Ok, East Coasters, it looks like it’s going to be a fun few days of rain, flooding, and a Hurricane to kick up the party into full swing. So here’s the Luxe Guide to ride this (or any!) storm out in style, so while others are in miserable panic, you can enjoy what you’ve planned for in luxury.
So you know how when there’s a pending snow storm or hurricane, a larger portion of the population than you’d expect just lost their minds? They suddenly forget how to drive, get pallets of bizarre “supplies” from big bulk stores, then say good lucks at work as though it’s every soul for themselves? Yeah, that’s not how I like to do things.
If you have a normal amount of non-perishable food in your pantry, some candles, a grill, and some spare batteries, you should be ok with a quick last minute trip to pick up a few extra items. Don’t go crazy, all you zombie preppers. This is a storm, and unless it’s that one in a million doozy, a couple weeks’ extra worth of supplies should do you just fine. Not two years’ worth. If you have a grill, make sure you’re stocked up on your fuel source. You may want to fire it up if the power goes out! No point in wasting your filet, right?
- Balenciaga Calfskin Leather Rain Boot, $1,565
- Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Rain Boots, $495
- Bally Women’s Rain Boot in Yellow, $495
- Burberry Elderford Rainboot, $475
- Stuart Weitzman The Stirrup Boot, $350
- Hunter Seismic Shift Boot, $285
- Valentino Rain Boot in Red, $445
- Givenchy Eva Chain Rainboot, $275
- Valentino Lace Print Rain Boot, $295
- Burberry Brit Overthorpe Rubber Boots, $425
- Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Rubber Boots, $486
- Vivienne Westwood Moon Dust Rain Boot, $267
And don’t forget plenty of amazing smelling candles!
- Fornasetti Il Serpente del GiardinoScented Candle, $426
- Eichholtz Marrakech Tealight Tray, $285
- Tom Dixon Water Scent Candle, $227
- Jo Malone London Pine and Eucalyptus Luxury Candle, $455
- Jay Strongwater Butterfly Scented Candle, $395
- Alaia Paris Scented Candle, $300
- Inspiritu Prudentia Scented Candle, $187
- Baobab Gipset Max 24 Candle, $446
- Le Labo Santal 26 Candle, $420
Now that you’re reasonably stocked up, now what? You have to entertain yourself somehow. And you know what’s better than riding out bad weather with your favorite activities? Riding it out with company. Good company that will turn this storm into a party.
Also, have all your supplies on the ready – staging strategically placed candles or lanterns and lighters will make it a ton easier when the lights go out and you’re not stumbling around. Do you remember all those things you used to do for fun before social media and personal electronics occupied all your time? Yeah, pull those out too. Card games, books, magazines, and those board games you used to play in college.
Know Your Drinks
Some of the most enjoyable parties of my life have been the impromptu hurricane parties with neighbors and friends. While wine and beer are great, it’s good to know your cocktails in case someone like myself wants a concoction of magic to make the wind and rain seem comical and fun.
Lose Power? Best Cook Out EverEmpty the fridge, and power up the grill. If you don’t have a generator, all your perishable food is going to go to waste. So why not have a fantastic cookout? Grill up that filet and shrimp. Make pineapple skewers. Pull all the food from the back of your fridge and figure out how to use it before you lose it. Get creative. I’m sure a hurricane is how some of the best food pairings were invented, right? Cocktail required.
But you know, I had my fair share of power loss during storms in college, and I have to say, it’s fun for a time, but no heat/AC gets old. Which leads me to my next point….
The Best Way to Ride Out A Storm in Style: Get a Generator!
There’s no experience like having the heat slowly rise in your house, watching the sweat pool on your clothes as the thermostat climbs up 95…96…97…98…. Yeah, that’s not a cute look. Neither is a lack of entertainment, nor is having to eat canned meat. So…do yourself a favor, and get that generator. It’s totally worth every penny the first time you need it.
Keep Your Humanity
Finally, be gracious. If you planned well or you have plenty of resources, don’t just blindly hope that everyone else around you did as well. Treat your friends and neighbors the way that you would want to be treated if you didn’t plan as well as you could have. We’re all in this together, so remember that in your community. Watch out for those elderly neighbors and make sure they have what they need. And if they don’t, invite them over!
Enjoy Joaquin and stay safe, loves. You know that sexy man can get a little crazy. So don’t get caught off guard when he goes all Gladiator on us.