Stuck in post-holiday exhaustion with a touch of the blues,  questioning what comes next, I’m inspired to grab on tight to the good old stand-by….s-t-y-l-e!

In my home, we have just packed up the mega mounds of sparkle, unearthed holiday treasures, flannel and plaids, jolly porcelain Santa cookie jars, mysteriously angry nut racking soldiers and in my typical January state of mind I am ready for a cleanse and simplification of life.

Embrace the outdoors...

Embrace the outdoors…

 bonfire, good music and great friends.

candlelight, bonfire, good music and great friends.

Making the cold outdoors irresistible!

Making the cold outdoors irresistible!

My last blog was nearly 7 months ago. I wrote about “disconnecting” in order to feel the meaning of life, acknowledging what surrounds us night and day.  A magical (and somewhat draining) time of year is inches behind us,  so let’s dive into a new chapter.    A chapter that will fill our hearts and surround us with  magnificent  warmth… and in good style.

Here are my top picks for encouraging a setting where my friends and family can devise culinary delights and set plans for a season of socializing and living each day with fullness.

 

Gaiters- Because hiking/running/walking in snow deserves dry ankles!

Gaiters- Because hiking/running/walking in snow deserves stylish, dry ankles!  http://www.sidecountrysports.com

 

Handmade by my friend Cindy Wayland Design (found on etsy) because warmth is style!

Handmade by my friend Cyndi Whalen Design (found on etsy) because warmth is style! www.cdwhalen.etsy.com

 

Root Vegetable Bisque with ginger, garlic, cinnamon- because warming the soul is style.

Root Vegetable Bisque with ginger, garlic, cinnamon because warming the soul is style.  Ask me about recipe, and I’ll pass along my super green soup recipe too!

 

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New fav red: Fat Monk Pinot Noir. Because finding your seasonal wine is priority. image

New from Beautycounter- Opal lipgloss gives a natural and chic touch. And nothing  says style like glossy lips. http://www.beautycounter.com/susieshapiro/

 

Cashmere knee highs. Because nothing says style like warm feet! A non negotiable completely appreciated form of luxury.

Cashmere knee highs. Because nothing says style like warm feet! A non negotiable completely appreciated form of luxury.

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