Squeezing Out Life From Winter

by simplylife on February 5, 2014

While I am the first to admit that I’m thrilled February is here because it means we’re that much closer to spring, I have also been trying to squeeze out the most life from these seemingly never-ending frigid days.

One thing I love about chilly weather is being able to enjoy warm coffee indoors, so I’ve been tying to savor these moments a bit more.  Once warmer weather hits, I don’t enjoy my daily caffeine fix nearly as much; I’m not much of an iced coffee fan, and I often regret drinking that steaming cup of joe when I start to feel sweat dripping. :)

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Two places that my husband and I have repeatedly found ourselves this winter sipping espresso, sharing pastries and dreaming about the future are 7 Pond and Cafe Fixe.  They share the same owners and both do an impeccable job of serving high-quality coffee and food. While I typically prefer coffee shops that cater to our on-the-go, wi-fi-connected culture, there is something about the simplicity in these two places that forces you to slow-down and relish in the moment.  There’s no free wi-fi, many drinks aren’t served in to-go cups, and their selection of food is limited to a handful of options.  Yet, we have never been disappointed in a drink, pastry, bowl of granola (below), or the time that they clearly spend perfecting everything that they serve. (They don’t know I’m writing this post; just wanted to share a great find with anyone in the Boston area!)

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Another way we’ve tried to make the most of this winter is to bundle-up and get out whenever we can!  Over the weekend, my husband and I strolled through downtown during a small break between frigid temps.

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We were shocked to find numerous people walking on the frozen pond in the Boston Garden (not the ice skating in the Boston Commons!).  We had never seen this before!  Bostonians- is this common?!

 

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Though these were simple things, they really did help to improve our moods and make us not dread another day of winter. :)

~How do you squeeze out the life from winter?

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