Brrr… it’s chilly out there! Spurred on by January’s affair with frost, we’ve rounded-up a soul-happy edit of buys to help you warm up in cosy country style…
Nothing beats a steaming bowl of fresh-off-the-aga homemade soup to help you thaw out after a crisp morning stroll. Ensure superb cooking results by the batch load with this lovely White Large Casserole, £83.50, from Sophie Conran (above). Complete with heat resistant glass lid, this excellent pan has a cast aluminium body coated in a non-stick ceramic layer making it light but strong and heat conduction savvy. Serve-up your delicious efforts (and prevent burnt fingers) with a mix-and-match selection of Sophie’s pretty kitchen textiles (above) – the perfect choice to add a ladle of winter sunshine to the table. Single Oven Mitt, £14; Love Cotton Placemat, £10; Linen Napkin, from £14.
Banish seasonal blues and cuddle up with a real hottie! This extra snuggly Cosy Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle Cover, £50, from Cox & Cox (above), is made from sumptuous 100% natural shearling sheepskin – the ideal partner for weekend hibernating. If you’re feeling indulgent, add an extra layer of luxury with this Short Haired Curly Grey Sheepskin (above), £165. Warm, soft and stylish – what more could a lady ask for?!
Relax your virtuous intentions (it’s the weekend after all) as undeniably there’s something about this time of year that brings out our sweet-tooth craving with a vengeance. Blame it on the unrealistic resolutions and hit the spot with a HOT chocoholic hit slurped from a favourite cup. This Enamel Personalised Hot Chocolate Mug, £14.75, by Sophia Victoria Joy at Not On The High Street (above,top), is engraved by hand and finished with distinctive blue paint around the rim – it’s full of unique charm. Opt for the full works (we couldn’t resist), with these Hot Chocolate Spoons, £9 for four, by Madame Oiseau Fine Chocolates, also at Not On The High Street (above, bottom). These little bites of heaven are made with a thick layer of milk and dark chocolate and designed for melting… Utterly scrumptious!
Whether you’re fireside-retreating or venturing out-and-about to face the elements this weekend, we hope these positive pick-me-ups will help you stay as warm-as-toast!
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