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December 13, 2017
Create a little cozy oasis this winter in Lancaster
We crave warmth during the cold winter season.
After a long day at work, or a busy evening out, it’s the best feeling to come home and curl up on the couch—sipping a mug of hot tea and pulling a blanket around your shoulders.
This time of year may bring a seasonal chill, but it also brings opportunity to create a cozy oasis in your favorite space to help ward off the cold. There are a few spots in Lancaster that help add some local flair to your relaxing retreat.
If you’ve never been to The Spice & Tea Exchange of Lancaster, it’s time to check it out! Like the name suggests, this shop on Orange Street is full of an eclectic mix of global spices, flavorful teas, and sweet & savory sugars. Try one of their large varieties of teas—ranging from rich tea like the Berry Bouquet Herbal Tea (a wonderful herbal tea containing various berries and flowers) to Jade Cloud Green Tea (a smooth and mellow tea, with a sweet aroma and a slight flavor of toasted chestnuts). Don’t miss the whimsical, classic, and unique array of tea infusers offered as well. Plus, if you want to go all-out in your tea-making adventure, you can discover tea pots, cream & sugar sets, and more, to complete your beverage spread.
Next, you need to create ambiance. You have your tea—now set the mood. Candles from Barrick Design Candles add the perfect touch to make your space glow. With unique designs, sizes, and colors, Barrick Design Candles offers assorted options that will look great with any decor. Select one or collect a variety to make your space shine.
Finally, you need something to help snuggle the cold away. Find cozy items at Ten Thousand Villages. Not only is it based in Lancaster, it’s a fair trade organization that provides fair wages and sustainable growth for artisans all over the world. So when you cuddle up with your new fair trade blanket, you can do so knowing your warmth is helping others. Explore handmade throws like the Sacred Sari Throw and the Morning Mist Alpaca Throw. And since you can never have enough cozy coffee mugs, browse these great versions from around the world.
Of course these are only three spots in an ever-growing list of shops downtown so make sure to explore all Lancaster has to offer to help keep you warm and cozy this winter season!
And if you want some outerwear to help fight off the frost, shop boutiques like Sophie Stargazer, Festoon, Pappagallo, Bellaboo, Charlotte Shoppe, Ellicott & Co., Taupe, Telltale Dress, and many more.