Autumn is officially here and we want to share what we’re loving the most this season from brands we adore, to recipes, products, and articles that we just can’t get enough of. Make the most out of this transitional time of year with a few of our favorite things.
Our favorite fall dish has to be Green Chilé Stew. Nothing says fall in New Mexico like the smell of Hatch Green Chilés roasting through the crisp autumn breeze and one of our favorite ways to eat them is in a warm pot of green chilé stew. There are so many recipes out there for this classic dish, but we found a new, healthy spin on an old favorite via Brand New Vegan. Buckle your tastebuds up, wash your hands after handling the chilés, and enjoy the spicy flavor without feeling guilty because, hey, it’s vegan! You can even add a meat-free substitute like jackfruit for an extra twist!
Pair it with this Autumn Glow Salad recipe from Pinch of Yum. Get your glow on with this roasted cauliflower, apple, and sweet potato salad with a tangy lemon dressing. A super healthy, easy, delicious way to get your share of the season’s finest veggies.
Ozma is a clothing brand out of California that has captured our hearts and become ultimate style goals. Pared down, minimalistic clothing inspired by nature that’s effortless to wear, yet undefinably chic. Ozma’s luxurious garments are biodegradable and are comprised of the highest quality, sustainable fabrics that are designed for you to wash, wear, and weather. The “Eva” jumpsuit is one of our go-to’s this fall and an amazing piece that you can layer up or down. Accessorize with one of their 100% silk bandanas to tie around your neck or in your hair for some extra fall flair.
Award-winning luxury jeweler, Maria Samora, is based right here in our hometown of Taos and has made quite a name for herself in the industry. Simple, yet elegant, her timeless pieces truly are wearable art. If you’re looking to up your jewelry game or gift someone you love with a truly remarkable staple, look no further than Maria Samora’s unique line of rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
The Long Dusty Trail Leather Bucket Backpack goes with everything. Made with some of the finest vegetable-tanned leather in the world from Wickett & Craig, this versatile backpack is perfect for everyday wear. Also based out of Taos, NM, Long Dusty Trail Leather is sustainably-sourced and believes that making leather goods only from the highest quality sources makes for a better product for the consumer and the earth.
Teaography’s High Desert Sage Tea is one of our favorite ways to relax and take in the aroma of sage after a fresh, desert rain. Referred to as “Taos in a teacup”, this completely organic, caffeine-free tea combines sage, cinnamon, peppermint, and dutch lavender with love. Unwind on a crisp fall evening with this calming and delicious tea.
Transitioning from summer to the colder months can really take a toll on your skin, especially if you live in a higher, drier climate like ours. Replenish moisture deep into the core of your skin with our Quench Moisturizer. Apply at night and wake up with soft, smooth skin and apply again in the morning to carry hydration with you throughout the day.
Treat your body to a botanical blend of aloe, coconut, and avocado oils with our luxurious Body Crèmes. Perfect as a two-in-one moisturizer and night cream, our body crèmes feel great after a hot shower or a warm bath and keep your skin happy and glowing all season long.
Though autumn and winter have their hygge charm, we long for the greenery of our gardens in these more stark and sometimes seemingly unforgiving months. One of our favorite ways to combat the cold weather blues is to adorn our homes with as many beautiful and purifying house plants as we can keep alive! This helpful article from MindBodyGreen lists several apps that you can download for free to keep your house plants happy and healthy, so you can bring a bit of the garden inside!