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Home Sweet Home: 10 Tips for a cozy Evening at Home

I’m not one of those party people that dance all night long and I like to be alone every now and then. Therefore my evenings might sound boring for some of you, but I really like being at home on my couch. There are, however, some things that make this “activity” even more relaxing and help me to feel beautiful. So here is a list with ten tips for a cozy evening at home.


1. Tips for a cozy Evening: Take a hot Bath

A hot bath is in fact the perfect preparation for a glamorous evening on the couch. For the right spa feeling I light candles and use a bath salt with roses, for example from Lavera. With the right music, I only have to worry about not falling asleep because then the rest of my programme would be gone. Afterwards I normally use a peeling and then a bodylotion or coconut oil for skin care.

RetroCats Badesalze mit Rosen-Zusatz


2. Tips for a cozy Evening: Pin Curl your Hair

After the bath it’s the perfect time to pin curl the hair. This saves a lot of time the next morning and helps me to feel glamorous. I normally use the Rockin’ Rollers for this process. You will find a lot of tips on how to curl your hair in the book “Vintage Hairstyles: Simple Steps for Retro Hair with a Modern Twist“, read the full book review here. Before I’m doing my hair I normally use a face mask which can soak in during the pin curl process.

RetroCat mit eingedrehten Haaren


3. Tips for a cozy Evening: Scented Candles

Before I relax in a cozy dressing gown on the couch, I light scented candles. Diptyque for examples offers amazing ones.

RetroCats zahlreiche Duftkerzen


4. Tips for a cozy Evening: Switch on Chain of Lights

Chain of Lights make a wonderful and romantic light. Especially during Christmas season, I accessorize my whole flat with them. They are also perfect if you like to watch TV without being dazzled but still want a bit of light.

RetroCats Lichterkette für einen gemütlichen Abend zu Hause


5. Tips for a cozy Evening: Make Tea or Mulled Wine

No evening without my beloved tea! While I normally drink flower scented teas in summer, I prefer spiced ones in winter. Read everything about my favourite flavours here. Every now and then I also like a glass of mulled wine which I usually prepare by myself with the help of a special spice mixture by Herbaria and red wine.

Glühweinpulver und Rotwein für einen gemütlichen Abend zu Hause


6. Tips for a cozy Evening: Put on warm Socks

My feet are cold almost all the time, hence warm and cozy socks are essential for a relaxed evening at home. I like to apply a moisturiser on my feet before I put on my socks, so afterwards they feel very smooth and healthy.

RetroCat mit weihnachtlichen Socken und Tee


7. Tips for a cozy Evening: A lot of good Movies

Beside modern movies or series on Netflix or Amazon Prime I also like to watch classy Hollywood blockbusters. Here is a list with some of my favourites:

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s  with Audrey Hepburn
  • Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn
  • Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant
  • How to Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe
  • Gilda with Rita Hayworth
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

RetroCats DVD-Sammlung bestehend aus Serien und Filmklassikern


8. Tips for a cozy Evening: Snack Chocolate

A movie night without chocolate? No way! And chocolate makes happy so this is one more reason to eat even more. My favourite one is the dark cocolate with candied rose blossoms by Gmeiner. This one not only tastes amazing but also looks really great.

Dunkle Schokolade mit kandierten Rosenblättern


9. Tipps for a cozy Evening: Read a Book in Bed

Before I go to bed I like to read a few pages, no matter how late it is. Lately, I finished “The Secret Life of Violet Grant” and “Der Stenz von der Au“, a story about a family from Munich. So now I need a new book. If you have some tips from me, please tell me.

RetroCats Büchersammlung für einen gemütlichen Abend zu Hause


10. Tips for a cozy Evening: Sleep long the next Day

Beauty sleep is very important so I always try to sleep as long as possible after a long and cozy evening at home. It’s also hard for me to relax when I know I have to get up early the next moring.

PS: You will find those cute macaron cushions on Amazon.

RetroCats Kissen für eine gemütlichen Abend zu Hause


What’s your favourite way to spend an evening? Leave me a comment below if you like. 😉

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2 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home: 10 Tips for a cozy Evening at Home

  1. I also like having some tea or (non-alcoholic) mulled wine in the evening 🙂 I spend way too much time at the computer so sometimes I just watch whatever is on tv to take some time off my laptop.
    I haven’t tried bath salt but I love bubbly baths in the winter. My favorite kind of relaxing evening is on Fridays when I go to sauna, use a lemon salt scrub on my skin which leaves a very nice nourished and moisturized feeling and then use some moisturizer afterwards and watch tv for the rest of the evening wearing pajamas and fluffy socks 😀 My bf usually suggests going to the bar but I’m not really interested and he too ends up getting too sleepy to go anywhere.

    1. Oh Sauna sounds great! I would love to have my own but unfortunately my flat is was too small for that.
      I spend a lot of time at the computer as well so sometimes I have to force myself to do something different.

      Have a great rest of the week!
      xx
      Sandra

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