Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
I come from a country where there are only two seasons – summer and winter. So being in the US, especially, living in Boston has brought many more colors to my life, like literally. I am so excited for all things fall. I am listing down 10 things everyone should do this fall.
Pumpkin Patch – This is perfect for a family outing and a must do for fall. It is very easy to find at your local community or local farms. I went to Parlee farms, Tyngsboro this weekend and love the pop of orange everywhere.
Foliage Drive – We recently did a road trip to Stowe, Vermont to see fall colors. We loved the breathtaking views of the mountains in hues of yellow and orange. Fall foliage is more prominent by the end of October in Massachusetts. Follow the foliage tracker for different locations and make sure to google for hidden drives.
Apple Picking – Visit your local farms for apple picking. Parlee farms offer finest fruits, vegetables, and flowers and are located near Merrimack River at Tyngsboro, MA. The Apple Orchard is open from 12pm-4pm. Follow their website and farm news to know picking conditions for the day. We also picked apples this weekend at this farm. They have hayride to take the pickers to the Apple Orchards. Another suggestion for Apple picking is Tougas Family farm located in Northborough, MA.
Fall Baking – Cozy days and warm foods – my absolute favorite of all fall things. Now that we picked the apples, I am definitely looking forward to doing some baking with apples and pumpkins. This is something that you can do from the comfort of your own home and the house will smell great! Caramel apples and pumpkin pie are on my baking list.
Salem Tour – Fall is incomplete without some Halloween fun. Salem, MA is famous for the history of witch trials and I am definitely looking forward to visiting it.
Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common – Another free event to look out for is the Pumpkin float; it’s happening at the frog pond of the Boston Common. All the carved pumpkins will be lit up and floating in the frog pond. See the details here. Also, you can do a fall picnic at the Common before the event and enjoy the crispiness in the air.
Visit a local Winery – This is a great time to visit the local winery. I have read great reviews about Nashoba Valley Winery. This is definitely on my list for early November.
Take a Hayride/Navigate the Corn Maze – Most of the farms with a pumpkin patch are having either the hayride or the corn maze so while you’re at it, make sure to enjoy these. These are usually free; and if you’re feeling adventurous, stay a little late until it gets dark and do the spooky hayrides and navigate the corn maze.
Visit a haunted house – If you love Halloween and don’t get scared too easily, the time is here. I am looking at this website which has details of all the Halloween events for New England states.
Go on a nature walk- New England states have many hills and mountains. Do go for a hike and witness the beauty of changing seasons. I am making a trip to Blue Hills reservation and Walden Pond to enjoy the walk in nature.
Autumn shows how beautiful it is to let things go!
Welcome to my first fall lookbook of the season.
Weather is always unpredictable in the New England area to plan ahead. We went to Vermont this past weekend and even though we booked this trip in advance, we couldn’t really plan anything at all. Before packing for the trip, I looked at the weather and it predicted rainy and foggy day on Saturday and Sunday was showing cloudy and sunny with high temps. Travel Tip – Always check the weather before you start packing.
I am glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!
Fall is arriving a little late this year and it’s looking beautiful than ever. We went to Vermont this past weekend to witness the green mountains in fall colors. We were able to spot the colors from far but it’s still not the peak time. We stayed for a couple of nights at the base of Mt. Killington and explored the nearby towns – Woodstock, Killington, and Stowe.
We booked a condo for 2 nights and 2 days at Mountain Green Resort at Killington. We arrived late Friday night and didn’t see the mountains very clearly. But when we woke up the next morning and saw the views from the room – we couldn’t take our eyes off of it.
Our first day, we did the gondola ride at Killington mountain and after reaching on top did a short hike to these breathtaking views. We spent some time up there but it was too windy and I wasn’t dressed appropriately to hike the whole mountain. The rest of the day, we drove through the scenic byways in and around town. The scenes were too captivating and pictures don’t even do justice. We also did hidden drives with dirt roads to reach the various peaks of the mountains and found secret places.
We spent the next day at Stowe exploring the town and checked out a few cute stores. Later we headed to Moss Glen Falls – it was a very easy & short hike to the waterfalls. The place was all so serene. We also drove around the Green mountains and consumed all the beauty of the place.
Rosewater facial sprays have always been my favorite in India. I couldn’t find them anywhere in the US until I saw Mario Badescu Hydrating aloe & rose water spray at Ulta – I knew I had to have it. It is so refreshing and calming. I use it first thing in the morning or sometimes even to set my makeup.
Fall is here and I am so excited for everything fall. Recently I updated my living room décor for fall, check it out here. I can’t wait to do things from my bucket list. I am overjoyed to style fall clothing – sweater dresses, hues of orange, red, yellow and green.
I spent last week de-cluttering my apartment and getting it ready for the fall. I didn’t expect it to take so long – I took out all the summer clothes and sorted into 3 piles – Donate, Keep for next summer and summer to fall transition pieces. It really helped sort things out and make some extra space for beautiful fall clothes. While I was at it, I also got inspired to finally decorate our living room wall. It has been a blank canvas for a while and I wanted to give it a personal touch. I decided to do a mix-media gallery wall because I couldn’t settle on one thing. I got all the accent pieces from different stores.
If you want to look stylish but keep the look minimalistic at the same time, a statement clutch is a must for you. I bring to you this versatile Wonderland fold over statement clutch by Rebecca Minkoff who is known for her statement Envelope clutches. When I saw this online, I had to get it.
Yes, this is the kind of post I always love to read and I am sure it will help you guys as well. Summer has almost come to an end but these hacks will work all year long; whether you’re planning a big warm vacation in winters or planning for a special New Year Eve Party.
My all-time favorite bra is a Strapless Multi Way Bra from Target and Multi way Bra from Victoria’s secret. I have them in nude and black and they work with most strapless, one shoulder, off the shoulder dresses & tops and provide good support. Tip: Buy a strapless bra one cup smaller; so if you’re 34b, go for 34a and so on. It will sit tighter on you and you wouldn’t have to keep pulling it up.
Newport is the one of the prettiest towns on the New England coastline. It’s famous for its million dollar mansions built for warm weather retreats.
We took the weekend trip to Newport on a whiff and booked Airbnb last minute. We planned to see at least two of the mansions and relax for the remaining hours. We left on Saturday morning and went directly to the 1st Mansion – ‘The Breakers’ which is the grandest of Newport’s summer cottages and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in the turn of the century. We were mesmerized by the beauty of it. The audio tour was very informative; we spent about 2 hours listening to it, taking pictures and relaxing at the Lawn facing the sea. To know more, check out their website.
Day 1 – I wore this beautiful High-Low Blue dress to the Mansion to complement the magnificent beauty of it. The dress is from Zaful and is under $30. The material is not Chiffon as described but polyester so the quality is average. The color is really gorgeous and the dress is exactly how it looks in the picture.