October

October in Lexington.  
 Ralph Lauren

We call it Indian Summer.

O'Holleran Co.
 A change of season that's more sensory than a date on the calendar.

Chiot's Run 

The heat has passed and the nights call for an extra blanket.

Pershing

Gradually, familiar surroundings take on a more rustic tone.

Lexington

Indian Summer charms it's way in...
Jane Colclasure

to prepare us for what's down the road.
Keeneland
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
& Happy Halloween!

Trench!

I'm calling him Trench! 
  After reading my post below on coats, a reader sent me a photo of this adorable little guy.
He's all set to go & now I think he needs a walk!
You can find a trench for your little pooch right here.
Thank you Elizabeth!

Coats

I love this scene from Love Story where Harvard pre-law hockey player Oliver Barrett IV and Radcliffe music student Jenny Cavalleri are speeding along on a cold winter's day in his classic MG. I also love that they are sporting classic trench and camel hair coats.

Long a staple for men and normally relegated to our Winter wardrobes, this season, trench, proper wool & camel hair coats are in abundance.

 via Fashionizing

This camel coat may be a little on the dark side of the color spectrum, but it's still the perfect sort of coat to take you through Autumn & into Fall.

via Fashionizing

The camel coat has proved to be the perfect layering piece for the cold days we're still facing. If you haven't laid your hands on one already, do so.  Remember, the classics never go out of style!

Paris fashion Week 2011 Anna Selezneva

On Monday, before my fly fishing lesson, I had to stop by the Jeep dealership.

via Jeep.com

While I was waiting in the customer service lounge, I thumbed through the latest Town & Country, Architectural Digest & Veranda...Don't you wish every waiting room had this assortment!  Anyway, I was drooling over the T&C Fall Fashion Issue which featured these beautiful coats.  I loved them all and wanted to share!

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi NaderzadTown & Country photographs by Taghi NaderzadTown & Country photographs by Taghi NaderzadTown & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Another classic and my all-time favorite, the iconic trench & cupcakes too !

tumblr via One Deep Breath

If you love your trench as much as I do mine, you have to check out

 Art Of The Trench.

It's a digital platform for all of you "Trenchies" who are social, savvy, and connected.

click to visit & turn up the music!

Art of the Trench is a very nifty www by Burberry where users can submit their own portraits to feature on the site, Burberry picks their favorites & yours creating a body of images reflecting personal trench coat style across the globe. You can like, comment, and share!

Courtesy of Burberry

Everybody has a different story related to their coat or the first time they came into contact with one –

Courtesy of Burberry

"I love the idea that people from all over the world can share those stories and images with each other and all the different attitudes and expressions of the Burberry trench coat and the people who wear it."Christopher Bailey, Burberry Creative Director

Here are just a few of my favorites...from Art Of The Trench.

Courtesy of Burberry

Courtesy of Burberry

Courtesy of Burberry

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Courtesy of Burberry

Courtesy of Burberry

Remember, Art Of The Trench is a live & constantly changing story of the trench coat and the people who wear it. So today when I head out to the market I will be wearing mine. If I happen to see this guy following me, I will not assume he's from the Bourne Identity and run, I will pose and let my trench do all the talking!

Scott Schuman

Scott Schuman

You see, Art of the Trench also features specially commissioned trench portraits by fashion & street style photographers like the talented Scott Schuman of The Satorialist. I didn't make it into his book, The Sartorialist, but maybe some of you did!

The Sartolialist book by Scott SchumanIn closing...I'm headed to Fresh Market, The Mousetrap Wine & Cheese Shop, and the Video store.  It's a good night to rent Love Story because it doesn't get much more romantic than doing the rounds at the Wollman Rink.  Remember, its where Oliver and Jenny went skating in Central Park. I'll probably have the soaring music in my head for days.

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Bundle Up!

For more Love, click on a daisy.

Ali

Where are you going?

It begins with the click of the signal arm,
Running Errands by Cig Harvey
Cig Harvey
it's just around the bend...

friends & family in tow...

or maybe on your own...
vw bus by stephen kearney
Stephen Kearney
you've been down this road before...
Kentucky Horse ParkLisa Porter 
and he always comes along...
Don't leave home without him. via the steward
via the steward
tell me, where are you headed for the weekend?
 duffles via the steward   via the steward
Safe travels & have a wonderful time!
I appreciate you stopping by here first.

Ripened Days

It was a picture perfect day for my friend Katherine McPherson and her adorable fiancé Chad.

Katherine McPherson

Katherine McPherson

They were doing more than picking apples. They were also picking memories.

Katherine McPherson

Katherine McPherson

They headed to Lawrence Farms in the Hudson River Valley area where the gnarled limbs were reaching down tumbling the fruit to the ground.

Katherine McPherson

Katherine McPherson

It was a day of harvesting & gathering too, with good friends Betsy & Mike.

Katherine McPherson

Katherine McPherson

I love rituals of friendship & days like this are especially meaningful.

Katherine McPherson

Katherine McPherson

Good friends are people who help you be more of yourself.

Katherine McPherson

Katherine McPherson

And an apple a day & good friends are always good for your health.

Katherine McPherson

Katherine McPherson

The adorable photos of the day were captured by Katherine who also happens to be the photo editor for Fab Over 50. Thank you so much Katherine for sharing your day with us.

Katherine McPherson Katherine McPherson

Get to know Katherine and her wonderful photography at

click to visit

her new website is coming soon!

apple baskets by Stacey Van Berkel-Haines for Garden and Gun

photo: Stacey Van Berkel-Haines for Garden & Gun

While they were picking apples in the Hudson Valley, we were doing the same just outside of Lexington.

Did you notice the empty baskets?

Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter

 Well, the pickings were slim to none.

Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter

But the corn fields were amazing!

nails

Lisa Porter

The late October sun was drowsy & warm.

Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter

Dry corn stalks were clattering in the wind.

Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter

It was a good, mellow yellow, ripened day.

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Lisa Porter

Picture perfect too!

Lisa Porter

We're looking forward to the weekend, aren't you!