Holiday Surprises!

It’s good to be back and able to breathe out of my nose again! After a few days of some rest, medicine and a lot of freshly-pressed juice while laying across my couch and watching an abundance of Christmas movies and holiday specials- I’m on the mend and back to both work and blogging again- […]

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Christmas at the Estate…

If you’ve read ‘Coffee & Chiffon’ for any length of time, you probably know by now that I love touring a good ‘ol mansion or historical landmark on gloomy days or during more laid-back weekends- and New England has plenty of them (historical landmarks and gloomy weather, I mean.) It’s a calming and educational experience- […]

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Local Loves: The Christmas Barn

One of my favorite areas to drive through when visiting my mom or running any errands near my hometown is Woodstock, Connecticut. Among the picturesque views and historical homes are small shops and hole-in-the-wall eateries that make incredible food. Earlier this year I had shared one of the best antique shops in the area– but […]

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The Holiday Prep…

After the very strange and “unconventional” (and even that’s putting it mildly) holiday seasons we had in 2020 and 2021- this year feels like a much-needed reprieve and return to some time-honored and beloved traditions for both Thanksgiving and Christmastime. We can relax a little on the social distancing so I can hug my extended […]

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“The Little Lights Are Not Twinkling…”

Although the weather has continued to be bizarre (even by New England standards) in recent days- snow in the morning and thunderstorms at night!- we had a momentary break from the clouds and precipitation this past weekend, and I took the opportunity to head back down to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island to […]

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OOTD: Trimming The Tree…

It took a couple of days to find everything in storage, but my hideous and crooked little $15 Christmas tree that I bought back in 2019 to commemorate my first holiday season in my (then) new apartment is officially back up, covered in ornaments and twinkling brightly in the corner of my living room. Of […]

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Christmas Cards and Charlie Brown Trees…

In my last post, I had talked about excitedly anticipating going to a holiday light display in Rhode Island this week, but of course- New England’s often unpredictable weather had other things in mind. First, with a series of heavy rainstorms with wild wind gusts, and now with some upcoming snowfall. And although looking at […]

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Little Holiday Traditions…

Given how unconventional last year’s holiday season was as a result of the pre-vaccination days of COVID-19, being able to return to beloved traditions this time around- the big and the small- has been such a joyous and often emotional experience. I have delighted in decorating my apartment (although I still have to set my […]

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