The creator of design blog Smitten Studio and homeware line A Sunny Afternoon shares her lakeside respite.

Where I'm going…

To our cabin on the shores of Lake Michigan.

It's the perfect fall getaway because…

It's a quiet escape from the city, almost no one is on the beach and the leaves change into the most brilliant colors.

I first came here because…

I grew up in Michigan and after six years in LA, I started really missing the change of seasons. We took a trip back two summers ago and came across a little fixer-upper cabin on a gorgeous spot overlooking the lake. We knew if we put a little (or a lot) of work into it, the place would truly become our home away from home.

My uniform here is…

In the fall it's usually jeans and a tee. A bikini if the summer warmth lingers a little longer.

Cabin living is all about…

Unplugging.

My preferred cabin decor is…

Clean, relaxed and about bringing the outdoors in.

Cabin getaway essentials...

A cozy sweater and a good book.

During the day I will…

Hike in the woods, swim in the lake and take naps in the sun.

At night I will…

Cuddle up by a fire on the beach with my husband and roast s'mores.

Michigan secret only a local would know…

Elina Organics facials are worth the trip from LA to Michigan alone.

Books I'll be reading... I'm in the middle of The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.

Our fall cabin soundtrack/playlist includes… A little Bob Dylan and some Alabama Shakes.

Favorite fall eats…

Anything with apples. You can't beat a Michigan Honeycrisp apple and they only come out in the fall. My favorite apple dish is definitely my mom's apple crisp.