Gradually the leaves are cascading to the ground, just enough of them to remind everyone that fall is here. The evenings are becoming crisper and the days a bit shorter. With the change of season comes the nesting, picking up the home, prepping the yard for winter, gussying up the fireplace for its first showing of the season.
But before all of this work begins, the morning must be enjoyed. A hot cup of tea (or coffee or hot water with lemon), maybe a Sunday newspaper and time to just savor slowing down.
Today’s Cups of Tea will hopefully bring inspiration for creating more luxurious moments at home, preparing for the season’s holiday, treating yourself to something delicious and a reminder to treasure the things we appreciate and love.
Here’s to a beautiful and pleasure filled Sunday.
Fiona, author of How to Be Chic, has put together a wonderful blog that really set a tone of ease, beauty and honesty. With her recent post about making the most of a staycation, I had to share it with you as it serves as the perfect reminder that we can all truly create a luxurious atmosphere right in our own home. Have a look, she offers a list of things to make sure to include for the most enjoyable time.
I have been hearing mentions of the new Sofia Coppola ad for Louis Vuitton, and when I finally came across it on Escapade I was impressed. Her classically designed bags and Sofia herself make for a great selling point. Have a look at all of the images by clicking on the header above.
Fall is most certainly here, and so is the holiday of Halloween. With gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors, sugary treats and ideas of what costume will be worn this year, Slim Paley’s post brings together fantastic recipes – pumpkin truffles, fashion, costumes, home decorating (see below) and so much more. Such a fun post – do have a look.
With the arrival of the weekend, I often find myself in the kitchen baking something a bit sweeter, a bit naughty, that I wouldn’t during the regular week, so when I came across Mary of Delightful Bitefuls post on Raspberry Crumb Breakfast Bars, I made sure to make a copy of the recipe for myself. Who wouldn’t want to start their weekend with a sweet treat and a lovely sip of hot tea? I know I would.
As someone who is continually drawn to items of beauty whether they be man-made or found in nature, I find this quote to be something to always keep in mind because, after all, anything taken for granted, in its own way, ceases to exist. Thank you Sara of Dwell and Design for the reminder.
“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright