There’s something about the month of October that makes me feel warm and cozy—might it be the comfort of oversized sweaters, cozying up with blankets and the warmth of a hot beverage? Perhaps. Although I’m sure those are all contributing factors, I’d like to think that it has something to do with the joy that the fall ripeness brings to the community. Not only are we all basking in the beautiful weather—especially after this past summer and its endless heat waves—but we’re busy preparing the crockpot for all the chili to be made, gathering around the fire pit for outdoor bonfires and, my personal favorite, preparing for the craziness of Halloween.
I love the nostalgia of driving by decorated homes and going trick-or-treating with my 2-year-old nephew and family around the Woodbury neighborhoods while seeing all the different popular—and unique!—costumes donned by kids and parents alike. (I have an inkling that we may be seeing quite a bit of pink this October. What do you think?)
In this home-themed issue of Woodbury Magazine, you’ll meet Derek Schmidt and Joe Briol, both residents of Woodbury’s Royal Oaks neighborhood, who go all out to decorate their homes during the month of October.
Also in this issue, view another home that can only be described as posh. Designed by Brittany Meidinger and Shannon Knutson of Twigg + Lu, the Woodbury home goes above and beyond in creating a luxurious living space full of colors and patterns that will make you feel as though you stepped into a showcase.
Whether you’re the one passing out the candy or saying, “Trick-or-Treat,” enjoy this October—and try to fill it with a bit of nostalgia. And, readers, I’d love to see your costumes and October happenings! Send your best snaps to email@example.com for the chance to be featured in an upcoming issue.