The older I get, the more I seem to delight in holidays. This is a precarious prophecy for someone in their third of six phases in Halloween decorating…in September. Yes, I am the girl with a cart full of Target dollar section bats and witch hats, wearing jeans and sweaters in 90 degrees, consuming and savoring all coffees, cakes, and candles that are pumpkin spice. I am everything my Facebook feed full of “death to pumpkin spice” hashtags hates, and I don’t care. If you are feeling Fall, dress to the occasion with your pumpkin spice latte in hand. There are only three months of this marvelous season a year, and I won’t waste any of them tip toeing around pumpkin spice haters. So please, wear the sweaters, layer the cardigans, and wrap the scarves. It’s fall damn’t, and it only comes once a year.
Writing and photos by Mara Strobel-Lanka.