Autumn in LA, at last
Despite 100 degree weather in Los Angeles, Fall is upon us, and I am excited by the change of seasons. In Southern California we have to rely on the little things to get that autumn feel: the days are noticeably shorter, the sun hits at a different angle creating long shadows, my roses and tomatoes are fading, pumpkins, ghosts and spider webs decorate the porches and lawns in my neighborhood.
As a designer this means that I get to design differently. My palette expands into the burnt oranges, olive greens and aubergines I love so. Rather than create gift baskets for outdoor picnics and barbecues I get to think about the family gathered around a table enjoying their gift.
When putting together a gift I’ll think about the person receiving it, enjoying the wine in a cozy home nestled in by the fireplace. I know, it is the romantic side of me, but I often envision the person getting the gift and how they will experience it. I’m tempted to put instructions in, but that is just the mother in me.
Food gets exciting at this time of year as well. I can’t wait to put together Autumn Harvest Baskets. They’ll include Pumpkin Butter with Maple Syrup, Yam Good Cookies, Dark Red Wines, a Riesling or two to go with that turkey, Rich Pates, Dark Chocolates.
Summer is over, so I consider Fall and Winter official Chocolate Months. I can ship chocolate gift baskets and receive chocolates without fear of them melting. I’ll be getting chocolates from Michel Cluizel, Fresh Truffles from Coco Delice and our own heavenly Norman Love Chocolates.
Well, once this heat wave passes…
I almost forgot I am in Southern California.
But the cool will come soon and then we can rejoice with wild abandon at the bounty we have and enjoy. – Terry August
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