Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Winter Inspirations

Living in San Diego, I don't have the opportunity to experience the winter season like most Americans, unless I drive at least 1.5 hours to the mountains.  I'm talking about crispy cold temperatures outside, snowfall, icicles hanging from trees, roaring fireplaces.  I long for those experiences to be right outside my front door.  My early childhood was spent in Virginia, where we basked in the four seasons : fall, winter, spring and summer. I also experienced the four seasons living in Dallas, Texas as an adult.   I miss those days, but I do find inspiration in things to get into that winter state of mind.

  • Sipping wine after a long day of holiday decorating, gift shopping, and cooking and baking.

  • Plaids and flannels - a fall and winter fashion must-have, and they're so warm and cozy! 

  • Stowe, Vermont -- the most idyllic town no matter what time of year you visit.  It's the most iconic winter landscape in America.  I've never been there but it's on my Wanderlust list. When I look at this photo, I think of quilts, red, white & blue folk art, Ralph Lauren, old wooden things, woodpiles, hot chocolate, and sitting around a table playing board games.

There are traditional American films that I love to watch each winter.  These films combined tells us to make the best of every situation, that helping others is paramount to having that wonderful life, and that family and friends must stick together through difficult times.  A little romance doesn't hurt, either.

 What will inspire you this winter?

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