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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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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“I paint life as I would like it to be.”

Stockbridge, Massachusetts- about an hour and a half away from where I live- is a quaint resort town out in the Berkshires. It’s Main Street is lined with small shops, cafes, galleries- and the historic Red Lion Inn. Despite it’s distance from the thriving artist community in the Pioneer Valley, Stockbridge has it’s own share […]

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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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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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“Every good painter paints what he is…”

It feels like it’s been forever and a day since I last stepped foot in the Museum of Fine Arts (in reality, I think it’s only been about a year. It just feels much longer!) but every once in a while they have a new exhibit or a special event/function that I can’t miss. Recently, […]

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