A Month to Remember: September 2021

Oh September, as much as I love and live for all things October and Halloween and spooky- it’s always so hard to say goodbye to you! This month is, after all- the peaceful and transitional period between those final hot and humid days of Summer and the true beginning of hoodie and boots season. This […]

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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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From The Mountaintops…

The last time I went zip-lining was a few years ago during an early Spring getaway with friends to New Hampshire, where we spent an entire day going from platform to platform on Mount Washington. Sure, it was cold- and I couldn’t get in front of the fireplace fast enough when we eventually retuned to […]

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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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Local Loves: The People’s Pint

Before I depart for the desert and what I’m hoping will be some fantastic BBQ places in Western Texas next week, I thought I’d take a break from packing my suitcase to visit something a little closer to home, first. With a cozy atmosphere that was perfect for a dark and stormy late Summer evening, […]

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Local Loves: Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack

Just because Summer 2021 is winding down doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an unbelievably good lobster roll- and earlier this week after a long day at work and an even longer commute back to the Pioneer Valley, I opted to treat myself to one at one of my favorite roadside stops in Easthampton- a […]

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A Month to Remember: July 2021

It’s hard for me, and I’m sure many other, people, too- to believe that we only have a couple of days left in the month of July and that in a matter of weeks we’ll be winding down Summer of 2021 and getting ready to head into the Fall. Autumn is my favorite time of […]

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Day at the Lake…

For the past few years- even before I moved to the Pioneer Valley- visiting Ashfield Lake in Ashfield, Massachusetts every Summer was a must-do. The lake is clean, beautiful, and within a short walking distance from downtown Ashfield. And, although downtown Ashfield doesn’t look like much- it’s very much a rustic place to visit and/or […]

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