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I am one of these weirdos who dislikes Summer and has elected Autumn as a favourite season instead. Entering the second week of August, this is about the time I am starting to long for cinnamon hot chocolates, walks in golden forests, clove cakes, fresh mushrooms and nuts at the market, pumpkin soups and cakes, ankle boots, scarves, tights, jackets, and long chilly nights with candlelight.
I am still making the best of the joys Summer has to offer - terrasse lunches, barbecues, pic-nics, rosé wine and olive apéros, chilled iced teas and perfumed water, walks in the park... But after two weeks of a completely dead Paris, I am looking forward to September, when the city wakes from her slumber, shops and restaurants re-open, and interesting radio programmes / TV series resume, and everybody shares great vacation stories.
This anticipation is very much fueled by the first Fall/Winter lookbooks and collections popping around the city. How I love these browns and reds, jackets and knits and shoes... Here you have, another marketing weakness of mine. To kickstart this period of the year, I have planned a seasonal wardrobe assessement at the end of the month. The cleaning ritual of September is a very cherished moment of my year, for to me September means renewal, even more so than New Year or Spring.
What about you, are you still in the middle of summer joy, or do you have, like I do, a joyful anticipation of the weeks to come?