There are some things that just make sense in fall, pumpkin spice everything, woodsy scented candles, chi tea lattes, and cosying up with a good book while the leaves turn red outside. There are certain films, albums, and things I love all year round, but just feel meant for fall. I thought I would share some of my fall favorites with you all today.
I have a very variable taste in music; I love classical music and film soundtracks, I love indie rock and modern folk, I adore 80's music and 1940's big band. There are a few artists and albums that make up my fall playlist that just feel autumnal to me, and I seriously encourage you to check these out to add to your own
Blitzen Trapper- A great band (wikipedia calls them folk/country, but seeing as I don't like country music and I do like Blitzen Trapper I would disagree with that designation) overall, but their song Furr is the most wonderfully fall song ever. Enjoy!
Fleet Foxes- More indie folk! I was first introduced to Fleet Foxes back in high school, and their debut album is still one of my favorite albums ever. Perfect anytime of year, but extra perfect for fall.
Lord Huron- Indie folk once more! I think both Fleet Foxes and Lord Huron are perfect bands to listen to with the windows rolled down a bit while driving through the winding roads in the mountains, with the smell of evergreens in the air and a crisp touch of fall in the wind.
Dead Man's Bones- An indie rock duo made up of actor Ryan Gosling and friend Zach Shields, plus the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir. Spooky, vaguely creepy, often fun and definitely perfect music for October.
Then there are the books and films I come back to nearly every fall. Chief among them, Harry Potter! I am a huge Harry Potter fan, even if the hype has died down over the years. I always re-read at least one Potter book in the fall. It's like going back to Hogwarts for the new school year! Other book recommendations include The Night Circus (by Erin Morgenstern) and Mrs Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Friends (by Ransom Riggs). However, I would really love some recommendations from you guys, what books do you turn to in the fall?
There are certain films that I love to watch in the Fall too, there are the Halloween-ish ones like Interview With a Vampire, Sleepy Hallow, and the more silly Adams Family films. Then the period films I watch every year like Little Women. I love watching Little Women in late fall, I really like the film and something about it puts me in the mood for the holiday season! I feel like fall is the perfect time to binge watch Downton Abby too, though this year my new-to-me series I'm watching this fall is Outlander! I am only on the second episode but I can already tell from all the gorgeous Scottish scenery and pretty plaids that the series is perfect for fall! What are your favorite fall/Halloween films and TV?
I am also looking forward to visiting the local corn maze and pumpkin patch.Even though I am now an adult, and sadly haven't carved a pumpkin in many years, I still get excited for these classic fall activities! I also bake in the fall, last year I made pumpkin spiced snicker-doodles and they were delicious! I really want to make those again, and perhaps try some new recipes too. I don't normally bake, so it feels like a fall activity to me somehow!
Of course I love working on my Halloween costume every year too, but I sew all year round! What activities are your favorites for fall? Let me know your music and book recommendations too, I am always looking for more fall themed everything, I am one of those annoying fall addicts who go a bit overboard! I can't help it :)