S’More Adventures in Vermont

Breakfast at The Pitcher Inn is a marvellous affair.

You start with tea on the terrace and then move inside for a veritable feast.

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The menu changes every day. My personal favourite involved ricotta hotcakes with lemon sauce.

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I know. Take me back! 

Just the thing for another day of exploring Wonderland.

This time we headed to Stowe, with a few pit stops along the way.

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Reversible Cape // Jumper

Silver May Acorn Necklace

Skinny Jeans // Rain Boots

Peacoat

Cream Sweater  // Plaid Shirt

Corduroy Pants // Leather Boots

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We drove onto Smuggler’s Notch and up to the to top of the hill to look out.

Though funnily enough, my favourite view of the trip came from the bottom of the hill…

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A never ending tunnel of trees leading right up to the top.

Every colour of New England’s legendary fall blending into one.

The drive through is really quite something, too.

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On our way down into Stowe we pulled over for a leg stretch.

Country walks don’t get much more picturesque!

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I bought these boots years ago to keep my toes dry in the London rain, and I still adore them.

They look like regular city boots, but are in fact very comfortable wellies. They’re from Mulberry (who don’t sell them anymore since going “edgy” but I’ll pop some similar options below).

After all, who can resist a good paddle?

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Or a good babble, as the case may be?

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We continued on our way, in no particular rush.

Stopping to admire the view and breathe in the crisp autumn sunshine.

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In Vermont we were known as “Leaf Peepers”, people who travel in just to see the changing foliage.

They were utterly flabbergasted that I’d travel from London to celebrate the season… but I know you understand.

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Just look at this place.

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Every single stop quite simply took our breath away.

Stowe was no exception.

A sleepy little town, with just one or two streets, filled with painted wooden houses and a jumble of shops.

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I’d love to visit again in the snow! In winter the area turns into a ski resort, which must be pretty incredible.

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Americans take such pleasure in seasonal decorating.

We didn’t see a single porch left unadorned.

If only we were quite as dedicated back home, though I have a feeling that pumpkins on my porch might not stay there very long!

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Stowe is well worth popping into if you find yourself in the area.

The shops are filled with homeware, nibbles and gifts.

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You have to try the local cheese, cider and donuts.

They’re very proud of all of them and it’s certainly no hardship giving them a go!

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Stop into The Whip for fish ‘n’ chips.

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And snooze it off in the sunshine.

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Black Top has all sorts of imaginative coffee choices…

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So be sure to take one for the road.

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Which is just what we did!

Hopping back into our big American car, home to our Inn.

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Passing through the most magnificent landscapes as we went.

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Home at last, we lit the fire and ordered a couple baskets of s’mores.

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It wasn’t long before were were joined by two little visitors…

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A we toasted the night away!

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^ Julia likes hers “well done” (which is the understatement of the century).

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We kept going until we’d run out of marshmallows and champagne (quite the combination, I thoroughly recommend it!)

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Before all tumbling into bed, rosy cheeked, utterly exhausted and very happy indeed.

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  • marie from heartfelt hunt

    awww – these pictures are sooooo cute and picturesque! nature is so beautiful! and you two girls are just adorable!!! always love to see pictures from your trips together! <3 <3 <3

    xoxo,
    marie

    http://www.heartfelthunt.com/fall-transition/

  • Sarah Taylor-Forbes

    Oh my goodness. This has firmly gone on my bucket list (ideally for next autumn). Your photos are just stunning. I’d definitely fly all the way to the US to peep at leaves.

    Sarah x

  • Yup. This might just be one of my favourite blog posts from you Rosie! What a stunning place, it is on the list for sure. S’mores and champagne is happening this weekend. Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  • Such dreamy fall pictures!
    Kristina x

    http://www.moodforstyle.de

  • Wow, marshmallows and champagne doesn’t sound like a bad idea! It’s so ridiculously picture-book beautiful there! I know that you don’t always appreciate something when you live there but come on, how can they not understand why people would travel all over the world to experience those colours? So wonderful xxx
    Lucy @ la-lingua.co.uk

  • Absolutely fascinating Fall look . . . Very beautiful photos of a gorgeous friendship sharing a fun conversation over a crackling warm fire! Just fabulous! 🙂

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  • This looks like my perfect trip and perfect night in!! 🙂 I wanna move there- cannot wait to see the shots of Boston!!

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com

  • Sophie Guissane

    This has made me miss the USA so much! I lived there in my teens and thus post has made me want to go back pronto!! Fall is such a gorgeous season. Well played.

  • reminds me of snuggly times w my bff’s!! you two are the cutest — how fun to be able to travel with friends! xx Maren
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  • Kblossoms

    Love all the fall foliage in Vermont and your outfits http://www.kblossoms.etsy.com

  • Cameron Skakel

    If you loved Vermont come south to Massachusetts and check out the Berkshires!!! Especially in the summer there is SO much to do and it’s beautiful. Love to be your tour guide! xx

  • This sounds absolutely lovely! It’s definitely on my list to make it up to the North East during the fall. It looks glorious! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  • Ballets&Bows

    This makes me miss fall so much!
    -Cheyanne
    http://www.lifeofcheyanne.blogspot.com

  • CelebratingthisLife

    Such stunning photographs! Where to start? I love the outfits, the scenery and the food! 😀 xx Rox-Anne, Celebratingthislife.ca

  • Shannon

    Love all of these pictures!!!
    I’m also loving your hair. Any way you would do a little post on your locks? 🙂

  • Oh my goodness, what an absolutely picturesque part of the world! I love the way Americans decorate their porches seasonally, you’d never find that in Australia either unfortunately! Hope you’re having an amazing time!

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  • Peppermint Dolly

    Stunning landscape photos, the area is just so beautiful!!

    Rebecca
    xx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • Manda

    Hey Rose, love that you got to visit Stowe. One of my favorite places in the world but I think it’s called Black Cap!

  • Laura C

    Rosie your hair always looks so beautiful! Can you pretty please do a post on how you style it? It would be especially useful now that the holidays are coming up!

  • S’mores are the best, I’ll definitely be giving them a go with champagne next time! 😉 Love AP xo

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