Put on your warmest Nordic turtleneck, whip yourself up a hot buttered rum, and warm your feet by the fire—you’ve had a long day on the slopes and the lodge’s evening festivities are about to begin!
Well, not really. In reality, you’re miserable because you’ve just gotten home from a long day at work, you’re freezing because there’s a blizzard outside, traffic is a mess, and your only company is the housewives you’re watching on TV. But isn’t it nice to pretend your winter will be anything besides horrible? Wouldn’t it be grand to imagine a winter that’s not only tolerable, but elegant? Hell, maybe even a little sexy?
Soon up for auction at Christie’s is a collection of vintage European ski posters—mostly from the ‘30s and ‘40s and costing between $3,000-7,000—that will almost make you feel like you live in a winter wonderland where it’s somehow possible to ski comfortably in a camisole and your nights are filled with Gatsbyesque parties.
All with beautiful colors and minimalist design, the posters—like the ones above (left by Pail Ordner, center and right by Rodger Broder)—are far too costly for most of us to afford, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stare longly at them on the internet. And lucky for us, you can drink a hot buttered rum just about anywhere.