Beautiful October

Foliage in Park City
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Happy October! Welcome to my favorite month of the year. Everything about October is so quintessentially fall to me. The leaves start to change, the weather gets cooler and stays that way (I can finally take my AC out of the window…YES), pumpkin and apple flavored anything, and stores are filled with cute boots and coats. The only thing I’m not into regarding October is Halloween. I’m not really a Halloween costume type of person…especially since in most cities, costumes for girls usually means wearing as little as possible because you know you can get away with it.

Anywho that’s neither here nor there. For the past three years I’ve taken a vacation in October (all coincidences) and for the most part, my trips packed in any fall activity you can imagine. This year is no different! From October 15 until October 20, I’m going on a girls trip with three of my best friends to Park City, Utah. I. Am. So. Excited. First of all, I’ve never been to Utah so you know what that means…I’m crossing another state off my list! If that isn’t exciting enough for you, I found out that Park City is about 1.5 hours from the Wyoming border so my girls and I are going to take a day trip to Evanston, Wyoming! WHATTTTT? Crossing two states off my list in one trip?? *twirls*

Ok now I know I’m being a bit dramatic, but I seriously can’t even begin to explain how excited I am about this. My friends that signed up to come with me are all super chill, down for anything, and outdoorsy and athletic. Our itinerary so far includes hiking, ziplining, a road trip within our trip, a tour of Temple Square to learn about Mormon culture and 90 minute massages. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect vacation, I don’t know what does. We planned ahead to include some physical activity, bonding time, culture, alone time, and relaxation. I’m really happy with how our planning has turned out so far. That said, have you been to Park City or Salt Lake City before? Do you have any recommendations for activities or restaurants we simply cannot miss? We are open to anything!

Leave me a comment below and enjoy some imagery from fall in Park City and Salt Lake City and my favorite things about October. xo

Cinnamon buns, such a bitch to make but so worth it

Dainty pumps with a menswear edge
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Cozy sweaters
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Essie polish in Stylenomics, must have.
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Pecan-topped pumpkin bread
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Apple crumb pie…do you see a pattern?
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Leather bomber jackets
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Isabel Marant sneaks

Lush Tods loafers
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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Photo credit: Jeff Hester)

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  1. Martin, Sheila H. says:

    I love October too as well as your Blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr. Shiela Harmon Martin Professor of Political Science Political Science Coordinator Department of Political Science, History & Global Studies University of the District of Columbia 202/274-5787 ________________________________________

  2. Maxine says:

    I’m so excited you’re going to Utah! (And Wyoming!) I fell in love with Salt Lake City when I went (once in the late winter/early spring and once in the summer) … it’s such a beautiful and underrated place, I think. The Wasatch Mountains are so gorgeous … you can get a fantastic view from the roof garden at the downtown location of the public library (210 East 400 South), or, if you can make it, the Capitol Building at night. Both the building and the mountains are gorgeous at sunset/dusk. It’s been a while since I’ve been in SLC, but there’s this place called Crown Burger that serves pastrami piled up on their burgers and it was SO GOOD. HUGE portions, so you might want to share with your friends if you go! Also, I don’t know if you’ve been to Great Harvest Bread Company in your travels, but I’d never been before going to Utah … they have a good pumpkin chocolate chip bread on certain days of the week. I also heard Red Iguana has amazing Mexican food.

    I spent a day in Park City and it was the off-season, so not everything was open. That said, I had a really tasty lunch at a place called Cafe Terigo, which they say is Italian but I would consider more continental, almost French! Here’s the link … But I’m sure the options in Park City will be plentiful. I love that part of the U.S. because food is considerably cheaper than NYC haha. Have fun!

    • shayamour says:

      Oh my gosh thank you so much for these suggestions! We will definitely try to hit the restaurants you suggested, especially Great Harvest Bread Company. I LOVE pumpkin bread. Seriously, I think I have an addiction. Besides I prefer word of mouth referrals so your suggestions are better than anything I’d find in a local magazine! How long were you in Utah when you visited??

      • M says:

        No problem – I hope you enjoy the area as much as I did 🙂 The first time I went, I was there over a long weekend, so 3 days. The second time I think I spent only about 2 days there — it was really just a pit stop on the way back to Denver from Yellowstone!

      • Maxine says:

        Whoops, I don’t know how I got logged into my WordPress account. That was me, Maxine, of course!

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