A Month to Remember: May 2021

Happy Memorial Day and First (Unofficial) Day of Summer, everyone! Although I’m still a little jetlagged and the weather here in New England has been anything but Summery since my return home over this past weekend- I’m in good spirits and looking forward to the coming weeks ahead where I have a few beach days, […]

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Growing a Green Thumb…

Although Earth Day was yesterday, I’ve found myself taking more and more proactive, every day steps in recent years to reduce my carbon footprint, cut down dramatically on harmful waste (i.e.- using less plastic, turning to biodegradable packaging, repurposing containers, etc.) and playing my part in trying to slow and/or reverse the effects of global […]

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“Despite the Forecast, Live Like it’s Spring…”

When I started “Coffee & Chiffon” back at the start of 2020, one of the things I was most excited for was being able to write about and share some of my favorite local shops, restaurants and beloved attractions in and around my current home in the Pioneer Valley- particularly places I love(d) visiting in […]

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Food Comas and Chocolate Bunnies…

Do food comas typically last 48 hours? If you’ve ever spent a holiday at my mom’s house with my family- you’ll see that they most certainly can and often do. After last year’s Easter dinner- a beloved tradition for my brothers and I for as long as I can remember- was canceled due to the […]

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Have You Ever Seen The Lights?

It took a couple of days to get used to being back on the East Coast with the time zone difference and the colder, rainier weather- but I’m feeling a little less groggy and a lot more productive now that I’m getting back into the swing of my usual every day routine- but oh how […]

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A Little Break…

It’s been quite a while (last August, actually!) since I’ve taken a few days off from both working and from blogging to simply just rest, relax and visit somewhere new and exciting or familiar and comforting- and I’m about due for a little vacation to a place that meets all of those criteria. Beginning tomorrow […]

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Spring Cleaning…

Although it may be difficult to find any upsides at all to COVID-19 and the subsequent quarantines/restrictions that have plagued us for just about a year now- being able to more easily stay on top of my apartment’s cleanliness and organization would surely have to be one of the somewhat good or positive things that […]

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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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