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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OOTD: Three-Day Weekend Casual

The tradition every Memorial Day Weekend- for as long as I can remember- consisted of at least one cookout and at least one trip to the beach to “jump start” the Summer season with friends and family. Of course, this year things are a little different- what with social distancing, mandatory face coverings, and limited […]

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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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Searching For Spring…

It’s been a while since I’ve ventured out onto the Mohawk Trail and The Berkshires- months, really- which is actually a bit crazy because it’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful parts of Massachusetts. My previous schedule made it a little difficult to find the time or occasion- but now that I’m spending pretty […]

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The Great Outdoors…

In these times of uncertainty, and where the news and the rules/regulations being enforced to try and slow the spread of coronavirus are changing daily if not hourly- I’ve been trying to spend as much time outdoors as I can- away from the television and social media- if only for a little while. It’s one […]

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“Every good painter paints what he is…”

It feels like it’s been forever and a day since I last stepped foot in the Museum of Fine Arts (in reality, I think it’s only been about a year. It just feels much longer!) but every once in a while they have a new exhibit or a special event/function that I can’t miss. Recently, […]

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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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