A Few of My Favorite Things: November 2020

With Thanksgiving completed and in the books and Christmas now the next holiday/hurdle to get through to the best of our abilities in our “new normal,” my focus- and my posts- are going to be a lot more festive in the coming weeks. Despite everything going on in the world, it’s a time to be […]

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Local Loves: Florence Pie Bar

I haven’t had the opportunity to visit Florence, Massachusetts (a village in the northwestern part of Northampton) that much lately, not because I don’t like it there or because it’s not picturesque and beautiful- because it really is!- but because the pandemic hasn’t really given me a chance to go out to eat or shop […]

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Festive Foodie: French Onion Cups

Usually around this time of year, I’d be preparing for my annual Friendsgiving (and depending on how we were all feeling leading up to it- we’d either have a potluck style dinner at one of our homes or we’d go out to eat as a group) and getting ready to cook/bake something to bring to […]

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OOTD: Caped Crusader

One of the more trivial, less Earth-shattering things the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made difficult in my life (when compared to everything else, of course) is my access to professional equipment and the ability to work with extraordinarily talented photographers and artists in my area this year. I would say that 95% of the content […]

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Landing on Plymouth Rock

Having been born and raised in New England, there are certain places- some more historic than others- that become seared into one’s brain as a child due to how often we were corralled onto a school bus on any given weekday to go and visit them for mandatory field trips. There seemed to be a […]

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My Fall Skincare/Hair Care Routine!

If you’ve been reading “Coffee & Chiffon” over the past couple of months, then there’s no mistaking Autumn is my favorite time of year- and living in New England is never more ideal than it is through September, October, and in those few crisp weeks post-Halloween that lead into the (usually) snowy Holiday Season. If […]

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Cold November Rain…

It’s been an absolutely crazy couple of weeks- and I’m not just talking about the lead-up to the election and the election results. It seems that the planets just aligned in recent days and brought me an abundance of surprises and opportunities- which has felt like such a rarity in 2020- and is something I […]

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Fall Foodie: Cinnamon Cake with Cider Frosting

As we head into the holiday season, my upcoming recipes will undoubtedly be more festive (and there will probably be a lot of peppermint and eggnog involved-) but before we start down that road- I had another Fall-inspired dessert I was excited to share this week that combines cinnamon and apple cider in a delightfully […]

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