October is hands-down my favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month (shout out to Kate, also an October birthday girl), it's also the beginning of fall, the season of Halloween and the start of the holidays. Here are a few things that I think are a must-haves for a good Rocktober:
Philosophy Apple Cider Body Wash - I gave this to Jean for her birthday last year. She cherishes it and has only used about three ounces so far. Pick some up and try not to be as stingy!
Pumpkin Bread - Always a favorite baking project to kick off the fall season. Pumpkin bread is easy to make and very satisfying. Impress your co-workers by bringing in a loaf to share.
Cashmere Scarf - A nice, big scarf is always a good addition to a fall outfit. Choose a scarf that's almost a pashmina for the ultimate neck coverage.
L'Occitane Orange Spice Solid Home Perfume - So new that it's not even available on their website yet. Like a pomander but more potent. Visit your local L'Occitane store to pick up these great smelling cubes for your apartment.
Cutesy Fall Bakeware - Williams-Sonoma has a whole section dedicated to pumpkin cake molds, orange mixing bowls and mini-pumpkin cheesecake pans for your inner domestic goddess this October. Completely impractical and impossible to resist.
Thermos for Picnics in the Park - In San Francisco, Fall also means perfect weather and fun outdoor activities. You'll need a big thermos for bringing hot apple cider, chai tea or Irish coffee to a movie in Golden Gate Park.