Longing to have summer back? Don’t pout. There’s much to love about the brisker months – Autumn in particular. To tide you over until next summer, here’s 9 things to get excited about.
1. Comfort food & drink
Sample the fruits of Mother Nature’s labour with Autumn exclusives, such as kiwifruit, pears, persimmons and quinces. On a cloudy morning, sip on soothing hot beverages, and at night, curl up with a batch of spicy mulled wine. Bring back the favourites to your cooking repertoire or try something new with Autumn recipes you’ll fall in love with from Delicious.
2. Picture-perfect scenery
There’s no denying that Autumn is a beautiful season across Australia. Streams of sunshine cut through the crisp, cool mornings and flicker between the deciduous tree leaves. If you don’t live in a place where Autumn takes over, you can get lost in the season change at the 5 Best Places in Australia to see Autumn foliage, according to Qantas Travel Insider.
3. High fashion
If you never got around to perfecting your summer body, Autumn’s here to provide some relief! Bring on scarves that get woollier as the weeks continue, layer up with slouchy jumpers, and don a coat that drapes down to your ankles. If you’re looking for some Autumn fashion inspiration, check out the 2018 top trends here, including technicolour animal print and statement tights!
4. Events and festivals
Think summer has is all when it comes to events? Think again! Across Australia, we’re seldom short of an awesome festival, and Autumn definitely has some stand-out events on the go. Get planning now to travel interstate or tap into what’s on in your local area. Here are a few to note:
- Soak up the coffee culture while laughing yourself silly at Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival during 28 March to 22 April
- Marvel as Sydney lights up the Harbour with digital sculptures, music and events at the 10th Anniversary of Vivid from 25 May – 16 June
- Support our sensational athletes on the Sunshine Coast during the Commonwealth Games from 4 – 15 April
5. The footy, of course
Get your Guernsey out and join the gang at an AFL match (or ten) – Australia’s favourite ball game is back with another season of action. Plus, footy’s not the only sport on the radar for Autumn. FIFA’s World Cup is powering through the International Friendlies, so stay tuned at a global scale.
6. Cosy indoor activities
During the summer there’re few excuses to not be outdoors, but at soon as the cooler weather hits, stay in without judgement! Invest in more passive recreation such as creative workshops, reading or comfort cooking. With pottery being dubbed as the ‘new yoga’, get your hands dirty and make something unique.
7. Winter planning
As chilly as it may feel shifting into Autumn, the weather now has nothing on winter. Consider changing your daily routine now to help you adjust when winter hits. If you’ve been taking to outdoor exercise or enjoying the park with the kids, consider how you might transition your activities indoors. Plus, you’ve got a whole 3 months of warm winter meals to get excited about, so start collecting inspiration now – maybe buy that slow cooker you’ve had your eye on.
8. Feet-up telly sessions
As long as you don’t overdo it – chilling with family and friends, while watching a much-loved movie or TV series, can be a great way to while away a rainy day. Reach for the popcorn and get with the program by checking out what’s about to release.
9. The last chance to be ‘outdoorsy’
Neglect your green thumb this summer? Autumn could see you achieve your landscape and potted plant goals before the cold snap takes hold. Check out Bunnings 7 Autumn gardening tips and get your flourish on.