By Amy Krzanik
While the temperatures continue to be frigid, the concept of hygge
is real in the Rural Intelligence
region. We’ve scoured the shops to find warm and comfy items to help you make it through — and perhaps even enjoy — this time of year.
Whether you’re going out or staying in, Hammertown
in Rhinebeck, Pine Plains and Great Barrington, wants you to do it in style. For voyages out, keep cozy with a versatile cashmere poncho ($98). If you’re staying in, snuggle on the couch under a wool, cashmere or faux fur throw ($165-$215).
3201 Route 199
Pine Plains, NY
6420 Montgomery Street
15 Bridge Street
Great Barrington, MA
Fleece is ubiquitous in the wintertime Northeast, but the material doesn’t only come in jackets. At Shooz
in Lenox, Mass., you can find fleece-lined NIKIBIKI leggings ($22). They’re seamless, which means no digging into your sides, so you can wear them all day under pants or even a skirt if you’re that bold.
44 Housatonic Street
But what about my dry skin?” I hear you asking. Terston
in Kent, Conn. has got you covered, literally. They carry the Laurmé line of facial creams, serums and hydrating toners ($34-$45). Created in California by a women whose sister’s skin was extremely irritated by cancer treatments, the entire line is vegan and contains no parabens, sulfates, phthalates or fragrances.
27 North Main Street
Over at Dory & Ginger
in Pittsfield, Mass. they know that not all people are hat people, even when the weather is at its coldest. The store, adjacent to Hotel on North, stocks cable-knit, adjustable earmuffs ($30). The muffs are made in and help support the women of Nepal.
299 North Street
5. Workshop on the Green
in Litchfield, Conn. is known for carrying down and faux-down jackets, and warm hats and gloves, but they have a can’t-miss sale going on right now on all UGG items, a brand synonymous with comfort. Women’s slippers, socks, lounge pants and pajamas, bathrobes, sweatpants and hoodies, throws and travel sets are half off the retail prices of $50-$120.
10 Cobble Court
If you’re reading this article from bed because you’re feeling under the weather, these two tinctures from Germantown’s Field Apothecary
might help. Besides the main ingredient, their Elderberry Cough Syrup
($24) also contains soothing honey, hyssop, black cherry bark, horehound and other herbs. Their Cold, Flu & Virus Support
($22) contains even more good stuff to get and keep you going until spring. You don’t even have to leave your bed to order them.
245 Main Street