Enjoying October

Can you believe it ……October is just about over? Where did the time go? When you live in the mid-Atlantic temps constantly leave you feeling sticky and sweaty, one begins to think the heat and humidity of summer will carry into the next two seasons. But fall has officially arrived and so much is happening at Heath. We’ve been repairing all that has fallen apart in and around the house, as well as tending the gardens before the cold of winter arrives.

Stay stylish,

Halloween Edition

{Pumpkins from the Yayoi Kusama exhibit: Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum in October 2016}

Years ago, at the end of a harvest festivals marked the beginning of winter, encompassing a timeframe between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. For centuries rituals were observed during the darker part of the year to ward off what probably frightened people, which was more than likely the unknown.

All Hallows Eve has now become an evening of jack-o-lanterns, apple bobbing, pranks, and a bit of trick-or-treating. And, while most people are having spectacularly horrific fun, I now prefer newer traditions; starting with keeping the front lights of the house off, a fabulous meal in the oven along with a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge. There will be a fire burning {in the fireplace not a bonfire} while watching spooky films on TV, curled up in snuggly wraps…the evening doesn’t get any better!!!

Celebrate stylishly,