- At Home Coziness
During the mois noirs, I feel no compunction to “get aside and enjoy the beautiful day.” And it’s absolutely fine when days spent indoors turn into …
- Early nights
I get into bed by 9 most weeknights and am perfectly OK with that. It’s dark outside and has been for hours. It’s warmer in bed and, right now, the Australian Open is played at weird Aussie hours.
- The Australian Open
- The color burgundy
And I’d throw into the sartorial pile: velvet, suede and (fake) fur.
- Pink mornings
Of varying hues. Just now, at 8 a.m., we are a pale pink with a little orange and cranberry along the horizon.
- Days getting longer
This as opposed to the slow shaving off of daylight as summer slips away, darkness coming a minute earlier every evening.
- Fires in the fireplace
And wood smoke against a dark sky. And the smell of it in the air.
- A pot of chili on the stove
Go ahead, crumble in some cornbread.
- A bowl of oatmeal
- A glass of red wine
You knew that was coming. A ruby in the glass, the rasp of tannin on your tongue, followed by its slow swirling heat through your veins. You will be mine tonight, you scarlet vixen you.