DECEMBER 05, 2021

Holiday Traditions

The holidays are often synonymous with traditions; ones passed on through families or ones started on your own that have some meaning to you. We asked a few of our friends of ED what traditions they return to during the holidays and their favorite ED by Ellen finds!

Sarah Tallman

LA based beauty executive and interior design expert.

“As soon as December hits, the Johnny Mathis Christmas special comes on, the garland comes out, and it’s time to start making my grandmother’s famous recipe for Scrabble (basically a glorified Chex mix). I started an ornament collection for my wife and I several years ago - the perfect blend of kitschy and sentimental - and it’s so exciting to watch that collection slowly dominate all the ornaments on our tree.”


Sarah loves incorporating an element of design into food for entertaining and is best known for her grazing boards. She loves displaying on our cutting boards and serving on our brushed glazed plates from Royal Doulton.

Eddie Ross

Interior designer, stylist and TV personality.

"My partner Jaithan and I do our Boxing Day party on the 26th of December. It's an open house and we gather everyone together that’s home for the holidays. It’s always super fun, lasting all afternoon and often into the night! I always serve a big punch bowl of homemade eggnog, beef Wellington and my baked ham with a yummy Coca-Cola glaze. Nobody ever believes me that Coke is in the glaze."

Eddie has a knack for mixing and old and new, which is why he chose the more modern Mar Vista rug from Loloi to contrast with his vast antique furniture collection.

Jen Kaine

French Tutor and Clean Beauty Enthusiast.

“As a family we make a list of predictions for the following year and put it away in my husband’s stocking for the year. We read through our list as soon as we bring up the tree decorations. It’s the first thing we do when we start decorating the tree. My girls are 18 and 20 and they ask all season when are we doing our predictions?”


Jen has two coffee loving dogs who have a penchant for drinking right out of our mugs!

Doug Marshall

LA based content creator.

“During the holidays I want everything to feel like a winter cabin straight out of the movie The Holiday! I try to curate the vibe in my décor. Also, New Year’s Eve is always spent on the couch! Many years ago, my husband and I swore off going out for New Year’s. We stay in, cook comfort food and binge watch a series of the moment. We sometimes get invites to parties and politely decline. At home with our pup is where we want to be.”


Doug collects our Royal Daulton dinnerware because each collection is so unique and vibrant. To set a mood at home he lights our candles – his favorites are Incense Clove because the house smells like the holidays and Grapefruit Yuzu because it’s fresh. His beagle loves our Love Heart pet bed when he's not holding court on our Loloi pillows.