Curl up, get cozy, sip, read, repeat

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

BarnesAndNoble.com   $13.04

I read this book on a plane moving to Italy, and it deeply resonated. Key quotes: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting,” and “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Amazon.com      $10.59

I first read this book in my teens, and many times since; it transcends all ages. It is a fable about wonderful interplanetary journeys, ending with his revealing on earth the secret of what’s most important in life.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol S. Dweck

Amazon.com    $13.60

An interesting self-help book that can be applied to many aspects of life. Making simple shifts in mindset & language can open up great possibilities.

Long Grove Coffee Company has many cozy nooks and books to browse while sipping a warm winter beverage. They’re open M-F 7a-4p, Sat 8a-5p, Sun 9a-5p; Holiday hours may vary (call first). 126 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove; phone (224) 352-2453.

Dirty Chai Tea Latte (Courtesy Long Grove Coffee Company)

INGREDIENTS

  • Chai Base – Black Tea, Darjeeling, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamon, Anise, Ginger, Honey
  • Steamed milk
  • Ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

1.     Brew cup of Chai Tea, and double shot of Espresso.

2.     Add Espresso and steamed milk to Chai Tea.

3.     Top with foam and cinnamon to taste.