As Mother Nature’s mélange of mesmerizing hues washes over our beloved Southern landscape, we revel in the cooler climes that signal autumn’s resplendent arrival. Pumpkins of every shape, size, and color find pride of place on our front porches and gracious tables, accompanied by multihued arrangements of seasonal branches and blooms. For this special issue, we’ve brought together decorative inspiration for dressing your home, inside and out, with the beauty and bounty of fall. Recipes for alfresco meals, decadent desserts, and heartwarming soups, round out an array of entertaining ideas. Plan a weekend away in Louisville, Kentucky, to witness the Bernheim Forest’s changing leaves, or explore historic Georgetown, a charming Old-World locale with plenty of modern appeal. No matter where you pull up a chair, the spirit and splendor of this gold-tinged time of year is all around.