Sigh. I simply love fall. And not only for the cliche reasons (seriously, I hate pumpkin spiced lattes). I love it for its smell, its colorful dimension, and the pure feeling of “starting over” it provides. Fall is a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate the future.
And while Fall in the city has its perks, Fall in upstate New York is a whole other universe. On a spontaneous trip to the Hudson Valley, Christian and I found ourselves having “the best fall day ever” (that’s an exact quote from Christian).
Here’s a recap:
First we stopped off at a vineyard that harbored an old historic inn. It also boasted gorgeous views, a picturesque barn, and some epic spots for Christian to snap some photos of me in my Fall overalls:
Following a few glasses of vino, we headed to Applewood Orchard in Warwick, NY:
Last on the docket, we walked through the scenic town of Sugar Loaf, NY, where I absolutely fell in love with a local candleshop. The pure passion and sheer craftsmanship that went into this place was utterly awe-inspiring. It made me want to quit my job, pick up a trade, and spend my days crafting and creating ’til moonlight.
Note to self: visit the Hudson Valley every October.