Local Loves: Magic Wings

It might not be Spring here in the Pioneer Valley just yet- but I’ve been preparing to and eagerly anticipating visiting some of my favorite local spots that are at their most beautiful when the flowers and trees start blooming. Fortunately for me, one of those spots is an indoor attraction that can control their […]

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New Cars, Quesadillas and Virtual Reality…

Pre-pandemic, it was not at all uncommon for me to spend nearly every other weekend with my longtime friends Sean and Paulo. Be it going hiking, dining out, catching a scary movie at a crowded theater or just sitting around playing video games in our apartments- it was kind of a routine and definitely a […]

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Spring Sweets: Lemon-Hibiscus Layer Cake

Hello, March! While the first official day of Spring is still a few weeks away- I’m ready to get started a little early with some long-overdue Spring cleaning, a bit of seasonal decorating to freshen up my apartment- and lots of baking. As much as I love a good Winter-and-snowstorm-appropriate hot meal to get me […]

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A Month to Remember: February 2021

Despite how short it actually is- February is one of those months that just feels like it takes an eternity to get through- especially here in Massachusetts. As expected, this was the month that Winter was determined to have one last “hurrah!” at our expense and made it a point to drop as much heavy, […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: February 2021

For the month of February, I had decided to be my own Valentine and treat myself to lovely solo dinners, some shopping- and a few self-care necessities that would make me feel truly pampered and at peace while I worked my way through more of the ongoing pandemic and a series of non-stop snowstorms here […]

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OOTD: Toasty and Cozy

I know it doesn’t feel like it given how many snowstorms we’ve been having in recent weeks here in New England- but Spring is on the way- and with it comes blooming flowers, warmer temperatures, longer days and lighter jackets. As much as I love my layers and boots, I have to admit I’m a […]

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Falsify

Although I am a lover of all things makeup and cosmetics- there has always been one beauty tool that has continually mystified me and alluded me in terms of being able to apply them properly and get them to look good on me. I’m talking of course about false eyelashes- which is something I have […]

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Local Loves: ENJOY.

For the past few editions of “Local Loves”, I had shared some of my go-to neighborhood restaurants/take-out spots- so for this installment I had wanted to talk about something a little different- one of my favorite small clothing/accessory boutiques and gift shops nestled in one of my favorite hidden gems here in Western Mass. Shelburne […]

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