The Short List for Winter

the short list

1. Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil 

I have very finicky and breakout-prone skin, so I usually just stick with my trusty Cetaphil. However, I’ve heard such great things about face oils (especially for acne) I decided to give this face oil from Fresh a try. After a few weeks, I was absolutely hooked. It calmed down my skin and kept it moisturized and dewy, even with my daily commute through the Manhattan wind tunnels, plus it smells nice.

2. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

I’m a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy, but lately I’ve had such a hard time finding a story that is thought-provoking and well written. Oryx and Crake is a page-turner that deals with some heavy topics such as class segregation and genetic engineering. If you’re into sci-fi, I highly recommend picking up this book.

3. Sorel Caribou Boots 

Anyone who deals with snowy sub-zero weather knows that a pair of snow boots is an absolute must-have. They must be waterproof, have a lug sole, and have some serious insulation. These Sorel Caribou boots are my favorites and have been going strong for five winters now. Sure, they aren’t the most fashionable boots out there, but I think they’re cute in an Eskimo sort of way and they have kept my feet toasty warm and dry in up to a foot of snow and -10 degree weather.

4. Masala Chai 

I have been cutting down on the amount of chocolate and sugar I eat due to the aforementioned skin issues, so no hot chocolate this winter but sometimes green tea or coffee just isn’t satisfying my cravings. This recipe is super simple to make once you have all of the ingredients, and hits the spot when I’m craving something hot, sweet and creamy.

5. Gemini and Scorpio 

I love any excuse to get dressed up and go to an event, and Gemini and Scorpio always deliver. This duo always throw the best parties in Brooklyn with inventive themes, beautiful spaces, and a great crowd that always dresses to the nines. If you’re in the New York area, I highly recommend checking them out. The last one I went to was the ’20s themed Bootlegger’s NYE Ball held in an old church, with burlesque, live music, and an absinthe bar (of course).

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2 Responses to The Short List for Winter

  1. Kali says:

    Sounds like a plan! I tend to have quite a consumption of spice teas in winter as well, such as the chai, the Christmas tea etc. I feel there is something quite warm and comfortable about spicy taste when it’s cold outside…

    Also noting down the book recommendation! I feel like I’ve heard the name Margaret Atwood before, although I can’t quite place it, but it sounds like the kind of read I enjoy, thanks for sharing 🙂

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