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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sweater Weather - Autumn/Winter Q&A Tag






Since we're now well into Autumn, I thought it would be a bit of fun to do the Sweater Weather tag. Enjoy :)



Favourite Candle Scent?
Anyone who knows me well enough, knows I have an OBSESSION with candles. I burn them all year round, but get most excited about them around this colder time of year. My favourite brand of candle will quite obviously be Yankee Candle. With such a range of different scents from spices to flowers to foods, there's something for everyone. I know it's a bit early to be burning it already, but I just couldn't help myself with my newest festive edition 'Christmas Memories.' It literally smells like gingerbread and mulled wine all rolled into one berry coloured candle.

 I also love burning my 'Christmas Tree' candle which smells just like a christmas tree but is also quite pepperminty. When I'm opting to save rather than slurge I head straight for the Glade scented candles. At such a cheap price they come in the cutest glass containers and you can get them pretty much everywhere (try your local Tesco's). I also love the cinammon and spices spray that they do.

Favourite Fall Drink?
Coffee is my all year round favourite. I find going to coffee shops such a social, inviting experience, and with that being said who can resist it when it's cold outside and there's the release of the special autumn/winter drinks. If I'm going for a pick me up I just get an Americano, but if I'm feeling a sweet-tooth frenzy coming on I'll grab a Gingerbread Latte no cream or a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
 
Mulled wine is by far the most incredible drink to have at this time of year, it's just a shame it's alcoholic and I can't drink it all day. If you like mulled wine just as much as me, why not try mulled cider...their's some great recipes out there, such as this one below:

Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 pts/2L dry cider or alternatively, fresh apple juice
  • 2 apples studded with cloves
  • 4-6 cinnamon sticks
  • zest of 1 orange
  • slices of apple for garnish
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer gently for 30 minutes - do not boil.
  2. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and ladle into glass mugs. Garnish with apple slices to serve.

What's your best fall/winter memory?
I have so many happy fall memories from when I lived in Canada, from jumping in leaf piles, to watching huskies run across frozen lakes, to flying in a ski plane.

Dark Lips or Winged Eyeliner?
Winged liner is an everyday essential for me, but I have such an obsession with dark lips. I love light plums and rich wine reds as they best match my skin tone.

What is Autumn weather like where you live?
I wish it was more exciting, but in England it's either rainy and cold, or just cloudy.

Must have nail polish?
I got some great fall coloured polishes for Christmas last year in the Fearne Cotton gift set. I don't know whether they're still available but they're so pretty and are very pigmented.


Is Pumpkin Spice worth the hype?
I would say so. It's just one of those things that get's you so excited for the colder, winter months.

Favourite TV Series?
I think my all time favourite TV Series has to be Frasier. It's just such a good quality show, set in Seattle, with it's fair amount of Christmas episodes (which are obviously my faves). Definitely worth the watch!

Boots or Uggs?
Is this even a question...boots every single time! I just have nightmares when I remember back to the time when my 11 year old self actually owned a pair of Uggs (not real ones) but these £15 one's from Claires which over the period of a month of wet weather, deteriorated to the point where my feet were slanting, and there was no longer the suede effect. It was from that point onwards, that I vowed never to go there again. 

But with Boots...well there's just so much choice, and I think they can be used to really dress up and outfit, or really dress it down.



What songs/albums remind you of Autumn?
It's got to be Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood


Most worn sweater?
Turtlenecks.

Favourite Autumn food?
Chorizo Soup with homemade bread


What book are you currently reading? 
My favourite scene in Donnie Darko
The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales - Kate Mosse 


Favourite Fall Movies?
  • Donnie Darko - Such an intense and somewhat confusing cult thriller that you must see. A very clever movie
  • The more festive The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Planes Trains and Automobiles
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