Well, it’s official: autumn has arrived.
Given the particularly frenzied nature of this year, I can scarcely believe it’s time for cool weather goodness, already.
Not that I’m complaining, mind. No, I’m pretty much always ready to jump right into the likes of . . .
A steaming mug of goodness. While I reach for coffee first thing in the morning, nothing quite beats tea or hot cocoa later in the day. I’m currently enjoying Kranku Munkte tea, courtesy of my trip to Sweden. I haven’t a clue the ingredients, and it’s hard to describe a flavor (it hints of black licorice), but it’s super good.
Teacups with character. Of course, you need a festive mug or teacup to wrap your hands around, whilst enjoying said steaming mug of goodness. If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ve seen my latest additions—four gorgeous vintage teacups. Sigh. Needless to say, I’m cut off. What about you? Because I’m pretty sure one of us needs this honey bee teacup.
Sweet treats. Hot beverages and sweet treats are BFFs, you know. It’s rude to invite one without the other. And it is the perfect season for baking something delicious. Of course, if you’re not up to the task, no worries. You can always order in. I’m thinking this chocolate babka from William Greenberg Desserts looks delightful.
Candles. Nothing sets the mood like candles of all sorts and varieties. A current favorite is the bamboo scented candle from Lit & Co. While I’ve not had the chance to test it out, their Spiced Pumpkin (heavy on the spice, apparently) sounds equally divine.
Super soft blanket. I’m well aware that chilly weather can bring on a hint of the blues—but it also brings a perfect excuse to snuggle in with a super soft blanket. If you haven’t, you simply must. There are few things in this world quite as lovely.
A good book. Finally, cooler temps provide the perfect setting for reading a good book (granted, I can’t imagine a setting that doesn’t, but that’s totally beside the point). I’ve several on my list—including a new (to me) mystery series introduced last weekend. Of course, an old standby will do the trick as well—something like Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield, for instance.
See, what’s not to love about autumn? Yeah, I can’t think of anything either . . .