OOTD: Tropicana

One of my favorite things about living in New England is having different seasons (although I’ve never really made an earnest attempt to hide my hatred for the Winter- but it’s only because I really dislike being uncomfortably cold and shoveling snow) and I tend to fully commit to celebrating each one- be it with […]

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Summer Scoops: One-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

I know that this upcoming Fourth of July isn’t going to be like anything we’ve grown used to in terms of celebrations here in the States. Large cookouts/BBQs, packed pool parties, busy beach days, and crowded fireworks displays are pretty much cancelled this year in states that are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously- but that […]

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Local Loves: The Ice Cream Lady

For as long as I can remember, drives home from Rhode Island always took me up Route 16 through Douglas, Massachusetts. I knew when I was heading in the right direction whenever I’d pass by a rather unusual roadside statue- a slightly frightening looking ice cream cone (presumably female) with human-like arms and legs and […]

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A Month to Remember: June 2020

Historically, June has always seemed to be a difficult month for me to get through for a very long time now. Whether or not it’s because of some sort of astrological shift, the transitioning seasons from Spring to Summer creating a bit of cosmic chaos, or simply because of Father’s Day being a painful reminder […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: June 2020

With Summer *officially* underway as of June 20th (although I was already celebrating the season long before this past weekend) I’ve been determined to enjoy the sunshine, the ocean- while socially distancing, of course- and all the scents, flavors and style that comes with this time of year- and I don’t intend on letting a […]

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Father’s Day, Friendships and Therapy Sessions

I’ve always been very open when discussing past trauma or grief- particularly when it comes to the unexpected death of my dad- which I had been present for and which affected me deeply. July marks eight years since his passing- and although I’ve since worked through the anxiety and bouts of depression that had developed […]

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OOTD: Summertime Pin-Up

For as long as I can remember, I’ve gravitated towards what could be considered vintage or retro fashion when selecting pieces for my wardrobe- be it a brightly colored 1950s-style swing dress or a daring jumpsuit with a plunging neckline straight out of the 1970s. My taste spans across numerous decades and is inspired by […]

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“And I followed you, Big River, when you called…”

I have a few bad memories associated with Brattleboro, Vermont. About four years ago I was unwittingly dragged into a dramatic-turned-traumatic series of events involving my longtime friend and another woman my friend had been casually dating at the time. It interrupted my life, invaded my privacy, caused me unnecessary grief and subsequent health issues […]

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