In yesterday’s Living Arrows post I mentioned that I’m still a bit reluctant to emerge from my cosy festive bubble.
It’s been so lovely over the last two weeks to spend time curled up on the sofa with a pile of warm blankets and a mug of hot coffee, watching Moana on repeat with the children.
With the weather being as cold as it is at the moment I’m finding myself daydreaming a bit about escaping off on a winter getaway, but not on a sunshine break. I imagine fully embracing the season in a dream winter hideaway.
I’m really intrigued by the idea of going and staying in a traditional yurt in Mongolia, or an igloo in Greenland. But, honestly, I’m not sure I’m really that adventurous when it comes to it.
So my dream winter hideaway would probably be a cosy chalet in the Swiss mountains.
There is something so appealing about the idea of a gorgeous wooden chalet, up in the mountains, surrounded by snow.
I would have thick, soft rugs in every room and big cosy armchairs and sofas covered in all sorts of blankets and throws in the living room. Perfect for curling up with a hot drink and watching a film or reading a good book.
I’d be drinking plenty of hot chocolate and coffee, most likely with a good splosh of Merlyn in there for good measure.
As for food, it would be comfort all the way.
Big plates of cottage pie or pasta bake. Fresh bread with lots of butter, alongside steaming bowls of homemade soup.
And chocolatey goodies like brownies and cake.
To really create the perfect cosy atmosphere I would keep the main lights turned off and have table lamps and candles dotted around instead. And of course there would be a roaring fire in the living room to curl up next to.
In the bedroom I would have a huge super-king bed, so that all four of us could snuggle up together in the mornings without feeling squished.
The sheets would be made from beautifully soft cotton, like these from Julian Charles, and the duvet would be big enough to share without any middle of the night games of tug of war.
And of course there would be even more blankets and throws piled on top of the bed, for extra warmth in the night.
I would make sure there were plenty of big, soft towels and dressing gowns to wrap up in after having a soak in the bath. A bath which would be much longer and deeper than normal, so even my 6’4″ husband could enjoy it!
I’m not sure I would ever want to leave this little winter hideaway that I’ve dreamt up, in my mind it just seems so perfect and cosy!
Where would your dream winter hideaway be?
If you’re stuck for inspiration then take a look at this winter e-book from Julian Charles, there are some gorgeous locations and really unique buildings that will have you reaching for your passport and hoping for snow!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.