AUTUMN IN VERMONT


There's truly no better place to spend autumn than in New England. The quaint towns, historic homes and winding country roads seem extra charming dressed up in colorful leaves and pumpkins. Living in New York City, the New England states are very close by, but I can't remember previously taking a trip there for the purpose of celebrating autumn. Fall is my absolute favorite season and I look forward to it all year long. Unfortunately this fall was a bit of a let down in New York, as the temperatures were unseasonably warm and many of the leaves remained green on their branches. The "fall feeling" didn't arrive until much later than usual.

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A DAY AT MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE

The historic Mohonk Mountain House in the Hudson Valley region of New York has been on my radar for a long time. The resort grounds span 40,000 acres situated by Lake Mohonk and on the Shawangunk Ridge, near the Catskill Mountains. The hotel, which was founded in 1869, has a rich history hosting prominent people in American history, including presidents, industrialists and religious leaders. Mohonk is a member of the Historic Hotels in America list and was designated a National Historic Landmark. I've heard fabulous things about the resort and its stunning grounds, and was so excited to have the chance to visit as a day guest.

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A LOCAL'S PICKS IN PALM SPRINGS


In my opinion, the best way to experience a new place is through getting the recommendations of locals. I always do research online when planning a trip, but love talking to people who live in the town I'm visiting. They're more likely to know about under the radar spots and offer less touristy suggestions. While in Palm Springs I met with local wedding and lifestyle photographer Brianna Broyles to take some snaps around town. Brianna is incredibly talented, and was also so sweet to share her favorite things to do in town in between shots.
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A GIRLS TRIP TO PALM SPRINGS


Palm Springs is the ultimate girls trip destination! The town is like a colorful oasis in the middle of the desert- complete with gorgeous hotels, world class restaurants and fun pool parties. It's the perfect spot to spend a long weekend sipping cocktails, snapping colorful photos and scouting the mid-century modern architecture with your girlfriends. The location in the desert makes the town feel extra relaxing, and it's also pretty small, so it's easy to see and do a lot in a weekend.
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