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Welcome to Favorite Things, Zoom Edition! • Two houses on opposite coasts, each with hundreds of finds to review, as Oprah goes in search of the best gifts for everyone on your list.
What is your wildest dream for 2021?
A FESTIVE 12-DAY GIVE-O-WAY • Here’s something that might bring a little joy to your world: 12 lucky readers will win all the fantastic items on pages 43 to 63—each one chosen by Oprah herself. For your chance, follow the steps below.
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THE NEXT GENERATION • Need hope for the future? Look no further than these movers and shakers, who are fired up and ready to go.
LIVE YOUR best life
The High Five • A WHOLE HANDFULL OF THINGS TO CHEER ABOUT THIS MONTH
Make/Believe • It’s what Adrian Brandon doesn’t draw or color that matters most.
My Best Life • Ascendant actor-singer-dancer Ariana DeBose—who stars in the Netflix adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom (December 11) and a new West Side Story next year—on what she can’t live without.
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the list OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2020
BOOTIE CALL • These winterized wonders are built to weather any storm in style. Whether you want the boost of a wedge, a little fauxfur flair, or something you can pull on effortlessly, they’re all waterproof or water-resistant with plush lining and nonslip soles to keep you cozy and protected. And nothing beats white for swanky après-ski vibes—even when you’re just schlepping to the supermarket.
Great BUYS UNDER $100! • Make things fabulously festive with accessories in kaleidoscopic colors.
ADAM’S Style SHEET • This holiday season, treat yourself, friends, or family to O creative director Adam Glassman’s smileworthy picks.
MERRY AND BRIGHT • Forget the halls! This year we suggest decking out your eyes, and the Chanel Beauty Les Chaînes d’Or de Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Powder Eyeshadows ($36 each; chanel.com) are all the trimmings you’ll need. The powders are embossed with a chain pattern inspired by the straps of Chanel’s classic handbags. Flecked with subtle shimmer, the makeup melds seamlessly with skin to give you a grown-up glow.
FA-LA-LA-LA LASHES • On our holiday wish list: eggnog (lots of eggnog), festive face coverings, and eyelashes for days. Not blessed with fabulous fringe? We’ve rounded up the latest innovations in mascara and, yes, falsies to ensure all eyes are on you.
INSIDE THE Beauty CLOSET • O beauty director Brian Underwood handpicks his favorite new finds.
AND NOW FOR SOME HAPPY HEALTH NEWS • 2020 wasn’t all doom and gloom. A few reasons to be hopeful about the future.
Catch Up on Your Checkups • Has the pandemic put your doctor appointments on pause? Here’s how to make up for lost time.
Waiting to Exhale? • We all could benefit from a nice, deep breath. But it’s better if you learn how to do it right.
Talking Shop • Thanks to this nonprofit, Black men are leaving the barbershop with a fresh look—and outlook.
Seeds of Hope • O life coach Martha Beck encourages Brandi Peterson Harris, who has struggled with infertility for more than a decade, to believe in a brighter future.
reading ROOM OUR 20 FAVORITE 2020 BOOKS
The Inheritance • Years after her mother’s death, Edwidge Danticat finds surprising solace—even strength—in a souvenir.
Amazing GRACE • With a viral pandemic, racial reckoning, civil unrest,...