Today,dear readers, you are in for a treat!
The fabulous Tina, of The Enchanted Home, is sharing her Four Fall Faves! Tina is more than generous, as she literally opens up her dream home in the making. And, when she’s not busy picking out tiles and light fixtures, she is inspiring us with her zest for life and her knowledge and love of all things beautiful. Let’s take a look at what she loves for fall!
1.A stylish but comfy outfit
When you look good you feel good and it shows, right? I think so! My staples for fall daytime dressing are pretty predictable (I call this my uniform), I lean toward classic pieces, the kind you can wear from year to year. I am most comfortable in a cozy chunky sweater, a beautiful soft alpaca cape, a pair of soft gloves, a chic woven brown tote, great riding boots, topped off with a classic looking enameled cuff and small gold hoops….this to me, is the perfect fall outfit! (Don’t worry I wear pants too, lol…normally a pair of tapered black or brown pants or jeans)
2. Yummy comfort foods I know, I know, I am sorry…I know this is horribly cruel. But I cannot help the fact that fall is also synonymous with comfort foods. When I move, I plan on cooking up lots of comfort food this season!! Everything from spaghetti carbornara, to crocks of chili, hot chocolate and apple cider, grilled Swiss on sourdough (makes the best grilled cheese), mini chicken pot pies and the poster child dessert for colder months…warm apple pie (ala mode of course)! And you wonder why I keep my cape nearby……hides lots of sins! Hungry yet? Me too! Somehow all of these classics seem to taste even better in the colder months. Bon Appetit!
3. Fall foliage lookingNothing to me is more spectacular than taking in the beautiful fall foliage that is exclusive to this wonderful season. It is so worth the drive a few hours north to take in the splendor. We use to make it an annual “must do” and sadly over the years, soccer and lacrosse games, busy schedules, house building and other “stuff” got in the way, but I am excited about going this year and we hope to resume making it an annual tradition. It is breathtaking and makes the best natural backdrop for Christmas pictures for our annual cards (when everyone cooperates which is basically never) but a little bribery normally gets a decent enough picture to send out. (if I say “this will be the last picture” it almost guarantees a big smile from everyone)!
that the holidays are around the corner. Thanksgiving is always one I look forward to (yes I will admit largely because of the decadent meal I give myself permission to indulge in) but also because it means a time of family and togetherness, no schedule, and lots of down time to reminiscence and play board games.(We are known for our fierce Monopoly and Scrabble marathons). Because no gifts are exchanged its also ranks relatively low on the stress o’ meter which is always welcome! So Thanksgiving is both a time to give thanks, eat to our hearts content (with the best leftovers) and to really enjoy fall at its very best.