Hello, September

I can’t believe the BER months start today! The summer really flew by but now I am looking forward to the rest of the year.  September always brings some good things: it is the birthday month of the best mother in the whole world (mine), it is the start of a new Fall semester (back to school tonight! more on this later), it begins my countdown for my favorite holiday of all time (Christmas, of course), and last but not least, this month heralds Fall Fashion. I love the fall season and I love fall fashion even more – I am excited to wear my boots (my brown flat riding boots and black over-the-knee pair will be in heavy rotation), I’m currently digging the boyfriend blazer with rolled up sleeves, and I am still on a quest for the perfect leather motorcycle jacket – hopefully I will be able to find one this weekend and take advantage of the Labor Day sales!

What else is good about September? Why, The September Issue of course! Yes, September is THE month for fashion magazines, but in a couple of weeks, The September Issue (the movie) will be showing in Boston. From the website:

Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and polarizing figure in fashion. With unprecented access, filmmaker RJ Cutler’s new film The September Issue does for fashion what he did for politics in The War Room, taking the viewer inside a world they only think they know.

I am getting giddy just thinking about the movie! Magazines will always have a place in my heart (I used to work for Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Preview Magazine in the Philippines) and I can’t wait to see the behind-the-scenes at Vogue.

And another thing that makes me excited about September? Tonight will be my first day at my new class: Food Writing at Harvard (I am working towards a graduate certificate degree in Publishing and Communications). It is a Journalism elective for me and as soon as I saw the class listing, I knew right away that I want to take it. Food and writing (two of my favorite things) combined?? I’m in! I can’t wait to finish reading all the books I got for class:The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, Comfort Me With Apples by Ruth Reichl, Best Food Writing 2008 edited by Holly Hughes, American Food Writing by Molly O’Neill, and I also threw in Julie and Julia (of course) by Julie Powell.

My challenge now is to ace this semester filled with reading and writing about Food (and eating will definitely happen) while trying to lose weight and staying healthy (all the while wearing my Fall wardrobe)…

I have a very good feeling about the coming months… So welcome, September. I’m happy you’re here.


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