Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cozy Fall Favourites


The first day of fall is officially here!

When the trees start to change colour and the weather starts to get colder, there's nothing I love more than embracing the season and giving in to cozy comforts.

One of the magical things about fall is all the wonderful things you can do to feel comfy, while not dealing with that "cooped up" feeling you can get when winter rolls around.

If you're ready to really embrace the fall season, here are a few things you can do to be as cozy as possible


Food

If you're a fan of the blog, you know that my life is pretty food-centric. Fresh food, spicy food, restaurant food, I love it all!




In the Fall, there's nothing that makes me feel more cozy than curries, fresh baked goods, and delicious butternut squash gnocchi!



Check out these fall food posts and recipes to get you in the spirit of fall:





Fashion

When it comes to fall fashion, finding that right balance between cozy and stylish is oh so important! You want to wrap yourself up in comfort, without over heating, while at the same time looking chic and fabulous!




For me, simple and elegant is the way to go! A stunning pair of jeans, a great boot or booties, A warm fall sweater in a neutral colour, and a vibrant scarf! Pair with your favourite coat and purse and you're ready to hit the town!

For more great ideas, check out my post on Early Fall Fashion




Decor

Getting my home ready for seasons is all about a light touch. I don't want to feel like I've overdone the decor, but at the same time I want it to feel cozy and warm for the coming Fall months!


I tend to focus on few accents, primarily in red. I like relying on these accents, along with candles and maple leaves (the signs of a Canadian Autumn!) to add warmth to my home. 

As well as a few personal display touches, like my favourite books and one-off pieces, to make it mine.




Comfort

Blankets, duvets, pillows, big sweaters and socks; comfort around the home can not be understated when getting ready for fall. Whether I'm tucked into bed for the night, or curled up with some tea and a book, comfort is a priority!



If you're looking for new cozy elements for your home, I'd suggest checking out Parachute

Parachute is a company that specializes in cozy bedding sets, the kind you'd find in a 5-star Italian hotel, for a reasonable price. 


Don't take my word for it though, visit their Swatches page to pick out the fabric and colour of your choice to be sent to you and feel the softness.

Even better, for each "Venice Set" of bedding sold, Parachute is donating to Nothing but Nets, an organization that sends Malaria bed nets to Africa to keep children disease, and mosquito free!

If there's one cause I can get behind, it's protecting people from mosquitoes! Click here to check out more information on Nothing but Nets and Parachute.


However you embrace comfort in the fall, it should be done with excitement and style! 

If you have a favourite fall recipe, outfit, cozy comfort or decorating style you'd like to share, please let me know in the comments below! Or you can take a picture and tag me on instagram @cookwineandthinker

Cheers! Now go get yourself a PSL!
xxox
Laura

**This blog post was sponsored by Parachute**

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