4 years ago
My Winter Survival Guide
Snow has started falling and temps have dropped. Winter is here. This is my 8th winter in Chicago, so I’m obviously an expert in how to get by when the air feels like it’s -20 and your skin hurts so bad that you just give up. Since everyone is in layering and hibernating mode, I thought I’d share a few things that I rely on to survive these brutal Chicago winters.
Whenever someone finds out I’m from California, they always ask how I ended up here and how I handle the winters. I love Chicago but I’m sort of a mess if it’s 20 or below which happens a lot. My eyes tear up and I really can’t handle being outside. But it’s not all bad. I’ve officially broken out the turtlenecks, coats, and gloves and am ready for make my favorite slow cooker stew. I can make that in a pressure cooker, right?
But really, for a girl who used to think 50s warranted Uggs and puffy coats, these winters are just a lot so here are a few things (aside from a warm-weather vacation or moving to Santa Barbara) that help me get through it.
What are some of your winter survival essentials?