Friday, September 24, 2010

autumn in the northeast

Fall is officially here, and I am giddy and happy per usual this time of year. This fall is more exciting than normal because 1) Harper turns 1 next week, 2) I spent last weekend in New York (more on that soon), 3) Harper will get to experience her first State Fair EVER, 4) my brother is getting married next weekend, and 5) we are going back to New England next month. This time it will be the Berkshires in Massachusetts, upstate New York, southwestern Vermont, and perhaps a little northern Connecticut thrown in if we have time. It was a last-minute decision to take this trip, and I couldn't be happier. I can't wait to see the leaves, taste the cider and squash, and curl up by the fire in our condo.

I'm thinking of going to Whole Foods to purchase some Cinderella pumpkins just because. I tend to feel much better with a gourd on my porch.
*Photo above is Amherst, Mass.

Monday, September 6, 2010

coastal views

The travel bug has hit me hard this week. It might have something to do with the travel writing I'm doing for (see here and here). It might have something to do with the fact that I'm not working a full-time job, so the vacation possibilities seem endless. It might have something to do with it almost being fall and my obsession for New England fall foliage. Or it could have something to do with my discovery of this article , "America's Most Beautiful Coastal Views." I now want to travel to Cape Cod or Maine or somewhere equally gorgeous and New English. During our trip to Maine in 2006, I remember thinking, "I want to buy a vacation home up here somewhere." I love, love, love it there.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

how to be alone

I am in love with this video: