Happy November, everyone! Can you believe it’s already November? It seems like this year, and especially season, is flying by! This Fall season, I have been focusing on living in the moment, and have been learning to savor every second of every day. With this in mind, I have been loving every moment of this season, and am excited to yet again share more of my autumnal adventures.

Last weekend, my family and I traveled up to the Poconos for our Church’s retreat, and it was the most beautiful, cosy, and life-giving little getaway I could’ve asked for. Being in the Poconos, it was obviously fairly cooler than the city, and the scenery was more similar to the classic depiction of Fall in the Northeast. As a total Autumn junkie, you can bet that I was totally in my element, and was obviously extremely excited to go for a hike in the woods in and amongst the beauty of God’s creation. When I moved to NYC, I totally believe I gained a new appreciation for nature and the beauty of creation, and so hiking throughout the crisp and colorful Pennsylvanian woods was 100% up my alley.

I’m so excited to share these beautiful pictures with you, and to (hopefully) keep some of you in the Fall spirit for a little while longer.

Talk soon.

 

Sincerely,

M. xo.

Remember a few weeks ago when I said that I would be going apple picking more than once this year? Yeah, well I wasn’t lying. Last weekend, we went to Ochs Orchard in Warwick, NY to replenish our apple and cider donut supply. After being at Hurds, which tends to get fairly busy, it was so nice to come to Ochs where we were basically the only people there  We made a point out of arriving early as there are few things more beautiful than a crisp October morning, and it was the most gorgeous day.

This Fall has been filled with so much love, amazing memories, and cosy vibes, fostering nothing but even more love for this season.

I hope you are getting as much joy from the small things as I seem to be haha, and that you are having an amazing Halloweekend ;).

Talk soon,

 

Sincerely,

M. xo.

 

 

Y’all, Fall is HERE, and you can bet I am nothing less than ecstatic. Although the weather isn’t totally sweater-appropriate just yet, I’m making the most of these warmer Fall days because I know that I’ll be missing them when its February and freezing haha. So yeah, the climate might not be embracing the season of Fall with open arms, but you can rest assured because I, of course, am. To officially kick off this years apple/pumpkin picking adventures (which, trust me, will involve much more than just one trip to the farm), I headed out to my favorite farm, Hurds, with my best friend Kate, to try to find some pumpkins while they’re still in the actual pumpkin patch. Because I love it so much, I usually save the trip for late October to have it be a little cooler (which is my favorite way to do it). By delaying festivities, however, the pumpkins are usually dead or gone by the time we get there. With this in mind, combined with the reality that I will definitely be going out to the farm more than once this Fall, I decided to come out a little earlier to try to catch some pumpkins and of course, eat my beloved cider donuts.

I am SO excited for Fall this year, and can’t wait to share more about what I have planned for the next few months.

Hope you have a great week.

Talk soon.

 

Sincerely,

M. xo.

^^The entrance of Hurds! This is my absolute favorite farm for Fall pick-your-own fruit and veg! It’s always so festive and picturesque!

^^ngl, I totally would’ve gotten a pumpkin this size if I could have. IMAGINE THE PICS!!!!

^^GUYS LOOK AT HOW CUTE THIS PLACE IS!!!! 10/10 would recommend.

^^These are the pumpkins we ended up getting. We settled for these because I feel like they’ll be easier to carve if they’re smaller(?).

^^The apples are SO good this year!! We ate an absolute ridiculous amount, but they were too good not to! (Side Note: check out the saved livestream on my IG atm. I documented the latter half of us being completely and utterly lost in the TODDLERS maze. Yep. Those things are WAY harder than they look.)

^^You guys. Two words. CHRISTMAS TREES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, thats all.

Continuing on with the whole ‘recapping the summer’ thing, I thought I would dedicate a post to a huge part of my Summer that is my time in Southampton. My family has been going out to the Hamptons every Summer since we moved here, and we love it! Coming from Australia, I need my beach time, and so the Hamptons is perfect because it is absolutely beautiful but also close enough to the city that you can come back quickly if needed. As I’m sure you’ve all guessed, I have SO many pictures, and I wanted to share them without bombarding you all even more on Instagram lol.

Feeling very blessed to have had the Summer I’ve had, and praying that you all have a great week!

Talk soon.

 

Sincerely,

M. xo.

 

You guys, it’s happened. Summer has officially come to a close. As sad as I am about vacation ending, I am feeling beyond grateful for the Summer I’ve had. It has been the most relaxing, fun, and rewarding Summer I could have hoped for. With this in mind, I wanted to wrap up the Summer by reflecting on a few more of this years experiences and adventures, and I thought I would start with my short getaway to Ocean Grove with my friends.

Every Summer, a couple of my friends and I go out to Ocean Grove, NJ to celebrate our friend Kate for her birthday. Kate’s birthday is actually in May, but since she goes to boarding school, none of us get to see her on her actual birthday. Because of this, our trips to her vacation home in Ocean Grove have become an annual occurrence.

The weekend was full of adventure, laughter, and joy as we all explored Ocean Grove even more and enjoyed being all together. My friends and I went to middle school together, but since we all now go to different schools and live in different parts of the city, it’s rare that we are all in the same place at the same time. Our days were jam packed, and we spent hours exploring, talking, eating good food, and generally just enjoying each others company.

I think my favorite part of the trip was on the last night when we were laying on the beach star gazing and singing old Taylor Swift songs (RIP)– literally the way to my heart.

Feeling very blessed to be able to do things like this with my friends, and am looking forward to many more weekends like this one.

Praying you all had a restful and restoring Summer.

All the love.

 

Sincerely,

M. xo.

^^The sunsets were SO beautiful, so you know I made everyone stop to take pics haha.

^we bought this confetti thing-y in hopes of getting a really cute picture, but it was SUCH a fail. 10/10 would not recommend