Friday, January 25, 2008

5 Top Things To Do On A Cold Canadian Winter Weekend

1. Sip a frothy cup of peppermint hot chocolate from Williams-Sonoma. Better yet, top it off with mini marshmallows and enjoy while reading your new issue of Domino!

2. See a good movie. I saw The Diving Bell and the Butterfly last weekend. It was so unbelievably heavy and wondrous at the same time. I went home and downloaded the soundtrack immediately and cannot stop talking about how beyond the film was.

Warning: you may leave the theatre feeling envious of the natural grace and sex appeal many French women have, such as Emmanuelle Seigner, who shines in a supporting role in the film.

3. Listen to your favourite sunny music. It doesn’t have to be as blatant as Kokomo, but anything that perks you up and makes you forget your winter blah’s will do.

If you’re looking for some new sunny tunes, check out Rilo Kiley and Kate Nash. Both happen to be red heads- do I detect a trend?

4.Have a festive predrink and serve a seasonal cocktail, such as my latest cold weather fave: the apple crush.

To make a pitcher that will serve 8 people, mix 2 cups of apple-flavoured rum , 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 5 cups apple juice and ½ cup lemon juice. Mix well and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

5. Put on your comfiest sweatshirt, cuddle up with your significant other or favourite friend/pet/family member and watch a favourite DVD. If you have a cozy throw like the luxury plush one from Restoration Hardware (above) then all the more power to you!

Happy Snuggling!!!

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