As we welcomed October this past Monday, I think it finally sunk in that I can no longer wear open-toed sandals - sleeveless dresses - or my beloved white jeans. Sigh. Summer *really* is over. And, while I worship so many things about the warmer months in New York, to be 100% honest, this past summer royally sucked. So, I've decided to completely embrace the fall...
What comes to mind when you hear the word "fall?" For me, it's: Apples, cute boots, primary-colored leaves in the canopy of trees, 60-something degree days, and closet switch-outs. In fact, fall in New York is one of my most favorite times of the year, second only to the spring.
Here are some items/day trips/exhibits that I'm currently "falling" for:
RED Valentino Bow-Neck Quilted Jacket Stuart Weitzman: Spats Suede Button Knee Boot Prada Nylon Dog Carrier I'm *dying* to have a girl's weekend at the Bedford Post Inn, where we could take complimentary yoga classes (for hotel guests) - embrace the bounty of colorful trees - make a day trip to Blue Hill at Stone Barns - and just relax! Spend a Saturday at a fabulous orchard picking apples - and pumpkins ~ Check out the Andy Warhol exhibit at The Met ...
While most of the above are all luxury "dream" items/weekends, I've decided to take a more realistic approach: In order to get this season properly kicked off (after all, it is the first weekend in October), some girlfriends and I are headed to Brooklyn this Sunday for an apple festival called Gala Gala Hey!
Sounds fun, no? Actually, it's just what the doctor ordered. I cannot think of a better way to end what has been a very emotionally draining, dramatic week. On Thursday morning at around 8am, a beautiful young woman fell to her death from the 40th-story roofdeck of my apartment building. My heart breaks for her family and friends, as I cannot possibly imagine the horrendous grief and heartbreak they must be going through. Coming home (to my apartment building) from work yesterday was pretty solemn and eerie - I just wish that there was something I could do to help, if "help" is even the right word...
Wishing you all a beautiful and healthy fall weekend!
Until we eat again,
The Lunch Belle