The holidays may be over, but the chilling winter weather still lingers. There’s nothing better than cozying up at home with a glass of wine when being outside isn’t an option. We included our curated women’s leisure collection just for days like this along with some at home activities and a cocktail recipe to make staying at home even more comfortable.
Stay in and Stretch
Our bodies do so much throughout our lives that sometimes we need to take a break and a breather. Stretching is one of the most helpful ways to release tension and relax the mind. Below are some key stretches that’ll get you feeling good.
Hamstring Stretch – Stretching your back, hamstring, glutes and calves, this stretch is perfect for your lower body. Stand tall with feet hip width apart, knees slightly bent and arms at sides. Bend forward, with your head towards the floor and shoulders and arms relaxed. Wrap hands around the back of your legs or touch the floor and hold for 40 seconds to 2 minutes.
Seated Shoulder Squeeze – Stretching your chest, upper back, and shoulders, this is a great stretch for your upper body. Start with sitting on the floor with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Clasp your hands behind your back and extend straightened arms, squeezing shoulder blades together. Do this stretch for 3 seconds, release and repeat 5 – 10 times.
Knees to Chest – Stretching the lower body and chest, this stretch requires minimal effort. Laying on your back, pull your knees towards your chest, holding legs with both hands making sure to keep your lower back on the floor. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
For more stretches and tips, see SELF’s article.
Decorate your dream space
Since we’re all stuck at homes during wintry weather days, we should strive to make our living spaces more comfortable and relaxing. A simple movement of furniture or adding pops of color with flowers can help transform your home.
Sometimes the best thing to do at home is, nothing. We deal with a lot in the outside world that getting home, putting on some comfortable, soft clothing and lounging is the ultimate form of self-care. Below are our favorite pieces to snuggle into.
Our cushy set is the definition of cozy. Made from a buttery soft knit, you’ll never want to take these pieces off. Wear together for head-to-toe comfort.
Our wine down cardigan and joggers will wrap you in luxe while lounging. Available in our deep, merlot velour, this set is beautiful and rich. Treat yourself to a glass of your favorite wine and relax in this knit ensemble.
Our women’s athletic terry touring pants are easy and versatile. We included front and back pockets so you can keep your phone close by while moving throughout your home. Pair with our smooth and soft scoop hem tee for a perfect stay in ‘fit.
For more comfortable and chic lounge options, check out our leisure page.
Hot Toddy, Warm Body
One of the most classic drinks to keep you warm during winter is a hot toddy. Made with simple ingredients, whiskey, hot water, honey, and lemon, this is a foolproof drink. Lemon and honey are soothing ingredients that can help reduce some cold symptoms. We included this easy to follow recipe from Cookie and Kate.
- ¾ cup water
- 1 ½ ounces whiskey
- 2 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste
- 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
- 1 lemon round
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional, for garnish)
- In a teapot or saucepan, bring the water to a simmer. Pour the hot water into a mug.
- Add the whiskey, 2 teaspoons honey and 2 teaspoon lemon juice. Stir until the honey has disappeared into the hot water. Taste, and add 1 teaspoon honey for more sweetness, and/or 1 teaspoon more lemon juice for more zing.
- Garnish with a lemon round and cinnamon stick (if using). Enjoy!
Whether you’re escaping the frigid outdoors or simply relaxing at home on the weekends, we want to help you feel and look good. Shop our site for more women’s cold weather athleisure and activewear.