Category: New England

Pic(k) of the Week – Joyeux Noël

Ridgefield Holiday Stroll 2017

If you had a list of New England town must-haves, three-century-old Ridgefield in Connecticut would tick every box. Located on the western fringe of Fairfield County, it’s the right amount of small. It’s upscale but not pretentious, has… Read More

10 Things I am Thankful for Right Now

Today the kids in my son’s school had their Thanksgiving lists up and ready. As it turns out, the kindergarteners and 1st graders are thankful for toothpaste, leaves, dogs, grandparents, chocolate cake, puddles, moms, dads, Batman, snow, recess,… Read More

Hot Chocolate and Old Books in Kent

Have you ever bought a book because you liked how it smelled? Well, I just did. This is how it all began. We were in Kent, a town in Connecticut’s  Litchfield County, often described as “quaint.” For the… Read More

All Things Autumn

Autumn in New England is not to be taken lightly. It’s when the green around us gets replaced by flaming oranges and bright reds and golden yellows, but not for long. Soon most of the color will disappear,… Read More

Pic(k) of the Week – Maine Sunset

On our very first evening in Boothbay Harbor, we parked on Shore Road and walked along the rocky coastline just in time to view this gorgeous sunset. The Ocean Point Inn stood by the shore making the most… Read More

Main Streets of Maine

So, there we were, parked right on Boothbay Harbor’s hopping Main Street. It had everything you would expect in a quintessential New England setting. And I was thinking of wandering in and out of quaint shops selling everything… Read More

Maine – Pristine Beaches and Lobster Tales

Deep harbors, scenic lighthouses, lobsters, blueberries, rocky coastlines, and thick forests come to mind when one thinks of Maine in summer. If you go by satellite images, its jagged coastline stretches to 5500 miles, if we include all… Read More

Silver Sands State Park in Milford – Beaches, Pirates and Buried Treasure

Legend has it that Captain William Kidd, notorious pirate that he was, may have buried some of his treasure on Charles Island, off the coast of Milford in Connecticut. The island is accessible from Silver Sands State Park… Read More

Sweet Summer Spots in Fairfield County

New England summers are all about the surf and sand, and of course, seafood. As someone who has been dutifully doing her rounds of beaches and eateries, I can tell you about a few places I tried recently…. Read More