Fall Afternoon Necessities

Shops November 20th, 2012


As the days get shorter, the air gets colder, and the nights get longer, we just want to spend a cozy afternoon inside. Though curling up with a good read and a hot cup of cider feels totally decadent, it’s well deserved. We’ve all been a little too busy, and the holiday season is just going to get crazier. So take some time now to recharge, and you’ll thank yourself later. Click through for our suggestions.

All you need is a super soft blanket, a lovely scented candle and a good book. Cire Trudon is one of our favorites, and this candle, with hints of mint, sweet tobacco, and ginger, sounds perfect. Nest candles are well known for their creative mixes and this one is no exception. Wild pumpkin is paired with spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. If you’re looking for a simpler scent, try Sidney Hale Co.’s Fir and Blue Sage candle. It has just a touch of grapefruit, to remind you of warmer days to come. Enjoy!


1. “Abd el Kadr” Cire Trudon Candle, $90; 2. Matouk Cashmere Throw, $485; 3. Vintage Books from Nick Harvill Libraries, $45-475; 4. Chevron Cotton Blanket, $240; 5. Fir & Blue Sage Soy Candle, $28; 6. Nest Candle, $32; 7. Verona Merino Wool Throws, $395



About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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