State of Mind Sunday // Fall Festivities

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Warming hues of copper, gold, and woodland green are perfect for fall. I’m dreaming up all these ideas for fall festivities that involve pumpkin dishes, warm wood accents, pinecones, and a dash of gold sparkles to lighten it up. It’s a completely magical, fairyland festivity that’s rooted in nature and brings people together. In another life, I’d be a party planner so I could make these dreams a reality. But for now, I’ll just be recreating this cosy affair in our apartment with a little DIY, delicious food, and an intimate setting.

Now that it’s November, Thanksgiving is creeping up on me and I can’t believe how fast the last couple of months have gone by. Nobody celebrates Thanksgiving here in Hong Kong since it’s an American holiday. Of course, that’s not going to stop me from putting in the effort to bring a little bit of my traditions from home here. After all, Thanksgiving is about gathering people together, telling stories, and joining around the table to eat and be thankful.

I’m incredibly thankful to be able to travel the world, to have the luxury to live my dreams, to be able to afford the food I love, and have a boyfriend that loves me unconditionally. I’m grateful for my family that always supports me and my dog that will never stop being by my side. It’s this time of year I feel an overwhelming sense of joy and support and compassion. I’ve always been lucky enough to have a huge feast on Thanksgiving and this year is no exception.

I’ve got a couple of vegan dishes in mind, like this pumpkin mousse, that will serve as the centerpiece of the table. I’m focusing on a simple tablescape filled with delicate branches, fresh eucalyptus, and white tealights that create a soft glow. Of course, there will be plenty of red wine to complement the meal and help create a warm and inviting atmosphere. I can’t wait to create new, happy memories of a Thanksgiving spent in a new place!

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