Summer, along with the beach, swimsuits, tan lines, loud music, parties and road trips is over, but instead, comes forth the greatest time of the year. Fall. The season of warmth, campfires, bonfires, s’mores, books, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice, scented candles, cozy sweaters, hot soup and pretty leaves. Some people may not be too fond of fall, because they relate it to feeling depressed during the winter time, but once you start appreciating all the things fall has to offer, you’ll awaken the fall spirit within you.
In Cairo, you can rarely see the standard and default yellow-ish and orange-ish tree leaves as you walk by, but this shouldn’t stop you from admiring and celebrating fall. Decorate your home, room, or work station with creative DIY decorations to help kick-start this season.
Explore and experiment more with hot drinks. Pumpkin Spice might be a symbolic drink for fall, but there’s also hot chocolate, cinnamon, apple cider, and caramel, all with different variations and ratios of one another. You’d be surprised what would make a good mix.
Curl up under a light blanket with a hot beverage in one hand, and your favorite book in the other, or a book that you’ve been eager to finish for so long. It will feel good to have one thing ticked off of your to-do list.
Not exactly sure why, but picnics are not so popular in Egypt. But fall is the time to bring them back. Picnics are so much fun, and there’s so much you can do outdoors, rather than stay in a cafe and glue your faces to your cell phones. The weather also helps, neither too hot, nor too cold.
If you’re a true fall enthusiast and love being surrounded by the aroma of fall, scented candles all around your room will never disappoint. Might help you getting in the zone, too.
Like the hot beverages, food too is important and must be experimented with. Try to incorporate ingredients like pumpkins, cinnamon, apples, and nut meg in your food for an entirely different savory experience. Also, try to cook for yourself, you’ll appreciate it more.
Winter and fall gear such as scarves, beanies, gloves, socks and sweaters call for lots of crochet. Learning a few crochet lessons will come a long way in preparing for the winter. Also, no better gift for Christmas than some ugly sweaters, amiiright?
Get a head-start to the day by going for a run in the cool breeze. No better way to start your day than a clear mind and a happy-tired body.