If the annual kaleidoscope of changing leaves is irresistible to you, Autumn it is. This season is the poster child for all things rustic, warm and romantic, starting with the Rita Reys version of the jazz classic “Autumn Leaves”.

Part 2: AUTUMN


Hues: If you opt for seasonal color schemes, your guests will find themselves basking in harvest-inspired hues including, copper, tan, cranberry, bordeaux, aubergine, navy and gold.

Décor: Incorporate decorations that celebrate the natural landscape of the season. Think organic centerpieces of pinecones, black dahlias and the generous use of candles. Your tablescape should say ‘feast’! Whatever palette you choose, ask your florist also to incorporate maple leaves, berries and sprigs of wheat, which are plentiful at this time of year.

Flavours: Soups—tomato, pumpkin and potato are perfect appetizers, while hearty entrées like beef tenderloin or filet mignon and Bordeaux wines are well-suited mains. Apple desserts and caramel sauces are right at home here.

Up next: Winter