Like a Boss

Although I’ve never experienced a global pandemic before, I think it goes without saying that in times like these- with social distancing, mandated quarantines and lockdowns- a lot of small businesses take a significant financial hit. Restaurants and bars, family-owned shops, salons and spas- nearly all of them have had to close their doors as […]

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A Month to Remember: February 2020

It’s not very often I experience a month that is bookmarked by heartbreak and/or tragedy, but here we are. While not every day can be a picture of perfection- and every month any of us have ever made it through has had it’s fair share of bad days- February 2020 felt like it dragged on […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: February 2020

Although my life came to a standstill more than once in February, I’ve since been playing a bit of catch up as we head into the first days of March- and that includes keeping up with things here at Coffee & Chiffon. As is tradition near the end of every month throughout what feels like […]

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For Kelsey…

I have written, edited, deleted and re-written this post no more than four or five times over these past few days- each time feeling like the words I tried to use to convey the significance of such a loss to the world and describe such an incredible, beautiful person were never good enough. I would […]

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Chocolate and Carbs: The Solo, Self-Care Valentine’s Day…

I know Valentine’s Day is a fairly divisive holiday that gets a mixed reaction depending on who you ask about it. Some people love it- making grandeur plans, wearing a lot of red or pink, decorating everything with heart-shaped-what-have-you, the works- and other people absolutely hate it. Often calling it a “Hallmark Holiday” used to […]

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“It’s all ash and dust…”

There is a 3-minute-long snippet of a documentary I’ve been thinking about in recent days for a few different reasons- one being that it depicts heartache and loss, and the other being that it depicts putting on a “game face” during the aforementioned heartache and loss to do your job and be a beacon of […]

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A Month to Remember: January 2020

Another blogging tradition I’ve tried to keep alive and well over the years is reflecting on the month that was as it draws to a conclusion. With tomorrow marking the beginning of February (and Valentine Season-) I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit the past few weeks. I know we’re only in the very […]

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Hello!

Welcome to Coffee & Chiffon- my latest blogging project/endeavor to welcome in 2020 with a fresh start and a clean slate! My name is Ashley Elizabeth, and I’m based out of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts where I’ve been living since May of 2019. I’m also somewhat of a part-time Boston resident- since I […]

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