Local Loves: The Montague Bookmill

Ask and you shall receive! Speak it into the universe! Manifest what you want! It feels like only yesterday I had been writing about all the still-closed-because-of-the-pandemic local spots I wished I could highlight here on Coffee & Chiffon during the Springtime- including but not limited to one of my favorite and famous places/shops- The […]

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Local Loves: Hope & Olive

When I first moved to the Pioneer Valley nearly two years ago, my first weekend around my new town was spent getting acclimated to my space and familiarizing myself with the local shops, cafés and restaurants. I did a lot of walking over the course of those two days- but ultimately ended up at a […]

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Local Loves: Three Sisters Sanctuary

Despite their outdoor locations and some of the other surrounding businesses/attractions opening to limited capacity and enforced mask-wearing- a lot of my favorite local spots to visit here in Pioneer Valley during the Springtime remain closed to the public as a result of COVID-19. It’s frustrating for sure- but understandable- although it greatly reduces the […]

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Local Loves: Magic Wings

It might not be Spring here in the Pioneer Valley just yet- but I’ve been preparing to and eagerly anticipating visiting some of my favorite local spots that are at their most beautiful when the flowers and trees start blooming. Fortunately for me, one of those spots is an indoor attraction that can control their […]

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Local Loves: ENJOY.

For the past few editions of “Local Loves”, I had shared some of my go-to neighborhood restaurants/take-out spots- so for this installment I had wanted to talk about something a little different- one of my favorite small clothing/accessory boutiques and gift shops nestled in one of my favorite hidden gems here in Western Mass. Shelburne […]

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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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Local Loves: Magpie

Happy Birthday to me! Yes, today marks another year older, more stylish, fabulous and maybe a little wiser (that one is still up for debate, honestly.) And while last year’s celebration included time with friends and family- both in large groups and out dining/getting pampered freely and without a care in the world since the […]

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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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