Autumn in New England

Sometimes all it takes to feel recharged is a weekend away with friends, which is exactly what happened this past weekend. My friends Grace and Rebecca, and myself, headed up to Old Saybrook, Connecticut to visit their families (thank you Karen for having us!) and to have a quintessential New England weekend.

The autumn season always gives me that “refresh and renew” feeling – does anyone else experience this? I don’t know if it’s the leaves changing color and nature preparing to start over again for the spring months, but fall motivates me to get out and live life, get organized, and recharge (check out this article by Andrew W.K. for a much better explanation of the feeling I’m failing at describing). There was nothing quite like this weekend to get us all into that fall spirit.

I was especially looking forward to the long train ride up to Connecticut, which was especially relaxing. I was able to finally finish The Girl on the Train (I need to talk to someone else about it ASAP), listen to and fully appreciate Lady Gaga’s new album Joanne, and take in the autumn scenery.

Arriving into Old Saybrook was like a breath of fresh air, it’s so beautiful. Karen made us feel right at home!



We headed off to explore the town and the beach, where we braved the wind.

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In town, we had the best Bloody Marys at local bar The Rabbit Hole, and I purchased this awesome crystal soap from Southern Exposure.

Crystal soap – amazing

Before we set out to watch Penn State beat Ohio State later that day (YESSSSSSSSS), we had another fall activity to cross of our list: carve pumpkins, watch Hocus Pocus, and sip on hot chocolate. We were cozy and content to the max




Our finished creations

Sunday afternoon was well spent having brunch with Rebecca’s family at the Paperback Cafe (thank you for brunch Mr. Dvorin!), where a live jazz band played while we enjoyed our meals. 

So that was a glimpse into our lovely NE weekend! I hope you have an awesome rest of your fall and a great Halloween. <3

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19 responses to “Autumn in New England”

  1. Karen Ansbro Leone Avatar
    Karen Ansbro Leone

    Camille, LOVED having you here and finally meeting. Still need to schedule that photo shoot (without Grace)! Thanks for posting such a great post about Old Saybrook, Fall in New England, etc. Looking forward to the next time! xxoo K-

    1. Camille Avatar

      Thank you for an amazing weekend Karen!! We had SO much fun, and I can’t wait for our next photo shoot!

  2. Chelsea Finn Avatar

    I have never been to New England but I want to go soooo badly! It’s definitely at the top of my list for next year! it looks like you had such an incredible time!

    xx Chelsea

    1. Camille Avatar

      You will love it Chelsea! It’s so beautiful, especially this time of year 🙂

  3. Tanja Avatar

    nice weekend:)

    1. Camille Avatar

      It was so nice! 😀

  4. Hira Ovais Avatar

    Hi Camille ,
    What a great post ! I am sure you had a great mini getaway with at New England . BTW , I just started with the girl on the train …. Probably in a week we can chit chat about it . And please dont let those apples go to waste make some apple pie . Lovely pictures .
    Thanks for sharing , Look forward to your next one .

    1. Camille Avatar

      Hey Hira, thanks for stopping by! I can’t WAIT to hear your thoughts on the book, I definitely did not guess ending. xoxox <3

  5. Kenzie Avatar

    I’ve always wanted to visit New England in the fall, and this makes me want to even more! So gorgeous!

    1. Camille Avatar

      It’s so wonderful, I hope you get to visit soon! <3

  6. Alessandra Avatar

    Beautiful photos! You look like you are having so much fun! I love autumn in New England too and thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. Camille Avatar

      Thanks Alessandra! <3 🙂

  7. Mikayla Avatar

    Looks like so much fun! loved the photos xx

    1. Camille Avatar

      Thanks Mikayla! <3

  8. lilmissbianca Avatar

    Really loving the real autumn color palette, which is essentially evinced here!

    lilmissbianca | instagram: @biancamecastro

    1. Camille Avatar

      Thanks Bianca! <3

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