Thursday, May 26, 2011

Baby, It's cold outside.

In just a few more days Winter will officially be here, although it feels like it arrived weeks ago. The weather has been cold, grey and dismal. While the thought of just beginning Winter may seem bleak, There are some pleasures to be enjoyed during the colder months.
Of course one of the things I enjoy most about Winter is the fashion, it's time for boots, hats and scarves and it's great to indulge in sumptuous fabrics like velvets and furs. Of course, these fabrics also make lovely soft furnishings too. We have the most divine cushions and throw rugs in the boutique, perfect for snuggling up into on a cold, dark evening.

'Alaska' and 'Bear' premium faux fur rugs and cushions

Something else to look forward to is the snow season. While Australia's ski villages  are not quite the same as those found in Europe or America, there is still a lot of fun to be had and hopefully with the cold prelude to Winter, it will be a great season. If skiing or snowboarding are not for you, then why not try my favourite activity to do while at the snow; consume some warming winter beverages like mulled (spiced) wine or a hot chocolate with schnapps- yum!

Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps
(makes 6 serves)

1 Litre Milk
200g Dark or semisweet chocolate
260 mls Peppermint Schnapps
Whipped Cream to serve

Heat 1 Cup of the milk over medium heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Add the remaining milk, reduce to low heat and stir until hot. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir through Schnapps, pour into mugs and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Vintage Winter Art Prints, now in store.

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