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Favorite Fall Tracks

BY CAILIN BURKE

Once fall hits, my music taste goes from upbeat and summery to more quiet and folksy. My favorite genre in any season is indie folk – but in the fall I really have a hard time listening to anything else. I’m always looking for new bands to listen to, so I’ve mashed up some undiscovered talent with other songs you may have already heard!

And if there’s any artist/song you think I should check out, let me know in the comments or on any of our social feeds!

Just click the image below to start listening to some of my current faves!
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DIY Pumpkin Painting

BY CAILIN BURKE

Halloween is right around the corner but the World Series is already here! I decided to combine the two when pumpkin painting this year. For some reason I had the overwhelming want to recreate the Mets home run apple, but didn’t realize how difficult it would be. After many hours, I love how it turned out and wanted to show you the steps to creating a more difficult pumpkin masterpiece!

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Feelin’ Like Fall Playlist

BY CAILIN BURKE

My music taste definitely changes with the seasons. While in the summer I love stuff that’s upbeat and listen to more Country than usual, in the fall it’s all about the acoustic vibes, relaxed music, and lots of indie folk. Here are a bunch of my favorite songs right now — some old and some new!

All you need to do is press play and snuggle up or go outside and breathe in that crisp fall air!

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Stepping into Fall Fashion

BY TARA BURKE 

Fall is in the air and we are ready for some fall fashion! The first day of autumn in the city was definitely cooler than the past few weeks, but still hit the low eighties in the late afternoon. My perfect fix for those cool mornings and hot afternoons is a corduroy skirt and quarter length sleeve sweater. This time I stuck with fall inspired neutral tones to bring in the season. Who else is excited for some fall foliage?!

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Fall Fun

BY: TARA BURKE

Autumn is in full swing and to us nothing is more representative of the season than going apple picking. So last weekend we went to both Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson, NY and Dubois Farm in Highland, NY. We left the city bright and early and met our family at the train station before we headed straight to Bagel World. They roll fresh bagels all day and you can see all the action happening in the kitchen. I had cinnamon raisin, but Cailin who’s on a spicy kick choose this orange Jalapeño bagel!

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After breakfast we took the drive towards our first orchard while we looked at all the beautiful fall leaves. We had never been to Kelder’s Farms, but one of the reasons we wanted to check it out was because it is home to the record holding world’s largest garden gnome. We ended up only staying at this farm for 30 min. since they only had one variety of apple left, but we made sure to take some photos with the giant gnome!

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We then headed to Dubois Farm, which had a better selection of different apples. We’ve been to this orchard before and love it because they also have U-pick for grapes, tomatoes, pears, eggplants and apples. They also always have a lot of pumpkins to chose from, cider donut eating contests, lots of food options from the grill and apple cider.

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Now we can check off apple picking from our fall to-do list!

New York Fashion Week 2014

BY TARA BURKE

This week Cailin and I were able to go to New York Fashion Week to see Anna Sui’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection. I interned there over a summer and it’s one of the perks of the internship to be invited to the shows each season. It’s always fun to reunite with my intern girls, prance around Lincoln Center and experience the catwalk the way industry insiders do. Our first stop was the Anna Sui showroom to pick up our tickets. The office was bustling with last minute preparations for the show, so we quickly picked up our tickets, got a quick soup at the Pret a Manager nearby and then headed to Lincoln Center.

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It was pretty cold in the city, so we both opted for leather jackets in order to stay kind of warm! We didn’t want to haul around big jackets when we were inside, so we just decided to bear the elements as best we could. I finished my look with a pair of printed pants and wedge booties. Cailin completed her look with leather lined leggings and colorful stilettos.

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This season the inside of Lincoln Center had a dark, luxurious feeling. They had their typical seating and food areas, along with their high tech screens of the various fashion shows going on in every corner. Before the show we had fun stopping by the Samsung Galaxy booth and getting our portraits drawn on their tablets, and getting cute tote bags.

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Then it was showtime! I really liked the collection for the coming up Fall season. It was a throwback to many different decades in fashion. It had a 20’s, hippie vibe that also tied in some modern trends like sporty bomber jackets. Overall, I though it was a pretty cool look. To see the collection head over to http://www.mbfashionweek.com/photos_and_videos.

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After the show we were invited to the E! Glamcam hangout on the second floor of the venue. The Glamcam is the same one they use on celebrities at big events that give a 360 degree view of what they are wearing. It was fun to have the same experience as the celebs! You can see the Glamcam in action here: http://instantglamcam.com/2014/fashionweek/?id=1873!

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Sadly, we had to leave the city to catch a train back home before the huge snow storm hit, but we had a great time at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!