We love our holidays…every one of them!! Celebrating life and lighthearted times! October, Fall ~ Autumn brings Halloween fun!! Pumpkins, apples and leaves!! Biking, hiking, tailgating ~ what joyfun!!
Football, Homecoming, Octoberfest are all great celebratory excuses, if we need one!!
We all love enjoying occasions of happiness, where ever we may be!
Pumpkin love can be enjoyed from MacKenzie-Child’sChilds vibrantly designed collections, dinnerware artistry from Vietri, Michael Aram’s Pomegranate Collections and Simon Pearce’s Vermont glassworks too! All are classic and chic - at the same time!
Candy apples - YUM – add to the happy times!!
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Carving pumpkins with the kiddies, apple picking and baking, enjoying smells of comfort food in the kitchen and the joys of the great outdoors…no matter where we live! They, they all give us seasonal joy, pleasure and fun!! Sometime, they are memories for a lifetime!
Shall we enjoy dining alfresco for the last time this season…picnicking or tailgating perhaps with cider, wine or Octoberfest beers?
Maybe you prefer creating fabulous, natural table settings, bringing the outdoors in, with fall blooms of sunflowers, Gerber daisies, and multicolored mums with menus of the season’s bounty with soups in lovely pumpkin servers or bread bowls? Butternut squash soup sounds good to me…garnished with a bit of dried cranberry and walnut!! Here in San Francisco, you can even take outhome the bread bowl from Boudin Bakery…and create your own!!
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Maybe your celebration will be in your own gardens with family and friends; or will it be enjoying a favorite weekend away or vacation retreat? Wine Country? The Poconos? All sooo beautiful with changing leaves and cool fragrance in the air!! Pack some Granny Smith’s for the road!
Enjoying the season’s fruits and vegetables are beautiful and amazing: Apples, Pears, Pomegranates, Persimmons and Figs ~ luscious all!!
They make us marvel at nature’s bounty and beauty…whether we are garnishing cheese trays, adding to entrées or admiring them in bowls as art!!
Le Jacquard Francais is a favorite French firm that symbolizes quality and beauty! They create fabulous table linens and tea towels you will want to give and receive and enjoy in your own homes! Beautiful designs in thrilling colors and patterns of cotton -or linen that celebrate the bounty of beauty of each season, art and design throughout the world! L’Amour, L’Amour!!
All are wonderful, colorful treasures!!
This season’s bounty is also the natural inspiration for fragrance…for our body, spirit, soul and homes!! Spritz, sooth our skin, and enjoy each scent in candles and diffusers …while they transport us to calmness and sensuality!
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Jo Malone's passion for the elegant art of gift giving is perfect for our upcoming holiday season: celebrateCelebrate or give Fresh Fig and Cassis or the much-loved English Pear & Freesia and more in colognes, crèmes, washes, oils, candles or diffusers…to pamper ourselves, our homes and those we love! Aren’t we all secretly hoping to receive a few of these treasures under out tree?
This morning, Kelly shared 6 comfort recipes perfect for Fall. Click the title or image below to read the article.
is our home design contributor. She posts about everything home-related on Saturdays.
I always look forward to your weekly post. Always lovely!
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