It's officially Fall in the Northeast...but it certainly doesn't feel like it. Temperatures are in the low 80's or high 70's on a daily basis and most days are filled with humidity...gross. And if you are anything like me as soon as the kids go back to school and the Pumpkin Spice Army rears it's ugly head you are ready for a chunky sweater, suede booties, a serious plate of mac and cheese and all the red wine you can drink, but it seems so inappropriate right now. So here are the five things making this Indian Summer tolerable for me.


1. Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum | Citrus, floral and amber undertones are almost all Summer but with a touch of Fall.

2. Nine West Ankle Strap Flats | I have them in buff and black...perfect for when you want a flat but still have the cool factor of a sandal. These are from a past season but they have a similar pair out now.

3. The Sinsear | A cocktail from Domino magazine's Fall 2017 issue. Apple cider and ginger will remind of the fall but it's still refreshing in the heat.

{makes 2 cocktails}

1/2 cup bourbon
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp simple syrup
2 sprigs fresh rosemary for garnish

Combine all ingredients except the rosemary in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice and garnish with rosemary sprigs.

4. Plum Focaccia from Martha Stewart Living October 2017 issue. Um yum, that's all I have to say.

5. And a Diptyque Mimosa candle...because this one screams summer and it's literally the chance you are going to have to burn this one until it the end of next spring.

Cheers to this weird weather ending my ability to hide out in cowl neck sweaters soon!