Fall in Love with Autumn

by Christina on September 14, 2011

I have to confess, I’m one of those people who spends the whole summer waiting for the leaves to change, the hot beverages to circulate and for the Holiday prep to begin. That’s right, I’m a total Autumn junkie. And as of today we are officially ten days from the start of the new season. Although my enthusiasm may come a bit prematurely - I’m counting down the five things I love most about fall.

Enter any Starbucks this time of year and the usual coffee aroma is joined by spices such as cinnamon and clove. For me, the beginning of fall starts not by the calendar but when Starbucks starts serving their classic Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The spiced drink is on sale now at Starbucks. In addition to brewing these aromatic beverages, Starbucks also switches from its traditional white cups to festive red ones beginning in November.

For me, the staple of any fall and winter wardrobe is a beautiful coat. Although they can often be pricey, I consider a quality, well tailored coat to be an investment piece just as much as a nice shoe or handbag. This season I love the Townhouse Trench by J.Crew.

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve LOVED Holiday movies. Some of my all time favorite movies are centered around the holidays. For me, a childhood staple was Home Alone (who can forget that one, right?). I also love the Steve Martin classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles which puts a comedic spin on hectic Holiday travel. In recent years, movies like Love Actually and The Family Stone have been some of my Holiday-themed favorites.

Sure, it’s a little early to be thinking that far ahead but guess what? I love sending out Christmas cards so much, I start contemplating my selection months in advance. It’s the one time of year I give and receive an influx of grin-inducing snail mail. I love this Red Modern Ornament Photo Card by Jasmine & Woo.

My favorite thing of the fall season is probably the celebrations. I love gathering friends and family, be it for a Halloween costume party or an intimate Christmas dinner. My birthday also happens to be in the fall, very close to Christmas. I look forward to celebrating the spirit of the Holidays (and my birthday) with loved ones every year. And for those looking to host a fall party, maybe one that is not specific to any particular Holiday, check out this Classic Argyle Orange Invitation by Jasmine & Woo. The colors and the argyle pattern are perfect for fall!

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