Falling Into Fall

Today I finally embraced the season by going out to the local farms and enjoying all things Fall. My boyfriend came along for the ride (he’s still getting used to my blogging and photo-taking obsession), and it was so much fun! We went apple picking, cider tasting, jelly shopping, and of course – picked the perfect pumpkins! Other than each other of course… But ultimately, my favorite thing about Fall is the fashion style that comes along with it! There’s nothing I love more than putting on a comfy sweater and a blanket scarf to stay cozy during all the festivities.

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Shop this look: Sweater – $39 (Nordstrom), Scarf – $25 (ModCloth), Boots – $50 (Target)

I was pleasantly surprised how well my boyfriend was able to handle the camera considering he’s not one of those ‘picture-happy’ guys all the time. But taking photos was actually his favorite part of the day! I don’t know why I never asked him sooner! Anyways, after some pics here and some pics there we decided to look around and do some shopping…

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We found this cute set-up at the High Country Orchard Farm in the Greenbluff area of Spokane, Washington. How cute is this! I couldn’t help but gawk over the vintage wooden decor and all the cute accessories they had. If you’re ever in the region, I would highly recommend stopping at this place! They have tons of fresh, handmade food and of course – apple cider! Yum!

Next, we headed off to the Harvest House and picked out some pumpkins to carve; however, we ended up finding some local Pumpkin beer and ended up using one of the pumpkins to make a beer tap (you can find out more on how to do this in my previous Fall post). It turned out way better than expected! So don’t forget to add that to this year’s Fall Bucket List: Try Pumpkin Beer.

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I can’t get enough of Fall and all the wonderful things that come with it, but winter is quickly approaching so be sure to get in all the things you want to do before the snow starts falling!

What have been some of your favorite activities so far this season?

XO,

Chanel

Spokane Eateries

One of the many things I love to do most, is eat.

There is just so much variety  in the dishes that chefs can make and I love how diverse each individual city’s restaurant life can be. Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite places from my city: Spokane, Washington.

If you’ve never been to Spokane and are planning a trip here soon or if you’ve been living here for years, all of these places are MUSTS.

Clover

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This place is really popular among all ages and is known for their unique flavor. For dinner, I tried their scallops which were coated in a mandarin-balsamic oil. Super good! If you’re looking for something a little classy with exceptional taste, this is the place to go. They’re also known for their brunch if you get the morning munchies!

Their menu changes often, sometimes daily; but you can view a preliminary one here: Clover

NUDO

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One of my personal favorites for cold or rainy days, NUDO is a ramen house with great selections of meat and vegetables. For those not so keen on ramen bowls, they have other great options as well – I would try the garlic black pepper beef!

You can check out the menu here: NUDO

Churchill’s Steakhouse

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For the meat and seafood lovers out there, you will not be disappointed if you decide to try Churchill’s. The food is simply delicious. From seafood appetizers and soups, to mushroom risotto and 58 ounce steaks. The atmosphere and dishes of this place are to die for – don’t miss out on the cheesecake or chocolate sack for dessert!

Menu: Churchill’s

Europa

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Looking for good wine and italian food? Look no more! Europa offers pasta platters as well as individual plates and has a great wine selection to accompany your meal (for only those 21 and older of course). I would recommend the calamari as an appetizer – it has a little kick to it, but it’s super good! As for main dishes, there’s something for everyone.

Find your perfect dish: Europa

Wolffy’s Hamburgers

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Last but certainly not least, I must recommend Wolffys. This is a family-owned 50’s themed diner located just off campus of Gonzaga University. Ever since starting school, I have eaten here at least once a month. The burgers are simply amazing! If you’re in the mood for shakes and fries and good times, you can’t go wrong with this Spokane favorite!

View menu here: Wolffys

 

Thanks for checking in on this article of the Notebook and I hope you enjoy whichever place you decide!

xoxo