No, not the pumpkin spice lattes
photos by Daniel Gabrielson
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."
Do you have a favorite season? I think if I had to choose, I'd say fall. It's subtly gloomy, a little bit grunge and just as much pristine. It's the time of year when you can get away with wearing your coziest sweaters and not feeling too casual. You can flirt with danger and pair shorts with a trench and boots—it'll definitely cool down in the evening. It's even a little bit romantic.
Today, because I'm in complete fall-mode and can't stop researching fall recipes, I'm sharing some of my favorite things about, you guessed it, New York City in the fall.
It's gloomy, but not too gloomy: After a long, super-hot summer, I can't help but crave grey, crispy days. There's something about that cozy weather that makes me want to snuggle up next to an open window with a with a book, a bread bowl and some candles lit. I don't ask for much...
Fall Foliage in New York is just plain good: Nothing compares to a northeastern autumn, let alone an autumn in NYC. The streets are lined with fall foliage, making the typically grey city light up with shades of yellow, orange and red.
It's romantic: is fall not the best time for intimate dates (or dinner parties)? Cuddling up at your favorite restaurant in Soho on a cold night is made even better with the presence of wine. My favorite spot? Little Rascal on Elizabeth. Kick back with a bottle of wine (happy hour is 25% off a bottle) and some appetizers and let hours pass at the coziest spot in Soho.
Apple Cider is everywhere: This also applies to apple cider donuts, and no, I will never get sick of them. Ever.
Halloween is in full effect, and not just on Halloween night. The city is full of energy in October. Storefronts are adorned with their spookiest decorations, and pumpkins fill the outside of bodegas.