For the past several years, I have seen countless pictures on Instagram of people apple picking and boy has it looked wonderful! So, after two years of missing out on what looked like the most magical experience, I finally went and had my own crazy apple picking adventures.

My family, along with several other families, planned this trip a few weeks back. But, even so, the reality of New York City took it’s toll and made the most simple things, such as getting a car, beyond difficult. Even so, we navigated the situation and after a few hours of figuring things out, we finally set off and embarked on our journey.

One thing that I can never quite get used to is how quickly the landscape changes once you leave the city. Just an hour and a half out of the center of Manhattan, we found ourselves in a small family farm upstate that honestly looked like a movie set. There was a huge play area for kids, corn maze, tractor rides, go-karts, pumpkin patch, apple trees, and endless locations for some awesome Instagram’s! It was the most incredible little oasis. With the color of the changing leaves, crisp breeze, and smell of pumpkin flavored foods of all sorts, we found ourselves in a ‘Fall Wonderland’.

We climbed trees, got lost in the corn maze, ate an unhealthy amount of apples & cider donuts, threw apples at each other, fed some goats, took some pretty awesome photos, tried to teach Americans how to play cricket (that was interesting), and basically just had the greatest day! I am so blessed to do life with so many God-filled people of enormous faith. Adopting American traditions and customs has always been fun, but this was next level awesome! If you haven’t gone apple picking yet, I encourage you to grab some friends and get out there! It is SO worth it!

Hurds Family Farm, ya did good! ‘Till next year!

Madeline xo

 

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

My Outfit:

Collared Shirt: Zara

Sweater: Theory

Jacket: North Face

Jeans: J Crew

Shoes: Converse

Hello there! My name is Madeline Chadban. Welcome to my blog! I am a fourteen-year-old, Australian-born girl who lives right in the heart of Manhattan. Since moving to NYC two years ago, I have found myself living a life I never imagined I would; from taking classes at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), to speaking at high society events, to traveling fifty blocks for the perfect donut, to performing in off-broadway musicals, to getting lost in subway stations, I’m experiencing it all! And now, as a High School Freshman, I’m learning what it’s really like in the all-girls schools of the Upper East Side.

Come along and follow my journey as I enter the prime of my teenage years and am faced with new situations & opportunities. Learn what it’s really like to be a teenager in NYC, and walk with me as I discover who I am and who I want to be.

Love, Madeline xo

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

unnamed-1

unnamed-5

unnamedunnamed-3

Jacket: J Crew

Top: Kate Spade

Jeans: J Crew

Bag: Kate Spade

Shoes: Anne Klein