Hiking Mount Beacon


We hiked Mount Beacon! Before moving to New York, I never realized how much there was to do outside of the city, but recently we've been spending more and more time upstate. We took a trip to Beacon in September, but we didn't have a chance to go hiking so decided it was finally time! I've never actually officially been hiking, so this was sort of a first for me and I fell in love! It was exhausting, but once we got to the top it was breathtaking and totally worth it. We're planning to take more hiking trips so hopefully I'll be able to share more views like this!

If you live around New York, I highly recommend taking a day trip to Beacon for these views. The pictures don't even do it justice. Mount Beacon has so many different trails - you could spend an entire weekend on the mountain! We left Brooklyn around 5AM and took the first Metro North train straight to Beacon. The hike only took a few hours, but afterwards we rewarded ourselves with a double burger and beers - plus we did a little shopping - so we didn't get back to Brooklyn until around 8pm. If you're interested in hiking the trail, I recommend this guide - enjoy!


Classic Looks For Your Holiday Office Party

How To Go From Work To Holiday Party

How To Go From Work To Holiday Party

Not sure what to wear that holiday office party - the one that starts immediately after work so you have no time change in between? I've selected my favorite styles this season that are perfect for workwear and that holiday party so all you have to worry about is touching up your lipstick. Shop the roundup below, you can pick and choose your favorite pieces to style together!  

Peaches+Salt Link Party 6

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies via Courtney's Cookbook

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies via Courtney's Cookbook

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Annual Christmas Tree Decorating

Yay, it's the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, I'm among the millions who live for the holiday season, begin playing Christmas music in November and only watch Christmas movies until February. I've already made Jd watch Elf, Miracle On 34th Street, Christmas With The Kranks, Snow Day, Christmas Kiss and several others. I purchased two new Christmas records this weekend and successfully convinced Jd to drive me an hour and half outside of the city so we could chop down our own tree this year.

You could say I'm making up for lost time since last year our apartment was so small we couldn't fit a tree - or a couch. We haven't decorated a Christmas tree since we lived in Richmond - you may remember we showcased it here in a timelapse - so this year I wanted to do something special aka chop down my own tree in upstate New York.

We left Brooklyn around 11:00 a.m. and headed to Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm to chop down our Christmas tree! Wilkens Farm was amazing and if you're buying a Christmas tree you get unlimited free hot cider and their annual Christmas ornament, which is different every year and has the date! Everyone on the farm was super friendly and they'll even cut the tree down for you if you'd like, plus they even tie it to the top of your car so you can basically just show up, point a tree and then they can do all the work if you want. Ive already decided we'll be visiting this farm next fall for apple picking! 

If you continue down, you can see more photos from the farm and of the final tree decorations. If you live in New York and still need a tree, take a day trip up to Yorktown Heights and visit Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm!

Don't forget to pick up some of my favorite holiday accessories for your Christmas tree and holiday decorations needs if you haven't already! You can also head over to the shop section and see more of my favorite things from fashion to home accessories. 




The New York Botanical Garden Train Show

We went to the New York Botanical Garden Train Show in the Bronx last weekend and it was awesome! Jd's parents and nephew were in town for Thanksgiving (with their car!) so we were able to avoid the long train line and drive up to the Bronx to check out the holiday show. It's their 125th year anniversary so they really went all out on the train show this year. I wanted to share some of the photos I captured so you can see for yourself - although if you live close then you HAVE to check out the show in person. They did an amazing job this year and provided background on the train show and the designer. 

If you're coming to New York for the holidays then I suggest taking a trip up to the Bronx and checking this out! It runs through January 16 and you can buy tickets online or when you arrive. Enjoy the photos!

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