Florals For A Frigid Day
We decided to head out to the botanical gardens on a very cold New Year’s Day. The tropical scents and the toasty warm humid flower filled rooms always bring a smile to my face.
They do a lovely job of creating unique floral displays for the holidays. This topiary below was in the arid succulent room.
The poinsettia tree above was in the tropical room.
I had no idea that poinsettias were originally from Mexico and grown as seasonal shrubs.
Did you know that the petals of the poinsettia are in fact coloured leaves and not petals at all?
Don’t let these wonderful red booties fool you.
I was not walking around in the snow and ice in these. My chauffeur dropped me off close to the door and I only had to navigate a short walk.
This is my chauffeur. Pretty cute right?
He came all the way from Hong Kong.
When the weather turns this cold and snowy I have a choice of exactly two pairs of boots to wear outside.
Boots that can withstand extreme cold, snow, ice and salt stains. It is so very sad when my closet is filled with fabulous boots and I’m now limited to only two. This is as close to a capsule wardrobe as I ever want to get.
You can see the large vintage coat I wore which is one of my warmest and ideal for this weather.
It weighs about ten pounds. I’m not exaggerating. I have two very heavy vintage winter coats and both of them are like carrying a pug around on my shoulders all day. They are warm though which is more than I can say for 90% of my contemporary coats which were apparently made for a Californian winter, pretty to look at but not remotely practical in sub zero temperatures.
I took the photo above with one of my gifts… a selfie stick!
Yep…you know you’re a blogger when….
It works better than I thought for close up shots.
I am wearing another gift…the floral Anthro dress I’d pinned ages ago when it first came out. Luck was with me when I found it on super sale in my size.
That is the wonderful thing about my office…no matter how cold it gets outside, in my office it is always spring.
I even have a diffuser so my office smells like soft florals. I love it! If you don’t own one I highly recommend it. Scent has the ability to lift us up, refresh our thoughts and calm our spirits. I have several now throughout my house I enjoy them so much. They are especially brilliant at this time of the year when they add a bit of moisture back to the dry air.
I refuse to let the crap weather dictate my mood.
Dressing in bold bright joyful florals when it is terribly cold outside is one of my ways of coping with a Canadian winter.
They say that what we do on the first day of the year we will repeat for the rest of the year which means there will be plenty more florals in my future. I’d say that’s not a bad thing at all.
I’m curious…what did you do on New Year’s Day?
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday