Let’s get cozy.
It’s officially fall (according to the calendar) – but for our Airtab friends in Florida, the near 90º weather has us lusting over everyone’s sweaters, pretty leaves, and #itsfallyall Instagram posts. We’ve put together how to “fall” in Florida. Maybe it’s wishful thinking – or maybe we’re just delusional from the heat.
WHERE TO GET COZY, LOCALLY.
While we can’t promise you the same cozy feels of a true fall campfire, there are a few restaurants in South Florida with fireside dining for you to snuggle up to.
DISTRICT TABLE & BAR, Stuart FL.
Grab yourself a drink from their expansive wine list or one of their signature cocktails and get comfy in their outdoor seating. We recommend the “Kitchen Fire,” made with Four Roses Bourbon, Ancho Reyes, Local Honey, Cardamom & Torched Rosemary. District Table & Bar • 4665 SE Dixie Highway – Stuart, FL 34997 • 772.324.8357
Stir Bar & Terrace Eau Palm Beach – Manalapan, FL
Mixology lovers – this one’s for you. Enjoy a variety of craft cocktails at Stir Bar & Terrace at the Eau Palm Beach. It’s the perfect setting for ocean waves and crackling flames. It is Florida-fall after all…
Stir Bar & Terrace • 100 South Ocean Boulevard – Manalapan, FL 33462 • 561.533.6000
WHAT TO DRINK:
NO. MORE. PUMPKIN. SPICE. Up your fall drink game with these autumn inspired cocktails. Your friends, family, and all of society will thank you. Plus, no bartending skills needed.
Apple Cider Mimosas
Liven up your boozy brunches with a fall twist. Here’s what you’ll need and how to make it happen…
- 1 bottle champagne
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
Combine the cinnamon and sugar on a small plate and dip a moistened champagne flute into the mixture. Fill the flutes with ¼ apple cider and top with bubbly. Garnish with and thin apple slice and cheers.
Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned
An easy swap of sugar cubes for maple syrup, stir up this classic.
- 2 oz. bourbon
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp water
- 1 dash bitters
- 1 orange peel
- 1 maraschino cherry
Combine the maple syrup, water and bitters in a traditional Old Fashioned glass. Add a large block of ice and the orange peel and garnish with a maraschino cherry (or a few, they’re good, we don’t judge).
Photo: ETHAN CALABRESE (RECIPE FOUND @ DELISH)
WHAT TO LISTEN TO
Tune in to the sounds of fall (for your road trip, pregame, girls night, dinner party and more). We are digging a little 70’s throwback sound- warm, fuzzy, and better on vinyl. Add the dreaminess of any Beach House album, and feel cozy inside and out.
NEIL YOUNG, Harvest, 1972 Reprise Records
T. REX, Electric Warrior, 1971 AllMusic
MIDLAKE, The Trials of Van Occupanther, 2006, Bella Union
BEACH HOUSE, Devotion, 2008 Carpark Records
IF YOU REALLY HAVE TO…
If all of this wasn’t enough for you and you need a real getaway, here’s our top three picks to get your fall fix.
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville is the perfect, closer-to-home, getaway for anyone wishing for an easy fall weekend. Romantic Asheville has predicted that the fall foliage will be at its peak prettiness on October 24 – November 1. P.S. We found direct flights on Allegiant Airlines from Fort Lauderdale that are BEYOND budget friendly. You’re welcome.
Why we love it: Easy to travel to for a quick getaway, great scenic hikes, and TONS of breweries.
Stowe has a big ski reputation – but there’s a reason that Trip Advisor has it listed as one of the top 10 destinations to see some fall foliage. Bring your cameras to capture the gorgeous views and fall fun. Think corn mazes and cider mills. GoStowe.com has everything you need to plan before you go.
Why we love it: Nostalgic & traditional fall activities, picturesque foliage, and the Stowe Craft Beverage Trail.
Sonoma County, California
The harvest season is one of the best times to visit wine country. Sonoma County, California turns fiery orange and gold during the fall months. Sip your way through wineries, traverse through scenic hikes and even go pumpkin picking. Check out all of the events and festivals here.