When the leaves fall down…

I have been having a wonderful, leafy, beer-y, apply fall this year which is why the blog has been just a wee bit quieter lately on the book and fashion fronts…so in lieu of not posting anything, I thought I’d share some highlights of my autumn with you all.

On my birthday weekend I headed upstate again to Glen Brook Farm with my sister, brother-in-law and friends, and autumn had arrived there so much more quickly than it has down here in the ‘burbs. Everything was a lush orange and red, and the ground was covered in fall foliage. Even the misty mountains turned red. It was Oktoberfest weekend, so there was lots of barbecue and plenty of great beer and great friends. It was such a fun weekend and a perfect way to celebrate my 23rd birthday (ouch!).


Then today I went apple picking with my family and broke the “no climbing trees” rule, except I’m a wuss and only went up like three feet. But my sister and I sat on a low limb and pretended to be wood nymphs or something (wearing jeans). It was a lot of fun! We nearly killed each other and other people with that ten-foot apple picker stick, but it was definitely an experience! I haven’t gone apple picking in three or four years, and it was something I used to do every year when I was a kid, so it brought back some memories.

This past weekend was also my sister’s bachelorette party! A group of like 15 cousins and friends came out for the event, which was so much fun. We went on a vineyard tour of Long Island, got our faces painted at one of my favorite spots in the city, Riff Raff’s, and had an amazing taco-and-margarita dinner at Teqa. I also snapped a few photos of my sisters and me on the balcony of my cousin’s apartment in Chelsea. She has a pretty awesome view:

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What have you all been doing this fall? Any fun festivals or beer-oriented activities you’d like to share?

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