It’s the first weekend of fall! Since tomorrow marks the autumn equinox, I’ve been thinking about what really gets me in a fall state of mind. The crunch of a sweet-tart apple, pulling on my wellies for the first time, burning my cider candle in the office, the scent of cinnamon wafting from the kitchen… Then while I was driving yesterday afternoon, a Keane song came on the radio, and suddenly I remembered that every single song from that band reminds me of back-to-school and changing leaves. (Blame it on a certain sophomore year crush who played it them his car around-the-clock… but I digress.) Anyway, am I crazy, or does anyone else have a song or band that’s their soundtrack to ringing in a new season? I’d love to hear about yours in the comments, and enjoy my favorite links from the past week!

Great little tutorial on pairing cheese with cocktails.

This fabulous floral arrangement is perfect for the changing seasons.

Elle’s creative director Joe Zee dishes on his love of food and fashion..and some of his favorite New York eateries.

My friend (and our contributor) Jen makes a big announcement! 

The Man Repeller clues us into the best spring trends from New York Fashion Week.

Inspired by this article on the Habits of Supremely Happy People.

Not one, but two delicious blackberry recipes from Mimi have us drooling.

*And a few fun things you may have missed…

Come celebrate with us! Austin’s finally getting a Splendid store!

Eden East takes farm to table to a whole new level. Can you say dinner in paradise?

Find out how to win $500 worth of gorgeous Minted holiday cards!

*image: Britt Chudleigh via  OnceWed 

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  1. 1
    Quyen Nguyen (@LiveItinerantly) September 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

    When I think about fall, I think about baked recipes like a savory squash bread pudding!

    • Camille Styles September 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      oh YUM! that sounds like the perfect cozy meal to kickoff the season.

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    Erin Sagadin September 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Don Henley’s Boys of Summer reminds me of spring: driving around in my car, senior year, listening to mix tapes-yes, tapes-and playing hookie from school. It still elicits those feelings now.

    • Camille Styles September 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Ha, without a doubt! what a great blast from the past!

  3. 3
    aksharav September 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    oh gosh what a lovely floral arrangement to brighten up any room- very cheerful!

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    Gabrielle | Savvy Home September 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Keane is totally in my Fall playlist too! I’m sure I know that entire album by heart…

    • Camille Styles September 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      agreed… and for me, none of them were ever as good as “Hopes and Fears!”

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    Charlotte September 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    For some reason, Simon and Garfunkel put me in an autumn state of mind. I think I’ll listen to
    “Kathy’s Song” right now to celebrate the lovely cooler weather we’re enjoying in Austin today!

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    [email protected] September 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Just loved your links … have a gorgeous weekend xxx D

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    laurgardner5 September 23, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Simon & Garfunkel is my “go-to” fall band. They are just perfect for the cooler weather.