Hello Grommet family!
I'm Danielle, the new intern here at the Daily Grommet offices. I've been given a warm welcome here and I'm excited to be working with such an inspiring and motivated group of people. Although I've only been working here for a short time I can already feel it's having an impact on the choices I make.
Like Claire and Julia, I majored in industrial design at SCAD; I hope I can live up to their good example! Savannah is a beautiful city full of Grommets (think Savannah Bee Honeycomb and The Charles Collection Clock) and one of the only drawbacks to living there for four years was missing out on Autumn in New England. In addition to the beautiful weather and scenery, Fall always seems to be a great time for a fresh start. What a great time to start at the Daily Grommet! I've decided to focus my fresh-start efforts on being more "Grommety". Here are a few Fall activities that are just that.
Pick your own:
An apple picking trip is always a good time. You get to spend some time in the fresh air, most likely with friends or family, picking (ok, and eating) fruit right off the tree. Lots of places that offer apple picking will also have little petting zoos, hayrides, and tours of the orchard. On the tours you can learn more about the different kinds of apples, and how they're grown and picked. It's supporting local farms, and picking them yourself eliminates the need for shipping, handling, and packaging. You can make your trip even more eco-friendly by bringing your own expandable reusable bag to tote home your apples! Another plus... delicious apple baked goods!
Attend a Fair!
Autumn is host to all kinds of fairs which are all kinds of fun. They're a good place make connections with people, support local craftsmen and vendors, and try some homemade treats... a Grommet-lovers heaven (We have been on some very successful fair trips recently - like the Limelight Marketplace). You can also save some pieces from a landfill by browsing antique and vintage finds. Usually with a little bit of love you can bring a unique piece back to life.
Temperature control (or lack thereof):
It may be starting to get a bit chilly in some places, but Autumn weather is usually nice enough to turn off the AC, throw open the windows and wait a while to put the heat on. Getting a little bit cold is just a great excuse to have an impromptu dance party to warm up. Need a little extra coziness? Slip on some organic socks, brew a steamy cup of Adagio Tea, or have a campfire!
I hope this inspired you to go out and get the most out of Fall! What Autumn plans are you making? Are any of them Grommet-inspired?