Cosy treats for dark days
It's cold, drizzly and dark at 5pm so it's time to up the comfort factor with these must-have items for days indoors, including plenty of opportunities to #supportlocal
Light it up
Cold, dark evenings call for candles – and lots of them. We love the cool monochrome looks of these candles from local maker Loggique available exclusively at Collen & Clare in Southwold. We’ve chosen a cosy Christmas Vetiver and Fir scent, because this year there’s no such thing as Christmas come early!
Light my fire
Is there anything cosier in winter than lighting a fire and snuggling up for a sofa session? We think not. Make sure your fireside set-up is on point and easy to use with this clever log storage solution from Angela Reed in Saffron Walden. Not only does it look stunning, but it has easy-to-access space for kindling as well as logs.
Fluffy slippers are an A/W staple and we had to include these fabulous pink Moccasin slippers from Suffolk’s very own Nursey Sheepskin in Bungay. Handmade from 100% sheepskin, they’re super-soft, stylish and come in a range of vibrant colours.
You can’t get much comfier than this cardigan/robe hybrid from The White Company – it’s basically a blanket with arms. Stylish and minimal design with dropped shoulders and deep pockets, it features a dash of luxurious alpaca wool for added warmth.
Treat your toes to a pair of these super soft Alpaca socks from local business The Cambridge Sock Company. Available in four colours, they’re made from 75% Alpaca, and would make a lovely stocking filler – hint, hint!
Is there anything more cosy than a deliciously fluffy rug? We think not. This fun panda one from Bury St Eds-based The Shop on St John’s Street is made from merino felt and is ideal for kids rooms or adding a cosy, fun vibe to any area of the house.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate (with lashings of marshmallows and cream, of course) – whatever your drink of choice, look damn stylish sipping it with this glazed stoneware mug, exclusive to Anthropologie.
Snug as a bug
From Cotswold Co. this soft sage green throw hits all the right style notes and is perfect for adding a splash of subtle colour to your sofa. Layer up wth fluffy cushions for added texture.
She wore blue velvet
A velvet hoodie! Yes, some clever clogs has combined two of the cosiest things in fashion, hoodies and velvet, to create this winter lockdown piece that you’ll never want to take off. Available at Bury’s Anna.