By Laura Gaskill, Houzz
With the tail end of summer fading away, we can begin to look forward to the rich colors and comforts of fall in Westchester. Crunch a crisp orchard apple, pick up a new book (or curl up with an old movie), and create a space that’s both comforting and welcoming. Get a start on fall to-dos and favorites this weekend with these five ideas.
Clear the clutter from your TV zone, drape a cozy throw over the couch, and fill your queue with shows and films you’ve been meaning to watch. Pop a bowl of popcorn or make a couch-friendly dinner (chili is a good bet), cuddle up, and enjoy the show. Want to up your movie-watching game? Start a film club in which friends can gather to watch and discuss compelling cinema, from classics to current documentaries.
With the arrival of fall, it’s time to make a trip to your local bookshop or library and browse the aisles for an enticing new read. And when you get home, consider reorganizing your book collection. You may just come across a few beloved books you’ve forgotten about.
One of life’s great simple pleasures is that first cup of coffee. If your coffee-making zone is looking less than inspiring, consider giving it a little TLC this weekend. Gather together your favorite tools, treat yourself to a pound of freshly roasted beans (even better if they’re from Westchester) and take the time to savor each sip of your weekend morning brew.
Apples, winter squash (yes, pumpkins, too!), Brussels sprouts — whatever your favorite fall flavors may be, this is the time to start indulging. Visit a local farmer’s market or farm stand in Westchester to find the freshest produce.
With school back in session and schedules filling up, surfaces have a way of getting buried in paper. Set a timer (start with 20 minutes) and sort through the paper piles until you can see your desk again. When you’re done, place something beautiful in the space (a potted plant or vase of flowers) as a reminder to keep it clean.