Local Loves: Roseland Cottage

Given the area in Southern Massachusetts where my mother currently resides, it’s not uncommon at all for me to cross over state lines into Connecticut and visit small, quaint towns like Pomfret or Woodstock whenever I visit her. There’s a lot of great shops, places to eat, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and/or […]

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The Wardrobes of Literature…

Another week, another series of snowstorms here in New England- and although I’ve gotten fairly desensitized to them having been born and raised here, the frequency that they’ve been occurring this Winter thus far has made my daily/nightly workout routine a little more difficult since I can’t safely walk my usual miles as the sidewalks […]

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Local Loves: Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern

One of my favorite things about living in the Pioneer Valley is that 90% of the time, my community and the communities that surround me look like something right out of a cheesy Hallmark movie. Rustic and historic homes? Check. Bustling farm stands? Check. Small, mom & pop hardware shops and bakeries? Check. Snowy trails […]

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Checking Into The Weldon Hotel…

As part of my “Continue Getting More Healthy/Fit” resolution for 2021- I’ve started walking more each day since New Year’s in order to get my heart pumping and make sure I’m hitting my steps for the day since I’m still working remotely and spend most of my mornings/afternoons sitting down. I usually walk Monday-Saturday- taking […]

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Local Loves: The White Horse Tavern

Given that I was spending New Year’s Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island this year- I wanted to start my 2021 off right by treating myself to a quiet and delicious dinner-for-one at what remains my favorite restaurant in Rhode Island (and the oldest operating restaurant in the United States!)– The White Horse Tavern. Established in […]

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A Month to Remember: November 2020

Time has been nothing short of an illusion in 2020, often feeling like it dragged on for an eternity when all the days- each very similar to the one before it in this age of quarantines and lockdowns- seemed to blend together into one continuous loop. As the end of the year gets closer and […]

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Landing on Plymouth Rock

Having been born and raised in New England, there are certain places- some more historic than others- that become seared into one’s brain as a child due to how often we were corralled onto a school bus on any given weekday to go and visit them for mandatory field trips. There seemed to be a […]

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Not-So-Local-Loves: The Neon Boneyard

Hello from Las Vegas, Nevada- where I’ve been soaking up the sun (and surprisingly cool, Fall-esque temperatures,) playing the occasional slot machine and eating way too much food since my arrival this past Saturday morning. While my “Local Loves” posts throughout the month of October have predominantly been about macabre and unusual New England oddities- […]

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