New Year. Old Money…

For New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day/New Year’s Weekend- I had wanted to do something extravagant and decadent since I intended to (violently) shove 2020 out the door and ring in 2021 on my own- all while still being safe, masked, and socially distanced to protect both myself and others. While simply ordering takeout and staying […]

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A Year to Remember: 2020

JUMANJI! When I launched “Coffee & Chiffon” on New Year’s Day this past January, I had the best of intentions and the most ambitious of goals. This year was the start of both a new decade and a new chapter in my life that I was excited to document on a brand new blog. I […]

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Ten Favorite Photos From 2020

With 2021 only a few days away, this is the time of year I typically reflect on the year that was- the ups, downs (of which there were many) and revisit the photos I’ve taken over these past months of quarantine, social distancing, and uncertainty. In previous, similar compilations- my “Top 10 Photos” usually consisted […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: December 2020

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve, everyone! With my holiday shopping finally completed and my gift wrapping, well, sort of done?- I’m ready to ease into the next few days of good food, masked and socially distanced company/present exchanges, cozy pajamas and hot chocolate while I watch some of my favorite holiday movies and prepare to countdown to […]

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Festive Foodie: Spinach and Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells

I know a lot of people traditionally commemorate the holidays with turkey dinners, complete with stuffing and pumpkin pie- but my family has always done things our own way- and one of my favorite Holiday traditions food-wise are the pre-Christmas carb-overloads we indulge in to make sure everyone is not only left feeling full and […]

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Wrapping Paper and Wrapping Up…

How is Christmas only a few days away? I was so confident and self-assured at the beginning of the month, having all my gifts for family and friends planned and boxes/gift wrap/tags ready to go- and yet here I am scrambling to get things done in what feels like the final minutes before I’m set […]

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OOTD: Starry Nights…

For my final OOTD/Outfit of The Day post of 2020- I wanted to share one of my favorite, perfect-for-the-holidays, floor-length gowns courtesy of ModCloth. Some of you may recognize this dress- since it was my must-have and go-to for this past New Year’s Eve in Boston! It feels like a lifetime ago, really- and I […]

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Christmas with Kringle Candle…

When I had first told my family and friends that I was going to be moving to the Pioneer Valley last Spring, the most common question I was asked was “how close will you be to Yankee Candle?” (and the answer is that I’m about ten minutes away.) You see, the Yankee Candle in Deerfield, […]

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