Writer Derek Blasberg shares his Winter favorites...

What Is Your Favorite Winter Getaway: 
I like to mix it up over the holidays. This year it's a real hodgepodge: a chilly country Christmas in St. Louis, Missouri with my parents, Miami for some fun in the sun with friends, and then a swanky New Year's Eve in Cartagena, Colombia.

What Is Your Favorite Winter Treat: Edy's Peppermint Ice Cream

What Is Your Favorite Winter Accessory: 
I am all about the snood. I have a few great cashmere ones from Burberry, and they made this mink version I'm dying to get my neck in. 

What Is Your Favorite Winter Memory? 
My best memories happen when I go home to America's glorious Midwest and see my family. They beat the city out of me and make it a point to remind me that there's more to life than store parties, sample sales, and charity galas.

What Is Your Favorite Must-Have Item For Winter?
Recently a friend's father gave me an old full-length fur coat he wore as a young man in Germany, which I just had to have. But I'm never going to wear it. I'd look ridiculous in a fur coat.