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Everything You Need for a Perfect Night In by Zadra Nolan

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'Tis the season to stay inside, cuddle up on the couch, and have a relaxing, low-key evening. Everything you need to create your perfect night is waiting just for you at Village Books and Paper Dreams!

Step 1: Start from the bottom and treat your feet with Snoozies™! No evening is complete without fabulous footwear, and there is nothing better than slipping into a plush Snoozies'™ slipper to start your relaxing evening on the right (and left) foot.

Step 2: Get the Goodies! Having something delicious to nibble or sip is a must. And we have so many options! For sips, I like to grab our Republic of Tea brand, or, if I'm feeling extra indulgent, a tin of Hammond's hot cocoa is perfect to satisfy my ever-growing chocolate cravings. For a good snack, I always find myself reaching for Poppy— gourmet popcorn that comes in many different flavors (the best is Cinnamon Bourbon- trust me). I’m always sure to stop by the Paper Dreams candy counter to make myself a mixed bag of goodies—no night is complete without Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears and Peachy Penguins!

Step 3: Light it up! Can one be truly relaxed without a lovely aromatic candle burning in the window? My personal favorites are the Thymes Frasier Fir scent (It smells like a walk through the woods after a fresh rain.) and the Four Points candle in the Freshly Baked Bread scent (Need I say more?).

Step 4: Slip into something more comfortable — like the tub! I know of no better way to spend an evening than with a hot, steamy bath to help me on my way to relaxation station. Spice up your bath with the fun colors and scents of DaBomb bath fizzers. Or slide on a Spa Relaxus face mask and feel yourself glowing from the inside out!

Step 5: Grab the perfect book— and you're set! My go-to is usually something lighthearted and funny. Lately I've been reaching for The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa -- one of the most darling books I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I also love, love, LOVE audio books -- listening to my literature keeps my hands free to munch on snacks and sip my cocoa. is where I get all my listening material, and every audio book you purchase helps support Village Books. It's a win-win!

Voila! The perfect evening is set. Enjoy by yourself, with company, with your cat, or box up these goodies for a perfect last-minute gift — we'll even wrap them for you at the Paper Dreams counter!

Written by Zadra Nolan, Bookseller @ Village Books in Fairhaven