Local Loves: Sunny Mountain Farm

I had mentioned in my last post that I have been spending a lot of time back and forth between my apartment and The Berkshires in recent days since Troy is visiting from the West Coast for work- which means that on our respective days off I have been trying to pack as many Fall-esque […]

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Local Loves: Saw Dust Coffee House & Dessert Bar

One of my favorite things to do on rainy, semi-chilly early-to-mid Autumn days off (much like today, coincidentally enough! It’s such a relief following the most recent heat wave!) is stop to get a hot coffee and warm up in the comforts of a cozy coffee shop/café. The more rustic and independent, the better- since […]

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Local Loves: Galaxy

Are we tired about me writing about restaurants and local dining experiences yet? I hope not- because today’s installment of “Local Loves” is long overdue and just happens to be about one of my absolute favorite establishments in Easthampton, Massachusetts- Galaxy! The first time I ever came into this retro, colorful blast-from-the-past restaurant and bar […]

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Local Loves: Captain T’s

Is it truly Summer in New England if I haven’t had some fried clam strips? The short answer is no, no it isn’t- and given that we’re approaching the end of July- I wanted to rectify that by checking out a newer local seafood spot that recently opened up in Barre, Massachusetts. Captain T’s sits […]

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Not-So-Local-Loves: Dogtown Coffee

Although I visited (and adored) so many places during my recent trip to California– Santa Monica truly captured my heart and my soul and my overall aesthetic- and it featured a very specific location I had in mind for breakfast and coffee for my second day on the West Coast. This place absolutely made my […]

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Local Loves: Little Heaven

One of the great things about where I live is that there is no shortage of ice cream parlors and seafood shacks- and they’re all amazing- but there’s only one place within a short driving distance from my apartment that I go to when I’m unsure if I want soft serve, a smoothie- or bubble […]

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Local Loves: Bridge of Flowers

In a couple of weeks it’ll have been three years since I first moved to my lovely little loft in the Pioneer Valley out here in Western Massachusetts- although approximately two of those three years having been significantly hindered and limited with what I could do or see due to the COVID-19 pandemic- but with […]

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Local Loves: The Rusty Relic

The plus side to only spending a long weekend on the West Coast is that it requires the minimal amount of packing the essentials- which frees up a lot of time that would be otherwise spent rushing around buying any last minute things or scrambling to make sure my flight/accommodations and/or rental cars are sorted […]

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