How to Get Into the Autumnal Spirit

‘Tis the season to revel in autumnal spirit, but sometimes it can be difficult to know just what you need to kick start the autumn feels.

This is why we have put together a list of some of the teams’ favourite autumnal things here at Boutique Lux to help give you some inspiration this season.

Whatever it is you love about autumn, we are sure you’ll find something perfect for you in this list – from autumn walks and films, to pumpkin picking and seasonal baking!

If you are spending some time with us at one of our beautiful properties this season, then be sure to check out our top 10 local autumn activities for 2021!

1. Watch a Seasonal Movie

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Movies can help us with lots of things – from cheering us up to creeping us out – and with the plethora of films available at the touch of the button we can be spoiled for choice!

However, if getting into the autumnal spirit is what you’re looking for, then we might have a few suggestions!

Romantic Comedies

  • When Harry Met Sally
  • You’ve Got Mail

Family

  • Pixar’s ‘Coco’
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Ghostbusters

Thrillers

  • Knives Out
  • The Village

2. Go for an Autumnal Walk

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There is nothing more perfect to get into the autumnal spirit than to get out in the fresh autumn air! Watch the changing colours, the leaves crisp under each step and the wind just cool enough to leave a slight chill whilst still being wrapped up cosy in your hat and scarf.

If you are in our neck of the woods this season, then take a look at our top 10 local walks, featuring strolls to hikes for different skill levels in and around Cambridgeshire!

3. Get Pumpkin-ing!

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Nothing says ‘autumn is here’ more than a big fat orange pumpkin and there isn’t anything much more autumnal than taking a trip to a local pumpkin patch to choose the perfect one!

After picking your pumpkin, you’ve then got to decide how to display it! Will you carve something spooky? Fill it with candles? Or perhaps paint it from top to bottom and cover it in glitter – whatever it is, just have fun with it!

4. Do Some Autumnal Cooking

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Delicious food can be a great way to get into the autumnal spirit! There are so many dishes that we can make now that the nights are drawing in and the air starts to chill. Warming, spice-filled dishes that wouldn’t have been the same had we made them during the heat of the summer!

Head out in your hat and scarf to grab some seasonal local veg and cook up a variety of autumnal soups, hot pots, stews, casseroles and curries! Take a look here for some fabulous autumnal recipes!

5. Get Wrapped Up for Bonfire Night

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Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and…err, fireworks? Get your loved ones together to celebrate Guy Fawkes night and his failure to blow up the Houses of Parliament – where would we be now if that had happened, eh?

Wrap up warm and get out those sparklers! Find a fireworks event near you, huddle in front of the glowing bonfire and demolish a delicious hot dog or two!

6. Get Creative with Autumnal Crafts

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There are always opportunities to get those creative juices flowing! To raise your autumnal spirit this year, why not look into creating some seasonal decor for the home?

Autumn is a season for lots of reds, oranges and yellows as well as sweet spicy scents and a woodland aesthetic. This year, you could get into flower arranging with an autumnal bouquet, or create a beautiful fall wreath for your front door. Or perhaps you want to bring autumn inside with a magnificent table decor spread filled with natural pinecones, faux berries and dried leaves?

For more ideas on how to get creative this autumn, click here.

7. Do Some Seasonal Baking

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Oooh is there anything better than the smell or taste of freshly baked seasonal cookies, cakes, pies or crumbles? The answer is a hard ‘no’!

Get into the autumnal spirit this year and get baking! There are so many delicious treats that you can make this year with a seasonal spin – aka, pumpkin spice and cinnamon in EVERYTHING! Why not bake even more for family and friends and spread some autumnal cheer?

Take a look here for some delicious autumnal bakes that won’t disappoint!

8. Go All Out for Halloween

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Okay, so some of us might not be children anymore. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate the creeeeepiest holiday of the year in adult-style!

When was the last time you hosted a halloween bash? What about getting dressed up? Mix up some halloween-themed cocktails, cook (or order!) a frightening feast and get the friends over for a night to remember!

If you’re looking for a quieter halloween this year, then why not get settled on the sofa with a takeaway, some sweet treats  and a classic halloween film? Scary or nostalgic? You decide!

9. Bring the Smells of Autumn Inside

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We don’t know about you, but candles, oil burners, reed diffusers…there are so many ways to scent-up the home with autumnal spirit! Seasonal scents such as cinnamon, apples, pine and amber are great to dot around the house and get you into the autumn mood!

You can buy products like these in a variety of shops, but why not try to make your own? There are lots of tutorials online to help you create your own autumnal candles or wax melts – why not give it a go yourself?

10. Make Homemade S'mores

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If you don’t know what s’mores are, then you are missing out BIG TIME! One of our favourite autumnal things here at Boutique Lux, s’mores are created when you place a freshly toasted marshmallow between two pieces of chocolate within two graham crackers/digestive biscuits/rich tea biscuits.

The heat from the marshmallow melts the chocolate beautifully and it is the perfect treat for the season! Toasting marshmallows alone make for amazing snacks, but they are even better covered in chocolate with the added crunch of biscuits!

We hope this list has provided you with a wide variety of ideas to get you into the autumnal spirit this season!

Remember we are always on hand to offer any advice, to provide information, or to answer any queries you might have. Just get in touch below, and we will respond to your request as soon as possible!

Autumnal wishes,

Team Boutique Lux

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