Cozying Up: 8 Items to Help Fight the Winter Chills

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Here in Chicago, it seems like winter will never let up, and I'm guessing that many of you are in the same boat. Faced with snowy roads, blustery winds, and neverending shivers, I need a dose of warmth in my life. Here are eight things that will keep you warm and smiling, no matter what the weather outside.


1. Mid-Century Orange Dyna Flame Electric Fireplace, eBay, $475
2. Large Coffee or Tea Mug, Hertz Pottery on Etsy, $20
3. Bulgarian Wool Slipper Socks, BlocSocks on Etsy, $45
4. Sydney Hale Fir + Blue Sage Candle, $28
5. Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cozy, LuluDress on Etsy, $18


1. Biddeford Plush Heated Blanket, Kohl's, $99.99
2. Blue Wool Army Blanket, Vermont's Barre, $22.95
3. 20 Cats and Dogs Hugging It Out, Buzzfeed: What's warmer than a bunch of cuddly, furry creatures? And if you need more of a fix, here's another dose of cuteness:

(Image credits: As credited above; eBay; Hertz Pottery; BlocSocks; Sydney Hale; LuLuDress; Kohl's; Vermont's Barre; Buzzfeed)

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Carolyn is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a lover of all things colorful and quirky. She grew up in Texas and settled in Chicago by way of L.A., England and Paris. Currently, she is a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology.