Autumn at home

I am one of the few people that don’t actually have a favourite season. I think they all are very unique in their own way. I was brought up in a country with four proper seasons so I get why many people in England don’t really understand where I’m coming from. I always say this: go for a trip to a country that has the actual season and you’ll see what I mean. Switzerland in winter is just too dreamy. And Austria in the country side during Autumn is still one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen. I won’t give you examples for summer, summer is pretty good everywhere really. Oh, except England 😂 The thing is, sometimes weather lets us down, so here are some ways to make you feel more cozy and relaxed and really bring the autumn season to your home.

a good movie and an even better book

There’s something so romantic about getting cozy under a blanket while it’s pouring with rain outside. And you’re there, fully emerged into the story of the book, no mobile phones or social media to distract you. I have recently managed to organise our office room and unpacked our book collection that was hiding in boxes for a while now. I remembered again how amazing it is to just sit down and read a book, with nothing else on your mind. I realised this hasn’t happened in months, I was always rushing around and forgot to just take a break. I have preordered 3 new books that will launch in November and I am very excited to give them a go. One of them is by Michelle Obama, called Becoming – I cannot wait to read it. I love Michelle so much, she’s the ultimate female goal – she’s beautiful, she’s very intelligent, hilarious and extremely hard working. Her character is so strong and unique, I wish she was my BFF. You never know, maybe one day!

fall inspired hot drinks

You’ll have to admit that pumpkin hot drinks are a must for autumn and autumn only. It’s the best season and only season when you can really indulge in pumpkin flavoured hot chocolates and teas. I for one like to avoid sugar at any costs so instead opt for flavoured natural teas – my favourite one at the moment is the Nut&Spice package shown above. The best thing about these teas is that they’re all plant based, all natural, they smell like autumn in a cup and they’re actually good for you. I buy mine from Adagio, they have the best variety and it’s all proper loose tea. If you’re a tee fanatic like me, then you should give these a go.

beauty rituals

I find myself having more baths than usual, and remember me mentioning reading? Well reading while having a bath is just maximum relaxation level achieved. It can not get any better than this, I’m telling you. When it comes to Autumn, the biggest change in my beauty regime is the face cream. My skin gets more dry than usual so I like to give it a boost with the Estee Lauder – Advanced Repair Ampoules. It’s extremely concentrated, you only need one tiny ampoule per day for a full face of hydrated skin. It doesn’t have oils in it so it’s good for those with mixed/oily skin like me. It’s the most expensive beauty product I’ve ever purchased, but I for one swear by it.

candles and home decor

The other day I ended up picking a bunch of dried leaves to put around the house. It’s the best way to bring some autumn into your home: they’re free, they don’t get dirty and it’s very easy to throw them once you’re ready to move on (onto the Christmas decor!). I also stack on smelly candles and I always get mine from Homesense or TK Maxx. They have the best brands when it comes to natural and strong smells. Most of these are created with natural oils which makes them a bit more pricey, but you’re really paying for the quality. My favourite brand at the moment is DW Candles, they last a long time and smell incredible. My whole house smells like I’ve been baking all day and that’s thanks to the Vanilla Pumpkin Latte candle I’ve got going on.

I have also been playing around with autumn inspired outfits which I show mainly on my Instagram account, so make sure to follow me there. I’d also like to keep my promise and keep up with the Youtube videos, it’s a bit tricky at the moment with this thing called life, but I like to keep my promises so there are some videos in the making! 😊

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Sunday’s Brunch

autumn first outfit EN   The autumn is here… it’s time we stat burning some candles, it’s time for those late movie nights, it’s time for hot coffees and teas, it’s time for the pumpkin cake and cozy jumpers. And one trend for this autumn that I totally love is the turtle neck. Finally this is on trend, finally I can find turtle neck jumpers in any colour and shape. Until now I used to struggle to find them, now I will have to struggle not to buy every one of them.

Now let’s go back to what really matters: those sweet rituals that all of us like to have. One of my favourite is the Sunday morning, when Dan and I usually get up and go out for breakfast. We usually indulge ourselves in huge mugs of lattes and great portions of pancakes. This is the time when we catch up, when we talk about us and make some great plans. It’s that type of conversation that only your best friend would understand, that can go on for hours and that fills you up with emotion and enthusiasm. It’s the perfect way of re-energising yourself after a busy weekend.


RO    E aprope mijlocul lunii Septembrie, se aproapie incet toamna iar eu sunt tare entuziasmata. E vremea in care ne scoatem puloverele din dulap, aprindem lumanari parfumate prin casa, ne uitam seara la filme in timp ce afara ploua, se apropie un anotimp romantic si eu de-abia astept. 

Asta ma duce cu gandul la ritualurile noastre, care desi sunt mici, ne sunt tare dragi. Un ritual preferat de-al meu e atunci cand Dan si cu mine luam micul dejun duminica in oras. Avem un local favorit unde de obicei comandam o cana mare de cafea cu lapte, clatite si alte bunataturi. Gurmanzi de felul nostru, savuram fiecare bucatica in timp ce povestim vrute si nevrute – e starea aia in care esti cu cel mai bun prieten si te pierzi in povesti si planuri, in care te re-energizezi vorbind despre visele tale, despre ce vrei sa faci pe viitor, despre voi. 

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Skirt – zara

Top – Primark

Bag – Vintage

Boots –


♥ Andra

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