Labor Day weekend is officially over which means fall is just around the corner. Although I’m sad to see summer go (it always goes by way too fast), I am starting to really look forward to the fall season. Nothing is better than crisp weather, sweaters and the scents and flavors of fall (pumpkin, burning leaves, fall spices, etc.).

One of the reasons I look forward to fall so much is because I love EVERYTHING pumpkin. From pumpkin lattes to pumpkin spa treatments – I want to do it all while it’s in season! The spa at dana, located in the dana hotel and spa, is offering a pumpkin spa mani/pedi treatment starting this September 22nd (the official first day of fall) and I can’t wait to try it out!

I also plan on checking out GAVIN Boutique’s new e-commerce site, www.shopGavin.com , to pick up some new fall fashions. GAVIN Boutique always has an amazing collection and is based in Evanston, so the new website will surely make shopping there easy for a city-girl like me (who doesn’t have a car). I encourage all of you to check it out!

And if you love pumpkins as much as I do, don’t forget to tune into ABC this September 28th to watch Blue Plate Catering’s chef de cuisine demonstrate how to make pumpkin-bran waffles!

Deanne Daneck Senior Publicist