Frolicking and Food Trucks…

With May kicking off this past Saturday, I was delighted to wake up that morning to find a blue, sunny sky greeting me. I had plans to take some photos with my friend/neighbor/photographer, Dan, so having lots of natural light- and no rain!- would make for some great pictures and no hassle. Granted, it was […]

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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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A Month to Remember: April 2021

April showers bring May flowers- but what do April snowstorms, thunderstorms, and hot-then-cold-then-hot-again days bring? A case of the sniffles and some crazy allergies, it turns out- but also the chance to see some beautiful blooming flowers/trees and plenty of time to plan for warmer, sunnier days ahead! Sure, the weather this past month may […]

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Growing a Green Thumb…

Although Earth Day was yesterday, I’ve found myself taking more and more proactive, every day steps in recent years to reduce my carbon footprint, cut down dramatically on harmful waste (i.e.- using less plastic, turning to biodegradable packaging, repurposing containers, etc.) and playing my part in trying to slow and/or reverse the effects of global […]

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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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“Despite the Forecast, Live Like it’s Spring…”

When I started “Coffee & Chiffon” back at the start of 2020, one of the things I was most excited for was being able to write about and share some of my favorite local shops, restaurants and beloved attractions in and around my current home in the Pioneer Valley- particularly places I love(d) visiting in […]

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A Month to Remember: March 2021

Another day, and another month comes to a close. It’s hard to believe that March is over and we’re getting ready to dive into all things April within a few short hours- including Easter, more Spring-esque weather here in New England- and ongoing vaccination roll-out phases (depending on your state/region, of course. I’m still waiting […]

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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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