October Headlines

Forestbound

The bag says it all; I’ve got a serious case of wanderlust right now, and Forestbound’s “Escape” bags are the perfect accessory for any trip. These canvas bags have been a favorite of mine for awhile now, and I love that they’re made right in Somerville, MA! Their weekender comes in a few colors, and they’re canvas utility bag has a couple different options, if you’re not feeling the need to ‘escape’. Also, for anyone like me that has trouble landing on a destination, their website has a cabin directory, called “Cabin Escapes”, which has a list of locations that people have vouched for so you don’t have to waste time looking through different sites. All you have to do is grab your bag and take off!
- JD

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Alexandre Birman Mules

One of the biggest fashion trends we are seeing this season in womenswear is plaid. Storefronts and online shopping homepages are drenched with variations of the print from full plaid suits to overcoats and yes, shoes. Think a toned-down Cher in Clueless! I’m loving this trend because it brings me back to my equestrian days! If you aren’t ready to jump all in, check out the Evelyn Plaid Mules complete with a feminine bow and subtle print by Brazilian footwear designer Alexandre Birman. - JGW

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Wellfleet Oyster Festival

Rose season may be over, but thankfully oysters are a year-round thing here in New England. The 18th annual Wellfleet Oyster Festival is taking place on October 13 & 14th, and this two day celebration never disappoints. There’s plenty of activities for everyone, but one of the weekend’s most popular events, the Oyster Shuck-Off kicks off on Saturday afternoon. Rain or shine, we’re there! - JJ

Barry’s Bootcamp - Decade’s Challenge

The team behind the ‘best workout in the world’ is launching their newest challenge this October. Celebrating two decades in the red room, Barry’s is challenging participants to 20 classes in 30 days. These classes are constantly changing and always kick my ass. There’s no question it’s by far my favorite work out in the city, whether I’m up for this challenge is a whole different story.

- JD

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Wasik’s The Cheese Shop

The Cheese Shop, located in downtown Wellesley - in the most charming space in town - is where you will find gourmet cheeses and specialty foods like honey, chocolates, olive oil, sea salts, chutney, spices and sauces. But let’s face it, this family operated business is known for its wine and cheese. It’s been their thing since 1964! Something on our social to do list is taking one of their cheese classes with cheesemonger and affineur Brian Wasik. This shop has become our go to for gifts and cocktail parties, and now with the holidays coming up, the shop will soon be taking orders for specialty fruit pies and gift baskets. - JJ

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Belkin Family Lookout Farm

‘Tis the season for apple picking in New England! Lookout Farm located in Natick, Mass. just 30 minutes outside of Boston, offers much more than tasty apples. The farm mantaines over 60,000 fruit trees including plums, peaches, pairs, a variety of apples for picking and also for the kids, a children’s play area complete with pony rides, hay climbing, farm animals, magic shows and face painting on the weekends. For the adults, finish the day at the Lookout Farm Hard Cider taproom where you’ll find farm-inspired craft ciders and beers! - JGW