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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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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250 Posts? Time For a Fall Giveaway!

When I first started “Coffee & Chiffon” at the very beginning of 2020- committing to a 3x a week posting schedule that would cover a variety of topics I was interested in like travel, food/cooking, beauty/makeup and fashion- I had no idea that just a few weeks later a global pandemic would change the world […]

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A Month to Remember: August 2021

I don’t think anyone is more excited and ready for the beginning of the Fall than I am. Growing up in New England, it’s always been my favorite season for a variety of reasons I’m sure I’ve detailed at length on this blog in the past- the scenery, the smells and tastes (apple everything and […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: August 2021

As I wind down with my final days in Texas this week/weekend and prepare to return home to the East Coast, return to work t my office- and get ready for the extensive list of Fall activities and events I have planned for the weeks and months ahead- I thought I’d take a break from […]

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A Month to Remember: July 2021

It’s hard for me, and I’m sure many other, people, too- to believe that we only have a couple of days left in the month of July and that in a matter of weeks we’ll be winding down Summer of 2021 and getting ready to head into the Fall. Autumn is my favorite time of […]

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A Month to Remember: June 2021

Although I know it’d be terribly cliché to say “how about this heat wave, huh?”- I mean, really- how about this heat wave, huh? New England is heading into day three of scorching hot temperatures this week- although it looks like we may get a little relief (and a little rain!) with the arrival of […]

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“No Ray of Sunlight’s Ever Lost…”

It’s been about nine years since my father passed away, and although the overwhelming and all-consuming grief that took over my life in the weeks/months following his unexpected death has gradually turned into something more manageable (I’m still sad, and I still miss him, obviously- but I can make it through my days without completely […]

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