David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

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I've never really had strong feelings about beef before, particularly steak.  I just was kind of blase about it.  That all changed when I had lunch at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods after enjoying some spa time at Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. Renowned Chef David Burke brings his creative, whimsical style to Foxwoods Resort Casino with ...

Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

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Sometimes it's nice to do a little something special for yourself. A little spa time, for example. Now, I have gotten pedicures every now and then for several years.  My friend Lisa and I were invited to the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods to enjoy their Pedi-Colada experience.  I think we're both absolutely ruined for other pedicures ...

Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce

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Lake Compounce, America's oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, recently opened their new Bear Creek Campground to visitors.  Having a campground with close proximity to the park seems like a natural progression and a great way for this staycation destination to become a vacation destination.Thanks to Lake Compounce, we were able to stay ...

Mother’s Day at Hammonasset Beach State Park #SiennaDiaries

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After a delicious breakfast made by my family on Mother's Day, I realized we had no plans for the day, and decided since it was due to be absolutely gorgeous out, we needed to head down to the Connecticut shore and spend a day unplugged together.  AWESOME choice, I have to tell you.   If only ...

The Microsoft Store in Farmington, Connecticut #WindowsChampions

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A few weeks ago, the new Microsoft Store opened at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Connecticut. I was all kinds of excited to attend the media tour before the Grand Opening celebration and check out the store itself....but sad for me, I had a nasty bout of strep throat and wasn't even able to get ...

Holiday Lights in Connecticut at Lake Compounce (Printable Coupon Inside)

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This past Friday, my family and I were invited to attend the opening night of Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut.  We were very excited to attend this event, since we are all enamored with all things Christmas and the kids absolutely love theme parks!  We bundled up (most of the attractions are ...

SPANK! the 50 Shades parody returns to Hartford! #Connecticut

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I love going to the theater.  I really love going to see musicals.  When the folks at The Bushnell contacted me about sharing about Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody coming back to Hartford later this week, I had to say yes.  HAD to.  My friend Ally and I have been talking about a girls' night ...

Despicable Me 2 Screening in Plainville CT – Enter to win!

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I just got a fun email that my family and I get to attend an advance screening for Despicable Me 2 in a few weeks and along with that I was asked if I'd host a giveaway for FIVE of you to be able to attend as well! Universal Pictures is releasing DESPICABLE ME ...

Love coffee? Come join me today for a virtual coffee chat! Free coffee all week! #McDCoffeeChat

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This morning, at 10am, I'm attending McDONALD’S® LIVE VIRTUAL COFFEE TASTING EVENT.  I'll be sipping on some delicious Newman's Own Organics coffee brewed in my Keurig while attending and I'd love for you to join in! FEATURING NELL NEWMAN, PRESIDENT OF NEWMAN’S OWN® ORGANICS Virtual Coffee Tasting Event: Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. EST Event Link: Livestream.com/VermontLive-- ...

The Dinosaur Place in Montville, CT

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We recently spent the day at The Dinosaur Place in Montville, Connecticut.   We arrived shortly after they opened for business, with the kids squealing in delight at the sight of a huge statue of Monty, the dinosaur, sporting humongous sunglasses and holding a bottle of coke!! When you arrive at The Dinosaur Place, you are faced ...