Birthdays and Blossoms…

It’s not every day that your best friend’s daughter- a little ball of energy and sassiness that you’ve played with, snuggled with, read stories to and watched grow- turns five years old. So when Andrew recently invited me to come down to Maryland for Haven’s fifth birthday party- I booked a same-day, round-trip flight immediately, […]

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Local Loves: Poet’s Seat

At the peak of Rocky Mountain Park and overlooking Greenfield, Massachusetts- with a spectacular view of my apartment, by the way!- lies the historic Poet’s Seat Tower. Originally constructed in 1873 and named for/dedicated to the phrase commonly used by famed local poet Frederick Tuckerman Goddard, this observation tower offers panoramic views of the town […]

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Local Loves: The 1761 Old Mill

I had mentioned in a recent post that this past weekend marked what I think was the last series of belated-Christmas/New Year’s get-togethers with family and friends that I had lined up for the foreseeable future (although my birthday is this weekend- so we’ll see!) There was so much good food, great company and gift […]

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In Like A Lion…

Hello everyone- and hello 2022! Happy New Year and Happy (belated) 2nd Birthday to ‘Coffee & Chiffon’- which was first launched on New Year’s Day back in 2020. Simpler times. While I hit the ground running shortly after the ball dropped, and have been on the move and working since this past weekend wrapped up- […]

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A Weekend Upstate…

Although I tend to stick a little closer to home around the Holiday season- what with Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., involving family gatherings and late night parties with friends- I never deprive myself of the opportunity to travel somewhere relatively new, do some exploring, meet new people and both dine in and shop at businesses […]

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Positively Bewitching…

Last week I had talked about my love of Salem, Massachusetts- and how I don’t typically visit in October- before I shared some photos from a recent stop at the historic House of the Seven Gables. That wasn’t the only place I visited during my mini-road trip/day adventure, however. In fact, a good portion of […]

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Local Loves: The House of the Seven Gables

I want to preface this post by saying I love Salem, Massachusetts. I love it! It’s truly one of my favorite places in New England. The unique, quaint houses, the fascinating (and often morbid) history and the kitschy tourist traps and attractions mixed among some of my favorite restaurants, shops and sights. It’s a gorgeous […]

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A Month to Remember: October 2021

Happy (Almost) Halloween, everyone! As I prepare for a weekend full of long overdue spooky and scary activities and parties with friends- things we couldn’t enjoy in 2020- I’m also preparing to bid a fond farewell to my favorite month of the year and all the spontaneous travel, pampering, and splurging that came with it […]

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