Peek Inside a Gorgeous Warm-Weather Christmas Celebration

It's safe to say that for most of us, all dreams of a white Christmas have been dashed. All across the United States, unseasonably warm temperatures have meant that the usual sparkling, snowy Christmas scene is looking a bit, well, green! Not to worry. After all, Christmas is more about family gatherings, festive gift swaps, and eggnog than it is about snowmen. Still, we totally understand that you may be feeling a little low on festive cheer in the face of such unexpected weather conditions.

For some alternative Christmas inspiration, we're turning westward to that perennially sunny coast—California, to be exact. Gifting expert (and creator of some of our favorite curated gift boxes aroundSimone LeBlanc hosted an intimate holiday season gathering with her closest friends under the clear California sky, and the result is a stunning and freshly festive evening. A unique, rich palette of cranberry and marigold hues is perfectly holiday ready, with an unexpected, modern twist. A tablescape accented with marble and gleaming metallics elevates the casual garden affair.

Visit Elle Decor to see more from the warm weather holiday gathering.

What do you think of this California Christmas? Tell us in the comments.