3 Jaw-Dropping Fall Foliage Escapes from NYC!

Around Town, Travel

Hey Peeps!

The days are rapidly getting shorter, and I’m gearing up for my favorite time of year – FALL!

Besides celebrating my birthday and breaking out my favorite sweaters and boots, what I look forward to the most each autumn is watching the gorgeous fall foliage displays we get up here in the Northeast. It’s enough to make even a city-slicker like me want to break out my hiking boots and head for the hills. And that’s why I’ve rounded up my favorite leaf-peeping treks outside of New York City.

1. Circle Line Cruise to Bear Mountain

For the past two years, we’ve hopped on a Circle Line Cruise and sailed our way up to Bear Mountain to celebrate Oktoberfest. The scenic ride along the Hudson River is so peaceful as you get to enjoy 360-degree views of the leaves changing along the Palisades. And the best part is that you can also guzzle all the beer you want to help wash down your bratwurst and pretzels since your transportation back to the city is already taken care of.

2. Adirondack Train to Montreal

This trip has been on my bucket list for a while, and I’m hoping to finally cross it off this season. The #69 Adirondack Amtrak is named one of the Top 10 most scenic routes in the world! The train leaves from Penn Station and whisks passengers away on a 10-hour journey to Montreal. Just be sure you’re one of the first passengers to scurry off the train in Albany to nab a seat on the special Dome Car that offers stunning panoramic views. Once you reach Montreal, stick around for a night or two to soak up a bit of romantic French-flair before heading back to the city.

3. Road Trip to the Finger Lakes Region

If a good old-fashioned road trip is more your speed, then might I suggest heading up to the Finger Lakes region and following the Wine & Cheese Trail for your leaf-peeping pleasure? We did this for my birthday one year, and it was absolutely spectacular. There’s so much to see and explore during the drive to that area, including Watkins Glen, the Corning Glass Museum, Cornell University and more. It’s a trip worth taking even without the foliage – but that’s absolutely breathtaking too!

And there you have it folks – my top 3 fall foliage escapes from New York City.

Happy Leaf-Peeping!

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Obsessed with the Swimdress

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{DANIFY Swimdress, H&M Striped Floppy Hat (old, similar here and here), BANANA REPUBLIC Button-Down Shirt, PRADA Sunglasses, ZARA Suede Slides}

Recently, my husband and I took a quick jaunt down to Destin, Florida for some fun in the sun. It was a short trip, but we managed to set aside an afternoon for ourselves to rent a pontoon boat and zip around the Chotawhatchee Bay for an afternoon. We couldn’t have asked for more picture perfect weather, and I couldn’t have accessed for a more perfect outfit than this adorable striped swimdress.

I have a drawer full of bikinis and one-pieces, but this was my first time trying out a swimdress. I used to think they were matronly, but now I’m officially a convert! This one is super comfy and flattering (plus it matches perfectly with my striped floppy hat).

About the Fit:
When you’re a DD cup, shopping for bathing suits (and bras, and button-down tops, and dresses, lol!) can be somewhat of a challenge. I ordered about 5 swimdresses on Amazon and wound up keeping two (can’t beat their awesome return policy!). This one gave me ample chest support, and I converted the straps to a halter myself for even more security. I usually wind up removing those little cutlet-shaped pads that come inside of bathing suit tops because they tend to move around a lot and cause more trouble than it’s worth. But these were actually pretty sturdy and sewn into the suit very securely, so I kept ’em in.

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How to Wear a Jumpsuit

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{H&M Blazer (similar here and here), CATHERINE MALANDRINO Jumpsuit, JUDITH LEIBER Clutch (similar), MANOLO BLAHNIK ‘BB’ Pumps}

When jumpsuits regained popularity a few years ago, I thought there was no way I could pull one off. As it turns out, I was way overthinking the matter. These days it seems like I can’t get enough of them, and they’ve officially replaced maxi dresses as my favorite travel outfit. For my frame (tall, with narrow hips and full thighs) I find that a tapered leg opening works best as opposed to a wide-leg, flowy silhouette.

I’ve worn this jumpsuit casually with sneakers and a jean jacket, but this time I dressed it up with heels and a blazer for a romantic dinner at Equus Restaurant at Castle Hotel & Spa.

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