It wasn’t too long ago that I was writing my Autumn Bucket List, but seeing at the leaves are gone and the snow is here, I’m ready to move on. I’ve had many winters where all I want to do/have done is stay cozy and read. This year, however, I’m feeling more adventurous.
Last year Coors and I tried to sign up fo the party too late. The Mystic Lantern Light Tours sells out fast. After enjoying myself so much at their Halloween Night Tour, my expectations are set high. Seeing the Seaport all lit up with in all it’s Colonial charm is super nostalgic. Not sure if it’s just New England kids who feel this way, but if my life were a memoir I’d want Charles Dickens writing the holiday portions.
Two. Seasonal Beers
Luckily, Shebeen always serves it’s incredible Cannoli Beer, but there are pleny more out there that I can’t wait to try. I guess I don’t really need to say more, I share plenty of beer love on here.
Three. Cozy Clothes
My work from home goals are within reach. We are so close. I never quite understood the sweater with pajama pants looks, but as I look towards creating a schedule for myself and not wanting to turn into a cave person, I’m beginning to get it. Plus the sweaters from Primark as are soft and comfy I want to live my life in them.
Four. Cozy Book Reading
There will be days that prove too cold to venture outside, there will be snow that prevent plans. In that case, I’m more than prepared with a stocked bookcase and a large order of candles through several school fundraisers. The person who decided school kids and charities would sell Yankee Candle is a genius. I will never say no.
If your bookcase isn’t as stocked you should check out:
The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot (Rory Gilmore would live here)
Five. Winterfest in Hartford
I definitely keep mentioning how I want to spend time expl6oring the captial city, but life has been getting in the way and closer breweries becoming more tempting. Hopefully PK and I can make it to Winterfest this time around!
Six. Antique/Old Houses
Stars Hollow is not a real place, but the closest you can come to feeling like you are there is wandering the beautiful main street all done up for the season and touring colonial homes. I wasn’t kidding about the whole Dickens holiday thing. My heaven may be living in a colonial house perpetually stuck in December (with a bar-maybe a home brewery in the barn?). Connecticut has no shortage of colonial charm. The houses of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, and Silas Deane are all memorable trip this time of year.
Seven. Holiday Treats
Enough said. I usually end up bring the baked good to Christmas and like to try out different recipes every year. Here are a few I recently saved from Pinterest:
Mint Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies from Mom on Timeout
Eight. Winter Farmer’s Markets
There are a suprising amount of Winter Farmers Markets in Connecticut. It’s a great way to continue supporting our local growers. Head over to the Farmers Market Trail website!
Nine. Winter Craft Fairs
So many options for this category!
I think you get the idea. You can check the Connecticut Visit website for many more events.
Ten. Outdoor Activities
A pair of winter hiking boots sound like my next purchase. I’m ready to hit the snowy trails. The trails from warmer months are completely transformed into a completely different world. Tubing isn’t a bad option either. I’ve already saved this article on Eight Must Try Winter Activities in Connecticut.