After a record warm early winter here, the mid-December thermometer heads for the minuses (Celsius) for months.
I refuse to squawk about winter, inspired by Maya Angelou, who said:
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
You have to dress for it, is all. Several lighter layers insulate best, as any mountain climber knows. Say what you will for fleece, it doesn't make me purr. Cashmere, merino, alpaca, down: now you're talking.
|Get it with the cream!|
Someone may be thinking, Well, the ultimate indulgence is a plane ticket to Aruba, but, as a northern person, I find pronounced pleasure in a sunny, crispy winter day.
|In the snood for love|
British designer Louise Gray has designed a capsule collection for Brora, and though a costly collaboration indeed, this snood is a gorgeous thing. Price £160. And you get to say, "Oh my dear, where have I put my snood?", which is worth a few bob in itself.
|Nice legs, man|
Cashmere legwarmers! Golightly Cashmere's come in vibrant colours like Young Plum or Eversogreen, and are made to order in regular or extra large; price, $225. This is a weird photo; who wears legwarmers over bare legs, and isn't that a guy?
Fair Isle patterns always make me feel a star happier. I bought this from Lands End:They also sell a handsome pair of navy and red Fair Isle-patterned cashmere gloves. There's a matching watch cap and scarf, too.
|Cheery cherry turtleneck|
What takes the sting out of sub-zero for you?
Happy New Year!
The Passage closes after this post until January 2, 2012
I wish you a happy holiday, spent with those you love, amid the gifts of companionship and reflective, peaceful solitude.
Thank you for passing by; I look forward to seeing you soon.