5 Ways to Embrace Autumn 2018
Autumn: the period from the autumnal equinox (when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length) to the winter solstice (which marks the onset of winter, at the time of the shortest day).
Word origin 1325–75: from the Latin autumnus, replacing Middle English autumpne / Middle French autompne
In the early 1600s as more people started moving into cities, the word “harvest” fell out of use. Instead, city dwellers began to use the phrase “fall of the leaf” to refer to the third season of the year when trees lose their leaves.
Now that the dog days of summer are behind us, here are some ideas for transitioning your home for the fall with an open heart:
Swap Swim Suits for Cashmere
Mark the end of summer with prep for the cozy months ahead by swapping out swim trunks and tube tops for cashmere. Rather than prompt you to pine for summer, let the whiffs of summer memories make you smile. I look forward to this all year- let your closet breathe by taking everything out for an entire day- donate the unwanted items to Housing Works or Goodwill (links here please.)
Spray your home with your favorite room fragrance, for instance this one from Le Labo, to infuse your home with new vibe for the season. New scents have a powerful effect.
Have Your Windows Washed
With less natural light coming in every day, it’s a good idea to clean the windows so you can make the most of what’s still coming in. You won’t believe the transformation- and how little it costs- and how it truly changes your entire home. Our windows are our homes’ EYES.
Earlier evenings make ample opportunities for cozier lighting. Buy a few sets of tea lights and arrange them strategically in pockets around your home. Give yourself permission to go with unscented candles- classic.
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Peace and healing this autumn- the world needs it.