By Quinn Fitzgerald
As the cool weather starts to move in, it’s time to break out those things that make you feel cozy and comfortable. Here are a few suggestions on products that will fit the bill. Whether you’re shopping locally or at your nearest chain stores, we’ve gathered a number of recommendations for the best items to purchase.
Man’s Best Friend
Attention pet owners and slipper lovers! Louisville-based Cuddle Clones specializes in slippers that look like your favorite furry friend. Custom Plush Slippers are handmade using pictures of your pet. Choose a few customization options as well as your shoe size and get back one-of-a-kind soft and warm slippers of your friendly furbaby.
It’s exactly what it sounds like: a clone of your pet. In a similar way that Cuddle Clones produces its Custom Plush Slippers, the company can also custom make a soft replica of your pet. Cuddle Clone is the most purchased product by senior citizens, and it’s perfect for times when your pet cannot be with you or if you simply enjoy the idea of a plush version of your furry friend.
Blanketed in Warmth
To top off your cozy bed set, add this soft blanket to put over those new sheets. Bedded Bliss has sold the cotton fleece blanket from Peacock Alley for almost 23 years. “It never disappoints,” says Donna Osif, owner of Bedded Bliss. This blanket comes in white and ecru and starts at $150 for a twin and up to $270 for a luxe size king.
Cute, Comfy, and Cozy
Like a vintage chenille bedspread, this soft, dotted fleece robe is a perfect combination of cozy and warm. The wrap style features a shawl collar, patch pockets, and a back inset waist with long ties for the right fit. Cozy up in the Mara Robe, which comes in light pink, light blue, and white. Available at Soft Surroundings in the Paddock Shops. Cost: $80
Smooth Like Butter
Made with a blend of sweet almond oil, shea butter, and beeswax, Moss Hill’s Dry Skin Relief provides deep, comforting moisture for dry, cracked or chapped skin. It is available in lavender, peppermint, honey almond, Kentucky Girl and Bathe in Bourbon. A small pea-sized amount will moisturize hands, feet or any other area of dry skin. Cost: $18