January/February 2012 Issue -- 43 Reasons to Love Winter
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (January/February 2012)—Yankee Magazine’s January/February issue, on newsstands December 27, extols the virtues of winter with a not-so-serious guide and 43 reasons why sticking around may be more satisfying than fleeing to a warmer clime; plus articles featuring winter driving tips, recipes for hearty and savory pies to eat before dessert, and the best five cross-country ski trails in New England.
“Nobody really loves scraping a windshield or negotiating an ice-slicked road,” admits Yankee Magazine’s editor Mel Allen.”But those are the obstacles of winter. Loving winter is something else. Yankee’s January/February issue is about that something else and why loving winter can be more satisfying than leaving it.”
Inside Yankee’s January/February Issue
“Our Not-So-Serious Guide to Loving Winter” — by Yankee Magazine staff and contributors (page 74): Forty-three reasons to embrace the season—including classic cold-weather comfort foods, thrilling snow storms, a dozen ways to play in the snow, favorite books to curl up with, Top 10 don’t-miss New England events, the region’s most romantic inns, and many more.
“The Big Question” — interviewed by Joe Bills (page 112): Paul Cassidy of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, describes what it felt like to fight for his life when the lake ice beneath him gave way.
In Travel, writer Hilary Nangle explores the mountains of Western Maine where both adventure and a simple afternoon by the fire can be enjoyed (page 32).
The Home section visits Middletown, Rhode Island, where Maaike and Erik Bernstrom transformed a 1980s contemporary into a shingled country cottage (page 44). In “New England’s Finest,” contributing editor Christie Matheson showcases handcrafted ceramics in soothing winter white hues (page 52). Christine Chitnis repurposes a flannel shirt to create a patchwork quilt in “Inspired Ideas” (page 54). And Catherine Riedel writes about how Lambert Hitchcock’s distinctive chair style became an icon beloved by generations of New Englanders in “Antiques & Collectibles” (page 56).