My Fall 2017 Bucket List

What is it about fall that makes us want to create bucket lists? I think October signifies a month where you don't have much of the year left—there's only three more months to accomplish all of those fun things you wanted to do all year.

I sat down the other day and thought long and hard about five things I've wanted to do for a while, but haven't pulled the trigger on. It's an interesting exercise to do—why not check all of those things off your life bucket list in October, no matter how big or small?

These are the five things I want to do this October:

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One // Take a trip to wine country.

There's a place in Northern California that's my absolute fave—Yountville. I went on a girls trip there with my girlfriends last year, and I've been talking about taking Josh up there forever now. Finally this October we're pulling the trigger and doing it! I can't wait to sip bubbles at Chandon, do a wine tasting at Cliff Lede, eat dinner at Bottega and stay at my favorite cozy spot, Maison Fleurie.

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Two // Visit a fall festival!

There are some great places just outside of the city where you can find a pumpkin patch, pick some apples, eat some pumpkin spice donuts, and sip on some cider. I grew up in Arizona where it never really felt like fall, so now I crave any experience that feels so quintessentially fall.

Three // Go to a flea market.

I have a confession: I've never been to Alameda Flea Market. Locals will be shocked—it's supposed to be the best flea market in the Bay Area! I'm making it a goal to go in early November and see what goodies I find.

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Four // Learn how to make an apple pie from scratch.

Just ask Josh: I am not exactly a baker. I literally ruin chocolate chip cookies—the last batch ended up more like mushy cake than cookies, to be honest. But it's been a dream of mine to successfully make an apple pie, tart or fritter: and I want to finally do it!

Five // Watch all of the horror movies.

Another fun Josh story: he is terrified of horror movies. I've tried to get him to watch American Horror Story for years and still haven't been successful. I, however, am obsessed: I would watch horror movies all day, every day if I could. October is really my time to shine, and I can't wait to watch a ton of spooky flicks this month.

What's on your fall bucket list? Let me know in the comments section!