Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Guest post 11: 'NY Fall' by Dawn from 'The Alternative Wife'...

Hi everyone, this is Dawn from The Alternative Wife. I am so excited {as well as honored to have been asked} to be filling in for the lovely Charlotta today while she is off enjoying her vacation back in Sweden!
I live in NYC and after a very hot and seemingly endless summer, fall has finally arrived and I believe it's finally here to stay. I'm fortunate to live in an area that is treated to all four seasons and every season without fail I find myself antsy and hoping for the next one to roll around. So here we are at one of my most favorite seasons, autumn.

I find fall to be such an introspective time of year. This season inspires me more than any other one, whether it be cooking, photography, or art. I think it's a combination of getting back in touch with nature as well as actually having the time to explore new things.

So many fun activities come to mind when I think about fall. Whether it be apple or pumpkin picking, visiting wineries or fall foliage drives, this is the season that I want to be wrapped up in cozy knits while frolicking outdoors. It may be chilly but that's what cashmere is for, right? :)

And as much as I love being outdoors during this time of year, I also equally cherish my time indoors. My home is my ultimate heaven, a warm and inviting sanctuary where I can escape and recharge. Nothing is better than spending an entire weekend indoors cuddling up on the couch.

 This is also the time of year that get's me back into the kitchen. After a summer of dining at restaurants al fresco most nights, as soon as there's a slight chill in the air I'm ready to fire up some delicious soups, stews and countless other delectable dishes. I also love to entertain during this time of year. Everything is so delicious, warm and cozy and I just love to share that with family & friends.

Thank you again, Charlotta, for having me here today. It's been such a thrill to be a part of your amazing blog and I'm so happy to have had a chance to say hello to all of you! I hope you all enjoy this season, whichever it may be, to the fullest. xoxo

Credits:Images: 1, 2 & 4 - Corrie Bond via Everything Fabulous, 3, 6, 8, 14 & 16 - From Me To You, 5 - Mikkel Vang via Solid Frog, 7 - Corrie Bond, 9 via The Cherry Blossom Girl, 10 via Pandora, 11 Twig Hutchinson via Solid Frog, 12 via Solid Frog, 13 via Pretty Stuff, 15 - Anna Williams

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Dawn, what a post! I love all of this and feel wrapped up in such wonderful Atumnal feeling now!! How can I possibly return to Sydney and Spring tomorrow..!? Your post is gorgeous and I am sending you a big hug and thank you from Sweden (once more)!! xx

Darlings, I know you will adore Dawn's lovely blog and I hope you have already bookmarked her 'The Alternative Wife'. If not click on THIS LINK and be transported to blog heaven!

Next in the 'guest post series' is the gorgeous Kirsten who blogs over at 'Simply Grove' - you will meet her here on the 17th!

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Tomorrow is my last day here in Sweden and we are heading out to the airport nice and early. A long and not entirely comfortable trip ahead (no stop over this time..), but the reward will be landing in a warm & sunny Sydney that is in full bloom right now. Spring has really sprung and we will make the most of our jetlag and head down to the beach for breakfast (with the early bird surfers..!).

Big hugs to all!
xx Charlotta


Sassa said...

Hej Charlotta,
Du är så fantastiskt duktig med alla dina intressanta inlägg och spännande kontakter. Otroligt fascinerande att följa dig. Men det känns som du nu är i en helt annan division. Jag följer dig även om kommentarerna uteblir.
Kram från Sassa

Krystal said...

What a great post dawn!!! Fall really is magical :)

design traveller said...

Great set of inspirational photos... very nice autumn atmosphere!

pretty pink tulips said...

Fabulous, gorgeous post. That's my kind of fall!!!
xo Elizabeth

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

So glad to learn of this new blog to me. Beautiful images. Hope you are having a great vacation.

A Perfect Gray said...

Dawn, what a delicious fall post. We have had a snap of warm weather so these images are so welcome until our cooler temps return.

And looking forward to YOUR return, Charlotta!

Love, Donna

Stacey said...

I so enjoyed this post lovely Dawn! It was filled with a bit of everything! Safe trip to you sweet Charlotta:-). XX


Thank you so much Charlotta for having me! I'm thrilled and honored to be here. Hope that you're enjoying your trip and can't wait to hear all about it when you return! xoxo

Style Attic said...

This was great :) I'm just further south on the East coast and it doesn't seem to be cooling off here!! Thanks for the crisp images and beautiful lead into the autumn wonders!



Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh what a gorgeous post darling Dawn. I really do love every picture you chose and the words and sentiments are lovely...have to remind myself that I'm really enjoying Spring now!!!
xoxo DJ

Diana Mieczan said...

What a magical post, Dawn:)...I love Autumn:)...Kisses and hugs
Wish you both an amazing day

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY later on today :) Hope you will join in :)

Nuit said...

beautiful post! Love autumn in NY... I always think of that episode of SATC where Big moves to Napa and Carrie walks the streets of NY watching the leaves fall and then you hear "moonriver" in the back. AWESOME ;) [I know, I am totally geeking out here]

one sydney road said...

Sigh...I've been wanting to visit NYC for years now. It's been so long since I've been there. This was such a lovely post!!

Karena said...

Charlotta thaank you so much for featuring Dawn. Wonderful guest post!!

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Art by Karena

ag. said...

What a great fall post, Dawn! Gorgeous photos and beautiful words to make me love the season even more.

Tina said...

Lovely, inspiring post, mentioning lots of the good things that comes with Autumn!

Splendid Willow said...

I know that a lot of my friends follow Dawn's blog, and thanks to Charlotta I now got to see first hand what this stylish girl is all about. Anybody who lives in NY and knows how to pick beautiful images deserves attention! A lovely post.

Hugs to you both - and Welcome Back Charlotta sis! How heavy was the suitcase?

ox, Mon

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