^ PAINTING by Gerhard Richter
First days of September always get me excited. This year I truly can't believe how fast the months have flown by. People close to me know that this means I'm already dreaming of holiday cheer and twinkly lights, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. There is so much autumnal charm to enjoy before then. Having worked in the wine industry for almost a decade, I've come to see how magical harvest is. This is a time to celebrate the year we've had, and the work we've put in. I, myself, am still trying to work out my everyday routines... but I have noticed even so... that my inherent seasonal habits are starting to shift. As the days get shorter and little darker, I'm reaching for my hat again. My toes want socks. It's a little too early to choose red wine always over white, but after reading this BA piece, I am craving these rosy and bright, Italian red wines.
I want to shop for all new sweaters and to be whisked away in cozy romantic fashion. Full, blossoming sleeves and hairy, angora from Mara Hoffman and Ulla Johnson are easy-to-wear, but still sophisticated knit statements. I'll know I've made it (to somewhere) when I can buy myself a warm sheepskin jacket by Milena Silvano. Last year when I was in Sweden, I purchased 2 patch-worked wool squares to make into pillows. I'm hoping these will have the same eclectic effect in my home.
Simple is sexy... and nothing is sexier than the 100% organic cotton, matching bra and "panty" set from Pansy. I'm starting a collection maybe I'll add a set in a new hue, every couple months. (You know when Christmas does finally come around, red it'll be.)
My attention tends to shift to interiors at the end of the year and right now I'm lusting after antiques. This Chinese wild tiger rug was made around the turn of the century and would look insanely beautiful in a clean minimalist modern space. (It is $$$$) This one (pictured here) would be just as fun. The Utopia & Utility sculptural vases (sold at Bona Drag) are a stunning juxtaposition of hand-thrown ceramic and hand-blown glass and wood carving craft. So much to look forward to as the sun sets on summer. I'm acknowledging the shifting season and breathing in the cooler air with excitement for whats next. xN