Meet Me in Chicago…

I had every intention of checking in from the road last Friday and sharing some photos/stories from my first day-or-so in Chicago- where I spent a few days leading into this past weekend for an impromptu getaway. Of course, anything can happen when traveling- which was pretty much the case when I first arrived in […]

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The September Unwind…

In-between working and my usual errand-running these past few days, I’ve been having a little “foodie tour” around the Pioneer Valley while Troy is back in town for both business and a mini-vacation this week- dining out at places that have made appearances in past “Local Loves” posts like Champney’s in Deerfield and The People’s […]

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Falling For Fall…

I’ve made no attempts to hide my excitement and long-standing love of the Fall, especially having grown up here in New England- but it also happens to be one of the busiest times of the year for me! Between my usual plans with friends and family that involve our favorite local pumpkin patches, apple picking, […]

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250 Posts? Time For a Fall Giveaway!

When I first started “Coffee & Chiffon” at the very beginning of 2020- committing to a 3x a week posting schedule that would cover a variety of topics I was interested in like travel, food/cooking, beauty/makeup and fashion- I had no idea that just a few weeks later a global pandemic would change the world […]

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A Month to Remember: June 2021

Although I know it’d be terribly cliché to say “how about this heat wave, huh?”- I mean, really- how about this heat wave, huh? New England is heading into day three of scorching hot temperatures this week- although it looks like we may get a little relief (and a little rain!) with the arrival of […]

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“No Ray of Sunlight’s Ever Lost…”

It’s been about nine years since my father passed away, and although the overwhelming and all-consuming grief that took over my life in the weeks/months following his unexpected death has gradually turned into something more manageable (I’m still sad, and I still miss him, obviously- but I can make it through my days without completely […]

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2021 Resolutions Check-In

It’s about that time for me to do a bit of an early check-in now that the year is nearly halfway over, and revisit the goals I had set for myself around New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day to see if I’ve accomplished any, or- at the very least- come anywhere close to accomplishing them. Some […]

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Hot Hot Heat…

I’ve been back home on the East Coast for just under a week now, but my tan lines and cravings for all things In-N-Out Burger remain strong and steadfast. I’m seriously wishing a double double right now, and any other fast-food chain for an impromptu “cheat day” just isn’t going to cut it. As many […]

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