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Strategic Shopper: Prolonging that holiday glow

December 29, 2009 |  6:00 am


I just returned from a snowy week on the East Coast, and I'm having withdrawal symptoms from my winter wonderland. Here are a few things that remind me of the lake-and-lodge lifestyle I recently left. (And remember, the week between Christmas and New Year's is one of the best times of the year for guilt-free shopping for yourself!) 

For comfort, I find the Gap dip-dye red sweater below reminds me of a roaring fire, the bag and coat of hunter's plaid.

For joy, the OPI nail polish is the perfect shade of glittery Christmas tree ornament red, and leave it to J. Crew to update the classic Aran hat in sparkly metallic silver.

To warm the soul, because I can't find a website that ships Harpoon's spicy Winter Warmer beer to California, I'll have to settle for a sip of Green Mountain Coffee, which isn't such a bad thing, especially when it's Gingerbread flavor.

And since I can't get the L.A. weather to cooperate, I guess I will have to turn the office air conditioning to near-Arctic (which may require a pair of stylish fingerless gloves).

-- Booth Moore

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Top photo: Vermont snow. Photo credit: Kathleen Moore

Top row: Dip-dyed cardigan sweater, on sale for $34.99 at Gap. Photo credit: Gap; Pendleton x Property Of Portland bag, $250 at Bloomingdales stores. Photo credit: Property Of

Middle row: Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony peplum jacket on sale for $455 at Opening Ceremony. Photo credit: Opening Ceremony. OPI Crimson Carol red, $7.32 at Photo credit: Nail Polish Diva

Bottom row: Metallic Aran Isle Hat $19.99 at J. Crew. Photo credit: J. Crew. Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Gingerbread coffee, $8.49 at