How I Plan an Extra Cozy Weekend at Home or Away
Tomorrow morning Nick and I are headed into NYC to do some exploring of Brooklyn and beyond. But the forecast is calling for snow. I swear, I cannot pull my snow boots out of the closet one more time! We talked about staying home but, after the past two weekends were rained out, we're doing it. NYC here we come!
If I'm being honest, a little bit of cold or snow doesn't stop me from having a fun weekend. Remind me to tell you the story of my Jersey City adventure, strolling around the streets, when there was a weather advisory warning people of frostbite. What is that line again? The cold never bothered me anyway?
The thing about a little bit of cold weather is that it's the perfect excuse to get super cozy, whether you're home or venturing out. Maybe I'm finally adapting to this winter life (just in time for spring of course) or maybe it's just time to make the best of it. Whatever it is, this is how you can plan an extra cozy weekend whether you're staying at home or venturing out.
1. Breakfast is a MUST. Seems counter intuitive, right? A cozy weekend means staying in bed and snoozing forever and ever. Maybe when you're in college but an extra cozy weekend is ALLLL about the breakfast. If I'm staying at home, my love for Pillsbury cinnamon rolls knows no bounds (hence my other love, the oversized sweater). When we're away somewhere, I look for the coziest little spot to enjoy french toast or a classic breakfast sandwich. This weekend I'm eyeing up Egg Shop or Marche Maman.
2. Stock up on reading material. Nothing is cozier than a good book (at least in my opinion). When the weather outside is frightful, it's fun to get lost in a whole other world. If I don't want to be cooped up with a good book, it's time to get lost in a bookstore. It's my dream to conquer this list from Gothamist of the 10 best bookstores in NYC.
3. Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. A nice, big, warm cup of coffee is the coziest. It's true; I read it in The Little Book of Hygge which is my new obsession and teaching me to make my life even cozier. You know I'm full on obsessed with my cinnamon roll coffee K-cups but I also love a good coffee shop. Of course, you can stumble your way into a cozy coffee shop on just about every block in the city. I'm hoping to grab a big cup at Happy Bones or maybe Mellow Yellow Coffee and Vibes, right in my brother's Upper East Side neighborhood.
4. Layer up like a big ol' marshmallow. Sure, you can get cozy in the summer time...maybe. What makes an extra cozy weekend is being able to put on all the layers and feel warm and toasty. You better believe I will be piling on my favorite sweaters and scarfs and maybe throw in a legwarmer or two. No judgment on that marshmallow life.