With Hurricane Joaquin looming large, the whole Northeast seemed ready to batten down the hatches and prepare for Sandy part duex. Translation: Everyone headed to the grocer to load up on bread, eggs, milk and pinot noir - myself included. Thankfully the storm headed out to sea, and we were pleasantly surprised with a sunny Sunday. And while the day was beautifully crisp, the evening is definitely feeling like fall. These sort of evenings have me craving a fireplace - cozy with a hand-crocheted throw, a good book and a cup of tea. Alas no crackling fireplaces yet, but these fireside accessories definitely give the feel, if not the warmth, of the real thing.