The first day of fall is finally here and it's been met with loads of sunshine and temps in the 80's. Rather than be upset that I can't immediately bundle up in cable knit sweaters and blazers, I'm embracing the slow change into cooler weather and soaking up the sunshine. So, as we head into the weekend here are a few of the things I've loved this week.
1. First up, it wouldn't be the first day of fall if I didn't watch "You'Ve Got Mail." This 90's film is hands down one of my favorites and I think it perfectly captures New York in the fall. From the Cranberries segue, to Meg Ryan's perfectly 90's fashion, this film is everything I want in a feel good film and I absolutely love it.
2. As you know, I love white walls and have every intention of painting every wall in our house the same shade of pale white I used in the bedroom. As if reading my mind, this compilation of white rooms on One Kings Lane popped up yesterday and it solidified my love for this classic shade.
3. As a huge fan of Wes Anderson, I am so thrilled that his newest movie is finally coming! If you haven't seen the trailer for "Isle Of Dogs" yet, you can watch it here. I'm so looking forward to the stop motion and artistically crafted scenes, but definitely have some questions regarding racial profiling etc that I saw in this short clip. We'll have to see how bad it is in the film itself.
4. Even if I hadn't been named after Audrey Hepburn, I would still be a huge fan. I adore her films, impeccable taste and lasting mark on fashion so I was ecstatic when I heard that her private collection would be up for auction by Christie's. You can view it here.
5. The path of destruction that Hurricane Maria has left in her wake is absolutely heartbreaking. If you like me, are interested in helping those so negatively affected, this site includes a variety of trusted charities aimed at helping Puerto Rico and I've also listed some other great options to consider for Puerto Rico and beyond below.
American Red Cross: The Red Cross is sending volunteers and supplies to Puerto Rico and you can donate to the American Red Cross here.
United for Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico's first lady, Beatriz Rosselló, has requested donations to the United for Puerto Rico fund. To make a donation which will go directly to helping the people of Puerto Rico, click here.
ConPRmetidos: According to this Puerto Rico-based nonprofit, they are accepting donations that will "be used first for immediate needs of food, shelter and water and then transition to long-term recovery efforts." You can donate here.
Save The Children: This organization is working to help those impacted my Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean and you can donate here. You can also make donations to their Facebook Page, and Facebook will match up to $1 million in donations.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): This well-known organization is raising money to help children affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the deadly earthquake in Mexico. You can contribute to UNICEF's efforts here.
Salvation Army: To make a donation to the Salvation Army's hurricane relief efforts donate online here, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or text STORM to 51555.