It took me 3 years to really acclimate to Southern California’s weather. This is the first year that October came, and it actually sort of feels like fall. It’s also the first year that I got really season-sick (like Homesick) I miss the colors of fall, especially fall in Boston. There is really no better place than that. Everyone is back in school; the leaves change to beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow; and the weather is a perfect mix of chilly and warm. And the enthusiasm for Halloween is incredibly contagious! It’s the only place I’ve been where I had three, sometimes four, costumes because there were THAT many parties every year, and you couldn’t show up in the same dress for every party. Fun is an understatement.
In LA, people barely even acknowledge the change of season. I guess because there isn’t that much of a change: It’s still 75 degrees, sunny and green. SO I came up with a list of things that feel like fall wherever you are. (Even here in LA)
Top Left: Owls — I love everything Owl. You could say I’m a little obsessed. These are the cutest pendants I found on Etsy.
Top Right: Nashville — Fall TV is back! I don’t keep up with a lot of shows. I usually lose interest after season 2 or 3, but some suck me in. Nashville on ABC is my addiction. Plus, Hayden Panettiere cut her hair into the long bob I’ve got going on. Love it.
Middle Left: PSL — Pumpkin Spice Latte. Need I say more? Starbucks introduced us to this seasonal craving, but I love all the “Make it at home” versions better. Check out this one from kitchn.com.
Middle Right: Boots — Fall means boot season, no matter the weather. What I do love about SoCal is that since the weather doesn’t change, you can rock the heels all year round. I love these booties from TOMS.
Bottom: Pumpkin Beer — New England first introduced me to seasonal brews. And I may be biased, but they do pumpkin beers really well up there. My absolute favorite, without any hesitation is… going to come up in a future post. Stay tuned!