The season is changing. The air feels cooler, school is in full swing and we’re starting to plan for the holidays. I love summer, dread winter and embrace all that fall has to offer. It’s the perfect blend of cool mornings, hot coffee, light jackets, linen scarves and the smell of a warm fire. In order to give fall some proper love, I’ve compiled a list of activities to take full advantage of this beautiful season.
- Nature: Colorful Colorado, indeed. The beautiful colors of this season are ours to enjoy, and we’re lucky enough to have front row seats. Just as the temperatures start to drop, the leaf-peeping begins. Head to the high country where the Aspen groves are sure to shine. A high-altitude hike, bike ride or leisurely drive will give you a dose of unforgettable fresh air and plenty of photos to share.
- Entertain: There are so many ways to celebrate fall. The return of football means tailgating and barbeques with friends. If you’re not interested in the outcome of the game, it’s also the perfect excuse to enjoy all the snacks. Try and deny a pig-in-a-blanket, ribs or queso dip…just try! On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little more elevated, now is the perfect time to invite friends and family over for a harvest celebration! Blogs galore will fill you with all the necessary autumn inspiration. I’m including some of my favorites https://camillestyles.com/https://reluctantentertainer.com/ https://julieblanner.com/. Focus on including fall’s warm color palette, your favorite root vegetables, scents with clove and orange, and warm drinks.
- Gratitude: We all know thankfulness is an attitude that extends way beyond our Thanksgiving table. Write it in a journal or keep an ongoing note on your phone. It can be done at the beginning or the end of each day. Jotting down what you’re grateful for in the morning will positively position you to take on the day. Or would you rather wrap up the day by filling your mind with calm thoughts before drifting off to sleep? There is no one way to express gratefulness. Perhaps it’s a simple list of experiences, things or people that bring you joy. Some days you may want to expand on a particular person, memory, place or a special feeling. It’s all yours and it’s all good.
- Enjoy: Yes, fall means pumpkin spice everything, fresh apple pie and costume parties, but it also means breaking out your lederhosen and steins. The German festival celebrated world-wide with food, beer, live music and general merrymaking is the perfect way to celebrate the season. Most major cities host Oktoberfest (celebrated in September) with strudels, schnitzel, sausages and craft beer. Live performances and fun for the everyone.