Local Loves: Wright’s Farm

With Troy back in town for a few days before he flies home to California, and us not wanting to keep eating at the same locations in the Valley over and over- we decided to take a trip down Memory Lane (see: Rhode Island) to have dinner at a dining/banquet hall that is a popular […]

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Local Loves: The Fix

Earlier this week, while sharing a recipe for a festive Fall coffee cake I’m hoping to recreate a second time for Thanksgiving- I also talked about a recent health scare I experienced that had sort of turned my world upside down while I awaited the results of lab tests, blood work, x-rays, etc. I’m happy […]

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Local Loves: Hebert’s Candy Mansion

With Halloween approaching, and the need to stock up on candy for myself (and the Trick-Or-Treaters too, I guess? Mostly me, though!) I recently stopped by a famous New England landmark that I don’t think I’ve visited since I was a kid- a candy store that has been going strong since 1946. If you grew […]

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Meet Me on the Equinox…

When I say the past few days have been an emotional and mental rollercoaster, it’s not an exaggeration. Between beautiful and relaxing afternoons spent in the picturesque surroundings of Vermont near peak-foliage time and then racing through important tasks at my job that popped up unexpectedly when I’d returned to the confines of my office- […]

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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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Not-So-Local-Loves: El Cosmico

When I wrote about my recent road trip to Texas (Part 1 is HERE – and Part 2 is HERE!)– I had briefly mentioned my stay at the famous El Cosmico campground during the latter half of my journey. I knew, shortly after my arrival and taking a look around- that it was a place […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: August 2021

As I wind down with my final days in Texas this week/weekend and prepare to return home to the East Coast, return to work t my office- and get ready for the extensive list of Fall activities and events I have planned for the weeks and months ahead- I thought I’d take a break from […]

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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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