October calls for the bare necessities. The chill in the air brings us home and reminds us that there’s much to be enjoyed within our own walls. From homemade pies to the warmth of a fire, autumn is welcomed with open arms. 

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Tea: Lake Missoula Tea Company offers a worldly look on tea. Take yourself to almost anywhere in the world with a hot cup of tea. Try a “Botanical Blend Tea” like Baked Apple Pie. Visit LakeMissoulaTeaCompany.com or in person at 136 E Broadway. 

Blanket: Field and Sage is home to plush Missoula-made blankets, perfect for curling up in a cozy spot. Choose from a wide range of fun designs. Visit Etsy.com/shop/FieldandSage

Pie: Pick up a scratch made pie at Bernice’s Bakery for the upcoming holidays or just for a family meal. Options include cherry, mixed berry, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry rhubarb, apple, and peach. Seek out their specialty pies at BernicesBakeryMT.com.

Candle: Wandering Bison is a nature inspired soy candle and lifestyle company. Browse and sniff scents like “Base Camp,” a campfire and whiskey scented candle, or “Trailhead,” which smells like fresh pine. All scents available at TheWanderingBison.com.

Book: The Missoula Public Library is home to a plethora of literary events and a vast selection of reading choices, perfect for all age levels. Enjoy classes, book discussions, films, lectures, story time, writing groups, and more. Visit MissoulaPublicLibrary.org for a list of events.