Embrace Autumn with these 5 seasonal items

Autumn has arrived and so have all the snacks, clothes and goodies that come with it. Get into the spirit of things with these 5 items that you can find in Nottingham city centre.

1. Halloween Chocolate

Nothing screams Autumn is here like the arrival of Halloween. Whilst it looks unlikely that we'll be able to attend parties or go trick-or-treating with the kids this year; no one can stop us enjoying the sweat treats and snacks customary to spooky season! If chocolate is you're vice the cleverly named 'Yumpkin' from Hotel Chocolat is sure to hit the spot. It's essentially melt in your mouth chocolate combined with a classic symbol of Halloween - What's not to like? Friendly heads up that these are limited edition so pop in soon if you don't want to miss out. 

The Yumpkin - Hotel Chocolat

The Yumpkin - Hotel Chocolat

2. A cosy AND jazzy new scarf

Autumn may be known for many things but it's certainly not warm weather. Luckily this is a fantastic opportunity to treat yourself to some cosy new wardrobe items and accessories. Nothing tops autumn walks wrapped-up head to toe in what is essentially a sociably acceptable duvet, fashioned using your most comfortable sweaters, gloves, scarfs and coats. Get started on your Autumn 2020 look with this jazzy woollen scarf from The Tokenhouse.

DISCLAIMER: You may struggle to wear this scarf as well as the adorable model in the photo (who could though?).

Scarf - The Tokenhouse

Scarf - The Tokenhouse


Sticky Toffee Pudding Hot Chocolate - Whittard of Chelsea

Sticky Toffee Pudding Hot Chocolate - Whittard of Chelsea

Autumn is definitely the season where hot drinks and stodgy (but delicious) puddings make their big comeback after being somewhat ignored over the Summer months. Don't worry, they forgive you. This brilliant combination of the two from Whittard of Chelsea is the ultimate accompaniment for cosy nights in with your favourite tv shows - Just add warm milk and you're good to go. 

4. Pumpkins and carving kits

Wicked Pumpkin - Marks & Spencer

Wicked Pumpkin - Marks & Spencer

Second only to the beautiful of gold and red leaves that blanket the floor each year, we can't think of anything that excites us for Autumn more than the arrival of pumpkins! There's just something really pure and nostalgic about jack o'lantern sat in the front windowsill or front door of your humble abode. Let's not forget all the tasty seasonal snacks and dishes you can make with pumpkins. Pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup of absolute musts! If you haven't picked up an orange friend of your own just yet then a trip to Marks & Spencer will quickly remedy that - They even sell mini ones that fit in the palm of your hand if space if a problem.  

Pumpkin spice in anything and everything

Obviously we wouldn't write a blog about items exclusive to Autumn without mentioning pumpkin spice. If the season was defined by a taste then surely this is it? Expand your horizons from the classic latte this year and let us introduce you to pumpkin spiced tea. Pop into Bird & Blend for a free sample if you need a little winning over! 

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Tea - Bird & Blend

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Tea - Bird & Blend

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