Say what you will about pumpkin & squash, but nothing compare’s to the delicious farm to mouth taste of an apple. My roommate and I went hunting for the perfect bushel & stumbled upon Smolak Orchards. A forty minute drive outside Boston, it was big enough to house reindeer, a pumpkin patch, fresh apple cider donuts, & every type of apple. We enjoyed apple cider WHILE picking apples & it was probably the most euphoric New England experience I’ve ever had.
Over the past two months my roommate and I have been cultivating a space we are eager to come home to. Despite some road blocks (still have no couch – a story for another day), we are slowly, but surely, creating a space we are proud of. One of the things we enjoy is creating, especially in our kitchen. While she is definitely more the cook in the house, I love to create cocktails – which is one reason I have many recipes as well as DIY bar carts in my future. For one reason or another, it makes me feel more adult and closer to the spirit of Martha Stewart.
Fall is summer’s last beautiful smile & ( if you haven’t guessed ) my favorite season. I love the rich colors of the leaves and the smell of the wind outside (seriously – Yankee Candle would agree). And more importantly – all my favorite activities, including apple picking, pumpkin carving and general autumn tomfoolery are plentiful.
Plaid is my favorite fall color. The changing of the seasons and the leaves only further justifies the tsunami of Pendleton blazers in my closet. Perfect for pattern mixing, they add New England charm to any ensemble. I also love an opportunity to wear tights, and a good skirt will give you this option. When I went to the fabric store, I knew I needed this plaid wool. It was too rustic & charming to not flirt with wardrobe. This skirt was actually made last year, when I was testing my hand at all types of wardrobe couture, and the wool was very forgiving to my novice hand. I loved looking back and writing a tutorial for this piece because while I still have much to learn, it’s exciting to see how far I’ve come & to recollect on the things I’m proud of – because there are many, many projects that do not make it to the Internet.