Designer Lyndsey Butler likes stocking stuffers and stuffing, and her boyfriend is one lucky guy.
Lyndsey Butler. Creative director for VEDA and Vice Veda. A Texan living in NYC.
What do you love/loathe most about the holidays?
What’s not to love? Family, friends, festive cocktails, baked goods, stocking stuffers, sparkly everything, sweaters, pine scented everything!
What’s your gift-giving style? Personalized presents, or a Starbucks card for everyone?
Definitely personalized presents from me. But this can become problematic because I want every gift to be special and then I get hung up finding the perfect one so I usually deliver the gifts a little late.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
I don’t like to play favorites
What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
I can’t think of a bad gift.
If you could ask for anything this year (and money is no object) what would you ask for?
Art! I’d love to have a piece by Walton Ford.
What is your favorite holiday tradition that you share with friends or family?
Stockings were always a big deal in my house. Filled to the brim with all kinds of fun stuff. I usually saved mine until the end.
What’s your favorite holiday snack or food?
I love eggnog and apple cider. Also my mom’s stuffing at Thanksgiving.
Without looking it up, what are the ingredients in eggnog?
Eggnog, brandy (or scotch or whiskey), cinnamon, nutmeg, ice cubes (you can cut it with some regular milk if you want it a little less thick and sweet). Do you add vanilla too?
Any idea how you will spend New Year’s Eve this year?
I’d like to be in Brazil so I am going to try and make that happen.
If you could be any character from a holiday movie, who would you be and why?
Kevin McAllister from Home Alone! To be alone in a big warm house watching movies and getting pizza delivered, perfection!
If you could plant a New Year’s kiss on your dream crush, who would that be and why?
My boyfriend because he is the dreamiest!
What was your proudest moment from this past year?
I am really proud of the VEDA collection over the last year. I think it has really evolved.
What are you looking forward to most about 2013?
My Saturn Return!