happy autumn.

I love every season, I really do. I love the changes that mark each season and all the little things that make each season special. Longer nights mean more game nights with friends, fireside scented candles, home-cooked meals. Colder days mean printed scarfs, polka dot blouses, weathered leather bags, chunky sweaters, jeans tucked into boots, and morning lattes. I love that fall brings a fresh start, a new school year, a new syllabus of my own (coming up this week!).

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This fall, I’m trying out new things. Daily 7:15 a.m. workouts, a Chinese language class with UCLA extension, regular hot yoga classes, more happy hours and restaurant favorites on the agenda [pictured: R + D kitchen, the Library Alehouse], and more nights that involve reading books in bed.

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I’m hoping for slower days, more cuddle time and afternoon naps. This fall for me is going to be about making lots of personal and lifestyle changes (inspired by this month’s Whole Living mag). I want this season of my life to be more contemplative, more deliberate. Less about being busy, and more about being productive. Less multitasking, more quality time.

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I’m embracing this new season.