It's true. Living in Los Angeles thins your blood and knocks every bit of East Coast-bred Chicago-living cold-weather survivor instinct out of you. I remember a time in Chicago when I walked to campus when it was 70 degrees below zero with the windchill. 70 BELOW. My nose hairs and eyelashes would freeze with little icicles on them, like Jack Nicholson at the end of The Shining.
|The view out our back window in the East Coast.|
|Yeah, yeah, you're pretty, LA, but you ain't cozy.|
Make your bed cozy.
You spend half your life in bed, so it may as well be a comfortable little slice of heaven. Snuggly comforter, floaty curtains, calming colors, and a view of our garden makes it easy for me to stay in bed underneath the warm covers.
|Roooowr! Furry alarm clock|
This super-soft flokati rug from Design Within Reach does the trick for warming up your feet by the fake fireplace. It can double duty by the bedside, making the mornings a little easier to step into, or triple duty as a throw on a chair.
Steaming hot tea.
Nothing better than curling up with a book and nice hot cup of chai while the
police sirens wind is howling outside. Anthropologie mugs courtesy wedding registry.
Snuggle up with warm bodies.
Preferably with a few SAG screeners to watch.
I started off this post meaning to make some sort of uplifting statement about how to get cozy in LA's winter chill, and I realized at the end I haven't done such a good job. What are your favorite ways to get warm and cozy in LA's cold weather?