Category Archives: Holiday

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Boho Fashionista

Its the most wonderful time of the year, once again! Time sure does fly, does it not? Soon another year will have passed and we’ll be getting ready for a new year full of new and exciting experiences. Until then, its time to indulge in the holiday festivities and feel the spirit of giving, which of course means lots of shopping! We have some fantastic gift ideas for the free spirited bohemian fashionista in your life. That could even be you, or it could be someone you know, but either way, you’ll love some of the one-of-a-kind unique items found in our e-boutique.

1) Pretty Scarves

In silk, lace and linen, with stripes, patterns, and cute floral appliques, we have a colorful collection of scarves that your friends are sure to envy! Super functional, they’re easy to wear year round. Shop our scarves collection here.

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2) Chic Tunic Tops

Paired with skinny jeans or comfy leggings, our boho chic style tunics are crafted for quality and come in sizes extra small to large. We love them in lace, florals or decorated with funky embellishments! Shop our full clothing collection here.

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3) Chunky Gypsy Pendants

Our pendants make a serious style statement! Wear them on a long chain and layer them with more necklaces for an edgy gypsy inspired look. Handcrafted with semi-precious stones, detailed carvings and funky tribal like designs, its highly unlikely you’ll find others like them. Shop our full pendant collection here.

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4) Glam Cuff Bracelets

One of our trademark items, our intricately carved cuffs are sure to turn heads! All our cuffs are adjustable and can be worn on your wrist or higher up on your arm for a 1970s inspired look- either way, they’re a fab way to show off your inner bohemian side. Cuffs are also the perfect accessory to dress up an outfit in a cinch. Shop our beloved cuff collection here.

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We hope we’ve inspired you with some unforgettable Christmas gift ideas in this post. Just one last thing… we’re offering 25% off our entire e- boutique! Just enter code: HOLIDAY25 at check-out for any order on http://store.indiverve.com/

We hope you’re enjoying this festive season as much as we are! Happy Shopping!

xoxo,

Indiverve

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Indiverve Holiday Recipes | Vegetarian Comfort Food

There can be no question that holiday meals typically, if not always, center around meat. Turkey, ham, roast chicken – animal foods are the stars of these foodie festivities. But what if you are vegetarian or vegan? While there are tons of recipes out there for vegetarian/vegan holiday meals, appetizers, and desserts it can be a challenge finding recipes that will appeal to everyone, including one’s carnivorous friends. In the spirit of this, we have poured through our favorite vegetarian recipes and have come up with some fantastic drink, appetizer, meal and dessert recipes for you to enjoy. The theme? European Comfort Food.

Fave Drink (Vegan and Non-Alcoholic): Pear Tree

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

Holiday drinks are often over the top sweet. Sugary egg-nog, syrupy apple ciders and decadent hot chocolates can leave one feeling exhausted and bloated before the feasting festivities even begin. The festively named “Pear Tree” (from the Christmas classic “The 12 Days of Christmas) is light and refreshing with lemon-lime juice, pear juice, simple syrup, and lots of ice and mint. It can be made with or without alcohol and is just as delicious either way. The juicy pear flavor balances out the tartness of the lemon and lime and leads us into our next recipe….

Fave Appetizer: Gluten-Free Parsnip-Pear Soup 

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There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup on an icy cold winter day. This thick and creamy soup made with protein-rich almond butter and coconut oil, fragrant pears, hearty parsnips, leeks and rich spices (cayenne, cracked black pepper and nutmeg) is not only delicious, but utterly comforting. It’s like the food equivalent of that oh-so-warm, hand-knit blanket your grandmother made you when you were small. Always wonderful, and more delicious the next day after the spices have mingled and developed.

Fave Main-Course: Sweet Potato and Edamame Shepherds Pie

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With thick layers of baked, buttery mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables and gravy (vegetarian in this case), Shepherd’s pie is pretty much the creme de la creme of all comfort food. Nutritious edamame, sweet potatoes and succulent mushrooms make this decadent meal just as delicious as its meatier counterparts.

Fave Dessert: Vegan German Chocolate Cake

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http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/998741/vegan-german-chocolate-cake

Chocolate cake is a dessert loved by virtually all. A known aphrodisiac and endorphin booster, there is no dessert cozier than chocolate cake to share with those close to you this time of year. This vegan version of a German Chocolate cake is rich and yet light as air. Garnish with kumquats and chocolate cigars like the recipe says for a cake that is sure to impress (we feel cultured just looking at these cakes, let alone eating them!).

We hope you have fun trying at least one of these recipes! Enjoy and happy holidays xox

Indiverve


Globe-Friendly Gift Giving | Five Fabulous DIY Gifts

Tis the season of gift-giving  and as many will agree with, it can be a challenge! Finding the right gift for those in your life is not always an easy task! That is why we have rounded up five of our favorite do-it-yourself gift ideas, everything from bubble bath and home-made truffles to tea. Not only is it infinitely easier on your wallet to make your gifts this year but is only incredibly environmentally friendly and somehow more personal than buying a gift. Whether for your colleague or best friend, those on your list are sure to love your home-made gift! We wish you happy, healthy, eco-friendly holidays!

Home-made Travel Photo-Albums

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A fun and personal gift that will have your loved one reflecting on good memories of your relationship. It doesn’t have to be travel theme of course, but if your loved one went somewhere fantastic recently, why not document it for him or her?

Find Here: http://www.polkadotchair.com/2013/06/diy-photo-album.html/

Holiday Scented Home-made Sugar Scrubs

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With yummy flavor ideas like pumpkin pie, chai, and vanilla peppermint, the sky is really the limit in terms of how creative you can get with these. Cranberry-orange or maple cinnamon? Perfect for the beauty buff on your list.

Find Here: http://lipstickandberries.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/holiday-diy-body-scrubs/

Decadent, Home-Made Holiday Truffles

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Truffles are the perfect, gender/emotionally neutral, but still incredibly thoughtful and sweet (pun-intended) gift. Truffles are ideal gifts for people that you don’t know all that well or aren’t that close to but still want to acknowledge during the holiday season. They take a bit of time and effort to make and can be personalized with your own flavor ideas which make them thoughtful. A delicious and sophisticated gift for the question marks and/or foodies on your list.

Find Here: http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/12/easiest-ever-holiday-truffles-and-nambe-giveaway

All-Natural Bubble Bath

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A good book, good music, frothy bubble bath and (optional) glass of wine or cup of tea in hand is the epitome of bliss. In the spirit of this, a good-bubble bath is a fool proof gift. To make it even more fool-proof, this home-made bubble bath is simply made, ultra-gentle and naturally scented. Package it pretty with a nice jar, ribbon and wooden tag and your bubbly creation will look even more luxe than if you got it from a swanky spa.

Find Here: http://flytothewall.blogspot.ca/2012/12/holiday-gift-diy-3-how-to-make-your-own.html

Hand-Made Flavored Teas

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Forget pricey tea-bars – you can make your own gourmet teas for nothing and in no time. Simply buy tea of your choice in bulk (oolong, black, green, white, rooibis – it’s your choice) and get creative with different ingredients. Dried fruits, nuts, herbs, (edible) essential oils and flavorings, peels, can all make delicious mix-ins. Mix your tea-granny friend a blend that suits their personality and tastes and get creative with the packaging. Mm. Delicious.

Find Here: http://sugarforthebrain.com/2012/01/11/diy-tea/

Happy Holidays!

xoxo

Indiverve