1 Farmer Mike’s fall festivities
Despite persistent summer-like temps, the fall spirit is strong at Farmer Mike’s U-Pick in Bonita Springs, where their annual Fall Festival is underway every Friday through Sunday this month. Wander through a 10-acre haunted corn maze, take a hayride, pick your own pumpkins and sunflowers … and try not to be too upset you’re wearing shorts and sandals instead of flannels and boots.
2 Sushi burrito at AZN Azian Cuizine
This is not a drill. AZN at Mercato recently introduced its Sushirito, aka a hybrid of two of the best foods on earth, and we can’t wait to try it: blue crab, ahi tuna, spicy salmon, avocado, asparagus, cucumber and jade rice, all wrapped up in an oversized burrito, no chopsticks needed.
3 Seasonal spa treatments at Naples Grande
If you were first in line at Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte this year, listen up: The Spa at Naples Grande has unveiled its new fall-inspired treatments this month, including a Warm Pumpkin Spice Massage, a Rejuvenating Pumpkin Facial and an Invigorating Autumn Sugar Scrub. Each is 50 minutes and puts the power of pumpkin enzymes to work to keep you looking fresh in time for those holiday photos. Book online.
4 FollowUp.cc app
For those days when you feel like you’ve got emails. Everywhere. FollowUp.cc will feel like a godsend. It functions like Gmail’s Boomerang, but it works across all email systems and on your phone, as well. When you send an email, you enter the date you want to be reminded about it on your CC line, and the app bumps it back into your inbox on that date, making flags a thing of the past.
As commutes get longer (the snowbirds are coming, the snowbirds are coming!), listening to great podcasts is one of the few productive ways to keep your burgeoning road rage at bay. A few we’ve been loving lately: Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, author of the bestseller #Girlboss and all-around badass entrepreneur; Coffee Break French (there are several other languages to learn under the Radiolingua umbrella, too); and Listen Money Matters, which delves into all things personal finance in a relatable way that doesn’t make us feel like morons.
See five things we tried in February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September 2016, too!