Cocktails, Winter

ULTIMATE HOLIDAY INSPIRATION ROUNDUP


In preparation for the holidays each year, I relish in the process of pouring over all the festive content I’ve created here at JustineCelina over the past 5 years to get inspired (now 25 posts and counting!). Given all the challenges 2020 has presented, I wasn’t surprised to see my holiday content trending earlier than ever, as people seem to be craving an an extra dose of joy this season. So, I thought it was the perfect time to update my Ultimate Holiday Inspiration Roundup post, featuring a collection of my favourite holiday-themed posts across categories, for easy browsing reference! Although this Christmas in quarantine is unlike any we’ve experienced before, I’m committed to finding joy, continuing to create and make things beautiful, embracing new traditions and making new at-home memories — and I hope I can inspire you to do the same. If you’re looking for creative, fun and attainable ideas to inspire you to eat, drink, DIY, decorate, entertain (within your own household!), dress and glam in style this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you’re in search of modern decor ideas, casual holiday-at-home outfit ideas, how to choose the perfect red lip, gift ideas for the ladies in your life, easy cocktails or plant-based festive recipes, simple DIY projects, flower arranging tips, or entertaining inspiration for 2 – 4, I’ve got you covered! You know the drill — put on your coziest robe, pour yourself a delicious glass of your favourite festive libation (may I suggest my Homemade Dairy Free Coconut Rum Eggnog?) and cozy up with me to celebrate the holidays JustineCelina style. Cheers to a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season!

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DIGITAL BLOOMS DECEMBER 2020 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER | A Pampas Grass Christmas Tree with Fairy Lights, a Star Anise Tree Topper and a Natural Stem Base | Boho Holiday Decor | Boho Christmas Wallpaper | Modern Boho Christmas Tree | Pampas Grass Christmas Tree | Modern Holiday Tech Wallpaper | Boho Christmas Tree | Free Christmas Digital Wallpaper | Free Holiday Wallpaper | Pampas Grass Christmas Tree Wallpaper | Winter Wreath Download | JustineCelina Digital Blooms // JustineCelina.com
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Food, Inspiration, Occasions, Pantone, Winter

DIGITAL BLOOMS DECEMBER 2020 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER


Happy December 1st, beautiful people! With the festive season officially upon us, many of us are decking our halls for the holidays — and I always look forward to decking my tech, as well. Today I’m thrilled to bring you December 2020’s Digital Blooms — a white Pampas Grass Christmas tree (learn All About Pampas Grass) inspired by my love of natural, bohemian holiday decor! I initially dreamt up the idea for this charming boho holiday tree last December and was so excited to finally execute it and share it with you! While I’m still in the process of putting the finishing touches on our 2020 holiday decor as I await the delivery of our tree!), I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the direction we’re taking with this December 2020’s Free Tech Wallpaper. Get ready for lots of pampas grass, dried florals, natural, warm tones, a healthy dose of sparkle — and, of course, tons of festive, cross-category inspiration coming your way all month long! 

This free holiday desktop wallpaper features a derivative white pampas grass tree strung with fairy lights, a star anise tree topper and a natural stem base whimsically arranged on a Pantone Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Rose Tan inspired backdrop. Trim your tree digitally this year by clicking through to download December’s DIGITAL BLOOMS straight to your computer, tablet or phone — absolutely free! I hope December’s free tech wallpaper helps to make your holiday season a little more merry and bright  — think of it as a little Christmas gift from me to you. Wishing you all healthy, safe and joyous holiday season ahead and thank you so much for your continued readership!

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November 2020 Soundtrack | A cozy November evening in front of the fireplace with a bottle of Pinot Noir, Rattan Serving Tray and Pampas Grass and Bleached ruscus arrangement on a white lacquered coffee table | modern marble fireplace decorated with driftwood and vases with pampas grass with a rattan serving | Marble Fireplace | Bohemian, Mid Century Modern Fall Decor | Bohemian Holiday Home Tour 2020 | Structube Caramel KINSEY Living Room // JustineCelina.com
Dwell, Fall, Flowers, Living Room, Music, Wine & Cocktails

NOVEMBER 2O2O SOUNDTRACK


In need of some relaxing tunes for your next cozy evening in? Well friends, I have just the playlist! Indulge your ears in my November 2020 Soundtrack — featuring 3 hours of easy listening, ultra chill, electronic, jazzy, ambient, indie and alternative grooves to perfectly compliment a bottle of Pinot Noir in front of the fireplace. This familiar scene from our Living Room is what almost every single weekend evening has looked like since March — and although I do miss a lot of things about our life pre-COVID, I’m so grateful for this little piece of serenity amidst a chaotic world. I’ve come to treasure our quarantine Friday evenings when we put the fire on, open a bottle of wine and get lost in the world of music! MUSIC has always been an integral part of my life — and I hope my MONTHLY SOUNTRACKS bring you a bit of extra peace and joy to help ease these difficult times. These 56 tracks have been my musical therapy through a tumultuous month!

November’s standout tracks include Downtown Owl’s Okay, Made in M’s Wonderloop, Ganzo’s Happy Feet, TABAL’s Floating Hammock, Psalm Tree’s Lisbon Penthouse,  Norabel’s Pigments, Noé Solange’s Nocturnal Lady, Blue Wednesday’s Seafoam, Macleny’s Doors of Time, Satin Jacket’s rendition of Tycho’s Japan, Sofasound’s Life Is So Beautiful, C4C’s Flower Pillow, West & Zander’s Autumn Haze, Ash Walker’s remix of Kennebec’s Departure, Toby Schay’s moonkiss and Daithi’s How to Fall in Love in a Pandemic. Thanks for listening, friends!

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DIGITAL BLOOMS NOVEMBER 2020 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER | Free Fall 2020 Floral Desktop Wallpapers featuring Alberta grown Zinnias and Red Amaranth along with foraged Western Snowberries, Wood’s Rose Leaves, Broomsedge Bluestem and Garden Asparagus Foliage and Berries on an Pantone Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Peach Nougat background | Free Fall Floral Wallpapers | Boho Flower Fall 2020 Tech Wallpapers | The Best FREE Fall Tech Wallpapers | Free Floral Tech Wallpapers Autumn 2020 // JustineCelina.com
Create, Digital Blooms, Fall, Flowers, Food, Inspiration, Local Love, Pantone

DIGITAL BLOOMS NOVEMBER 2020 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER


How is November already upon us?! 2020 has simultaneously felt like the longest and shortest year of my life (as I’m sure many of you can relate!) — but, as always, I’m thrilled to usher in a fresh new month with a beautiful, seasonally-inspired floral wallpaper! November 2020’s Digital Blooms celebrates the height of autumn on the Alberta prairies with an unconventional melange of locally grown and foraged flowers, wild grasses, fall foliage and berries gathered from my flower-picking adventures at Bowden SunMaze & Eagle Creek Farms and our country property. Thanks to our warm, extended autumn this year we were treated to the most magnificent and colourful landscape transformation I’ve ever witnessed — and I discovered so many plants, berries and grasses I had no idea were growing wild on our acreage! 

November 2020’s Free Floral Wallpaper features Alberta grown Zinnias and Red Amaranth complimented by foraged Western Snowberries, Wood’s Rose Leaves, Broomsedge Bluestem and Garden Asparagus Foliage (and Berries!) set on a Pantone Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Peach Nougat inspired backdrop. These warm, quintessentially autumnal hues are some of my favourite to incorporate into my wardrobe, beauty routine, home and floral arrangements during the fall months! Give your tech a free autumnal makeover with November’s DIGITAL BLOOMS — and be sure to share the love on social media with #justinecelinadigitalblooms to show me how you’re using them! As always, you can download November 2020’s Digital Blooms absolutely free for personal tech wallpaper usage simply by clicking through and following the instructions. I hope you enjoy this month’s instalment as much as I enjoyed creating it for you! 

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