Nate and I rented a ZipCar and took a drive a couple hours north of the city over the weekend. as a California native, I had never quite experienced FALL until I moved to New York. it is pretty incredible and the colors just blow my mind every time. first, we drove to the cute little HAMLET of Croton Falls to sample pie at Salinger's Orchard Market. then we spent a couple hours walking around Beacon, NY (I have to go back earlier in the day so I can check out the modern art museum Dia:Beacon when it's open) and finally Cold Spring, where we browsed a bunch of specialty stores and antique shops and enjoyed a very different side of the Hudson River than what we're used to on the west side of Manhattan. we got stuck in traffic on the way back, but I didn't mind, because I (as passenger seat DJ) got to introduce Nate to Rufus Wainwright, which I've been wanting to do for a long time. success! it was such a fun trip and it's so nice to get out of the city every once in a while.