While the end of summer sadly brings a close to warm weather, beach days, and strapless dresses, it ushers in an exciting new time of crisp air, colorful scenery, fall fashion, and an updated wardrobe. With activities like apple picking, leaf peeping, and savoring the last few weeks of comfortable outdoor weather, the effects of the season are definitely felt on my skin.
Rosh Hashana, or the Jewish New Year is a time for reflection on the past, looking forward to new beginnings, and in true Jewish form, eating. As with most holidays, Rosh Hashana dinners contain traditional foods that in this case represent our hopes for the year ahead. Here are seven traditional foods for the New Year and their meanings:
Round Challah with Raisins
You don’t have to be Jewish to love Challah. This chewy, egg based bread is traditionally served over Friday night dinner in a long braided shape. On Rosh Hashana however the braided dough is then twisted into a circle to represent the cyclical nature of the year. Raisins are also added as a sweet taste to represent a sweet new year ahead.
As an avid traveler I have learned the hard way that there is a science to packing a carry on bag for the airplane. Too many times I have found myself with freezing toes or chapped lips, rummaging through my seemingly bottomless bag to find my passport and tickets. After years of travel, I have finally narrowed down my carry on to include an edited list of luxurious selections, designed to make my travel experience as enjoyable as the trip itself.
With fall just around the corner it’s time to loosen those pant strings and gear up for the most American form of celebration: eating and drinking. Travel around the country feasting on an abundance of seasonal eats like apple pies and pumpkin brews, while sampling the local flavors of each state and region. Here are ten food festivals across America to keep you nice and full, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Now in its third year, Feast Portland brings a taste of the Pacific Northwest to the public, hosted by Bon Appetite Magazine. Mixing local talent with worldwide culinary masters, visitors can imbibe and indulge while supporting a good cause; all profits go towards feeding hungry children throughout Oregon.
September is here, Fall is fast approaching, and our foreseeable beach days are dwindling. I like to take this time to spend as much time outdoors; picnicking on the beach, wandering through the city streets, taking top down road trips upstate, and enjoying the parks in my neighborhood. However as the seasons change, so too does my beauty routine. What worked for me at the beginning of summer has changed along with my skin. So here are my top beauty picks for an end of season beach vacation.