The sub-freezing weather makes me want to stay inside with comfort food and candlelight. Here are some ways to put a cozy spin on evenings at home.
Le Creuset Heritage French Skillet
Growing up with this storied heavy-duty enameled cast iron cookware, the classic ombré-orange “Flame” was always my favorite color, but I’m now quite partial to “Quince,” pictured here (also available in “Flame” and “Cherry”). The skillet is based on a pan from Le Creuset’s design archives ($99.99, williamssonoma.com ).
Dansk Kobenstyle Casserole
Vintage Kobenstyle pieces have been selling furiously on eBay, so thank goodness Dansk saw fit to bring back this groovy line of Danish cookware. Bonus points: The lid can also be used as a trivet for serving (from $80, dansk.com ).
Birdkage Shibori Mini Bib Apron
These aprons are so gorgeous, I’d not only wear this for cooking, I’d keep it on for the finished meal — the perfect hostess-with-the-mostess wear ($90, birdkagestyle.com ).
Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Plate
Part of a mix-and-match tableware collection, designer Maija Louekari’s quirky, delicate line drawing is based on a sunflower ($38.50, marimekko.com ).
Ikea Rustik 20-piece Flatware Set
These feel so comfortable in the hand and can go from table to picnic to backyard barbecue and beyond ($29.99, at Ikea stores).
Iittala Allas Cast-iron Candle Holders
So many candlesticks seem suitable only for special occasions. Not these. Simple, sturdy, and wildly stylish — if I owned these I would use them absolutely every day ($35 for small, $110 for large, didriks.com ).
Hasami Porcelain Sugar Bowl and Creamer with Wooden Lids
Give your kitchen table some love and swap out those unsightly milk cartons and boxes of sugar for these sleek servers ($35 each, stillhousenyc.com ).