Sure, you might be tired of clearing snow off your windshield or rubbing salt stains off your new boots … in the depths of winter it can be easy to forget about some of the ways that winter gives us a reason to enjoy some of our favourite things in life that just don’t work as well in the warmer months.
To celebrate the season, here are our Top 5 Favourite Winter Ways to stay warm and cozy.
1. THE TUCK SHOP TRADING CO. COTTAGE COAT
We’re addicted to The Tuck Shop Trading Co.– owned by Toronto’s own Lyndsay Borschke, with products designed in Canada and solely manufactured in North America. While we’re coveting the cashmere toques and scarves, we’re absolutely smitten with the heritage inspired Cottage Coat – made exclusively in downtown Toronto from Woolrich or MacAusland’s wool, chambray and leather. Canadian style at it’s absolute best.
2. DAVIDs TEA MASON JAR
With health benefits ranging from increased energy to better skin, tea is rapidly gaining ground as a preferred caffeine kick start or mid afternoon pick me up. There are about a thousand reasons why we love DAVIDs TEA and their crazy awesome selection of teas, but this gorgeous mason jar tea infuser is close to the top of our list. Bonus – carrying it around in cold weather keeps your fingers toasty.
3. KIEHL’S HAND SALVE
It’s an irrefutable fact that winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, which is why we can’t last a day without slathering on Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. A heavy-duty moisture treatment, it pulls more than its weight by allowing kin to draw and absorb water from the air, forming a protective barrier against moisture loss. Say goodbye to chapped skin and hello to smooth & soft hands.
4. CAHSMERE TOBOGGAN SOCKS
If you can get your hands on them, JoySleigh’s Cashmere Toboggan Socks from Narwhal boutique in Toronto are the perfect winter luxe indulgence. Perfect for lazy mornings and winter nights. Insider tip – these sell out fast each year, so go early to make sure you don’t miss out.
5. FAUX FUR WINE BAG
One of those rare moments when warmth and glamour work together. Restoration Hardware’s Luxe Faux Fur Wine Bag is perhaps the most ridiculously delightful way to make winter just a little more wonderful.