I woke up at 4:50 am to get back to New York for this: a cozy Sunday afternoon. Vital ingredients?
Winter Solstice tea
My sister and I buy feverishly stock up on this seasonal tea from Peet’s each Christmastime – it’s a blend of smoky black tea and winter scents like orange and clove. I make a pot, add lots of sugar and milk, and sip it slowly while the afternoon light fades.
In New Zealand, where houses are never over-heated and the sheep are plentiful, my parents put a “sheepie” in each child’s bed every winter. Decorating my new apartment this fall, I chose a neutral palette in the bedroom and somehow ended up with sheepskin on my bed, couch and floor. Nothing feels more sumptuous than stepping out of bed onto it or having a floor picnic on one in front of the tv.
Cote Bastide Huile de Bain Ambre
Hands-down the best in the world, this bath oil goes in a few drops at a time. It softens and smoothes my dry skin, but the best part is the subtle, sweet scent that lingers on my skin afterwards.