Season of Change
FALL IS MY FAVORITE TIME TO TRAVEL. The weather is cooler, but long days still linger; the crowds have ebbed, and the landscapes are full and golden. I got married in the fall, so every year our anniversary beckons us to pause the work schedule and make time to visit different parts of the world. It’s a wonderful time in between the energy of summer and the frenzy of the holidays. Inspired by my traveling, I’m always amazed at how refreshed I feel when we come back home. I look at home with a fresh pair of eyes, full of optimism and eager to turn the house into a place that will soon welcome friends and family.
This issue is a combination of those two ideas. We visit homes in the country and in locations where the house is inextricably tied to and informed by the landscape. And, oh, how beautiful they are, from the Carolina lakes to Virginia farmland to crisp, rustic countryside in Canada. We even include a roundup of our favorite places to enjoy fall foliage across the U.S. So, get out there and take in all that nature has to offer, and take it home with you as you ready your nests for the coming season.
Jickie Torres, Editor