So far, February has been a month full of love, laughter and dizziness surrounding the impending state of the pandemic – Lockdown is over? There’s a second strain?! When should we start bracing ourselves for another ‘Code Grey’?
To top things off, provinces across the country have been covered in unbelievable amounts of snow, and at this point, we couldn’t be happier to be locked inside.
…Which brings us to this month’s round of editor picks
! Like any other season, the STYLE Desk keeps a few things that bring them comfort on standby. Now, they’re sharing some more of their #WinterFaves
with you that have made the blizzard-y weather a cozy experience instead of an unbearable one.
Michael Storrings Art & Puzzles
“Famed illustrator Michael Storrings’ NYC cityscapes are some of my favourites. All the tiny and colourful storybook-like details are so nostalgic for me – they instantly put a smile on my face. I’m working on finishing one of his puzzles with my Mum and sister that captures a scene in front of the New York Public Library. I guess I’ll continue puzzling NYC until I can go back… Boy, do I miss it.” – Anastasia Barbuzzi, Digital Editor
SHOP IT on https://storrings.com
Girl Gang Cookies
“As a cookie connoisseur, I have to say Morgan Lunn’s Girl Gang Cookies are up there with the best in Toronto. Her online cookie delivery service is inspired by powerful women who show up, cheerlead and support each other. Her special recipe was found on a scrap piece of paper left by a man’s ex-girlfriend in the 70s. From there, Lunn altered the ingredients and added her brand’s secret signature spice. Order yours in batches of eight, 13, or 24!” – Linley McConnell, Head of Business Development
Show Me Your Mumu Vada Sweatshirt
“I have been loving this sweater for a while now, given the very pandemic-perfect messaging, but lately I have been wearing it non-stop. With an oversized fit and lightweight material, it is great for long workdays and cozy weekends, paired with leggings and some fuzzy slides.” – Aleah Balas, Podcast Producer
SHOP IT: Show Me Your Mumu, $78 (originally $114!)
Photo by janatini via Pinterest
“I’ve been loving this book by Aliza Licht. She talks career tips and her career in fashion working as DKNY’s PR girl.” – Mursal Rahman, Editorial Intern
SHOP IT: Amazon, $28
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream & The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
“In the peak of the dry winter season, my already dry skin is suffering, and these two products are what have saved me. I use both products morning and night and have seen a drastic improvement with my skin feeling soft, refreshed, and hydrated.” – Annie Flintoft, Social Media Intern
“Unbeknownst to me (before I received a beautiful sampler package from the folks at Queen Garnet), Austrailia’s Queen Garnet plum has been crowned ‘the queen of antioxidants’ and packs major beauty/health benefits. The brand’s range of probiotics, powders and pure nectars is both sweet and delicious. The way I see it, Queen Garnet has played an important role in safeguarding my immunity this winter, and who doesn’t need a little extra help during this time of year?” – Anastasia Barbuzzi, Digital Editor
The Snow Babe Classic Short Cardi
“With temperatures now well below freezing, my GOGO Sweater has become a quick wardrobe staple. These handmade chunky sweaters are 100 per cent Canadian-made and take inspiration from Après Ski/cottage chic attire.” – Linley McConnell, Head of Business Development
The Fancy Face Chisel Me Contour Stick
“This is the absolute best product in my vanity right now. I got it when it launched in late 2020 and was skeptical about a cream bronzer. The fear quickly dissipated because it is perfection. It makes me look sunkissed and glowy without looking like I have tons of makeup on. My favourite way to wear it is with moisturized skin, a little bit of concealer, topped with a powder blush and a glossy lip.” – Aleah Balas, Podcast Producer
Photo by www.needsandmoods.com
“I’ve also been obsessed with Lancôme’s Idôle Eau de Parfum. Zendaya was the face of this perfume so naturally I had to have it. It makes me feel like I can do anything I put my mind too. I also love how this perfume was made by all female perfumers.” – Mursal Rahman, Editorial Intern
SHOP IT: Sephora, $126
Check out the rest of the STYLE Desk’s #WinterFaves here!