Tis’ the Season to GATHER: Celebrating the Art of Gathering
As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, it’s the perfect time to embrace the art of gathering. Harvest season seems to invoke a sense of community and togetherness, making it an ideal time to connect with friends and loved ones. Whether you find yourself at a local farm picking apples, strolling through a pumpkin patch, or enjoying a fall festival, it’s time to call up a few friends and celebrate the season together.
At DOG Co., we are all about embracing this spirit of gathering. Our team loves taking hikes with family, friends, and, of course, our beloved canine companions, Summer, Glady, and Autumn. Autumn, as pictured in this Harvest Edition, is not only our poster pup (for obvious reasons), but also our “Gather Mascot.” This friendly little girl recently celebrated her 8th birthday and is always ready for a hike or a romp in a wide-open field to fetch a frisbee.
Here are some wonderful ideas to help you SIMPLY GATHER AT HOME, whether for Halloween or any fall occasion:
Pumpkin Carving with Hot Apple Cider and Doughnuts: Get creative with your friends and family by carving pumpkins together. Pair it with some hot apple cider and delicious doughnuts for a cozy, memorable gathering.
Octoberfest Style Beer Tasting: Everyone brings a different beer or cider to taste, along with a German-inspired meat or prepared dish. This has been a highlight of our fall gatherings for the past two years. Add some excitement with a “Corn Hole Team Challenge” for guaranteed belly laughs.
If you’re looking to GATHER THROUGH TRAVEL, there are plenty of options to explore:
Weekend Getaways: With weddings and events in full swing during the fall, why not extend your stay and enjoy the local attractions with friends and family? Make the most of your trip by taking in some local sites and creating lasting memories.
Girls (or Guys) Only Weekend: Reconnect with friends and create lasting bonds with a special group of college or highschool buddies. An annual getaway filled with meaningful conversations, delicious food, shopping, and local exploration is the perfect way to cherish your friendship. Consider renting an Airbnb to ensure everyone has their space and privacy.
This year, our group of friends decided to visit Saratoga, NY, for our getaway. Waking up together, enjoying morning coffee in pajamas, and engaging in heartfelt conversations was a truly remarkable experience. Some of us ventured out for a scenic hike, while others joined for a winery tasting and lunch, followed by a shopping spree in the downtown area. When was the last time you had the chance to shop with a friend who knows your style and can pick out the perfect outfit for you?
As the leaves fall and the harvest season approaches, take a moment to embrace the art of gathering. Whether you gather at home or through travel, the connections you make and the memories you create will be cherished for years to come. So, gather your loved ones, pack your bags, or prepare your home for a memorable celebration of togetherness this autumn.
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