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Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev and her on-screen persona, Elena Gilbert, have something a common—a love of family!

The Vampire Diaries star opened up about what she is most excited for this holiday season, and, spoiler alert! It involves family, friends and fire! The Bulgarian beauty can't always make it back home, so she is going to soak up all the time she can get with her fam.

"Im really excited and looking forward to spending time with my family over the holidays. Since we don't get to see each other very much during the year I love to take full advantage of the time we get to spend together," she said.

Unlike her vampire character on the CW show, Nina doesn't have to wear a ring in order to be in the sun, which works out for her because while she is at home she'll be spending a lot of time in it this winter!

"It's going to be a great time filled with days on the slopes snowboarding with my brother and spending nights around the fireplace with my family hopefully making lots of s'mores :)."

Although she says she can't always make it back home to see her family, Nina has her new home to look forward to! The 25-year-old year old actress just purchased a new house in L.A. where she is looking forward to entertaining her friends.

"One of my favorite things to do is host a girls night where my girlfriends and I can get together and come together in the kitchen, test out new recipes and just enjoy each others company," she said. "I also love throwing a good game night with running charades and all! I'm especially excited to host these dinner and game nights once I've finished decorating my home, and after attending the new Restoration Hardware RH Atlanta Gallery store opening I have so many ideas."

The A-list store opening must have been a hotspot for creativity, as the new RH Atlanta Gallery boasts 70,000 square feet and six stories of stylish furniture vignettes, a rooftop garden and conservatory, and endless options for creating a chic abode. 

The party, which was also attended by best-selling Southern authors Emily Giffin and Kathryn Stockett, had Cipriani bellinis flowing while RH Music's British singer songwriter Edei and rock and soul sisters Larkin Poe performed, with DJ Chelsea Leyland spinning between sets.