The hustle and bustle of New York City is amazing. It’s invigorating, inspiring, and one of the many reasons that I love to call New York home. But don’t let all of the ‘I Heart NY’ stuff fool you, this city can be a real you-know-what. Whenever I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed, it’s always nice to take a little trip to escape the city! I ended up having to cancel my plans to head back to Chicago this coming weekend (more on that later!) so my friend Rose and I decided to take a little day trip instead.
We headed out to Water Mill last Saturday for some good ol’ fall fun. You know how I love pumpkin everything! Although the apple cider donuts (yes, plural) were unbelievable and worth the trip themselves, Hank’s Pumpkin Town was more on the family side than we were expecting. (Think pony rides and jungle gyms.) Conveniently for us, Duck Walk Winery was just across the street. Totally unplanned, but it worked out perfectly! Good thing we opted for the jitney instead of a zip car! 😉
Since I’m a total sucker for fall foliage, I brought a change of clothes with me even though it was a day trip. I figured I could get some cute outfit photos with nature as the backdrop, instead of the usual trash cans, graffiti, and crappy cars on my street. I was lucky that I did bring a change of clothes, though! It was SO windy and dirt was just flying through the air at the pumpkin patch. After searching for the perfect pumpkin, my black jeans were disgusting and not exactly black anymore. (See the photos below.. They seriously look ombré.) I was happy to have a change of clean clothes for our wine tastings across the street!