Perfect night in with these 6 Winter Warmers

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The days are getting longer from today but let’s face it, winter is far from being over.

Cooler temps, wind and lots of rain call for cozy nights in and I’ve put together some of my favourite “Winter Warmers” for you.

Let’s start with the main event, the wine. I usually choose the wine ahead of the food and not the other way around and for a cosy night in Hawke’s Bay is where you should wine-venture to.

6 | Paritua Syrah 2013 from Hawke’s Bay, Great Little Vineyards | $39.90

Lamb roast, steak, casserole you name it, this wine loves strong flavours. Think black cherry, plum and pepper, a bold Syrah that warms the soul and toes.

Wine sorted, now the food. To justify having a fair amount of the supple Syrah, let’s go with a flavoursome yet healthy recipe from …

1 | My Family Table, Signed Copy by Eleanor Ozich | $45

Eleanor’s book is a great collection of simple wholefood recipes. Five chapters take you throughout the day – from healthy, satisfying breakfasts, to lunch box stars, hearty family suppers and delicious after-dinner treats.

Dinner sorted! Now let’s get comfortable with …

4 | Trim Armchair in Light Grey & Bronze, Me and My Trend | $1,795

If your pets, kids or husband are taking up your beloved couch, this chair is the perfect escape. Stylish, yet comfortable, you can easily move it to a quiet space in the house (which might be the wardrobe!).

Ahhh, nice! But it’s still a bit chilly. Let’s wrap up with ….

3 | Possum Pom Pom Rib Beanie, Perriam | $109

Wool meets style. During my recent stay in Wanaka I discovered Perriam, a New Zealand company that creates exceptionally beautiful woollen fashion and homewares. Forget the old fashioned woolly goods you see in souvenir shops around the country – this is what every tourist should go home with.

2 | Wool Throw, Scalloway Grey, Paperplane Store | $229

Snuggle up with this pure woollen throw. Soft, generously sized and surprisingly light, it feels as good as it looks.

Fed, wined, comfy, warm? YES! Let’s add a bit of hygge…

3 | Fold Candle Holder, Alex & Corban | $44.99

Made in New Zealand, this minimalistic candle holder let’s you choose any coloured candle to match your interior design.