How to survive frigid temperature while making colorful ice balls!

By Elle

colored ice ballsDespite having lived my entire life in Northeast Ohio, I’ve never been a snow bunny, preferring to cozy up inside with a mug of steaming tea than go sledding or build a snowman on wintry days.  Now that I’ve reached mid-life though, I’m more tolerant of cold temps. During winters of late, I can’t ride in the car with a coat on, I keep the thermostat in the bedroom set at a brisk 62, and I often dream of sleeping on a slab of ice. Continue reading

Fashion 9-1-1 — Searching for the Perfect Turtle

Dear Abby and Elle: I’m looking for long sleeve tees and turtlenecks. I like them to be snug fitting for optimal layering. Where should I look? Also, I’m looking for cowl neck long-sleeved tees. Is there such a thing? — Chilly in Cleveland

Dear Chilly: We know turtlenecks, so you’ve come to the right place! Generally speaking, we love Lands’ End for turtlenecks. The quality is top-notch, the choices in terms of color, pattern and size are many, and they guarantee your purchase. Sign up for their email updates and you’ll get a daily deal — 40 percent one item, 20 percent off a whole order, free shipping and more.

Their descriptions are right on, so look for the word “fitted,” and don’t buy a shirt with a “relaxed fit.”

Lands' End fitted turtleneck

Lands’ End fitted turtleneck

Lands’ End does carry a couple of cowl tees, mock turtlenecks (which offer warmth without strangulation) and long-sleeved fitted tees.

Lands' End cowl tee

Lands’ End cowl tee

Lands' End fitted mock turtleneck

Lands’ End fitted mock turtleneck

Lands' End long-sleeved fitted tee

Lands’ End long-sleeved fitted tee

Good luck and stay warm!