Winter is officially here. Living in New England, we get a pretty cold winter… and I am anticipating a lot of snow this season. I actually don’t mind it much during the holidays, but I do tend to get the seasonal depression/winter blues once the middle of January/February comes around. I’m going to try my very best to embrace the cold (but also toasty!) months ahead. There’s a lot of good in winter, too. New beginnings, the month of love, my birthday. I have a lot to be grateful for, and I am going to try to remember that when those blues start to creep in.
I’d like to start a new seasonal series where I take time to reflect on the season and all the things that I love about it. I think it will help me to see and appreciate all that the time of year has to offer.
Winter is a time to cozy up with loved ones, read a book that you’ve been trying to make time for, wear your warmest flannel pajamas and fuzziest socks, drink hot beverages in bed, breathe in the chill of the air, catch up on your favorite tv shows or rewatch the classics with a loved one, bake something delicious, write down your thoughts, or simply take the time to sit still and reflect.
Winter is quiet, cozy, and enchanting. Let’s give it some love.
My Winter Favorites
comfort food // vegan shepherd’s pie, soup, soup, and more soup.
fruits // pomegranate, honey crisp apples, figs, dates, cranberries, banana
vegetables // potatoes, zucchini, onions, carrots
colors // oxblood, midnight purple, cider, forest green
music // moody sounds, like alt-j and eisley
attire // thick socks, boots, mittens, scarves, thermal leggings, and oversized sweaters
scent // honey and pine
activities // reading while curled up in a queen-sized blanket, ice skating, coffee shop dates with husband, cat cuddling
tea // piping hot peppermint, chai, vanilla
coffee // vanilla soy latte
Happy winter, friends. xx bianca