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.
On our second day in Tokyo, my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to do some sightseeing. We were lucky enough to be staying in Roppongi Hills on the 50th story of a huge skyscraper that gave us the most beautiful, sprawling view of the city. Since we weren’t sure exactly what to see in Tokyo, we decided we’d stop by the market in the morning. One of the best ways to really get a local experience when you travel globally is to do what the people in that city would normally do.
Nature truly is marvelous. I was lucky enough to grow up in the South surrounded by trees. My house is literally nestled in a little forest, with a creek running through the backyard. I remember getting up early for school during the week, having breakfast, and looking out into the backyard to see deer grazing. It was really such an astonishing sight to see. They were always so calm and peaceful. My brother and I used to play outside all of the time as kids, coming up with fairytale stories or building forts. Not to mention the countless times we’d go visit our grandparents in the Blue Ridge Mountains.