The Elusive Scent Of Autumn

As autumn unfolds, its splendors permeate everyday life: foliage falls on city streets and in forests, and the scent of pumpkin and spices burns in lobbies and living rooms all over. But one naturally occurring aroma eludes some noses and pleases those that can smell it: the katsura, or “caramel tree.” Native to Japan and China (and, at one point, possibly North America), the Cercidiphyllum …

Cocktails For The Changing Weather

Drinks with a dash of nostalgia that are fit for summer or fall

According to the calendar, the Northern Hemisphere is well into autumn, but it will take some time before the weather catches up and properly commits to the season of transition. We can expect heatwaves undercut by wintry chills. Leaves will fall as the sun sets earlier, but the vivaciousness of summer doesn’t sap too quickly. With all of this swirling about, drinkers begin to switch …

The Best Time for Fall Foliage at the Grace Mayflower

The leaves are beginning to change around Connecticut's classic inn

Over the next three weeks, peak fall foliage will strike across lower New England. For most outside of the region, the state of Connecticut marks the easiest entry point. Sat in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, the Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa epitomizes an autumn leaf peeper’s dreamscape. The 58-acre compound is set among rolling woodlands, well-balanced with evergreens and the seasonally-shifting deciduous trees. …