Hello Friday! Link Roundup: Early Fall Favorites

Call me crazy, but I am so ready for fall. It has been such a hot, humid, and genuinely uncomfortable summer. Plus, fall is my favorite season, and I haven’t been able to enjoy it since I moved to San Francisco (there are no real seasons there).

New York City is full of trees, so I think fall here will be pretty amazing. I’m picturing myself strolling through Central Park and sipping hot chocolate while admiring the colorful leaves … okay, I may be getting a little carried away here, but you get the picture: I love fall!

Link Roundup: Early Fall FavoritiesMost of my fall obsessions revolve around food and fashion, so I thought it would be fun to do an early fall roundup:

One of my favorite San Francisco restaurants, Park Chow, serves a delicious ginger cake dessert that is perfect for fall weather. This Black Sticky Gingerbread from Gizzi Erskine should be a good approximation. Serve it warm with pumpkin ice cream.

Fall is apple picking time, and The Gunny Sack’s Caramel Pecan Apple Bars look like the perfect dessert to make with your harvest. Yum!

When I think fall, I think pumpkin. I’m looking forward to trying a couple new recipes. First up: Pumpkin Cappuccino Chip Muffins – how can you go wrong with pumpkin, coffee, and chocolate? And these Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes look just like mini pumpkin pies.

Sign of fall?I’ve been searching for signs of fall!

There is nothing better in fall than a bowl of steaming, hot chili. I can’t wait until it’s cool enough to cook up a batch of my favorite Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili. It’s so good and easy to make, too.

You’ll love these Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes. I’ve made this recipe multiple times, and it’s always a crowd-pleaser.

As far as fashion goes, I’m hunting for the perfect fall jacket. I love this Apt. 9 Slubbed Utility Jacket with leather accents at the shoulders. I think it might be the one!

I love to go wine tasting on crisp, cool fall days, but without a car, I won’t be planning any spur of the moment wine country trips any time soon. Instead, I think I’ll get this Let’s Go Wine Tasting on the Couch t-shirt and plan a night in with my husband!

Flat Top RestaurantI predict that Flat Top restaurant will be a fall favorite with my husband and I.

Fall is the perfect time to switch from a bright summer mani/pedi to a deep, dark one, and I’m in love with OPI’s new San Francisco Collection. I’ve already picked up Peace & Love & OPI (a multi-chrome shimmer), Incognito in Sausalito (a super dark blue creme), and Muir Muir on the Wall (a blackened shimmery plum), but I predict that I will go back for more! You can see all of the colors swatched at Vampy Varnish.

For more fashion inspiration, check out my fall fashion Pinterest board – I’ve been pinning like crazy for the past couple of months (told you I was over summer).

What are you looking forward to doing this fall?

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