Obviously's fall favorites
Finally, it's feeling like fall in NYC. The leaves are falling, the wind is blowing, and we can finally walk out of the house with a cozy knit. Our team wanted to share some of our favorite things about fall. What are yours? Let us know in the comments below!
Name: Mae Karwowski
Favorite thing about fall?: Transitioning from a summer wardrobe to fall wardrobe. So still a lot of black, but with more layers.
Newest Instagram pages you love/follow?: I just got engaged, so I’m keeping up with some dress designers. Current favorite: @lauredesagazan. Still love @asher.ashby, my all-time favorite Corgi account. Fun fact: I have always been into skateboarding accounts because their trick videos are very soothing to me. Check out @dashawnjordan.
Favorite places to go in the fall?: My favorite place to go in the fall is back to my hometown in New England, birthplace of the ultimate fall aesthetic.
Favorite fall food?: RAW BAR
Does your beauty/grooming routine change?: Q4 is a crazy time for business, so I love anything that keeps me going. Sephora’s travel section is my lifeblood.
Name: Ashley Buchanan
Title: Account Manager + Analyst
Favorite thing about fall?: The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team is BACK.
Newest Instagram pages you love/follow?: @parisinfourmonths (I’m a sucker for a Paris glam shot), @paintboxnails (I’m a bigger sucker for extravagant nail art), @jk.tat (I’m the biggest sucker for an amazing tattoo artist that I’m too chicken to ever go to).
Favorite places to go in the fall?: Washington Square Park always, but especially when the leaves change and the jazz band pulls out their tweed.
Favorite fall food?: Beer
Does your beauty/grooming routine change? My skin dries the hell out as soon as it’s below 80, so I start bathing in lotion and popping biotin like M&Ms.
Name: Alexandra Carver
Title: Director of Influencer Engagement
Favorite thing about fall?: Leaving the house, taking the train, and actually arriving at my destination without my entire face full of makeup melting off.
Newest Instagram pages you love/follow?: @newyorkpilates to remind me to get my butt to the studio before the holiday food baby hits, @woofandwalls for adorable puppers against street art backdrops, and @tombrady because fall is really all about football.
Favorite places to go in the fall?: Apple picking upstate (I recommend Masker Orchards), or visiting friends and family in Boston for those preppy New England vibes.
Favorite fall food?: I LOVE SQUASH. Acorn, kabocha, butternut. I’m all about a delicious gourd. Ask me about my vegetarian spaghetti squash bolognese.
Does your beauty/grooming routine change? Body lotion is absolutely key to survive fall and winter. I alternate between Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (the smell is heavenly) and the ultra-thick skin souffle from Beneath Your Mask (an @indiebeautyexpo find!). Also, sleeping with a humidifier is my cold-weather beauty hack.
Name: Kimberly Schwab
Title: Executive Assistant
Favorite thing about fall?: Pumpkin-flavored everything!
Newest Instagram pages you love/follow?: @helendealtry creates some of the most GORG floral watercolor paintings, @cleowade my main lady for daily inspo, and @foodbabyny for the latest and greatest things happening in the NYC food world.
Favorite places to go in the fall?: I always make a point to go hike in the Hudson Valley when the leaves begin to change colors. It’s one of my favorite trips of the year! (Pro tip: Head to Brushland Eating House in Bovina, NY for a fantastic meal after hiking the trails.)
Favorite fall food?: I love a warm apple cider donut. It tastes like a hug.
Does your beauty/grooming routine change? I take a deep dive into my tub of La Mer Moisturizing Cream and don’t look back until the spring. I’ve also been using Josie Maran’s Reserve Argan Oil as a luxurious makeup primer. It makes my face feel so good!
Name: Miriam Wakim
Title: Head of Accounts & Product Ops
Favorite thing about fall?: It’s a prime time to enjoy Prospect Park.
Favorite places to go in the fall?: I like taking road trips upstate. New York is such a lush state and has a lot to offer in the way of hiking, camping, museums, etc.
Favorite fall food?: Bourbon
Does your beauty/grooming routine change? Serums save my skin in the drier and colder months. I love the Korres Wild Rose Serum and Oil in particular. I also switch to my more dewy foundations.
Name: Howard Brown
Title: Strategic Account Manager
Favorite thing about fall?: Apple everything! Apple cider, apple pie, apple strudel, apple cinnamon muffins, apple spice donuts, just regular apples.
Newest Instagram pages you love/follow?: @Badassboz because it’s great to see behind the scenes of all the amazing things she’s doing and great events she’s attending.
Favorite places to go in the fall?: Poughkeepsie, New York because the leaves tend to begin changing colors earlier than in the City. Plus, it’s always nice to get away and be around more nature before winter hits.
Favorite fall food?: Any and everything with apple/apple cinnamon.
Does your beauty/grooming routine change? Nope. Pretty much the same all year round.
Name: Alexis DeCarvalho
Title: Account Manager
Favorite thing about fall?: Having every excuse to rock chunky sweaters and a knit beanie. And of course hot apple cider.
Newest Instagram pages you love/follow?: @_millybannister is an Aussie dreamboat that gives me major travel inspo. She’s also one of the most genuine girls I’ve come to know! I look to @lisamarieprang for outfit ideas, but I haven’t been able to capture her coolness just yet. Her color scheme is ALWAYS on point. Last but not least, @the_salty_blonde has the carefree spirit I wish to embody. She’s a pizza-eating, beer-drinking badass with a hat collection to die for.
Favorite places to go in the fall?: Does my living room count?! I love cozying up to the fireplace while getting in a good binge watch. If I *have* to go out, the Biergarten in Asbury Park, NJ is where you’ll find me. I have a weakness for German beer and hot pretzels. Plus, they transform their rooftop deck into an Instagram dream with cozy igloos and space heaters.
Favorite fall food?: Apple cider donuts and pumpkin pie!
Does your beauty/grooming routine change? There’s nothing better than going to the dark side - dark nails, dark lips and a deeper root - give it ALL to me.