About a month ago, I started writing a post about how I could not believe it was already fall. I felt like I blinked and it was already the end of September.
I brainstormed all the things I was inspired to do as the seasons changed... how I was switching from iced coffee to hot coffee, and perhaps more importantly, from white wine to red wine. I dreamt up styling artistic photos of the cozy-looking faux fur throw on my bed and posting some progress shots of cleaning out my closet in preparation for cooler weather. Maybe I'd post a roundup of my favorite men's trends for fall, or of the TV show premieres I was most excited to watch - mostly under the Shonda Rhimes umbrella (#TGIT).
Then things got really busy. I blinked and another month had passed. It's already the end of October, and one of my favorite trips of the year is already on the horizon: our annual weekend with friends in Southold, New York (on the North Fork of Long Island), where we soak up fall weather while drinking great wine at local vineyards, playing board games around the house, and watching "Hocus Pocus" (if we find the DVD this year).
So, I compromised. Instead of a fall blog post, I made a "Fall Forward" playlist (on the SOUNDTRACK page). I plan to play it this weekend, and I also envision throwing it on if friends come over to tailgate or pick apples or harvest pumpkins... you know, fall things.
The truth is, we'll always be too busy to perfectly plan out enjoying every aspect of each season, hopeful as we may be while pinning recipes and flipping through fashion spreads. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't carve out what time we can to savor a few key seasonal ingredients before it's time to move on to the next.
Red wine and s'mores, anyone?