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New England just got hit with our first winter snowstorm of the season—which is late for us—and it was stunning. I love when it snows here! It’s so cozy sitting by the fire while snowflakes fall from the sky dressing our little beach town in white. However, by the end of February I start to feel, eh, over it. It starts to feel a little depressing with cold, gray days and little sunlight. Our mood can get a little dismal. However, there are 7 simple ways to get through this New England weather, check them out below!

1. Lots of Hot Coffee and Tea: A cup of hot coffee on a warm day just doesn’t sound right, so it’s a good thing we have some snow to pair it with. Can you see it now? A nice hot mug and warm slippers in the morning is just the remedy for the winter blues.

2. A Chance to Catch up on the Best Seller List: In the summer I get through maybe three novels on the beach. I am just too distracted, and my bedside table fills up with books I never get the chance to read. In the winter, I have way more inside time to catch up on lots of New York Times best sellers by the fireplace.

3. Be Grateful: Snow is beautiful! It really is magical, and we are lucky to experience it here all winter long. Some people NEVER see snow in their lifetime. Can you imagine? Think about how gorgeous it is the next time it snows. Then hold your breath and make a run for your heated car;)

4. Cozy Sweaters and Cute Boots: They are essential to surviving the cold weather. But, we are pretty lucky because most states outside the Northeast don’t get to break in those cute LL Bean boots! Winter clothes are so funlayers for days!

5. February Vacation: I can’t stress enough that taking a warm vacation during the middle of the winter will get you through the tough, cold, dark days. It breaks up the winter season. So head out for a family trip to somewhere warm. Use February school vacation as an excuse to head out of town for a few days. Which leads me to…

6.Vitamin D: If you live here in the Northeast, you are getting such a small amount of Vitamin D during the winter months. We get this important vitamin from the sun, and when it’s not shining, we can start to feel sluggish and even depressed (i.e. seasonal depression). Make sure you have the proper amount for where you live in your multi-vitamin, and ask your doctor if you are a candidate for an additional dose.

7. Head to the Mountains: Snow, ski, hot chocolate, apres ski and then repeat. Take a weekend to head to the mountains, breathe in that fresh mountain air and get your body moving. Skiing is a great way to burn calories, get out side and even be social! If you live in New England, please treat yourself at least once this winter to a fun ski weekend.

Have any more suggestions on getting through this winter? Please comment below or head over to Instagram to get in on the conversation!

Photo by the talented Lisa Elizabeth Images.

 

 

It’s officially freezing here in New England. What keeps me from the winter blues is a hot coffee by the fireplace with a cozy sweater. I have about 30 tabs open on my computer with all these beautiful knits, and I thought you would love them too. It would be amazing if you shared your favorites as well. Comment below or head over to Instagram to join in the convo!

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Marie Chantal Fall 2016

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I am not going to lie. This winter has been getting to me a little. Vowing to stay positive about all this snow, I decided to think of real reasons to enjoy the cold. After all we live in the Northeast so we have to make the best of it…

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Wesleigh is wearing: Sweater sold out but love this one, boots, leggings, necklace, hat, coat. I am wearing: coat sold out in black but loving the blue!, tights, shoes and hat from here, similar here.

Staying Positive in the Cold:

1. Hot coffee on cold mornings: No one wants to drink hot coffee in the heat! Yes, you can have ice coffee, but a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning is glorious. See my coffee post here!

2. Hibernate, eat and not shave: Seriously us gals get to hide indoors, eat, gain weight, not shave etc. during the winter, so take that California! By summer we will be in our bikinis bathing suits again! We can just jet set to the Caribbean for some Vitamin D if we need to!

3. SPRING! It’s a short lived season here in the Northeast, but how lovely is it to hear the birds chirping and the snow melting/dripping off the buildings?! AND in Spring it’s the perfect time to wear rain boots, which are charming and you know it!

Am I making you smile yet?

4. Fires in fireplaces: There is nothing, I said NOTHING, like a roaring fire on a cold and storming winter night. If you live in New England and you don’t have a fire place, get yourself to the nearest charming hotel for brunch, a cocktail, whatever and ENJOY an old fashioned fire in a fireplace.

5. Snow is pretty: Right now it’s muddled with dirt and sand during a brief melty stage, but seriously how peaceful is snow when it’s falling?

6. We get to wear cool sweaters and cute coats: Just think, we would never get a chance to wear those cute tall boots, sweaters, scarfs and overcoatsand all togetherif we lived in Florida!

7. The summer is so, so beautiful here: This cold weather makes us have an appreciation for the summer and all its glory. There is NO way the southern states appreciate EVERY single sunny day.

8. Snow days! OK, I will admit that a week of snow days gives me cabin fever and makes me thankful at least one of my kids goes to school every day. However, once in a while it’s so nice to stay in bed, have a family breakfast, play games, watch movies etc…

9.  Skiing! Even if you are not a skier, I promise you will have a blast heading up to the mountains with your family and/or friends. Hot cocoa in the lodge, ski tans, cute ski attire, and burning calories while having FUN!

10.The greatest thing about living in the Northeast is that it’s the best place to live, ever. We have snowy Christmases, everyone wants snow during the holidays. We have the most beautiful summers, with the BEST beaches! We have the best schools, food, culture…OK…now I am braggingbut see it’s not so bad?!

All photos by Lisa Elizabeth Images

This location is now covered under 3 feet of snow, hehe.