WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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26 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 squash soup or roasted cauliflower. Fall foods are bursting with flavor, so get your fill. six Spend the day at a local farm or festival New England bustles with timeless traditions in the fall. Local farms offer hayrides, warm cider donuts, caramel apples, and pumpkin picking. There are haunted houses, corn mazes, hoedowns, and lots of festivals and fairs. Oktoberfest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving give everyone reasons to celebrate in the autumn. seven Fire up When the first cold snap arrives, it's time to dust out that fireplace and stoke up a fire. Whether you're cuddled by the hearth with a glass of red wine and a good book, or gathered around a fire pit toasting marshmallows, a roaring fire will bring a warm glow to chilly cheeks. eight Carve out special family time Fall is a great time for families with young children to come together. With the sunny days families can enjoy apple picking, biking, soccer games, and jumping in leaf piles. But the shorter days also bring families indoors for game nights, mulled cider, and movies – while snuggled on the couch with hot buttered popcorn. nine Catch up with friends With so many people heading out of town for the summer it's wonderful to reconnect with them again in the fall. If you have kids, they're dying to see their friends again and you're eager to catch up with news from the summer. The fall brings candlelit dinner parties and fun-filled gatherings with old friends. ten Return to routine As much as we may love children, there's some- thing to be said for getting your freedom back in the fall. Kids return to school, the house and neighborhood are quiet again, and you get back to your routine. With shorter days and cooler nights you finally get a chance to slow down and take in the world around you. The quiet may be brief, but it's long enough to give you a chance to pause, reflect, and appreciate what really matters to you. 10 tips ( C O N T I N U E D )

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