Tomorrow marks the official start of Autumn!
When Los Angeles temperatures drop and nature puts on its colorful display with leaves turning gold and crimson, you know it’s time to get out of town for a fall mountain getaway.
This week, Chelsea Faith took her annual trek to the charming town of Oak Glen, CA to visit the shops, orchards, and restaurants. In order to escape the weekend crowds, she snuck in a mid-week photo shoot featuring some of our brand new styles. It gave the perfect excuse to take the winding roads up the mountain to breathe in the crisp autumn air.
If you also love the sights, sounds and scents of fall, then head up to Oak Glen and visit a few of her favorite stops.
1) First (and last) stop: Mom’s Country Orchards-She places her order for organically grown Mutsu apples which she picks up when she heads back down the mountain. This is such a great place to shop for homemade apple butter and jellies (she bought both). They offer samples of everything, making Mom’s a great place to visit.
2) Up the road a bit is Los Rios Rancho which is S. California’s largest apple farm. This is where we she buys apple crumble to share, pick apples and walk the trails.
3) How about some homemade donuts made fresh while you wait? She stopped at Snow-Line Orchards and enjoyed warm cinnamon-sugar mini donuts with fresh apple cider. It was the perfect pre-lunch snack!
4) The day trip to Oak Glen wouldn't be complete without stopping at Riley's Farm for a delicious lunch at Hawk’s Head Tavern. The homemade corn chowder and green apple/pecan salad really hit the spot. The authentic 18thcentury décor with servers in period costumes, transports you far and away from the busy LA life! (at least for a day)
To help you with your Fall Foliage Fix, check out the Fall Foliage Prediction Map. It shows the best time to see the fall leaves in full color throughout Southern California.
Riley Dress, Petitas by Chelsea Faith
Emory Dress, Petitas by Chelsea Faith