I've recently seen a bunch of advertisements for the NY Botanical Garden's Fall Japanese Garden display, and it looks extraordinarily beautiful. This recreation of a traditional Japanese garden features a variety of gorgeous mauve and mustard chrysanthemums as well as black pines and Scarlet Maples. It's the perfect way to celebrate the brilliance of fall foliage. They also have a fun shop that is perfect for picking up season-appropriate hostess gifts, like this chic set of Granny Smith plates that are only $15.
photo credit: http://www.nybg.org