Maths has never been my strongest (or favourite) subject, but I’ve always loved making lists and had a soft spot for beautiful things, so this is how I came up with my perfect formula for cold seasons.
Once upon a time I didn’t like autumn and winter much. Too cold, too snowy, then, 3-hour flight later, too rainy… September and Christmas were the only bright moments of enjoyment. And then I came up with a list of my personal little luxuries and things changed as if by magic.
I’ve leant to appreciate a glimpse of sunshine or a whispering rain. I’ve developed a craving for snow at Christmas - the snowflake ballet performed in a cloud of streetlight is one of the most beautiful things in the world. And, of course, a painting made of fallen maple leaves, little masterpieces of nature, so unique and fragile.
I’ve come to realise that once you have a few things waiting for you at home or protecting you from the elements in the most wonderful and indulgent way, the outside world becomes more beautiful, too, whatever the weather.
Do you have your perfect formula?
Photo source: Flavia de Oliveira in Elle Russia November 2009 (photography: Mario Sierra, styling: Immaculada Jimenez)