Little luxuries to maintain bliss and get you through the (still) cold months until warmer weather.
*Soft combed cotton socks with swear words, fun graphics and witty and wise sayings.
$9.50. Rebel in Grand Rapids.
* If you fancy a cup of tea, try on this gold metallic, hand-painted, lip-stained mug with gold edging. The cure for drab weather and sour moods, this refined china piece (not dishwasher safe) runs $16 and is the definition of a simple pleasure. “It’s time to take those daily routine items and make them something special or out of the ordinary,” said Spring Sweet, owner of the shop with the same name in Holland. Other uses include filling it with pencils on your desk or makeup brushes and beauty items for a dash of darling. “It’s a great gift for women of all ages,” and is a continuation on the gold craze we’ve been seeing in clothing and home décor.
*The warm glow and literary inspiration of soy candles in scents of Old Books, Trashy Romance Novel and Book Cellar from Frostbeard Studio. $17, Tallthers in Muskegon
*Hydrate with the nutty fragrance of coconut milk with a touch of honey in the Coconut Milk & Honey Dry Mist Body Oil. Also in lavender and grapefruit scents. $9.99, Apothecary Off Main in Grand Rapids
*Try a little aromatherapy with the thick-and-sweet Almond Biscotti goat’s milk lotion that’ll have you smelling your hands for the rest of the day. True story. $10.99, Betty Lou’s Bath Body and Mind in Rockford