autumn leaves on a tree in new york city

20 Things I Treasure in Autumn

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.

Autumn in New York is a whole vibe and it’s easily the best time of the year. And even though we’re just coming out of a September heat wave, here’s my list of autumn favorites.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Walking Path
  • Leisurely walks in the park and people watching from a cafe.
  • Snugly sweaters with my favorite jeans that are long enough to allow me my one summertime holdover, flip flops.
  • Homemade sweet potato pie.
  • Taking a day trip to see the leaves change.
  • Childhood memories of family trips to Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
brooklyn new york sidewalk in autumn
  • Delicious red wine.
  • Apple picking.
  • An abundance of good hair days.
  • Crisp breezes.
  • Warm apple pie a la mode.
Fall favorites. Patranila picks a tiny apple.
  • 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.
Autumn is for fresh starts. Warm beverages, new books, and journals.
  • Boots and blazers. Actually fall fashion in general. So many options!
  • 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. Of course, with the writers and actors on strike, I have no idea what fall TV will look like this year. Yikes!

If you’re feeling inspired, go ahead and create a list of your own. Autumn is awesome!



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

    1. Patranila says:

      Cannot WAIT for the final season of Scandal!

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

    1. Patranila says:

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

  3. 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!!

  4. 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

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