What’s Your Fall Guilty Pleasure?

Manhattan's tastemakers share their guilty pleasure for fall.

Alison Brod
“Most of my money is going to chic décor, not clothing these days. For fall, I bought a 5-inch thick Lucite and copper Art Deco 5-foot by 5-foot cocktail table for our office.” – Alison Brod, Publicist

Lucite coffee table

Sara Mearns

“This October I will be giving myself a day trip to Kyoto while on tour in Japan with the New York City Ballet. Beauty and inspiration at its purest.“ – Sara Mearns,
Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet


Dr. Oz
“Every fall, my wife Lisa, family and I look forward to going apple and pumpkin picking. Then we make apple and pumpkin pies from scratch as soon as we get home and eat them fresh and hot the same day.” – Mehmet Oz,
Host of The Dr. Oz Show


Gail Simmons
“There’s always that one day toward the end of the month when the air turns crisp and you need to turn on the heat in your apartment for the first time. For me, that day is also always the day to break out a pot, simmer some dark, spicy cocoa in milk and have a cup. Pure heaven.” Gail Simmons,
Food and Wine Special Projects Director and Head Critic, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters”

Hot chocolate

Brooklyn Decker
“Every Halloween I gorge on Skittles like they will not be around the following year. Oh, who am I kidding? I do that monthly, regardless of whether it’s October or not.” – Brooklyn Decker,


David Stark
“The Maison Martin Margiela store in the West Village has been my guilty pleasure for years. I am generally a little late to the party when shopping for fall clothing, but as October hits, the seismic pull for a new suit drives me to Greenwich Street.” – David Stark, President and Founder of David Stark Design and Production

Maison Martin Margiela

Kyleigh Kuhn
“October means the return of butternut squash soup and being able to wear sweaters again.” – Kyleigh Kuhn, Philanthropist and Model

Butternut Squash Soup


Daphne Oz
“Candy corn, fresh apple-cider donuts and pumpkin everything! My family and I go pick our own and spend a day peeling, boiling and pureeing enough pumpkin to fill the freezer. Delicious!” – Daphne Oz,
Author and Cohost of ABC’s The Chew

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Sydney Paysinger
“My October indulgence is on my off days going into New York City late in the morning, put my iPod on shuffle and exploring parts of the city I haven’t been to yet. Lots of fall leaves to crunch!” – Spencer Paysinger, Linebacker, New York Giants


Oscar Blandi
“October is my birthday month. I’m designing myself a BMW HP4100 racing style motorcycle.” – Oscar Blandi,
Celebrity Stylist and Owner of the Oscar Blandi Salon


What’s Your Fall Guilty Pleasure?