“There is a time of year in New York when, even before the first leaf falls, you can feel the seasons click.” –Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
Some time during the night, the fog rolled in, bringing with it a glimpse of a new season. I opened my curtains this morning in LA, and everything was silent. The light had shifted, and although I knew by noon it would be 90°, the mood of summer was gone. Even though I will miss Summer Fridays and the idea that we somehow have less responsibility, I have always preferred fall. It still feels like the start of school, when everyone returns from their travels, sharpens their pencils, and sets their sights toward new aspirations.
The writing class I held off on this summer starts tomorrow, and even though I’m busier than ever, I am in a better mindset to sit down and do the work. We’re also starting to think about a trip somewhere where we can see the leaves change colors—Portland, Aspen, Vancouver, and Asheville are all in the running. What would you pick?
In the meantime, here are a few other things I’ve been loving lately.
We went to see Juliet, Naked last weekend. We both LOVED it! We’re both such suckers for a British romcom.
Speaking of romcoms, we obviously also LOVED Crazy Rich Asians. I’m now dying to read the next two books.
Cameron Diaz’s house in “The Holiday” is for sale! You’ll never believe the price.
I am so proud of my friend Tracy, who just four years ago launched a blog all about the San Francisco 49ers. She managed to turn that passion into a full-blown company, and is now the CEO of Fangirl Sports Network, where she unites female sports fans across the nation. She has a Fangirl for every single NFL team, and my company helped her launch the new football season Thursday night with a viewing party. If you are a lady who loves football, you need this shirt!
Is anyone else counting down the days until the Season 4 premiere of Poldark?!
The Husband Shirt (you know the one that Duchess of Sussex wore?) is back in stock! I really want one with my initials embroidered.
Speaking of clothes, so far—this The Kooples coat on sale is my favorite purchase for fall—the main reason I need to travel somewhere cool!
My book club is reading this book right now. In addition to being on pretty much every single Best Book of 2017 list, Margaret Atwood said it “will knock your socks off.” Have you read it?
Yesterday, we went to the annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade food event at UCLA. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and there couldn’t be a better time to check out this organization—a cause very near and dear to our family. Alex’s Lemonade Stand scores over a 97 on Charity Navigator, and I love that they are extremely transparent about where their money is going, with whom they are helping, and how.
And finally, this is the first recipe I turn to when the weather starts to cool down—my all time favorite pasta recipe—yes, you must have fresh pasta, even if you don’t make it yourself!
2 thoughts on “Sunday in September”
I on the other hand see nothing at all positive in the end of summer, except that it means that another summer is in the offing haha! But I am super excited for Poldark!!! And traumatized that I have to wait yet another entire year for my favorite Game of Thrones. Have you thought of New England for the foliage trip? I was in Vermont extremely briefly one unforgettable fall and have longed to go back ever since. There’s a place off the coast of Maine called Deer Island which has always sounded enchanting too, and of course Block Island off of Rhode Island where they filmed part of a season of “The Affair,” which is when I fell in love with it. Hope your schedule clears up a little so we can see you. Miss you!
Now Sandra, I definitely had you pegged for the romance and sadness of Autumn LOL. I got Karen hooked on Poldark too, so we’ll have lots to discuss at our next dinner! xo