The latest issue of Crush and Covet helps spread the love for fall with a collection of favourite things to keep us warm as the temperatures plummet. And our contributors didn’t hold back.
Candace Derickx – This isn’t my sexiest submission to Crush & Covet ever, but damn this is the best thing I ever purchased. I first heard about this magical mug warmer from Heather Greenwood Davis, who told me that when she returned from travelling the world after a year, she couldn’t find her damn mug warmer and it was the ONLY thing she truly missed. Obviously I had to have one, but kept forgetting to look for one every time I hit the stores. Enter my Amazon Prime addiction this summer and et voila, behold my mug warmer. Psst, Heather, I know where you can get one.
Kelly Williams – One of my favourite things about fall is the footwear, especially all the boots that can come out to play. Tall boots, short boots, I will take them all. A few years ago I was in my hometown of Bobcaygeon, not only known for the Tragically Hip song, but also for a very well-known shoe store called Bigley’s Shoes. I bought a gorgeous pair of Rieker lambswool-lined boots, but I have almost worn them out. I love the brand and have been on the hunt for a new pair. I think these beautiful grey ones will fit the bill perfectly.
Nicole MacPherson – You know that line in When Harry Met Sally: “I love how you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out.” That describes me to a T. I’m cold nearly all the time but when autumn makes its appearance I find it especially difficult to adjust to the cooler temperatures. In the ayurvedic world, I have an excess of vata. That’s just a fancy way to say “Cold hands, warm heart.” My vata excess means that I love a cozy sweater, so I’m crushing on this one from Modcloth. It’s warm, drapey, and would look great with jeans or yoga pants – in other words, it is my ideal sweater!
Katja Wulfers – For years, decades even, I’ve wanted a Hudson’s Bay blanket. I filed the idea under When I Have Oodles of Disposable Income and forgot about it until I stayed with a friend who has one. After considering my options: hide blanket in suitcase, bait and switch, lose friend forever; I realized if I’m ever going to be able to wrap myself up in this cozy blanket to hide away from the cold, I’d better cough up the money myself. I’m currently rolling pennies – brb.
Esme Shaw – *Editor’s note: We’re not in the habit of posting anonymously because our stance at Life In Pleasantville is own who you are, but in this case we’ve made an exception for the benefit of the contributor’s professional reputation.
Gah! This is embarrassing, but I’ve sworn everyone to secrecy. Here goes. My partner works remotely and is out of town for weeks at a time. It gets lonely and cold. And lonely. A person has needs. My vibrator gets a lot of use between October to March and I’m searching for a replacement. I’ve done the research and this is my favourite one so far – it looks like it touches all the right spots, it’s waterproof, and the price is right. Let me know if you agree.