Happy October (I say as I am currently sweating in my bedroom)! Even if the weather is not allowing us to dress to our full fall potential just yet, the fall-themed activities sure are here in full force. I’ve rounded up some of my absolute favorite fall events happening all October long in (and around) Philadelphia for you today. So whether you’re looking for a place to ~rage~ (as the kids say) with your friends, need a step up from the most basic fall date idea, or are entertaining your family this month, I’ve got you covered with the best 15 events you’re gonna wanna know about.
Happy weekend, ladies! I hope you’ve been enjoying a little more frequency in my posting since I’ve been back. I’m trying really hard to stick with it, and that’s why I knew, despite the fact that this week has been non-freakin-stop for me, I had to get this post out with all of the exciting things that have hit my inbox (and my life). So grab a LaCroix on this chilly (#yesssss) Saturday afternoon, buckle up, and let’s get into it!
I love fall (obviously, I talk about it a freakin ton), because everyone comes back from the beach and that means there are a lot more scheduled events and just general fun to be had. I’ve been living in Philly for over five years now (and had this blog for almost four), so we could say I’ve participated in my fair share of outings. With that being said, there are three events I will never, ever miss, and one of them happens to be coming right up: Bloktoberfest! (!!!)
I seriously can not believe it is the end of freaking September. I just can’t. While I have had something to do outside of work every. single. day this month (resulting in approximately 14 loads of laundry I need to do, amongst other things), I do think the weeks ramping to fall are so fun. I love this season. My favorite perks include: the fact that it is now socially acceptable to wear tights, the many excuses to go shopping, and lots and lots of festivals. Because there are so many fun ones coming up (festivals, not tights), I’ve picked five of my favorites to share with you.
Fall is my favorite season. During the weeks leading up to the holidays, there is something special in the air that makes me a very happy girl. In addition to hot cider, riding boots, and not sweating every time I walk somewhere, bringing all things fall inside my apartment is pretty important too. I have a special obsession with three scents in particular around this time of year, and you can pick each of them up in-store in Philly.
The Bath & Body Works Leaves candle is literally heaven on earth. I honestly don’t know how many of these I have burned through over the years, but the trick is to stock up before they stop selling for the year. I, unfortunately, have not stocked up yet, and withdraw symptoms are coming.
Get it at: Bath & Body Works (1625 Chestnut Street or 1851 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard)
I had forgotten how amazing LUSH’s It’s Raining Men Shower Gel was in the “off season,” but as soon as Labor Day rolled around, my love was renewed. It smells like honey and happiness and I literally use it every shower from September through, like, February.
Get it at: LUSH (normally 1525 Walnut Street, but this location is closed as they are building a LUSH SPA. Ohhh my gosh. In the meantime, try the Cherry Hill Mall.)
I originally got Boulangerie’s Sweet Vanilla Cinnamon Scented Candle as a gift for my mom, and have been in love ever since. It is a little bit pricey for the size, but the smell is the yummiest thing ever. You’ll probably want to eat it.
Get it at: Anthropologie (1801 Walnut Street)
After my four trips this month, I am really excited to kick back, relax & spend some time in the city these next few months. Hope to see you around. xx