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Quebec City.

In all of the holiday hustle and bustle I totally forgot to share pictures of little pre-Christmas adventure up to Quebec City! The trip has become a bit of a tradition for us, this marked our 4th year going, and the first time since we got engaged there two years ago.  It was a winter wonderland to say the least, we tromped through a fresh foot of snow to do window shopping, warmed up in cute cafes and restaurants with tasty soups and treats (macarons, of course!), and admired the holiday decorations on the old city’s streets. It’s always such a perfect little retreat to get in the holiday spirit.

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Winter Wellies.

I’ve never been much of a winter boots girl — despite almost 10 years living in Boston. I’ve always opted for rain boots during New England winters because of the slushy mess I tend to trudge through during my commute. Recently, I got sent a pair of adorable Joules rain boots to take for a test run and I absolutely love the patterns they come in – stripes, florals, even a darling fox print (plus the mid-height boots are perfect for those who are vertically challenged like me!). The cheery floral pattern I chose makes having to weather a gray day just a little more tolerable. I’m eyeing a pair of the striped rain booties next!

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Wellies c/o Joules USA, all opinions are my own.

Comfort food.

I’m not going to lie, I really enjoyed being snowed in this weekend. It was such a great excuse to be lazy, watch movies (saw To Catch a Thief for the first time!), and of course make some delicious comfort food. As part of my ‘get-your-relax-on’ strategy I made one of my favorite indulgent concoctions that  I call ‘fat pasta’ (I’ll let you guess why). It was the perfect splurge for a cold wintry Sunday, yum! Sad to have to leave my house and deal with the aftermath of the storm today, I want my snow day to last for a just a little bit longer. DSC_0008 copyDSC_0025

(If you’re need of some comfort food, you can find the recipe here)

Effortless Holiday Entertaining Tips.

In the next few weeks there are office gatherings, cookie swaps, white elephant parties, cocktail hours, and of course, Christmas day celebrations. So I’m sharing a handful of entertaining tips over on the Wayfair blog to get you through the holiday entertaining season that will make you look like a pro; check them out here!

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Photo Credit: House and HomeLonnyMartha Stewart Living.

5 Under $50: Winter Classics

I’m overdue for an installment of 5 under $50 — and this week I have a bit of a mish-mosh of items, but they all have one thing in common: they’re classics! (Oh and they’re nice on the wallet too!) How about those bow heels and the blazer with metallic threads? I want both to wear to holiday parties!

5 under 50 winter classics

Fairisle mittens ($15), metallic accent blazer ($31), moss stitch hat ($28), leopard cuff bracelet ($38), patent nude bow heel ($32)

Holiday Gift Guide: Winter White

This holiday gift guide is all about little luxuries in a crisp winter white. Don’t you just want to cozy up in that chunky anchor scarf and light one of those lovely diptyque candles?

Sources: Diptyque gift set, Fur earmuffs, Bourbon Vanilla Soap, Anchor scarf, Instax Camera, Hobnail Candle, Salt & Pepper, Bamboo nesting bowls, Cuff bracelet

 

Animal print sweater.

My wardrobe is in a mid-winter slump and while browsing for a few inexpensive pick-me-ups  I found this adorable sweater from Old Navy. Animal prints at a mighty fine price — looks like this one is going to be mine!

via Old Navy

Winter wonderland.

Brrrr! It’s cold outside, no chance the white blanket of snow will be melting today. Were you outside in the storm embracing the wintry wonderland yesterday? Or huddled up inside with some warm clothes avoiding the blizzard? I was definitely the latter; a cozy sweatshirt, hot tea and enjoying the snow from the window.

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Snuggle cubby.

I love my bed, it’s so hard for me to get out from under the warm covers in the morning and go to work. Especially on this cold Boston winter mornings, and especially on Mondays, I just want to snuggle in it all day long.

A bed like this, in its own little cabinet nook, would probably be the death of me — I would never ever be able to get out:

via Apartment Therapy

Don’t mocc me.

The best Christmas presents are the ones you’re still excited about even when the holidays have come and gone. I got some cozy minnetonka moccasins from my boyfriends family, and let me tell you — they are the gift that keeps on giving. They are SO cozy and make coming in from the frigid Boston weather a little more enjoyable.

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