There's truly no other time of year that feels as good as Fall and the month of September... with back to school and everyone getting back to work, something about this time of year always reminds us of new beginnings and a fresh start. Since tomorrow is the first day of fall, we thought we'd share all of the new things that the season brings that we can't wait to try...from places to go, new recipes to try, and items on our wishlist. It's the perfect time of year to try something NEW! From our favourite skin care products to the most binge worthy shows and books to pick up this fall.... whether you need a great new fall read, a fun fall outing or ideas for a must buy for your fall wardrobe, we've got you covered!
Hope you enjoy XX.
What To Do
Fall is my absolute favourite season to get outside because I find it to be the perfect weather. It's not too hot or freezing and the colours outside are the best! One of the things on the top of my to-do list this Fall is to get outside more, specifically to the Scarborough Bluffs. I would love to do a walk to the bluffs in the Fall while the leaves change colour. The views from these 100 meter cliffs on the edge of Lake Ontario would be a beautiful change of scenery.
Favourite Fall Product
I find my skin really starts to dry out come Fall and especially Winter. I love the Intense Hydrating mask by Aveda from Civello in Oakville. It's great for getting moisture back into your skin as the colder seasons are approaching and is the perfect quick fix for dryness. It leaves your skin looking refreshed, and gives you that healthy glow and even complexion. Definitely one of my go-to's for Fall and Winter!
Fall Wish List item
I love the colour camel for Fall. I love everything from sweaters, to coats and especially scarves in camel hues this Fall. I'm loving a camel scarf paired with denim jackets or a black wool coat for those chilly Fall days! They're a great staple accessory that goes with anything in your closet and adds a Fall touch to any outfit.
Fall book or TV show
The second season of Riverdale is coming out this October and I'm dying to get back into it. It's based on the Archie comics and I don't have enough good things to say about it. The complete first season is on Netflix - it's SO great - and the second season is airing on Netflix on October 11th. They're going to be releasing just one episode a week like regular television...too bad, but I can't wait!
Favourite Fall recipe
My favourite Fall recipe is anything pumpkin flavored, especially this pumpkin spice snack cake. It's a great option for satisfying your sweet tooth without feeling too badly about it Perfect on it's own as a snack, or paired with vanilla ice cream for dessert! SO good.
What To Do
Go see the band War on Drugs. They just launched their newest album and they're coming to Toronto this Fall on October 21st at Massey Hall. If you haven't checked them out yet, you have to! They're amazing and this new album doesn't disappoint!
Favourite Fall beauty product
I feel like the Fall is a perfect time to reset your skin routine. My skin always needs a little recharge after the summer. I love this Dermologica Charcoal Rescue Masque. It's the perfect detoxifying treatment.
Fall Wish List Item
My life has become very casual with the babe and I'm totally digging these Kirkland sneakers by Vince. They're perfect for stroller walks or dinner out with friends.
Fall Book or TV show
I can't wait to read Hillary Clinton's What Happened. I will be interesting to catch a glimpse into her thoughts both during and after the election.
Favourite Fall Recipe
Nothing says Fall like a good hearty soup. This spiced carrot soup with a twist is hearty and delicious.
What To Do
I'm excited to be heading to Providence, Rhode Island this fall - i've never been there in the fall and from pictures i've seen, it looks so beautiful! Providence is also home to Brown University! Even though I'm happy to be done school, there's nothing better than the feeling of being on a college campus in the fall! Also, New England has Dunkin Donuts which is one of my favourite places/guilty pleasures...plus they have PUMPKIN donuts, which makes all of my fall dreams come true.
Fave Fall Beauty Product
I just took off the Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask that I did on my face and neck. It felt pretty great and now my skin feels like a baby's and is super moisturized. Hopefully it also helps me fight off those fine lines! Just kidding... most reviews I've read say that it's great for hydrating dry skin which is the main reason I picked it up. After my first try, I'd definitely recommend it!
On My Wish List
We're getting Levi's at the store soon, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm in love with light and vintage denim for fall and think they look great with a black jacket and any booties! So easy, comfortable and versatile, and super easy to dress up or down.
I just bought The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson at Chapters this weekend because I have heard it was really funny. It's blogger turned author, Manson's, self help kind of approach to being happier people. So that's number one on my reading list right now. Also, like Emily, I can't wait for Hillary Clinton's book to come out.
For shows, I'm absolutely dying to watch Outlander Season 3. It's too good of a show to miss, so to those who haven't seen it, you are seriously missing out. It's so well written, the characters are so well developed and interesting and it's quite steamy as well. A MUST watch for everyone. Seriously. I can't stress it enough. And you will fall enough with the lead male character, Sam Heughan...he's a babe!
For me, the ultimate fall recipe is chilli. There's nothing better than chilli on a cold fall afternoon...maybe with some apple cider or pumpkin pie for dessert! I love the chilli from Whole Foods, but this recipe is also great. And if you're craving carbs, putting it in a bread bowl is SO yummy.