There’s no doubt that lockdown has made it hard to get into the Christmas spirit. For our editors, resorting to everyday comforts like favourite podcasts and lip liners has made the holiday season seem the least bit “normal”. They’re hoping that some of their go-tos will help you through the weirdest winter yet. Find the STYLE Desk’s #WinterFaves below.

Girls Gotta Eat Podcast

Girls Gotta Eat Podcast

“I have been a BIG fan of this podcast since being introduced to it at the beginning of COVID by my best
friend. Hosted by two relatable 30-something New Yorkers, Ashley and Rayna, it’s comedic but gets you thinking about real life issues… Specifically around relationships with yourself and others.” – Elise Gasbarrino, Editor-in-Chief

Listen in on the Girls Gotta Eat Podcast here

Rooftop Coffee Roasters Steeped Coffee Packs

Rooftop Coffee Roasters Steeped Coffee Packs

“I recently picked up one of these steeped coffee packs from one of my favourite local coffee shops here in Windsor, Anchor Coffee House. Anchor is always stocked with Canadian-made provisions, and these little life savers are packaged by a family-run operation out of Fernie, B.C., Rooftop Coffee Roasters. Whether you’re on the go or in a pinch to make a cuppa Joe, please do yourself a favour and pick up a pack. Seriously – all you need is a mug and hot water, and you’re ready to go. There’s no compromise on flavour or quality, plus, the packaging is entirely compostable!” – Anastasia Barbuzzi, Digital Editor

SHOP IT: Rooftop Coffee Roasters, $22.50 – $95

Lucky Iron Fish

Lucky Iron Fish

“We’ve found a Canadian social enterprise that’s created an affordable solution to wash away all your iron deficiency worries. Introducing: Lucky Iron Fish – a clinically proven, vegan-friendly product that boosts iron intake in three simple steps… And it lasts for up to five years! Being anemic, I had to get my hands on this. The leaf (or fish) releases six to eight milligrams of natural and easily absorbable iron without any side effects, which boosts your immunity. It’s really the perfect gift of health from one iron deficient friend to another.” – Melaina Frances, Integrated Marketing

19/99 Beauty

19/99 Beauty

“What’s made me feel more put together during quarantine? Lining my lips with my 19/99 Neutra Precision Colour Pencil! Created by Canadian co-founders Camille Katona and Stephanie Spence, 19/99 is on a mission to break down our idea of ‘conventional beauty’ to something more nuanced and fluid. Their line of curated coloured pencils can be applied as lipstick, eyeliner, or highlighter. Better yet, the shades work with all skin tones.” – Linley McConnell, Business Development 

Bloom & Co Gifts And Accessories

@bloom_and_co via Instagram

“I think all of us have been focused on making our homes prettier this past year. This sweet little shop is one of my favourites in my hometown for home accessories and gifting items. They don’t have e-commerce set up yet, but check them out on Instagram as they often have IG Story Sales or take a drive down to Niagara. I recently bought some beautiful natural wood candleholders from them – I’m looking at them right now and they make me happy.” – Elise Gasbarrino, Editor-in-Chief

Radio Cherry Bombe

Radio Cherry Bombe podcast

Radio Cherry Bombe is one of my favourite podcasts to listen to as of late. Hosted by Cherry Bombe founder Kerry Diamond, the show features some of the coolest, most creative women in the world of food every week. I often listen to Radio Cherry Bombe on my lengthy drive into the city, (I live in the county outside of Windsor), and it provides a much-needed, indulgent escape from the busyness of work.” – Anastasia Barbuzzi, Digital Editor

Village Juicery Brain Tonic

Village Juicery Brain Tonic

“Feeling a little out of sorts? Same, same, SAME! This year has been something else, and while I continually sit in front of my computer working from home on a few fun projects, brain fog sets in over and over again. My go-to to release the fog? Village Juicery’s Brain Tonic! This simple, sweet lemonade boosts focus and gets me into the zone. Made with vegan MCT oil, folate, vitamin C, riboflavin and manganese, I bow to this Toronto-based juice company for giving me all the fuel I need.” – Melaina Frances, Integrated Marketing

Canadian Artist Michelle Vella

Michelle Vella original art print

“I was lucky enough receive a Michelle Vella custom portrait as an early Christmas gift and have been in love with it ever since. Vella is a Toronto-based artist who is known for her bold, colourful, pop art feel. Though it might be intimidating to buy an original (she’s exhibited at Art Basel Miami), her prints come in at a more affordable price point and will add that needed pop of colour to your walls.” – Linley McConnell, Business Development 

Have you tried any of our editor’s picks? Let us know in the comments below. 

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