Cashmere – Taking the sweaters out of the vault for the first time of the season feels like a private ritual acknowledging the shift in the weather. I am always happy to greet my sweater friends, some of whom I have known for years. Yes, sweaters can be friends, too.  🙂

Consignment Stores – The shift in the closet this month inspires a bit of a culling. And, I am a big believer in keeping wearable clothing items in circulation as long as possible, which means a visit to two of my favorite consignment stores: Creature Consignment and Crossroads Trading Company.

French Onion Soup at Le Pichet – Alone at the bar, or with a friend at a table, a bowl of the best French onion soup in town is the perfect way to while away an October afternoon.