Today’s the day you can curl up with your favorite throw, your favorite book and maybe even a few other favorites—candle? beverage? companion?—to complete the mood. The only question is: What mood are you in?
Sure you’re at home now. But a girl can dream, can’t she? There’s a big wide world out there and you’re off to explore it—if only in your mind. Now’s the time to plan your next trip, learn a new language and cook up schemes for getting out of this one-horse town. Tahiti or Africa? Decisions, decisions.
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Moroccan highway maps
Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
Malagasy for beginners
Spiced coffee • Chai tea • Flavored grappa in a cordial glass
All that reality stuff can be highly overrated. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and escape to your own private world (aka state of fantasy). Switch off the phone, fire up the hearth, find your favorite bohemian chic throw and turn your thoughts to sentimental tales set in tropical climes. (With or without pool boys.)
The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
Grandmother’s photo album
Seed and gardening catalogs
Mint hot chocolate
Chamomile tea • Shiraz
Hail, hail, the gang’s all here. Or maybe it’s just you and the BFF. Either way, it’s the perfect kind of day to bond over warm drinks and hot gossip, maybe all wrapped up by the fire. Finish with a friendly hand of cutthroat gin rummy—loser washes the fondue pot.
Board game instructions
Hot cocoa (with marshmallows, please)
Sangria • Spiced cider
Favorite microbrew in pilsner
At least for today, you’re in the mood to be sensible, to use this time wisely and/or not spend the entire afternoon watching that infomercial for Best of the ’70s music CD set. No. You’re a grown-up now and you have an appreciation for time-honored pursuits and classic comforts.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Classic poetry from the Tang Dynasty
The terms and conditions for that latest software update
Brandy in a snifter • Earl Grey tea