Local Loves: Fitzwilly’s

And I’m back! While I had wanted to share this post a couple of days ago on one of my regularly scheduled “Blogging Days,” I was admittedly a little exhausted, as Troy’s flight back to California left in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and I had to bring him to the airport well before […]

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Brunches and Bookstores…

The week is shaping up to be a pretty busy one for me, not only because we have another snowstorm on the way in the coming days ahead, but because Troy is visiting from California for a bit and I’ve been getting my apartment and schedule sorted out to welcome him back. We’ve been making […]

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Snowy Strolls and Pizza Slices

Pre-pandemic, whenever it would snow- I would almost always go out of my way to avoid being outdoors. Despite being a born and raised New Englander, I’ve never done well in cold temperatures. I much prefer watching the snow fall from out my window and from the comforts of my couch while I’m wrapped in […]

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Local Loves: The Botanic Garden of Smith College

I have a complicated relationship/history with Smith College. While I’ve met some incredible alumni and faculty from there over the years, I’ve also encountered (firsthand) and am keenly aware of an underlying and toxic environment among some of the students and staff that seems to actively discourage young and impressionable female students from taking any […]

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A Month to Remember: February 2023

February might be the shortest month out of the year- but it is certainly one of the mightiest and most memorable- especially here in the Northeast where we typically get unpredictable weather, fluctuating high/low temperatures and the occasional glimpses into the Springtime in-between Valentine’s Day and the end of the regular football season. There’s a […]

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Local Loves: Wild Roots Eatery

On my journey to better overall health and making wiser choices for my body/skin/hair, etc. (I haven’t given up on my New Year’s resolutions yet!) I’ve been blending and squeezing my own juices, using fresh and organic vegetables when cooking light lunches or dinners, and setting reminders to drink more water throughout the day. It’s […]

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The Big Chill…

I’m happy to report that I made it through this past weekend’s dreaded polar vortex, arctic chill, the coldest of cold fronts, etc., which hit New England head-on early Friday evening and relentlessly stuck around until late Saturday afternoon. With dangerously high winds and a chill that dropped temperatures into record-breaking negatives, a lot of […]

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Local Loves: Smithsonian Chowderhouse

With temperatures anticipated to dip down to about -30 this weekend (please help me,) there’s no better time to enjoy a piping hot bowl of soup and/or a toasted popover with melted butter to warm my hands, bones, etc. And while I’m quite fond of making stews or bisques on my own- sometimes it’s nice […]

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