20 Things I Treasure in Autumn

autumn leaves on a tree in new york city

I came across a wonderful list of things to love about autumn over on The Inspired Room and I couldn’t resist doing a list of my own. Having supplanted summer, autumn is my favorite season. I still love the long, lazy days of summer but the crisp, fresh energy of fall is unbeatable. Especially in New York.

So in the spirit of embracing the present moment, here’s my list of autumn favorites.

cozy fireplace setting
  • Snuggly sweaters with my favorite jeans that are long enough to allow me my one summertime holdover, flip flops.
  • Homemade sweet potato pie.
  • A crackling fire in a stone fireplace.
  • Driving north to see the leaves change.
  • Childhood memories of family trips to Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
pie and other autumn desserts
  • Delicious red wine.
  • Apple picking.
  • An abundance of good hair days.
  • Crisp breezes.
  • Warm apple pie a la mode.

  • New stationery and starting fresh.
  • Carving pumpkins with my ducklings.
  • Cozy socks to putter around the house.
  • My extra fluffy down comforter.
  • Hot chocolate with whipped cream.

Fall outfit, cozy sweater, jeans, booties
  • Boots and blazers.
  • Leisurely walks in Central Park.
  • Halloween costumes.
  • Quality movie releases.
  • Fall TV. This one is less potent as streaming services launch premieres year round, but still, there’s nothing like network TV show premieres.
yellow fallen leaves in Greenwich Village, New York

If you’re feeling inspired, go ahead and create a list of your own. AND don’t be shy, share it with me on Instagram. Autumn is awesome!

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  1. 11 October 2008 / 11:19 PM

    Hi ~ just stopping by to see your blog because I saw you used the same tutorial I did to fix mine. I love the dark gray background you’ve used – looks great.

    I don’t know where you live, but I’d like to be there if days are cool and crisp and you can start wearing sweaters and having fires in the fireplace.

    Enjoy Autumn

  2. 17 October 2008 / 5:34 PM

    Thanks! I’m glad you like it. I’m in NYC and we’re just starting to get consistently cool weather but I’m still wearing my flip flops!!

  3. Tyra
    12 September 2017 / 12:24 AM

    I do miss the changing of the leaves. Wish I had that in LA!

    • Patranila
      22 September 2017 / 1:41 PM

      I know what you mean. Maybe take a weekend trip once the leaves start so you can get a little bit of Autumn!

  4. 12 September 2017 / 12:39 AM

    Fall TV is definitely going to have me living life. Hope you have a great season!

    • Patranila
      22 September 2017 / 1:40 PM

      Cannot WAIT for the final season of Scandal!

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