Pumpkins, Bats & Witch's Hats

michelle and i had lots of fun today,
baking and decorating these little guys.
we added some brandy to our sugar cookie dough, 
which gave it a nice autumny orange color
(as well as some spice.)
happy halloween!

Fall Adventures Upstate


a few weeks ago, we saw peak foliage in new hampshire.
i couldn't believe we were so lucky as to hit it again last weekend in new paltz.
all of the obligatory fall activities were extra fun with nice weather and a nice pup.
we even met some goats.

A Rustic Barn in New Paltz

last weekend we rented our apartment out on airbnb and 
booked a stay at this little barn, right outside of new paltz, ny.
the barn was built in the 1800's, and has been meticulously redone, 
but still has all of its vintage charm. a wood burning stove, clawfoot tub,
and whitewashed lofted ceilings set the scene. behind the barn, we had some fun 
exploring an enchanting little pond, which we were told was built by some beavers
and which butted up against a century-old stone wall.

The Rosebery

spotted: perfection. in the form of a fancy party bus.
the rosebery is a 1966 routemaster, converted to become the ultimate mobile
dining and drinking stage.
who wants to go to london to have a party?
thanks to this vanity fair article for alert and photos.
(note: the website's gallery has some great "before" shots from the renovation)

John Rand Cabin at Dartmouth

for the third year in a row, sebastian and i spent the first weekend of october 
nestled in a setting of mossy rocks,  babbling brooks 
and spectacular rainbow colored trees.
a bit of rain made for even brighter hues, 
and poppy found some apples to fetch and munch on.
we brought some friends, played board games 
and cooked some stuffing and mashed potatoes.
and just like that it became fall.

Molly & Anirudh's Wedding

the most colorful, celebratory wedding that we went to this summer has to 
have been molly and anirudh's, set on the grounds of molly's beautiful
childhood home in barrington, rhode island. 
the ceremony was indian traditional and charming, and the reception was 
the sort of party you'd expect when jared is behind the turn table.
the best part? each of us took home a bamboo flute
which was lovingly handmade by molly's father 
(who cut the bamboo from his own garden!)
congratulations molly and anirudh!