Hi there, Sara’s here! I hope you're having a great October so far, and that you're making the most of the current season however you can. I'm back today with an article taking you along with me on a perfect autumn day through my Montrealer eyes. ❤ Here you'll find ideas for spending a sweet, relaxing day off in and around the charming Mile End district. Hopefully, it will inspire you to discover or rediscover this little corner of Montreal this autumn! Read on if you're interested in finding out more. And above all, enjoy!

PS : I highly suggest you to listen to Bon Iver or Novo Amor songs while reading this blog post. :) You can even add fuzzy socks, a warm blanket and a candle burning in the background to set the mood even more. Fall atmosphere guaranteed hihi! 

Appreciate a quiet morning in bed

Foresta 5.5 oz Mimi & August candle burning in a cozy room

For me, the ideal autumn day really begins with a slow, relaxing morning. I especially like to take my time enjoying mornings off, knowing that they are rare and precious. There's something different about the comfort of blankets on a chilly October morning. It just doesn't feel the same. I also enjoy lighting a delighting candle in the background as I enjoy the last few moments in my bed in the morning. These days I like to light our Foresta in the pretty 5.5 oz reusable mug! I really like the little extra touch of coziness that the sweet glow of a candle can add to my room.

Wear a cozy autumn outfit

Cozy beige fall outfit

Then comes the time to choose a nice fall outfit for the day. I take care to choose an outfit in which I feel good, comfortable and warm, knowing that I'll be spending a good part of my day walking outside. When I'm short of inspiration, I take the opportunity to do my little tour on Pinterest to try and recreate what inspires me, and it works every time! I love autumn fashion, even though it doesn't last that long, and that's why this preparation part of autumn mornings makes me so happy hihi. I'm making the most of it while I can!

Here's my Pinterest board of fall fashion inspiration :  https://www.pinterest.ca/saraocnr/fashion/fall-outfits/. I also invite you to create yours with your own fashion taste!

Enjoy a good chai latte in a cute coffee shop

A girl enjoying a warm chai latte in a cozy coffee shop in the Mile End

 I then take public transport, my autumnal playlist in my ear, down Park Avenue to the cutest Mile End coffee shop in my heart: café In Gamba. Its earthy, plant-laden decor immediately makes you want to spend some comforting time there, especially on a rather rainy day. As well as appreciating its warm atmosphere, I also love the quality of the products they offer. My October classic, by far, is a good hot chai latte with oat milk to accompany my sweet little moment of reading all of that, in the quietest corner of the coffee shop.

Visit the little boutiques around the corner

V de V cozy decoration shop 

Afterwards, I take the opportunity to wander around the little boutiques! Mile End is such a great place to discover new ones! For my part, I tend to go to the ones I already know and that I like to go to regularly to see what's new there. On my ideal autumn day in Mile End, I like to go to the V de V home decor boutique and the little stationery shop Boucle et Papier on St-Laurent. I'm especially fond of their little candles and notebooks. In fact, I was so excited when I spotted our Mimi products at Boucle et Papier. ❤

Hike at the Mount Royal Mountain

A lovely autumn walk at the Mount-Royal moutain in Montreal

What better way to end this pleasant, peaceful day? By taking a walk on Mount Royal Mountain. For me, it's the perfect place to get some fresh air and contemplate the beautiful colors of the trees during the fall. I like to finish my walk by stopping the Belvédère of Mount-Royal to admire the view of the great city of Montreal from above. It's as magnificent and impressive as ever, whether you consider yourself a tourist or not. A hike up Mount Royal surely is one of my must-do autumn moments every year!

So here's a glimpse of an autumn day in Montreal for me. Thanks for taking the time to read it! I hope it inspires you to create your own little ideal day that will allow you to enjoy sweet moments in this beautiful season.🍂

See you all soon,

Sara From Mimi 🤍

Sara O'Connor

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