Breezy puff of air with that unique autumn smell has started knocking at the door, and I can feel it while standing next to my window and looking outside. I can also notice leaves started turning yellow. It’s of course the magic of fall and I am totally in love with this – even if it has just started.
There is no doubt, every season has something to delight in and enjoy when it first appears, but the season of fall has a special place in my heart for a lot of good reasons. So today, I would like to talk you about a number of reasons, 13 to be exact, why I love the autumn so much. Here we go.
1: It Feels Like a New Beginning
With the first zephyr of crusty air that blows through the trees, autumn to me, feels like the true new beginning – a change in the season and the kids going back to school once again. Yes, September doesn’t only bring new experiences for us, but it also has something special for our kids. My kids are so happy to prepare their brand-new school material, getting good habits back on track after the summer holidays and weeks of chilling and specially to see their friends again. And I would definitely say that this season is full of optimism and thrill, with nice celebrations and events such as Halloween, St Martin’s Day, Saint Nicholas and of course the end of the year festivities, Christmas and New Year.
2: The Colors
Now is the time to pack away your bright colors and say hello to autumnal tones. I’m sure that just like me many other women would also want to go with murky burgundies, intense oranges and bold reds. And many of us are going to rock dark makeup as well. Indeed, it’s the wonderful time of year to return with that dark lip or try a misty orange eye.
3: Wardrobe Change
There is no denying that when we all think of scarves, hats, boots, gloves, we just feel warm and cosy. Isn’t it true? I’ve already planned to add several new tights and warm dresses to my wardrobe in the upcoming weeks! As this is the time to put on jumpers, it’s a good idea to layer up with the cosiest of knits. And let me share that I’m extremely passionate about grey shades and autumnal tones including wine-red and orange. In my free time, I prefer wearing them with jeans and ankle boots to have a simple relaxed look. Certainly, boots are the best choice for a fabulous snugly autumnal vibe. Every year, I am really looking forward to getting out my autumnal wardrobe and putting on my favorite boots and coats, just like when you get something new from the store ????
4: Pyjama Party
It’s dark and chilly outside, and that is why many of us enjoy staying in. And this means there are no out of the blue visitors, so you can take advantage of this opportunity to get into your Pyjamas at 6pm. You can either take it as my love for pyjamas or a crazy shopper in me, but every year I buy a new set, I’m definitely going to get one this year as well.
5: Nights In
The season of fall is just the right time to ditch your nights out – it is completely okay to be unsociable in the colder months and choose to get cosy on the sofa with a good book or with Netflix. If truth to be told there is no better excuse to light a fire, take a big blanket and get warm with your much-loved person.
6: Delectable Hot Drinks
No matter what you like, be it hot chocolates, coffees or teas, fall is unquestionably the time for hot drinks. They’re full of flavour and make you feel extremely warm inside. Tell me if there is anything not to find irresistible!
7: Great food
It feels amazing to welcome back the appetizing comfort food such as jovial stews and casseroles and swapping the summer salads for hot soups. Indeed, there is nothing that can beat the comfort food. How lucky am I to have a Mr: Perfectly Parfaite who happens to be a fantastic cook and on top of that he is French….so he prepares great meals like Boeuf Bourguignon, Risotto, Blanquette de Veau, Pot au feu and Galettes…..Bon Appétit!
I think lots of people are excited for Halloween. We are too! I think it is great fun to watch Halloween movies. At this time of the year, we love to decorate our home. The children get dressed up in a frightening costume and go out trick or treating’ in the neighbourhood.
Apart from Halloween, one of my other favorite events throughout the autumn is bonfire night. It’s a great time to go outside in a warm coat, big scarves and hand gloves and stand before a huge bonfire waving sparkler into the sky with all colors and sizes. I love the whiff of bonfire, don’t you? It’s so warming & comforting!
10: Autumnal Smell in the Air
The first time when you feel the smell of smoke coming from one of your neighbors’ chimney, it confirms you that autumn has arrived. And when this whiff blends with the dry leaves falling off the trees, you can’t refuse to enjoy the odor of fall in the air. And frankly speaking I can’t help to notice the way the smells change as the calendar’s pages flip by. I believe this adorable season is overflowing with unique fragrances that fill all my senses with joy.
11: Home Decoration
I do not change my entire home decoration for every new season, most of it fits perfectly throughout the year, but I do have some accessories that change with the seasons. For example, I have three glass cloches on my windowsill and in there I like to put seasonal decoration. Last week, I have bought a wooden mushroom, a small deer and some pine cones.
Also, things like pillows, plants, throw blankets and things like that can change with the season. One of the most important accessories you will always find in our house when the days get shorter and the nights longer, are candles. I love the cosiness and dimmed light that candles give. Not the perfumes ones though, and as for the color, I prefer them plain and simple, in ivory. In my opinion, it is always better to have one big decoration piece like a lantern with a big candle on your side table or on your dining table, than to have a multitude of small candles all over the place.
12: Long Walks in the Forest
How do you imagine long walks in the forest? Believe it or not but there is something truly uplifting about waking up or spending an evening taking some time to go out for a long walk in the forest. Health experts also recommend taking some out for you after a hard-hitting day at work – it for sure makes you feel good and gives you a boost up to get ready for next day. All those leaves….no matter how old we get, everyone just loves walking through the fallen leaves – personally, this reminds me of when I was young, and we went walking in the forest with my parents. Almost everyone loves a good walk in the season of fall. Also, the shades are so attractive, and it just makes you feel awe-inspiring.
13: Christmas Is Approaching!
With Christmas (the best time of the year) just around the corner, there is so much to look forward to. Whether it is about the great food, drinks, celebrations, time spent with family and friends, and a lot of gifts, everything brings so much of excitement. I am just thinking of Christmas movies, Christmas songs, decorations, having fun with kids while wrapping the gifts, parties, shopping, dining out, board games…ahhh I love every minute of it!
While I love the Indian Summer every year when I try to hold on to that last bit of Summer, I am also all set to welcome the fall with open arms. And yes, my skin is geared up to feel a freezing breeze, my legs are ready to be dressed in jeans, and I cannot wait to taste all the flavors fall food has to offer.
Did you like reading this post as much as I did writing it? What do you think of the autumn season? And if you don’t have a crush on September, then which time of the year do you like the most and why? We would definitely love to hear your most favorite bits and pieces of autumn! Please do mention them in the comment box. I’ll come back with another exciting post soon, till then keep on enjoying the season of being cosy.