October to-do list

1 Say goodbye to the light nights. This shot was only taken a few weeks ago, but rather suddenly we’ve slipped into what feels like an early winter. Embrace the cold nights by cuddling up on the couch with a mug of spiced hot chocolate.

2 Check out Cuckoo’s Bakery Halloween cupcakes. Not only do the flavours sound delicious, but they look suitably scary and will be perfect for your Halloween party.

3 Grab a copy of the beautiful new lifestyle magazine, The Simple Things. It celebrates slowing down and spending time doing the things you love – perfect for this time of year.

4 Visit The Blackbird. Amazing food and fantastic cocktails in one very cool venue, this new Edinburgh bar and restaurant is a must-visit before getting a table becomes a thing of the past.

5 Read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Beautifully written, the book evokes so much emotion as Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, recounts the demise of their marriage. The best book I have read in a long time.


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  • http://www.thehautecookie.com thehautecookie

    amazing image! love this!

  • chiara

    Thanks Sooae!

  • http://www.edinburgheats.co.uk Katey

    I have just spent ages looking at the Simple Things site – love it! I’m going to order a copy :-)

  • chiara

    Katey it’s such a beautiful magazine. I am hooked!

  • http://beautifulinsidemyhead.blogspot.ch/2012/10/flavorsome-fall-soup.html scarlett

    i love that you are also a list-person, chiara! :)
    big hug

  • chiara

    Gotta love a list Scarlett – they keep me right!

  • http://sparrowandspark.blogspot.com Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    I really recommend The Simple Things- picked up Issue 2 this week!

  • chiara

    It’s a great magazine, isn’t it Hannah. I love it!

  • http://theheartbeatsfaster.blogspot.co.uk/ Louisa

    Ooh, I might have to pick up a copy of that book, it sounds great. I’m so excited for those Halloween cupcakes too!

  • chiara

    Louisa it is an amazing book. I was actually really sad to finish it, I loved it that much.

  • Nicola Sinclair

    Ooh that’s the second beautiful new magazine I’ve stumbled upon today, first courtesy of Adam and this one from you – two of my favourite stylish people! Going to subscribe for sure x