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I should probably find out what non-fried or pickled vegetables taste like again, but damn that was delicious. about to get some BOMB fried chicken waiting amongst the glory

Venice

“Memory’s images, once they are fixed in words, are erased,” Polo said. “Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.” ― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Florence

I visited Florence for four nights, smack dab in the middle of my trip. The birthplace of the Renaissance, with its rust-colored roofs, has so much art and history oozing from every corner of the city.  I was blown away by this painting of Judith with the Head of Holofernes by Cristofano

Rome

At the end of January, I went to Italy on a solo trip for three weeks. It was my first time in Europe, and it was such an eye-opening experience. I don’t really speak Italian; I minored in Spanish in college, but it’s been some time since I’ve really had

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Seaview Farm Dinner

Last month, I helped host a dinner for 35 guests with a great group of women at Seaview Farm in Rockport, MA, to raise funds for the Rockport Farmer’s Market. Seaview Farm is a beautiful family farm that many know for its horse stables, but it also boasts beautiful produce,

adobe and horse

New Mexico & Colorado

New Mexico is incredibly beautiful. I went last month for a little solo trip — originally about 4 days solo in Santa Fe and a couple in Denver to meet up with an old college friend. I wondered if that was too much time wandering on my own, but totally

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It’s Been a While

Hey y’all. I kind of forgot I had a blog for a minute there. This winter has been, obviously, very very snowy in New England, and it’s been a good time to just hibernate and work on other projects for a bit. This winter, in a nutshell… I started a

Bourbon Spiced-Pecan Ice Cream

Local Suppers

Come to my first supper pop-up in Gloucester this weekend for a lovely, locally sourced meal to ring in the holidays! A couple years ago, I had the pleasure of attending my friend Martha’s Bantam Feast, a pop-up dinner in her apartment. I bought myself a ticket and drove over to Salem

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