How To Be Cozy
November 16, 2011
Friends, I pretty much spend the great majority of my life trying to be cozy, or get cozy, or seeking out things that will make me feel cozier. I didn’t go through a nesting phase during my pregnancy because my whole life is spent nesting! I’m a total homebody and I love things that help turn my living environment into a cocoon of snug.
Also, I think if one is legitimately trying to live life in pursuit of cozification, the first thing to do is to adopt the British way of spelling the term: COSY. Now doesn’t that just look more cozy? Let’s peek at them side by side shall we?
Cosy is cosier. The Brits got it right.
Now that we’ve got that figured out, I want to share with you a few things that I think would make everyone feel cozier during this most snuggly time of year! And feel free to consider this Melissa’s Gift Guide #1. More are coming!
1) Girls’ Coat Kitten Pajama Set, 17.99. 2) Donna Hay’s Vanilla Porridge with Honeyed Apples. 3) Candy Bar Soap in Spiced Milk & Honey, $8. 4)‘Comfort Food’ by Maxine Clark, $4. 5) Mariebelle Milk Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut, $12.
6) Flannel Sleep Pants, $39.95. 7) Winter Sips Candle, $18. 8) Alpine Fair Isle Turtleneck Sweater, $88. 9) Papaver Breakfast Mug, $12. 10) Russian Morning Kusmi Tea, $13.50. 11) ‘September’ by Rosamund Pilcher.
A note about Kusmi tea. Best tea ever. End of note.
A note about the book ‘September’. If you love all things English and autumnal, you need this book yesterday. I’ve read it about fifteen times. I basically read it every year.
A note about the little girl PJ’s from Target. Julia has them and she comes home from school and IMMEDIATELY puts them on. EVERYDAY. She looooves them!
Re Mariebelle Hot Chocolate. It will make your life. Just sayin’.
Re Anthropologie. Apparently that store is under the control of cozy masterminds.
And please oh please, if you know of a fab cozy item, you MUST share!
(Image Credit for Hot Chocolate picture: moonlightbulb’s Flikr photostream)