With age, I find Autumn to be becoming one of my favourites seasons. I suppose as a kid you hate it because you know what it means when September swings round, school. But these crisp months of change feel more and more homely. The build up to Christmas, Halloween and Bon fire night, all occasions spent with your nearest and dearest, spoiling one another and generally enjoying lifes pleasures and festivities. So amongst my excitement I have decided to write up five things that I am looking forward to.
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I actually discovered this Band at the beggining of the year, tried and tested their acoustic album ‘Shallow Bed’, then realised that if it is acoustic, then they’ll also be a full band version too. Mind was blown and slightly overwhelmed with the force of beauty of this record. That particular playlist went in hiding in my spotify over the summer until I whacked it out in my car recently, and it’s been on ever since. Dry the river are an alternative Indie rock group with strong country and folk influences. Their songs are enchanting and transport you to a beautiful rural country world with somewhat traditional values. But the ethereal harmonies followed by lively drums and guitars create a dynamic but smooth journey with the album.
My favourite accessory is the Fedora. I love wearing my hat! Summer months I try to pass it off as Cowgirl Chic, but in the colder months the Fedora is free to be who ever it wants to be. Protecting me from wind and rain and covering up any bad hair days, the Fedora is my best friend. In all seriousness, it’s a timeless accessory which is fitting for most and that can transform your look to a slightly better one. It can turn you from “Meh” into “Yeh!” And if we want to go deep, I feel my hat makes me look quite mysterious. I like that vibe.
I may have missed the boat for Oktoberfest this year, but it will definitely be on my to do list for next Autumn. Oktoberfest is the world famous beer festival in Munich, Germany, that runs for 16 days and is all things folky. Serving up 2 pint beer steins and an array of delicious food, Oktoberfest is for foodies and those who like a good drink! Not only that, but theParade, costumes and traditional tents and rides collectively create an amazing experience that really sets you up for the festivities of the colder months.
#5 Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Autumn has not fully set into swing if you haven’t had a Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Probably one of the most comforting things to have if it’s a bit of a chilly day, or your feeling blue. The slight hint of spice will be a lovely little pick me up but the creamy warm flavour of the pumpkin is almost like a hug. But I’m glad this is only a seasonal drink, as its something to cherish whilst it reigns and then look forward to when it goes back into hibernation. One of my favourite things to do is find a window to sit at when its a bit chilly outside, in a nice oversized knit, clutching coffee with two hands whilst the unique spiced aroma instantly warms the senses and watch the leaves fall and the low sun glow. I think that deserves a happy sigh.
Thanks so much for reading! I would love to know your top five things of Autumn, so feel free to leave a comment below.
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