Hello November!

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It seems like over the coarse of a weekend, Central Park went from fresh, green leaves to brilliant shades of fiery red and golden ombres.  With candy corn and pumpkin pies now being old news (but so yummy), November is well and truly off and running.

Saks has already adorned their first floor with their trademark garland, sparking the urge for peppermint lattes and window gazing.  Knowing the big apple typically becomes an ice block in December/January, I relish this time of year, when layering can actually be cute and walks in Central Park are paved with golden leaves vs. mounds of snow.

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Jacket: Banana Republic, Booties: Gianvito Rossi (similar here & here), Top: ATM, Hat: Intermix (similar here), Sunnies: Celine, Pin: Chanel, Bag: Celine, Denim: Topshop (similar here).





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Last weekend was my husband’s first birthday in New York.  Celebrating in Sydney has always been amazing, so I was determined to make the weekend one to remember.  I thought it fitting that brunch started off the day at Balaboosta in Soho.  The name itself quite literally means good wife, so I thought it fitting for our morning nibbles. 🙂

The rest of the weekend was comprised of cortados at Intelligentsia, walk along the High Line, watch shopping at Shinola(love the story behind this brand) and an afternoon in Central Park.  The birthday boy was in his element and very happy!

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Top: Topshop (similar here & here), Bag: Sophie Hulme, Shorts: Sydney markets (similar here & here), Bracelet: Gemma Redux.



Winter in Central Park

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Although the snow stopped several days ago, the evidence is still everywhere.  Central Park is a favorite destination with it’s dusted trees and various sledding shenanigans happening on every steep incline.  Layering was my method of choice to keep out the chill.

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Jacket: Doma (similar here & vegan version here), Sweater: Madewell-sold out (similar here & here), Plaid dress (worn under sweater): Vanishing Elephant (similar here & here), Boots: Hunter x Rag & Bone (also love these), Clutch: Elizabeth and James-sold out (similar  here & here), Tights: Wolford, Sunnies: Westward Leaning.

Sunday in New York

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As our trip home to North Carolina approaches for the holidays, we spent this past weekend finishing our Christmas shopping, catching up with friends and enjoying the city during the snow.

After a jammed packed Saturday running errands in the never-ending flurries (the Rockefeller tree did look particularly magical with the snowflakes), Sunday was spent brunching with amazing friends at Asiate (the view is fantastic and the tasting menu….life changing), strolling through a snow dusted Central Park and warming up with a cup of joe.

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Perfect rain boots with triple buckle detailing for the NYC slush. ~ Boots: Burberry (also love these)


Amazing view over cocktails and Sunday brunch.

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The tasting menu at Asiate for brunch is a must with friends.

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Pumpkin pie martini & pistachio//candied orange waffles with chantilly creme. Delish!

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The magic of the tree at Rockefeller Center.

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Latte art at Blue Bottle Coffee.

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Bundled for the first snow….Canada Goose was my salvation.

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I couldn’t resist the blue boxes at Tiffany.

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A cozy hat is a must.

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Hat: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Stuart Weitzman (also love the black version ~ on sale!), Jacket: Barbour (also here), Jeans: AG jeans (also here), Cross body: Sophie Hulme, Sunnies: Westward Leaning, Sweater: Otte NYC – sold out (similar here).

Change of color

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One of my favorite Autumn adventures was always driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC right as the seasons clicked and the leaves began to turn.  The colors were simply breathtaking and it really solidified the kickoff of the holiday season.

This year, I’m just as excited to see the leaves cross over in NYC.  I can see why it’s one of the best times to be in the City.  A walk through Central Park over the weekend was the perfect way to take in the changing season.

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Sherpa Vest: Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Jeans: Current Elliott (also here), Boots: Rag & Bone (similar here & here), Sweater: Ralph Lauren ~ old (similar here), Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Earrings: Sweetie Pie.