Autumn has officially arrived.
I will acknowledge its presence and no longer be cranky with those who wished the warm weather away.
I’ve perused the gross weight of all the September issues, witnessed Halloween & Thanksgiving decor in stores for myself and weakly bleet “UNCLE”
Ya got me.
As you may have noticed, I even changed my header photo. Now if I could only figure out how to nix the turquoise banner for a more autumnal shade I’d be good.
WordPress, please heed my cry for help!
Truly, I knew It was almost here with the subtle shift of late afternoon light in my dining room. After living in this home for over 20 years we’re like old friends that finish each other’s sentences.
“Slim” (said the house) “Stop trying to act all ‘India Hicks’ with the giant palm fronds still on the table. It’s the end of September. Get over yourself”
Like I said, Very old friends.
And while I for one will still lament the all too soon passing of our summer, I’ll readily concede there are no other seasonal contenders when it comes to the beauty of Autumn light. I could basically just run around my house with a camera from 4pm to 6pm from now through November and be a very happy glamper.
via Lost in Arles blog
Then there’s the whole “leaf changing thing”
Which I guess is okay if you go in for that sort of stuff…
Another big check in the plus column?
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013
Hellooo Fall Fashion!
Louis Vuitton Fall 2013
Not to mention (always followed by a mention)
that my flannel sheets will soon be making their eagerly awaited comeback.
Oh Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Truth be told, I could blissfully sleep in flannel all year round.
Of course I wouldn’t still be married, so there’s that…
Photos via here
I totally adore the colours of Fall
How divine is this copper & rust mixed with palest cream & blush?
I’m So copying. With flowers and a make-up palette. Stay tuned.
photo Sarah Maingot
Shorter days and cooler nights invite us back to long heavenly soaks in the bath.
Never a bad thing.
And Fall food is as comforting as all get out. Soup’s on? I’m there.
Grilled onions with thyme & cream. Recipe here
A version of “Angels on Horseback” with Medjool dates, water chestnuts & pineapple wrapped in bacon, marinated in soy sauce & pineapple juice then baked. Yum.
Libationally (I say it’s a word) it’s fun to adapt your bar, like this one in Howard Slatnik’s home, to the cooler season’s more comforting requirements.
And I must admit, Fall certainly does invite one to hunker down and enjoy more cozy reading time…
pretty light, gorgeous colours, long baths & flannel sheets. A good meal, a great read, cashmere & a comely cocktail…
I do believe I’ve just talked myself into being very happy that Autumn has arrived!
Check it! I could be on “Super Soul Sunday”
I have a motivational speaker lurking inside of me!
omg. That explains my inexplicable weight gain over the summer…
Phew. Just found the silver lining!
Happy Falling Leaves To All