The freezing wind against your skin, the slippery ice on the sidewalks and the heavy winter boots are just a few reasons why some of us hate winter so much. However, now is the greatest time for cocooning – allowing us to stay inside reading, wearing comfortable clothes and drinking hot beverages.
Here are my picks to survive the cold days of winter while we patiently wait for spring.
By Elisabeth Labelle
During the cold season, this handmade world map will help you plan your escape to warmer places. Drawn and printed by the Baltic Club in Montreal, Canada.
Countries of planet Earth / $80
Made by French label Sessùn, this circle scarf will protect your neck from the cold. With a hint of Lurex, this accessory will also add color and texture to your winter outfits.
Kimi Calcaire Scarf / $80
New York-based apothecary and lab (MALIN+GOETZ) developed this exotic neroli candle to refresh your home. Top notes of bitter orange and lemon, a heart of neroli and orange blossom and a base of petitgrain, iris and musk will surely please your nose.
Neroli Candle / $52
Rifle Paper Co
This cute item from Rifle Paper Co is a great way to stock your cookie recipes for the snowstorms to come. Made in Florida, the box also includes 12 letterpress dividers and 24 recipe cards.
Citrus Floral Recipe Box / $34
Coffee, tea or hot chocolate, this porcelain cup by Atelier Make can take it all! Lightweight yet durable, the simple design is enhanced with a hand drawn gold line.
Gold Line Mug / $42
Designed in Montreal, this Breed Knitting hat is made of 100% merino wool from Italy. For outdoors or indoors, men or women, this item proves to be extremely versatile.
Beige Hat / $60
Made of natural ingredients, Carriage 44 products are free from animal products, artificial fragrances and dyes. This trio of lemongrass, creamy citrus and verbena soaps are handmade in Montreal. Oh and they smell amazing!
Citrus Trio Soap / $15
This peach oversized sweater by The Whitepepper will help you stay warm, comfortable and irresistible. The limited edition item by the East London brand is available in one size only.
Cable Knit Button Side Detail Jumper / $70
Faculty Department by Justin Chung
New York-based fashion photographer Justin Chung just released his first book! Printed in Iceland, Faculty Department gathers 13 stories about creative individuals worth noticing. In short, it’s the ideal thing to read with a cup of hot chocolate.
Faculty Department / $75