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Autumn, the most beautiful of all seasons.
September is finally here. Sweater weather, the crunch of colourful, fallen leaves (under a great pair of boots), back-to-school excitement, pumpkin spice everything, and all things cozy – what’s not to love?
To take advantage of all this month has to offer (and not miss a single apple-pickin’ thing), we’ve rounded up all the essentials for your best ever start to fall in Love Beauty Thrive’s September 2019 bucket list.
Make the most of this month. Happy September!
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
Well, of course! A long awaited favourite, get a PSL in hand today to officially kick off the start of the new (and best) season. It’s just not September without one.
ALL. THE. COFFEE.
Pumpkin spice lattes not your thing? Coffee is your new best friend on crisp mornings and brisk afternoons (or anytime, let’s be real). Everything’s better with coffee (grab that to-go cup)!
A NEW SEASON OF TV
Set your PVR. Don’t miss the season premieres of your favourite shows or any anticipated new series starting this fall (the best time of year for TV).
Apples are ripe for the pickin’ in September. A trip to the orchard is the perfect family or couple’s activity this month (with sky-high photo op potential). Get that perfect shot for Instagram!
BAKE A PIE
What to do with all those apples? Bake an apple pie (or crisp). Pick up a pre-made pie crust, find a simple online recipe for filling, and pop it in the oven. Your house smell amazing (don’t forget the ice cream).
TAKE IN THE COLOURS
Go for a hike, drive, or plan a weekend roadie with friends to take in all the beautiful autumn foliage before the leaves fall. Don’t miss your chance! Find out when colours are at their peak in your area.
FALL WARDROBE ESSENTIALS (GET CRAFTY)
Sweater weather (nothing better). Update your fall wardrobe with a new seasonal essential – a sweater, hoodie, great pair of boots, or scarf. Better yet, knit one yourself! It’s the perfect month to cozy up and get crafty (then perfect your craft over the next few weeks to give as holiday gifts).
NEW SHADES (OF MAKEUP)
It’s time to make the switch to fall makeup, which means slightly darker shades and richer tones (particularly for lips and nails). Pick up a new item or two.
FRIDAY THE 13TH (LUNAR EVENT)
September brings us the first Friday the 13th of 2019 and with it? One of the rarest, harvest full moons ever. Catch up on a few scary movies (IT Chapter 2 is now out in theatres, just sayin’). Or at the very least, look up.
READ, READ, READ
It’s the perfect way to spend those longer, cooler evenings. Cozy up with a coffee, tea or glass of wine by the fire and lose yourself in a new novel.
Need some amazing reading inspiration? Pack your fall book bag with the three newest picks from Reese Witherspoon’s book club.
It’s the official start of football season! Make it a Sunday tradition. Get some food simmering on the stove while the game is on TV. Not yet a football fan? Make like Rebecca Pearson (This Is Us), and learn about the game.
DO YOU HYGGE?
If not, it’s time to start! Hygge (“hoo-ga”) is the Danish lifestyle practice of coziness, contentment, and simplicity in the fall and winter months. Prep now to make these chilly seasons your comfiest, happiest yet (think cozy blankets, knit socks, warm drinks, glowing candles, comfort foods, and books by the fire).
Want to learn more? Pick up your copy of The Little Book Of Hygge: Danish Secrets To Happy Living (by Meik Wiking), a New York Times bestseller.
SHOP FOR A DEAL
Any big purchases you need to make? Just want to treat yourself? It’s a great month for sales (hello, back-to-school deals everywhere for everything), so keep those eyes open for some major discounts.
You’re not imagining it, there are more birthdays in September than in any other month. Grab a few extra birthday cards next time you’re at the store.
LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
Take advantage of the still-warm weather (and sunshine) early in the month to cross any remaining items off your summer bucket list.
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