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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?

Mood: Absolutely Wild

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.

Zebra throw for the wild mood.

Suggested throws:

Anything fuzzy, faux-furry or covered with animal print

Suggested reading:

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Moroccan highway maps
Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
Malagasy for beginners

Drink options:

Spiced coffee • Chai tea • Flavored grappa in a cordial glass

Candle:

Island Orchard®Asian Spice®

Mood: Maybe just a bit romantic

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.)

A throw for the romantic mood.

Suggested throws:

Throws with applique flowers, chunky knit throws, throws with lotsa fringe

Suggested reading:

Vampire stories
The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
Grandmother’s photo album
Seed and gardening catalogs

Drink options:

Mint hot chocolate
Chamomile tea • Shiraz

Candle:

LavenderVanilla Crème

Mood: Ready to play Mood: Traditional

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.

A throw for the ready-to-play mood.

Suggested throws:

Chenille throws, plaid throws, tweed-like throws, neatly folded and arranged just so

Suggested reading:

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Classic poetry from the Tang Dynasty
Soup recipes
The terms and conditions for that latest software update

Drink options:

Brandy in a snifter • Earl Grey tea

Candle:

Aspen FlowerFlameless LEDs