Local Loves: The Big E

If you were born and raised in New England, or at least lived here for a couple of years at some point- then you’re well aware that attending the Eastern States Exposition, or “The Big E” for short- is pretty much a mandatory Autumnal activity. Part agriculture exposition, part farmer’s market, part music festival/venue, and […]

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Game Day Eats: Baked Buffalo Cheddar Potato Nachos

One of my favorite things about the Fall- other than Halloween, pumpkin patches, apple picking and long drives to check out the foliage in and around the Northeast, of course- is the return of football. I love the excitement of the games and occasionally getting a little competitive with my friends and any playful betting […]

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The September Unwind…

In-between working and my usual errand-running these past few days, I’ve been having a little “foodie tour” around the Pioneer Valley while Troy is back in town for both business and a mini-vacation this week- dining out at places that have made appearances in past “Local Loves” posts like Champney’s in Deerfield and The People’s […]

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From The Mountaintops…

The last time I went zip-lining was a few years ago during an early Spring getaway with friends to New Hampshire, where we spent an entire day going from platform to platform on Mount Washington. Sure, it was cold- and I couldn’t get in front of the fireplace fast enough when we eventually retuned to […]

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OOTD: Preppy and Plaid

Every once in a while, I’ll spot something for sale that, at the moment- might not make much sense to buy right then and there- be it the time of year, the weather, etc., but something in the back of my mind tells me that said impulse purchase will most definitely find it’s place and […]

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Falling For Fall…

I’ve made no attempts to hide my excitement and long-standing love of the Fall, especially having grown up here in New England- but it also happens to be one of the busiest times of the year for me! Between my usual plans with friends and family that involve our favorite local pumpkin patches, apple picking, […]

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Not-So-Local-Loves: El Cosmico

When I wrote about my recent road trip to Texas (Part 1 is HERE – and Part 2 is HERE!)– I had briefly mentioned my stay at the famous El Cosmico campground during the latter half of my journey. I knew, shortly after my arrival and taking a look around- that it was a place […]

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Fall Foodie: Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

Although we are in the middle of our “False Fall” here in New England- a period in early September where we have a week or so of refreshingly cooler temperatures and rainy days before Summer abruptly and briefly reemerges for a final bow that includes scorching heat and stifling humidity- I’ve already started the process […]

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