When the temperature drops, Patrick McGuire turns to a few favorite things to keep war, dry, well fed, and happy. What more do you need to get through the winter?
1 “A warm throw is key,” says McGuire. Coyuchi’s natural wool blanket, $180, Healthy Green Goods,
702 Main St., Evanston, 847-864-9098, healthygreengoods.com.
2 He believes every home is enhanced by a piano— this Mason & Hamlin is in his Chicago apartment.
Kurt Saphir Pianos, 123 Green Bay Rd., Wilmette, 847-256-5226, kurtsaphirpianos.com.
3 A Mulholland waxed canvas rucksack is perfect for looking like a von Trapp.
Shown in tan with bridle leather trim, $425, mulhollandsf.com.
4 Seasonal scent: Annick Goutal’s Noël candle, $65, Nordstrom, 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-379-4300.
5 The classic film Mr. Hulot’s Holiday nixes winter blues.
6 McGuire’s 1989 Jeep Wagoneer tackles snowdrifts with ease.
7 The hospitable host keeps Nueske’s smoked bacon in the freezer all winter long.
From $19.95 for two pounds, nueskes.com.
PHOTOGRAPHY: (portrait, 6) matthew allen; (5) courtesy of les films de mon oncle