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,
Kathleeen