Local Loves: Del’s Lemonade

If you grew up in New England, chances are you spent an occasional Summer day/weekend at any of the beautiful beaches or seaside communities Rhode Island has to offer and, if you did- then you certainly enjoyed a Del’s frozen lemonade more than once since their trucks were always close by the shore or the […]

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Insta-Dinners: Coconut Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Lime

The Summer of 2021 feels like it’s all about making up for the time and traditions we all collectively missed out on during the Summer of 2020. My schedule for the next few weeks- when I’m not working, of course- is filled with plans with friends and family, long overdue beach days, travel throughout New […]

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Brunching in Newport…

It’s no secret that I love Newport, Rhode Island. It’s where I rang in 2021– and it’s where I spend a lot of time in the Fall and Winter since the scenery is always breathtaking. I love the area in the Summertime, too- but it tends to get a little crowded along the beaches, the […]

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OOTD: Coastal Casual

I think when a lot of people who have never traveled to the Northeast try to imagine Summer along the coast in New England, they picture weekend clambakes, plenty of lobster rolls, historic lighthouses and beautiful bike paths overlooking the shorelines- and they’re not wrong. We have plenty of that and more this time of […]

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A Berry Good Day…

When it comes to preparing for the Summertime, there are a few activities in and around the New England area that never fail to truly get me into the seasonal spirit- and not all of them involve piling into the car for an impromptu beach day (although that’s definitely high up on the list.) Outdoor […]

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Summer Sweets: Berries and Cream Bites

I’m going to level with you all. You don’t need a recipe for this. Out of all the simple appetizers, entrées and desserts I’ve shared here on “Coffee & Chiffon” for the past year or so- this one has got to be the easiest and quickest. If you have approximately ten minutes- you can whip […]

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OOTD: Billowy Ballet

During the Summer, I am notorious for wearing swimsuit/bikini cover-ups pretty much all the time during the weekends and more casual outings. Be it because I’m almost always at the beach and they’re way more convenient to have on hand if and when I decide to just hop in the ocean for a quick swim- […]

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Cookout Classics: Beer Bratwursts with Dijon Coleslaw

Although Memorial Day isn’t for another week- I thought I’d get the Summertime/outdoor grilling recipes started a little early with a quick and easy, beer-infused lunch (or dinner!) dish that is sure to be a favorite among your freshly-vaccinated friends and family at your next gathering! While I’m a big fan of the traditional hamburgers […]

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