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EVENTS, OUTDOORS, THINGS TO DO

A CASTLE FIT FOR A SNOW QUEEN IN LINCOLN, NH

Tori Trogani - March 24, 2017

A few years ago, as many of you will probably remember, an epidemic struck the world: a little something called “Frozen Fever.”  It seemed like everywhere you turned there were little girls with sparkly blue dresses and long blonde wigs belting out that song you couldn’t escape from even in the privacy your own mind (I’m looking at you, Adele Dazeem). But in the endless sea of Let It Go covers, I came across one particular rendition by Alex Boye and the One Voice Childrens Choir that really stood out.

Not only was it a very cool version of a freakishly catchy song, but the setting of the video was spectacular! I remember thinking, “What the heck is that?! I need to go there today.” What it was is Ice Castles, a temporary attraction built by creator Brent Christensen and a team of ice artists each winter in different locations all over the country for visitors to explore and experience. While I was disappointed to find out that the Ice Castle featured in the video was located in Utah (and I wasn’t getting there anytime soon!), I was ecstatic to learn that there was an Ice Castles location in nearby Lincoln, NH.

After staring longingly at their amazing Instagram feed, I was determined to see it in person and now that we’re living in Boston (only 2 hours away), I finally had the opportunity to go.

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FESTIVALS, OUTDOORS, THINGS TO DO

SUNFLOWERS, ICE CREAM, AND WISHES IN GRISWOLD, CT

Tori Trogani - July 29, 2016

Is there anything that says summer more than a sunflower field? Growing up in Westerly, as soon as the weather started warming up everyone was talking about Buttonwood Farms and their famous ice cream. As it got on towards July however, you would start to hear excited chatter about going to visit their sunflower fields. My mother every year would say that this was the year we were going to get out to Griswold, CT to see them and take pictures and every year it…..wouldn’t happen. You know how it is. Life gets away from you, during the summer especially! Finally, though we did get the chance to visit and it was just as amazing as we’d heard it was.

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EVENTS, OUTDOORS, THINGS TO DO

ROCKET’S RED GLARE OVER NEWPORT HARBOR

Tori Trogani - July 6, 2016

It ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other…

JOHN ADAMS

One of my favorite things about summer is going outside on a balmy summer evening to watch fireworks. So many of my most magical childhood memories involve streaks of colorful light exploding across dark skies, illuminating the awed faces of spectators as sparkles rain down. Its a stunning and exhilarating experience and this year, I was determined that we were going to see some 4th of July fireworks.

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OUTDOORS, THINGS TO DO

STROLLING DOWN THE BOULEVARD IN PROVIDENCE, RI

Tori Trogani - October 29, 2015

It officially feels like fall!

I always get very excited when the leaves start changing. It means I can pull out my autumn wardrobe and start wearing my cozy sweaters and my embarrassingly large collection of boots. It means hot cider, pumpkin spice lattes, and hot chocolate with nutmeg and cinnamon. It means Halloween and Thanksgiving (and that Christmas is quickly approaching). It means it’s the season for my all-time favorite smell: chimney smoke on crisp, cold air. And, of course, it also means gorgeous, colorful trees.

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