Apple picking. Could there be a more perfect autumn ritual? And oh what lovely things come with it! Fiery fall foliage, bright red apples, and crisp fall air… well those were all the things that came along with fall trips on the farm in New Hampshire growing up. But now that I’ve found myself in Los Angeles, the season-less land of sunshine and sand, I have had to venture elsewhere to get my fill of festive harvest fun. Luckily, there are several quaint “apple towns” just a couple hours outside the city that have a far-away country feel.
Last year, I spent some time visiting an orchard called Julien, but this year I decided to go back to my usual spots on Oak Glen Road. Lovely and not-so little, it’s always packed this time of year. Complete with apple orchards, candy stores, hard cider stands, corn mazes, unique shops, vintage-style diners and pumpkin patches, it made us all a bit more excited about the cozy season ahead. Oh and do you guys remember my best friend Courtney? We went to college together, we lived in apartments across the hall from each other and whenever we can, we spend our days off adventuring around the city together. She's a true gem of a friend and I'm so lucky to have her in my world.
For my day at the apple ranch, I decided to wear this new off the shoulder gingham midi dress from SheIn. It’s the perfect fall frock and because it was still well into the upper 80’s here last weekend, I paired it with breezy sandals. We can pretend it’s fall here all we want but the weather would like to say otherwise!