AUTUMN

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I can name so many reasons why it’s on the top of my list. Besides my birthday falling on Autumn and me being free from allergies, it also has one of the most beautiful opportunities to capture color on camera. On Saturday, I finally had the time to go upstate to see foliage. Though prime season was really two weekends ago, I caught a couple of areas with some trees that were still colorful. It was simply breathtaking!  My friends and I drove up to Bear Mountain State Park where Oktoberfest was actually taking place in its last weekend of festivities.  We didn’t really attend the festivities but instead took the time to do some photography and hiking. The pictures speaks volumes about what you might find there. We only went to the lake area for this trip, but I’m sure there are plenty of other areas with great views.  Got a suggestion? Send it right over! 

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The Meatball Shop

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I’ve never really been a fan of meatballs, probably because the only ones I’ve ever tried were the ones served in school cafeterias. (I know… so sad…)  One day, I was looking for a lunch spot and came across The Meatball Shop with some friends.  Back in 2010, co-owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chewnow opened their first location in the Lower East Side. I had heard about it but never actually visited. Now there are 4 locations, in Williamsburg, the West Village, Chelsea and the Upper East Side.  I happen to try it at the Amsterdam Avenue location on the UES.

Though the wait is usually long, this time, it was lunch and we were seated within 5 minutes. Greater service, hip and warm atmosphere, what else is next?

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Carnegie Fabrics Origami Event

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Last Wednesday, I was invited to a special origami event held by Carnegie Fabrics. Carnegie is a business that designs and manufactures textile. It’s pretty exciting to be in one of these beautiful offices as I don’t get that opportunity much while working as a teacher. I loved the feel as soon as I walked in – who wouldn’t be inspired by the creativity of the staff and the incredible pin boards surrounding the desks? By looking at their Pinterest page, I also discovered that some of their fabrics were inspired by origami, hence the special theme!

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