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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Local Loves: Roseland Cottage

Given the area in Southern Massachusetts where my mother currently resides, it’s not uncommon at all for me to cross over state lines into Connecticut and visit small, quaint towns like Pomfret or Woodstock whenever I visit her. There’s a lot of great shops, places to eat, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and/or […]

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First Taste of Summer…

While we haven’t quite reached Memorial Day Weekend yet, and June 20th (the first official day of Summer) is still kind of a ways off- I’m already in a beachy, surfing-on-the-weekends, tropical vacation state of mind. Maybe it’s the gorgeous weather we’ve been having around New England in recent days, or maybe the extra blonde […]

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Local Loves: Kooks Cafe and Beach Shop

Typically when one thinks of beach-side eateries in New England- they think of lobster shacks by the docks or maybe a burger place on a bustling boardwalk- and they’re not wrong. Those places are common and usually delicious- but if you find yourself craving freshly made street tacos, an energizing smoothie bowl, or even a […]

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Mystical, Magical…

When I was a kid, Summer vacations always consisted of at least one trip to Mystic, Connecticut with my family- typically for a day spent at the aquarium, followed by dinner and ice cream at Olde Mistick Village across the street. I’d always come home happy, full of French fries and soft serve- and wanting […]

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“In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb…”

I know that the expression “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” usually only applies to the month of March- but I feel that it’s a fitting description for April, as well- especially this past weekend. As if Mother Nature’s sense of humor wasn’t already a bit odd- she went ahead and dumped some […]

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January Thaw…

When we were younger, my friends and I would try to plan and have our annual “Friendsgiving” in the days leading up to the actual Thanksgiving holiday. This, of course- was always a nightmare- since none of us could find a free night in-between working our respective jobs and visiting family at the same time. […]

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