10 Ways to Welcome Fall

 
Serena & Lily

 

This month, we’re welcoming fall, in our homes and in our lives overall. We don’t know about you, but, for us, welcoming fall means opening the windows, letting fresh air in and savoring the crispness in the air.

 

Welcoming fall is about adding cozy throws and great textures and favoring shades of tan and pumpkin, gold and creams, the richer hues that correspond so well with the changing leaves and the sun that’s setting just a little earlier already.

 

Fall is also a fabulous time to celebrate the change of seasons with a fun soiree, which, of course, means getting the kitchen in tip top shape.

copper in the kitchen for fall
Williams-Sonoma

 

We’ll admit it: We like to leave the cooking to the professionals. But the right, gorgeous cookware that makes the food taste as good as the pots and pans look is a necessity when getting ready for a change of season celebration.

 

 

 A pretty (and delicious!) arrangement of seasonal fruits and veggies makes for a stunning centerpiece, no flowers required.

fall colors in abstract art One Kings Lane  

One of the things on our minds right now is hanging some new pieces of art to really get our houses party ready. These fall tones are very of the moment!

 

Speaking of works of art, what a perfect setting for a fall fete!

 

 

 

When it comes to parties, getting dressed is half the fun! This Tory Burch outfit hits all the high notes of style. 

Fall clothing at J Crew
J.Crew

 

Speaking of animal-inspired fashion, this display at J.Crew is so fabulous! It seems like leopard is everywhere we look this fall. So we must include it in our outfits!

Rose and Ivy  

While cocktails and dinner are always fabulous, sometimes having a few good friends for a great cup of coffee is all it takes to turn an ordinary day into a celebration. A mix of antique silver and new pottery, we couldn’t love this juxtaposition any more!

Tom Ford makeup Tom Ford Favorites for Fall  

Our friend (He’s so not our friend. But girls can dream, right?) Tom Ford has assembled the ultimate fall collection for making our faces look fabulous no matter what the season holds. 

paint colors for fall BHG  

And the brilliant minds from BHG have so many great tips for the perfect paint tips to transform any home for fall. We’re obsessed with Golden Ginger. It may very well be the new not-quite-white we all need so much!

Do you have any plans for fall celebrations? 

 

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Giveaways

*September 16, I’m teaming up with Seven Street Market, Diga Linda, Stylin Brunette, Airica Puckett Style, Darling Clutch Co. and The Monogram Corner for a fabulous feels like FALLing giveaway! Head to my Instagram for Detail!

 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

 

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information. 
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

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Setting the Thanksgiving Table in Style

glass
Lonny

 

As my husband and son are watching videos of turkeys , we’re thinking about setting the Thanksgiving table.  We’re major, major fans of the white pumpkin. Because, let’s face it: While festive, the orange pumpkin doesn’t exactly mesh beautifully with just any decor. 

wood
Loi Thai

 

This tabletop is a perfect example of white done right in Loi Thai perfection. The antlers, soft candlelight, ideally proportioned pumpkins and gorgeous hydrangeas are just too good! We want to copy this one!

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Karolyn – The Relished Roost

Have you ever seen anything like these pumpkins handprinted by our friend Karolyn, at The Relished Roost?  How gorgeous would they be gracing any Thanksgiving table? We know who else LOVES these: our friend Tina from The Enchanted Home!

cooking
OKL

 

This is so beautifully delicious, decadent in its utter simplicity. Recipe please, OKL!

Lonny

 

The best thing about the Thanksgiving table is that all of its components are so utterly beautiful all on their own. There’s no way to go wrong with this one!

paint
Terrain

 

Gold, gorgeous colors, green hydrangeas, textured gourds… What’s not to love? It’s like the best of all possible worlds!

Terrain

 

This is a holiday all about the harvest. This beautiful arrangement brings it center stage!

 

Whimsical yet lovely… We couldn’t have set is better ourselves! What’s on tap for your Thanksgiving table? We’d love to see what you’re cooking up!

HOSTESS GIFTS


Setting the Table


 STOCKING THE BAR


 

books

Are you ready for all that awesome holiday shopping? Have you started? Are you finished? Maybe somewhere in between? My mom, the elf, was wrapping up some beautiful Slightly South of Simples for  early Christmas shoppers, and we thought Hey, what if we could do this for everyone? So, if you want to get a truly personalized holiday gift, just purchase Slightly South of Simple at your favorite local bookstore (indies rock!!!), Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books-A-Million or wherever else you love buying books, email me at kristy @ kristy woodson harvey.com (take the spaces out, of course!), and I’ll send you a personalized bookplate for the person (or people!) of your choice, a gorgeous bookmark and plenty of ribbon to tie up your own copy in style!


 

 

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Falling for Pumpkin

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Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

We’ve been pretty sad about saying goodbye to summer… But then we remembered… That just means that now it will be fall!

 

kitchen
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

So we aren’t just saying good bye to beach days and lazy schedule.  We’re saying hello to bonfires, boots, and pumpkin!

shoes
Aquazzura Suede Sandal

 

 

And perhaps a gloriously gorgeous, too-good-to-be-true sandal in our favorite fall shade? It will pair perfectly with the blacks and browns and creams that seem to be our fall staples. It’s the perfect time to add a cozy throw to the living room — with bonus points for a pop of pumpkin!

throw
Throw

And bring a fabulous herringbone print into the season with a throw that transforms seamlessly through every season.

kitchen
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

And keep us cozy as can be all fall long.

beauty
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer

In the perfect nail shade for tailgating and raking piles of leaves…

entrance
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Or a chic accessory that livens a neutral space, pumpkin is always spicy.

Wishing you a fantastic last few days of summer and a  weekend with plenty of time to curl up with a good book and savor a beautiful view!

I am SO excited and flattered that so many book clubs have chosen Lies and Other Acts of Love as one of their reads for the year! My calendar is filling up with Skype and in-person visits, so please let me know if you’d like me to chat with your book club. kristy (at) kristywoodsonharvey (dot) com


And we are so THRILLED by the number of beautiful homes we are going to have as a part of the Slightly South of Simple book tour for next April and May. If you might be interested in having the Slightly South of Simple tour come to your house (or town!), or would like more information, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]




Falling for Pumpkin

abstract-art
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

We’ve been pretty sad about saying goodbye to summer… But then we remembered… That just means that now it will be fall!

 

kitchen
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

So we aren’t just saying good bye to beach days and lazy schedule.  We’re saying hello to bonfires, boots, and pumpkin!

shoes
Aquazzura Suede Sandal

 

 

And perhaps a gloriously gorgeous, too-good-to-be-true sandal in our favorite fall shade? It will pair perfectly with the blacks and browns and creams that seem to be our fall staples. It’s the perfect time to add a cozy throw to the living room — with bonus points for a pop of pumpkin!

throw
Throw

And bring a fabulous herringbone print into the season with a throw that transforms seamlessly through every season.

kitchen
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

And keep us cozy as can be all fall long.

beauty
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer

In the perfect nail shade for tailgating and raking piles of leaves…

entrance
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Or a chic accessory that livens a neutral space, pumpkin is always spicy.

Wishing you a fantastic last few days of summer and a  weekend with plenty of time to curl up with a good book and savor a beautiful view!

I am SO excited and flattered that so many book clubs have chosen Lies and Other Acts of Love as one of their reads for the year! My calendar is filling up with Skype and in-person visits, so please let me know if you’d like me to chat with your book club. kristy (at) kristywoodsonharvey (dot) com


And we are so THRILLED by the number of beautiful homes we are going to have as a part of the Slightly South of Simple book tour for next April and May. If you might be interested in having the Slightly South of Simple tour come to your house (or town!), or would like more information, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]




A Pop of Pumpkin

kitchen
Cynthia Brooks Design

 It’s that time again… Those first glorious days of fall where putting out those pumpkins and mums just feels right.

kitchen
Cynthia Brooks Design

 I’ll be honest: I buy white pumpkins. And mums.

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