Lawrence Farms Orchards, Newburgh NY

If you live in New York you are lucky enough to get all four seasons. Fall happens to be my favorite, the crisp air, the fall foliage and the smell of hot apple cider. When October comes around you know it’s time to go apple & pumpkin picking. We recently visited Lawrence Farm Orchards in Newburgh, NY.  As soon as you pull in you can smell the hot apple cider and warm apple cider donuts. Since it was an early spring, the apple trees bloomed early which caused and early crop so we could not pick the apples off the trees this year. Over all we all had a great time.

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Lake George, NY

After weeks of thinking about a small mini vacation to go on on without using all of my vacation time at work, my fiancé and I decided on Lake George, NY. I remember growing up, my grandparents would take me every summer, and at that age the 3 hour drive seemed like 6. I loved being in such a small town, staying in a hotel with an indoor pool, and morning visits to the pancake house for the best breakfast.  When you think Lake George you think the Minne Ha Ha. Lake George Steamboat Company has been a staple there for as long as I can remember, you cannot visit and not take a ride on one of the 3 famous steamboats. One of my best breakfast places ever is The Silo Restaurant and Country Store. Anything you can think of they have, I chose the Belgium waffles with maple syrup. We had the most amazing waitress that made us feel like family. She asked us if we knew where we were eating dinner tonight, being that she was a local we asked for her recommendation, she said Georges the best steak house in the area.  We took her up on her offer and went to the early bird special of prime rib and it was out of this world, it is a must visit. After dinner we wanted ice cream and I remember seeing a neon sign for ice cream with a rooster on top, you really could not miss it. Martha’s Dandee Creme, had an amazing list of flavors, it has also been a Lake George landmark for more then 5o years! It was an amazing trip that I can not wait to do again!

{Minne Ha Ha}

{The Silo Restaurant & Country Store}

{ Yummy breakfast @ The Silo}

{ Martha’s Dandee Creme- the best ice cream}

Cheers & love

Hudson Valley Rib Fest 2012

The hudson valley is packed full of festivals over the summer, and Rib fest is a must. This is the largest barbecue food event in the region. Each year it gets better and better, more contestants  for the best ribs, brisket, and chicken. It is so hard to just choose one. If you choose to attend Rib Fest next year, come hungry, there are so many choices and you can sample a little from each.

Dutchess County Fair

 

Every year I look forward to going to the Dutchess County Fair. Where I grew up they always had a big fair but it was a cheap version of a fair. When I was in college in Poughkeepsie, my fiancé ( boyfriend at the time lol) took me to their fair. I was blown away. It was super clean, a ton of rides, and amazing food. The main attraction was the 4H milkshakes, you could wait up to 25 min for a milkshake and trust me they are so worth it. I happened to forget my camera the day we went so I just have a few shots to share from my phone. If you are ever in the hudson valley at the end of the summer do not miss this great fair.

BCBG Max Azria

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2012 Ready-to-wear line seems like it took a page right out of Fifty Shads of Gray book. There are harness for days with this line. Even with the harness I  feel that the line looks futuristic, with the lines that they create. They kept with the muted colors and lots of lace. I am a huge fan of the silhouette that this line has.




{photo credit: style.com}

Lisa Perry

Nothing like time travel, and that exactly what Lisa Perry’s Spring 13 ready-to -wear accomplishes for me. I feel like I have been thrown back to the day’s of twiggy, with her mod dresses. I wouldn’t say they scream the 60’s, but they have that same idea with a modern twist. Staying on trend with the color blocking. 

{photo credits: Style.com}

Fashion Night Out 2012

Tomorrow is Fashion Night Out, events are being held in New York City, across the country and world. This event brings out bloggers, fashionistas, editors, star’s, designers, and models to shop for a good cause. These events are amazing from discounts, to the celebs that show up to do meet and greets. Each place has their own unique set up for the night. Below are some events that are going on that you will be able to attend.  Thanks to Refinery29.com , they put together this amazing list, if you click the invites below you will be able to go right to their site for all of your FNO needs. Have a great FNO everyone!

{ One of my favorite designers, Kate Spade’s FNO invite }

(image credit: Refinery29)

IFB Conference 2012

Its that time of year again! New York Fashion week begins this Thursday September 6th. But before the clatter of heals head to Bryant Park for the the shows, it all starts with IFBCON. Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference is one of the most amazing things a blogger can attend during fashion week. The information that you gain from this conference is priceless. Jennie Jacob is the founder of Independent Fashion Bloggers, and she is amazing. She created this amazing community where fashion bloggers all over the world can come and talk about their tips, experiences, and the business of blogging. I am in total awe of her talent and ability to create something so amazing and now a staple in the fashion world. I am so disappointed I could not make it to this conference but they have an amazing lineup.

{all photos from IFB }

Kaitlyn’s Bridal Shower

This past weekend I was blown away with an “over the top” wedding shower! My amazing mother, Carole and matron-of-honor, Kelly Lee threw me the most stunning Bridal Shower ever. It was out of this world & nothing I had ever expected. Coming from a small town girl I consider myself to be, this was something way beyond my expectations of a bridal shower. The simplicity, yet detailed room at Bottoms Up in Slate Hill, NY was stunning. The two of them decided to go with the theme “Perfect Pair”, which I know is a common theme but if anyone knows anything about my fiance and I, its were “perfect” for each other. There is no doubt about it, him and I were meant to be! That afternoon called for nothing more then sangria, great food, two wonderful families and incredible friends who were beyond generous. Michael and I are truly blessed to have you all in our life! The “Big Day” 9/28/12.

Cheers & Love