The metro is ripe with all the fixings for cozy retreats. Often, the first thought for shaking off the cold is lighting a fire hopefully in a fireplace and Bachles Fireplace Furnishings & Outdoor Living, 9422 N. May, has all the right stuff. Who knew fireplaces had gotten so sophisticated? Sure, you can purchase gas logs for a quick blaze, or you can go contemporary with fireballs the latest look for wood-burning gas fireplaces which come in three different colors: black, sand and khaki.
Bachles also carries fireglass, great for fire pits and wood-burning fireplaces, with 39 colors to choose from for that extra sparkle. And if the weather cooperates, there are always those outdoor fire pits and accessories, perfect for an evening of storytelling on the patio and smores.
Comfort is key when youre snuggling at home, and On a Whim, 5850 N. Classen Blvd. at Classen Curve, has sweaters and trendy winter fashion all wrapped up. Also head there for fringed boots by Koolaburra a celebrity favorite for when youre ready to traipse back outside.
Known for its colorful home decor lines, On a Whim is just the place to go for the tablescape or home accessory to liven up your living space this winter.
Granted, the big, flat-screen TV you got for Christmas can come in handy, but nothing beats a great read with the soundtrack of the crackle of your fire.
Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway, suggests three titles for nesting, available in-store now: Tracy Chevaliers Remarkable Creatures, new in paperback, sets the harshness of the English seashore as a background for this tale of friendship, adventure, science, religion and community.
Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson is the surprising story of modern companionship and love in the face of age-old tradition and prejudice. And third, the wellreviewed mystery The Sherlockian, by Graham Moore, is a very clever historical suspense novel that will delight Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts and novices alike.
would not be complete without comfort food, and if cooking isnt on
your relaxed agenda, picking up take out on your way home is the way to
Meat and fire
go well together, dont they? Grab a slab of ribs and a few pounds of
the popular chopped brisket at Steves Rib & Sports Grill, 1801 W.
Edmond Road in Edmond and 7202 W. Hefner Road. Side options include
baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, steak fries, corn, green beans and
dessert, pick up a dozen cupcakes (because you wont be able to eat just
one) at Pinkitzel Cupcakes & Candy, 150 S. E.K. Gaylord in
Bricktown. Theyll satisfy your sweet tooth with 10 regular cupcake
flavors (nothing regular about them) like peanut butter cup and
espresso bean, as well as the flavor of the day, including varieties
like orange cream and chocolate salted caramel, among others. Its also a
sophisticated candy store, with loose candy, taffy, chocolates,
truffles and, of course, lollipops.
in bed or even eating those cupcakes in bed is a much more
luxurious experience with a great mattress and divine bedding. Its all
about ergonomics these days, and with research touting the importance of
a good nights sleep, perhaps its time to invest in your back with a
Bob Mills Furniture, 3600 W.
Reno, lets you play Goldilocks to test out the best mattress for you in its Sleep Spa.
your bedroom have a case of the winter blahs? Does that couch youve
been a potato on need a spruce-up before spring? Winter House Home
Furnishings and Interior Design, 12224 N. May in Northpark Mall, can
help you create the bedroom of your dreams, as well as reupholster that
old coach. It also provides draperies, fabric selection, custom designed
furniture, room design and more.
may not carry a time machine, but Leisure Time Pools & Spas has
plenty of hot tubs to choose from to soak away your worries this winter.
With two locations, 4831 N.W. 39th and 8501 S.
35 Service Road, Leisure Time can outfit your patio with the Sundance
Spa or Tuff Spa lines. Luxury features like waterfalls, whirlpool jets
and LED lighting are also available.
With all of this to keep you cozy, who cares what its like outside?