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Merry Christmas from Style Me Pretty Living!

Melissa Baran

Of all the holidays, Christmas is the truest time to embrace a home is where the heart is kind of attitude—surrounded by the ones we love in cozy spaces brimming with all things merry. Now that the day is here, it's time to unwind from the hustle-bustle mode and soak it all in. That's exactly what this shoot from Kate MurtaughRobbin Mangano and K.Engel Photography embodies, in their sweet New England coastal town. Wherever (and whoever) home is for you, from all of us at Style Me Pretty Living, we're wishing you the most magical of days. Merry Christmas! xoxo From Kate Murtaugh Events & Design... In the busy rush up to the holidays, it's important to stop and smell the sea salt (or roses) and continue to enjoy the memories of sand and waves and sunshine, even as the gray clouds of winter threaten us with their gloom. With that in mind, we decided to venture into our community to find the beauty of the holiday season surrounding us in our quaint, little New England coastal town. Partnering with Kendra Engel of K. Engel Photography and lifestyle blogger and influencer, Robbin Mangano, we created some simple, yet delightfully New England vignettes exemplifying the beauty of a true, New England holiday. We hope that this gallery can serve as inspiration to those looking to celebrate the holidays surrounded by simplicity, raw elements in nature and classic, New England charm. We also took the time to feature some great New England brands including Shit That I Knit, Sara Fitz, Hey Blue Handmade, Crane & Lion, LL Bean as a reminder that you don’t have to travel far or shop a big box store to find unique, high-quality and locally made gifts this season.

Photography: K. Engel Photography | Model + Contributor: Robbin Mangano | Stylist + Planner: Kate Murtaugh Events & Design