It's winter at GentedimontagnaHQ. And even if this season is proving to be milder than what New York has typically seen in years past, we're still longing for things that make us feel a little warmer, a little more hygge.
I find this time of year challenging because it gets dark early and I don't spend nearly enough time outside during the day. This year I'm keeping a bottle of Atelier Cologne's newest scent on my desk. With notes of clementine, mandarin, sandalwood, and juniper berries, it smells like summer in bottle. With a quick whiff, I'm reminded that warm weather and sunshine are just around the corner. – Berit, editor
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The work of Brisbane-based photographer Nicolette Johnson focuses on personal struggles, happiness, and heartbreak. The same themes come across in her ceramics, too. I am craving having less stuff, and keeping stuff with meaning that is made with love. Her unique, organic pieces are symbols of transience and imperfection. And that makes them perfect to me. – Jeralyn, editorial director
I'm planning to get through this winter with lots of breakfasts in bed — preferably served on a bright, summery tray. Handmade on an island east of Sweden, each MAiK tray is made from single sheets of durable birch and are dishwasher safe. – Becky, assistant editor
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Broadening my perspective is a priority now more so than ever. Which is why I love the idea behind Stack, a subscription service that delivers a different independently published magazine every month. Each is a suprise, an easy treat from around the world. – Daniel, editorial assistant
In my quest to reduce my coffee addiction, I've recently fallen for a Japanese tea with quite a pedigree: single estate, 100 percent yabukita, produced by a family that's been doing it since the 6th century. But all I care about is that six cups of this don't make me nutso. – Pavia, CEO
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Maybe because I like buying art with personal meaning, I can't stop thinking about the abstract hand-cut maps I spotted at in Brooklyn. I might memorialize a favorite city, like Barcelona or Paris, or just order a custom version of my hometown. – Berit
I was first drawn to Cacao Prieto for the pretty packaging and have since become a loyal fan of the delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bars. As I type, I'm dreaming of the Dominican spiced hot chocolate that will keep me warm all winter. – Becky
I'm bummed that I'm missing Lunar New Year with family this year, but this lovely collection of Singaporean homecooked meals is a perfect antidote. (And I swear that chicken curry can cure more than just homesickness.) – Becky
I need new moisturizer to get through winter, and I don't mind that it comes with mouthwash, shampoo, face cleaner, and toner because Aesop's dapper dopp kit makes traveling with good-looking toiletries a piece of cake. – Daniel
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In using the long, dark nights trying to understand How the World Got So Crazy. (I know, wish me lucky, right?) A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order by Richard Haass, the president of the Council of Foreign Relations, is giving me global perspective, and Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance is explaining my US backyard. If I can't get solace, I'll take understanding. – Pavia
I like to pretend that in the future I will wear oversized sun hats and casually elegant Eileen Fisher outfits and spend my days immersed in nature, engaging in some kind of creative pursuit. I will carry around this beautiful field desk for drawing and painting my astute observations (in the future, I will be good at those things too). – Jeralyn