In Heaven, it is always Autumn
– John Donne
The leaves are starting to turn brown and I’m enthralled once again. Autumn is by far my favorite season. There are so many things I look forward to. I look forward to wearing layers. And going for walks in the weekends with Mr. Boyfriend, sipping coffee to go and snapping outfit pics. Staying in, lighting candles, reading books, blogging, drinking tea, knitting, watching Netflix … I want it all at the same time!
To make it even better, I got this lovely gift in celebration of Autumn from the Danish publishers Lindhardt og Ringhof: A book by Donna Tartt, a candle, some tea and candy, and a letter expressing everything I love about autumn. That put a huge smile on my face!
This year, there are some extra goodies I look forward to: I’ve got two vacations lined up! In a week from now, I’ve planned a weekend trip to London with a friend, and next month Mr. Boyfriend and I are going to Berlin for 5 days to explore restaurants and vintage shops and to hang out in cafés, drinking coffee, eating cake and reading books.
Another thing that’s had me beyond excited is the news that Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix in October! This is without comparison my favorite show. I can – and have – watch it again and again. I love the coziness of the show, the crazy characters, Rory’s love of books, Lorelai’s fast paced talking, the jokes, the heartache, the coffee … It’s a show that always leaves me with a warm and fuzzy feeling. I can’t wait to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and binge-watch for hours while knitting. I almost wish I got a nasty cold or the flu so I could stay home with Lorelai and Rory. The crazy thing is that I already own the box set on dvd! I guess Netflix has spoiled me by being so easy – I just can’t be bothered with dvds anymore.
I’m embracing indoors cafés again and don’t really miss sitting outside. I went to my favorite reading café, Underwood Ink the other day with my dad and Mr. Boyfriend. During the summer, I’ve been sitting outside sipping iced coffee while reading. Now I’ve moved my reading inside and replaced the cool drinks with warm tea or coffee. It’s so cozy to sit there and read next to candle lights and beautiful books. I love my hood!
What’s your favorite season? How do you feel about Autumn? If you love it like I do, you should check out the gorgeous Instagram account we_heart_autumn.
8 thoughts on “My Undying Love of Autumn”
Autumn is the best. It is the perfect season. It is not too cold yet, but it is not too hot already.You can just sit at home and read and not feel guilty that you are not outside. You can drink tea and not be overheated by it. But you can also grab an ice cream if you wish. You can go withou stockings during day but you are able to buy new coat without feeling guilty about it. You have so many possibilities. I don’t have words for autumn, really..
By the way, you are reading The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, aren’t you? Have you read The Secret History? I finished it today and it is much better than The Goldfinch! Anyway, I am looking forwad to read your review. 🙂
Hi Anna, – oh, yes, I love too that you can choose between hot tea and ice cream – it’s a win win 😀
No, I’m not reading The Little Friend, I just got this copy as a gift.
I really love Autumn too!! I love the weather, the warm socks, the cute oversized sweaters, the hot chocolate… just everything 🙂
But I live in Latin America now… I miss Autumn so much :'(
Oh, that must be tough! Warm weather is nice but watching the seasons change is lovely.
Autumn is slowly gaining on Summer as my favourite season, especially the Autumn this year! The weather here has been idyllic, cold mornings, warm afternoons and no rain which means crisp bright leaves falling.
It’s the perfect season for Gilmore Girls too, I started working through the series in August but having it on Netflix will make it so much better! Bring on the coffee, chocolate and fast paced dialogue!
Oh, how I love to meet another dedicated GG fan! I can’t wait for October!
I LOVE Autumn, for all the reasons you mentioned, though I do struggle with the dark mornings, but the fact that you get to spend the evenings all cozyed up with a book or some knitting totally makes up for that!
Yes, Wendy, I also struggle with the dark mornings. The perfect combo would be bright sunny mornings and cozy dark evenings 😀