Not Falling for Fall...

I don’t love fall. We just sort of casually date until summer returns. Seriously, fall is just too cold, rainy and gloomy for me. The days are shorter and as a result, I’m unable to enjoy much time outdoors grilling, attending concerts or street markets, and hitting balls on the tennis court. I miss summer’s long, warm and sunny days.

To pass the time, I feign interest in fall. I sip steaming hot chai tea lattes. I admire the colors of the turning leaves. I celebrate Halloween because it gives me an excuse to consume insane amounts of candy and pizza while watching horror movies – all without judgement. Additionally, I decorate my home. This without a doubt is my happy place - both literally and figuratively.

Sipping chai tea lattes or matcha from a favorite mug helps to cope on cold fall days.

Although my heart refuses to fully commit to fall, I do get excited about decorating during this season. The entire process evokes childhood memories of my parents and the special care they took to make our home a cozy oasis. Like my parents, I employ seasonal elements that harmonize