Wake me up when its all over

A sun-loving, beach-bum tropical gal in me has nothing love to about this damp cooold- wind-chills-below-freezing-weather. The skin burns from the 60plus mile wind is far more painful than any sunburn I have ever experienced. I pretty much live in my ski-jacket, and have debated wearing ski pants to work.

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Except, one thing.

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It gives me the biggest reason to spend more time at home. More time to snuggle up with my pup, curl up in warm comfy bedding, read a book (ok, that’s a lie), watch back-to-back movies, and sip cider. Even organize my bedroom, plan to get new pillows and sheets, put away the mountains of clothes piled up on the chair, use my dyson more frequently, (like, everyday), possibly invest in a better memory foam mattress to help with my back pain, turn up the zen feel in my bedroom and turn into a winter-hibernation cave.

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Or something like that.

So, it turns out, staying in does have its benefits. One for silver linings playbook? I think yes!

ps: Happy 2014!!

images: Rue mag and Lonny. last image is of a bedroom in morocco. a boutique hotel, peacock pavillions, in marrakech by maryam

 

Holiday Movie Night Party

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For movie buffs, nothing beats watching holiday favorites amidst friends and the comforts of home. A festive and glam private screening with cinema-style snacks is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Gather your friends and family for a fun holiday movie night party. DIYers take note: You’ll want to start crafting the budget-friendly decorations for this bash right away.

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From our Holiday Movie Night Party feature for HGTV.com. Styling and photography by Manvi Drona. Paper goodies by Little Bit Heart.