Autumn in New England: Burlington, Vermont + New York City

When in Burlington, Vermont: Breakfast of gingerbread banana pancakes, hot granola and fruit, and biscuits and herbed vegetarian gravy at Penny Cluse Cafe / champagne truffles at Lake Champlain Chocolates / lakeside walk at Battery Park / vintage shopping at Dirt Chic, Old Gold, Downtown Threads / lunch at The Farmhouse – try the Vermont cheddar soup, roasted root salad, and a pumpkin ale / stop by the place where Phish found their start, Nectar’s Lounge / window shopping along historic Church Street / freshly pressed juice at The Vermont Juice Company / dinner at Trattoria Delia – Verdure Stufati, Maltagliati, Pollo alla Diavola; and of course, affogato / nightcap tasting at Vermont Brewery / cozy up by a fire with a good book (or, watercolors and a mission to DIY wedding invitations).

Heading south, drop by Windsor, Vermont: Wonderful concoctions and conversation at Harpoon Brewery – Boston Irish Stout black and tan, gingerbread ale, pumpkin cider, PB&J brew, and Grateful Dead – a mix of a cranberry harvest ale and Leviathan IPA / Brattleboro, Vermont: Whetstone Station – nano brewery, restaurant, the best apple pie of all time / Washington Depot, Connecticut: dinner at cozy G.W. Tavern, then tuck into bed at a kind country barn house / North Salem, New York: local apples, jerky, and one friendly rooster at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard. Next stop, New York City!

Thrifted J.Crew black ruffle wool coat (similar by , , Zady). Thrifted Banana Republic ‘Willow’ black riding boot (similar by , , , ) in ‘Black Shadow’. Headband: in ‘Cru’. CPR’s boots: Clarks Original Desert boot in ‘Beeswax’. Women’s style here.

Throw a stone anywhere in New York and odds are you’ll hit something historical, cultural, or fashionable. Favorites: Smorgasburg Brooklyn food market (warm up with a Masala chai) / East River Ferry / Central Park, Strawberry Fields / The Met, MoMA (and next trip, Gugenheim, Neue Galerie, Natural History!) / the original C.O. Bigelow Apothecary, which carries Morihata Binchotan charcoal toothbrushes and Konjac facial puffs, Swedish egg soaps, and the richest lip treats / everything about SoHo / Upper Westside Goodwill – purveyor of J.Press cashmere sweaters, tailored suits, and fit-me-like-a-glove jet black Hunter rain boots.

Thrifted J.Crew black ruffle wool coat (similar by , , Zady). Thrifted hat and scarf – try Cuyana for similar options. Hunter ‘Tour’ Packable Rain Boot in black (more colors). – better by Roma, LL Bean, Sloggers, Alice and Whittles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *