I spent the better half of last week recovering from — and straight up getting my butt kicked by — the flu. And let me tell you, it was not a pretty sight. Not only was I, myself, in historically dreadful form with a temperature of 103 degrees F, but after blowing my nose through a roll of toilet paper (I know, I was out of tissues) and scattering a potpourri of beverages and medicines, from Sudafed to Codeine, around my apartment, the place looked like World World III. Next time, I'll be better prepared. Why? Because I've composed a list of the most stylish essentials ever for anyone who's going to tempt fate and skip out on her annual flu shot.
- The Jonathan Adler Pill Carafe ($48) should be set firmly on your bedside (or coffee table, if you're going to konk out in front of a film) to help keep you hydrated.
- No matter how you look at it, there's nothing sexy about blowing your nose. But at least your home will look ravishing with the Horchow Horn Tissue Box Cover ($375).
- If you're running a fever and you get the chills, you can stay warm and cute with the Angora Wool Pink Heart Hot Water Bottle ($40).
- When you run out to the doctor or the pharmacy, keep your meds handy in the Judith Lieber Austrian Crystal Bird Pill Box ($695).
- When you're home, keep your Zicam and your Advil corralled in the Rever Pill Box ($48), made of antique brass.
- Brew some chamomile in the Christofle Geometrie Teapot ($5,500), created in the 1970s by master silversmith Jacques Citoleux.
- And when it's time to cut the day short, keep your NyQuil (or Ambien, if you're lucky) handy on your nightstand in the Jonathan Adler Downers Jar ($120).
There's a spoonful of CasaSugar to help the medicine go down.