I’ve said it here before, and I’ll do so again: I’m no fan of winter. Rain makes me gloomy and, since I tend to run cold year-round, the dropping temperatures feel extra chilling. For some reason, however, this season feels different; perhaps it’s the state of the world, and the fact that we experienced a pre-winter of sorts when COVID-19 had us holed up at home last spring, but I do, somehow, feel better prepared to face the cold this time around. Our top seasonal picks help, as does timely advice in our fashion feature, outlining the ins and outs of winter boots (add #peaktopub to your vocab). In this issue, we’ve also got a roundup of beauty products that are best kept cold, simple design tips to cosy up your indoor space, a Rockies roadtrip itinerary and, while we remain grounded, flights of wine perfect for these flightless winter days. Enjoy!