Well friends, the most colorful season of the year is here us and there is something so enchanting in the air.  As the greenery of summer turns into an array of deep red and orange hues, our souls are refreshed and the excitement of a new beginning greets us as we breathe in the cool autumn air.  So magical!

What better time to celebrate love than when nature surrounds us with such a beautiful carnival of changing colors!  If you are hosting a Fall celebration, be it a wedding or any other social soiree, be sure to let texture, warmth and richness take center stage to create a cozy atmosphere. Serve warm (maybe spiked?) apple cider as your signature drink, bring in rustic elements such as leaves and branches for centerpieces and of course, add candle light for a delicate glow.

Here are a few ideas to inspire you…

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Wishing you the loveliest Fall season!  I hope you find many ways to enjoy the outdoors, and create cozy moments filled with warmth and smiles. XO

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I cannot believe how quickly time flies sometimes. It wasn’t that long ago that I was welcoming the summer breeze and all the fun plans and dreams that always come along with the warmer months…and now here we are, mid-September and I must admit I am a little bit in awe at how fast this summer came and went.  However, as we transition from easy-breezy to crisp and cool weather, I feel a sense of excitement and wonder as I prepare for the new season.  It may be the habits left from my old school days, but September always feels like a time to reset and start again on any forgotten hopes and dreams and a time to plan for new adventures.  The cozy sweaters, richer foods and frothier drinks are just a cherry on top.

As I look back on summer sixteen, I feel grateful for friends old and new, days spent with loved ones, the ability to feel the sun and the blessing of welcoming a new season with open arms.  Change is good my friends.  I hope that September has been treating you well and that you continue to dream, love and always move forward with light in your eyes and joy in your hearts.  And now, I leave you with a few September things I’m looking forward to…

Relaxed and unplanned adventures

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Enjoying as many meals outdoors as possible

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Breathing in the changing season

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Lots of pie and warm, frothy drinks

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Happy pre-Fall friends!  October will be here soon accompanied by that beautiful symphony of magical colours we all love.  Are you excited?!

Lots of love! xo

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As I write this post, I am working away from my backyard and feeling the heat….summer is in full swing, but time is flying by you guys.  How is it already mid-August??!! As I look back on what has been a great Summer Sixteen I am already feeling nostalgic because I know the season of apples and pumpkins will be here before we know it.  And although I love the Fall, I am not quite ready to let go of beach days, heatwaves and summer cocktails.

We still have a few weeks left of sunshine and blue skies, so today I rounded up five delicious and refreshing summer sips to try this weekend.  All of them taking advantage of juicy fruit and fresh herb season….so, you know, the best ever!

Cheers to the weekend you guys! Hope you enjoy!

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LEMON VERBENA LEMONADE

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WHITE WINE, CLEMENTINE AND VANILLA COCKTAIL
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These are pretty tasty right?!  If you are in the midst of wedding planning, these are some seriously chic contenders for a unique signature cocktail for your big day.  Cheers! xo

Credits:  Each cocktail individually linked to original source.