My favorite time of year has come around again at last! The trees are in full, glorious color, the air has a nice crisp feel to it, and all the shops are rounding out their third straight month of Christmas sales, and still going strong. Soon, people will be trimming turkeys, and then trimming trees, and all will be merry and bright. But for now, I’d like to focus on what makes this season so exciting: the new Fall T.V. lineup! Just kidding. I’m talking about Halloween!!
While I would be obligated to say that Christmas is my favorite holiday, Halloween would be a very close second. It’s a magical, whimsical time when the imagination can be free to run wild. And I really love all the rich purples, neon greens and vibrant oranges of the season. I look forward to decorating for Halloween every year because it’s just so much fun and I have free reign to be as creepily creative as I want…and for this one month no eyebrows are raised! So, for this post I want to call out an amazing artist who shares my quirky, whimsical view of Halloween (and, many other creative efforts as well!): Twig Studio. Check out these awesome decorations and knick knacks! She has loads of other equally awesome creations which can be found in her Etsy shop, as well as a beautiful selection of music…yes, I said music!
Now, if you’re a chocoholic like me then obviously your yearly plans include raiding the Hershey factory and taking down anyone who dares to lay their hands on your loot. (What? That’s just me?) When I was a kid, Halloween time had always included drinking a cold glass of chocolate milk while watching a scary movie. Just another one of those little things my Mom did that stuck with me. Of course, when I was a kid “scary” movies included The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (yes, the Disney film) Since then I have started my own tradition, of sorts, of watching The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 1st (or as close to it as possible) to usher in the Fall season, and, of course, Halloween! However, my “chocolate milk” has been upgraded.
See, not too long ago I just happened to be on the wine aisle in my local supermarket, and I just happened to find a really awesome wine, and it just happened to contain a substance that I’m very addicted to – CHOCOLATE!!! (You thought I was going to say alcohol, didn’t you?) This isn’t your typical vino. No. This is dessert in a bottle. So, as a Halloween treat for you, my dear readers, I’m happy to introduce (drumroll please…or not, it’s your imagination, I can’t tell you what to do with it): Chocovine! And, to celebrate this wonderful Fall season, let’s toast! (As you may have noticed in the picture at left, I kinda started without you…sorry…) Get a bottle, grab some pretty glasses (refer to image left) and enjoy!