FALL

OH, NEW YORK...

You aren't going to believe what I'm about to tell you, but I have to admit it. Until a few weeks ago, I had never been to New York City. I know. Shocking. I'm going to let you take a moment to process that information.

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... Okay, are we good? 

I really didn't have a reason to not go, I just hadn't been there yet. I've been Upstate, where a lot of my family is, but never made it down to the city. 

Well, this October, that all changed. What else can I say other than, I love it! I felt like I was having an affair on my beloved Chicago. 

So let's get right to the point of my trip. My dear friend Rebekah Lazaridis and her solo art exhibit "Broken Legs" at the Sheen Center. 

Rebekah Lazaridis at her solo exhibit Broken Legs, October 23-November 30, 2015

The opening night for Broken Legs was a huge success, I was so happy for her and all the amazing people that were there to celebrate. If the opportunity occurs, I highly recommend you see the pieces for yourself. You won't be disappointed!

Aside from Rebekah's show, I got to explore much of NYC. We stayed in a cute little place in Brooklyn, specifically, Williamsburg. Days wondering around Manhattan, enjoying the views of Central Park, Chelsea Market and being a total tourist and enjoying the Sex & the City Tour... I must say it was THE BEST! I highly recommend it if you are a fan of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, you will not be let down!

Here are some images that I captured along my trip, short but sweet and very much enjoyed. So, myself and my gold sparkly shoes pranced all over NYC... 

The best part of my trip was that I got to spend the weekend with my Aunt! It was such a fun girls weekend and I love that I got to spend my first NYC weekend with her. 

A great weekend it was, so happy I finally got to visit the Big Apple! I can't wait to go back and see more of what NYC has to offer. What do you suggest I put on my must see list? Do tell!

WHAT THE WHAT... OCTOBER 1st?!

Wowza, where did the year go? I feel like it was just 4th of July weekend and now, suddenly we are into October.

Oh, how I love fall... the crispness in the air, the changing leaves...

Of course these photos were taken during my Chicago living days, the leaves surely aren't changing here in sunny Florida!

Regardless, it's got me thinking of cozy interiors like this living room...

Image via Pop Sugar

Since the temps are not dropping just yet, I'll be mentally keeping cozy and just burn out Autumn Slice candle in the office.

What do you do, to get you in the mood for Fall?

Happy Fall and happy designing!