Hi Hart Beat! The time that we’ve (at least I’ve) been dreading is here: the end of summer. To make it seem a little less depressing here are four things I’m looking forward to this season.
One. Fall baking.
On Friday afternoon my all star favorite Deb Perelman aka Smitten Kitchen came to the office to bake us (and Facebook live) her famous Mom’s Apple Cake. I hadn’t made this recipe from her site (since I’m still hung up on this apple granola crisp) but I CANNOT WAIT to go apple picking so I can make both these recipes. I’ve tried to make the apple crisp from store bought apples but honestly, it’s not very good. The apples are always mealy and make the crisp taste like cardboard. Don’t do it! But actually, do it now because it’s almost apple season and then we can all make these desserts/breakfasts together and sit in our cozy kitchens with extra hot coffee.
Two. Fall nail colors.
If you know me personally then you know I’ve had a vendetta against nail polish on my fingers for years. I’m changing my tune, Hart Beat. Yes, I hate the maintenance, yes I hate spending the time, and yes I hate the way that nail polish strips my bare nails down to nothing but times they are a changing. The color I have on my nail kind of matches what this photo here and I’m excited to go even darker on the next round.
Three. Fall TV.
There. Is. So. Much. Donald Glover’s Atlanta (^) on FX. The Night Of on HBO. Season Six of Portlandia on Netflix. Chance with Hugh Laurie aka the new House. Sure there are some great movies coming out but why go to the movies when you can hunker down Stranger Things style and get into a show that you love.
Four. Getting out of New York.
As much as I love New York in the fall (some of the best weather the city offers) it’s also the best time of year to spend a day getting out of the city and into the surrounding area. People are always saying that the greatest thing about San Fransisco is how easy it is to get out of the city but I am here to tell you it’s just as easy for us New Yorkers! Connecticut, upstate New York, and even Boston are just hours away plus, Long Island which has some beautiful vineyards and beaches are only a day trip away. Last weekend we went up to Brandon, VT for a friends wedding and it was everything. I mean look at that firewood!!
Anyway, what are you most excited for this season, Hart Beat? Give me some more to add to this list! And no pumpkin latte please, you know why.