A simple autumn cocktail, just brut champagne and a fig to garnish. That’s it everyone, what else can I say in this post? Let me try. Why do I need to get so festive, even if it's just adding a simple slice of fig in my champagne glass? Because I just love the repetition of the seasons. As I have attempted to articulate many times before, I think there is something so comforting about knowing what to expect. It's as if the changing of the weather and the traditions we attach to it provides some type of familiarity we all crave. It tends to remind me of the good things that happened in previous years and there is just something so satisfying about that. Of course not everyone is reminded of great memories around holidays, however, the fact that it's the same season doesn't have to take away from it being a new year too and a new opportunity. And so when I go searching for fresh figs, dried slices of blood oranges and cinnamon sticks to garnish the same cocktails I drink all year round, it's both fresh and exciting but also a great reminder of all those good times. And sometimes that's just a the trick to take an average day and make it just a little more special. Enjoy.



It's starting....If you're a longtime Gisele Chic reader (god bless you and I am willing to give you my first born I'm so grateful) you may notice some familiar fall inspirational images here. And that's just the reality, some of these images I truly believe will stand the test of time and ALWAYS get me excited for all the wonders of autumn. I see a chunky cream sweater and instantly I feel all the feels; chilly afternoons made better with apple cider scents and houndstooth wool coats. Fall is essentially the very beginning of the holiday season, when all the festive fun starts and people get back into their traditions. The changing of seasons is always such a great change, because it's one we are so familiar with. It's the new but also the old and I find it so comforting and yet exciting at the same time. I guess it's reminder that we can hold on to what we love while also getting the opportunity to start anew. And so seeing (or dreaming of) the changing colors is like the appetizer before the feast and I've rounded up all the top hors d'oeuvre. Enjoy! 

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