Monday, March 7, 2011

Guest post 05: Autumn by Lana of 'Lanalou Style'

Hi, I'm Lana from 'Lanalou Style' all the way from Cape Town, South Africa and I'm thrilled to be here on Charlotta's gorgeous blog! Autumn is slowly making it's way to us on my side of the world. 

The early mornings are already a bit darker and warm evenings are no longer guaranteed. I'm really a spring and summer girl and I would love autumn too if only it didn't mean that winter was just around the corner! I'm not a fan of the cold and rain!



However Autumn is actually lovely here in Cape Town, the days are still warm and you can enjoy the sunshine without burning or re-applying sunscreen every two minutes! I'm looking forward to getting cosy at home, lighting scented candles and bringing out woolen throws and blankets. I'm thinking of changing my bedroom cushions from a crisp white and green fabric to something with warmer colours in it. Warm purples, reds, pinks are some of my favourite colours.



I'm also excited about bringing my boots out of the cupboard and incorporating some more neutral colours into my wardrobe. Foodwise... chai teas and lots of warm drinks will be on the menu and lots of soup! Any excuse to have soup actually, I really do love delicious homemade soups!

Autumn is also great for being productive, the intense lure of the beach and ice cream falls away and I can quite happily stay home and get some work done. At the moment though it's still intensely hot here in Cape Town so I'm going to enjoy every last minute of it before the cooler days arrive. It's always good to fully appreciate the season you're in!

Thanks so much for having me here Charlotta, I look forward to your return and meeting some of your readers over at my blog! So pop on over Lanalou Style for some South African inspiration!xx




Image credits: 1, 2 & 7) Amanda Newman at 2c, 3) Dizzy Dee, 4, 5 & 6) Lana Kenney, 8, 9 & 10) Ulrika Ekblom at VOL.,

13 comments:

Blue Fruit said...

Hi Lana and welcome to {virtual} Australia! A lovely post with some gorgeous images.

How good does that soup look! The days are suddenly much cooler in Melbourne too ~ so it is wonderful to be reminded just how cosy a time of year this is. Crisp long walks in the changed, more subtle autumn light, cosy wraps and throws, tall leather boots, yep ~ lots to love about autumn!

A Perfect Gray said...

ahhh yes, Lana! I'm a boots gal too, especially in the fall...

Charlotta, we miss you! hope you and the kids are well!

love, donna

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

oooh yeah!!! love all that snuggle warm layer inspiration xox

Splendid Willow said...

Here is a girl I know very well! Great post as always Lana (and stunning images)! It is interesting to hear what season people are enjoying in different parts of the world. It is so easy to think that everyone is gearing up for spring in Seattle!

Warm hugs,

P.S Charlotta, hope that everything is cheery and just really good. You are missed.

classiq said...

What a lovely post! Every change of season is exciting, even though I am also a spring and mostly a summer girl. Beautiful photos and such pretty finds!
Ada

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Lovely to read your thoughts on autumn, Lana. I'll look after spring for you and send it back after just a few months!

Megan said...

Great advice for Autumn! Need to start stocking up on warm clothes again...

Danielle.freshquince said...

So wild reading this and impatiently awaiting for spring to fully come here!!! No blankets, sweaters and boots for me, I'll have to remember this lovely post at the end of summer and will totally feel the same way!

A Casa da Vá said...

Even thou I am in hot weather I adore the idea of your selected cozy items... candles, tea, blanket and a good pile of book - gosh that is too good!

ps: also love homemade soups - yummy even during summer time!

Lana said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments and once again for having me over, Charlotta!xx

manvi @ mochatini said...

Hi Lana, nice to see you here.
Great pics as always. cant wait to see your pics of autumn in SA.
x

Tina said...

Sounds and looks wonderful and love what you wrote about fully appreciate the season you´re in! So true and so important! It´s all about living your life in the now, not so much in the future!

one sydney road said...

lovely post Lana - even though i'm longing for spring right now you made fall seem lovely!

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