Local Loves: The Garden

Although I’ve been living in The Pioneer Valley since May of 2019, I still find myself getting acclimated to my new(ish) community and surroundings. There are so many performance spaces/venues, art galleries, museums, restaurants, shops and oddities to discover around every corner- and I thought that every once in a while it would be fun […]

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January Thaw…

When we were younger, my friends and I would try to plan and have our annual “Friendsgiving” in the days leading up to the actual Thanksgiving holiday. This, of course- was always a nightmare- since none of us could find a free night in-between working our respective jobs and visiting family at the same time. […]

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OOTD: The Teddy Bear Coat…

For as long as I can remember, wool peacoats have been my default outerwear every Winter. Growing up in Massachusetts, they just seemed to be the most sensible thing to put on- heavy, durable, and able to wear over even the puffiest of sweaters without busting the buttons. I’ve owned them in nearly every color […]

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My Winter Makeup Routine!

While I am a lover of all things makeup and am not one to turn my nose up at any particular brand, palette, limited edition release, etc., I also believe that you shouldn’t have to go broke to look good- especially around the holidays where many of us are already stretching ourselves thin enough as […]

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Toasty Treats: Toasted Cheese Crostini

The news may be grim right now, and it can be difficult to remain optimistic or positive when the world feels like it’s slipping further and further into insanity beyond repair- and as much as I would love to talk politics or address the multiple crisis happening around the globe right now- I instead want […]

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“Begin as you mean to go on…”

In my family we have a bit of a tradition- or a superstition, depending on how you look at it- for New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day. The belief is that the energy you carry with you at the end of the year and into the first hours of the new one sets a precedent for […]

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Hello!

Welcome to Coffee & Chiffon- my latest blogging project/endeavor to welcome in 2020 with a fresh start and a clean slate! My name is Ashley Elizabeth, and I’m based out of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts where I’ve been living since May of 2019. I’m also somewhat of a part-time Boston resident- since I […]

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