Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meet the Locals- Elaine!

    1.) What's your name? Where are you from?  

Elaine from Stoneham, Massachusetts

2.) How long have you lived in the New England area?  

My whole life

3.) What is your fondest memory of living here?  

Probably summers as a kid at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

4.) What is your favorite New England "hot spot" and why? 

Guess I'm getting old!  I never gravitate to hot spots anymore. I love Martha's Vineyard and Rockport, Mass. Really anywhere near the ocean is a hot spot to me.

    5.) What makes New England unique to you?

I think New England has a mystique. It is so old and has such history. It really is charming. I love walking the cobbledstoned streets and sidewalks, visiting the little fishing villages, and taking in the beauty of foliage season.

6.) Do you have a favorite New England recipe or dish? 

I defer to Susan Branch.  Her cookbooks have fabulous New England recipes.

7.) What season in New England do you like most? Why? 

Autumn. I love cooler temperatures and how can you beat the colors of Fall?

8.) How would you describe New England to an outsider?

New England has it all. Mountains and lakes, beaches and oceans. Modern cities and quaint old towns and the best seafood anywhere!

    9.) In your opinion, what is the best thing that ever came out of New England?

That's a tough one.  I have to think on that.

    10.) Do you have a photo that captures your love for this region? Insert it here:

 This photo is of Rockport, Massachusetts; quintessential New England

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Learn more about Elaine by checking 
out her blog, Cafe Chatelaine


  1. Great photo of the fishing village, and Elaine, I love your red bag!

  2. Elaine! I didn't realize we lived so close to one another! I have friends in Stoneham! My husband is from Wakefield! Such a small world! Loved reading your feature! :-)

  3. Hi Erin, this is a great post. I will swing over to Elaine's blog right after I post this comment on yours. I've missed keeping up with you over the past month with because I've been so busy... but now the wedding is done and it's back to life as normal again. It was fun, but it's nice to be able to sit back, visit with my friends, and work on my handmades again.

    I am dreaming of New England and can't wait to actually go next year. :-)

    Hope all is well with you and you're enjoying your October.
    I'm having a giveaway over at CluckleBees~ so if you'd like, hop on over and join in on the fun.

  4. Nice interview, Erin. Congratulations to Elaine. I think what you are doing is a great idea. Sincerely, Susan

  5. great guest blogger! i will be looking at that fishing shack in a little over a week!

  6. I love reading about fellow locals! You get to learn about new things and places.

  7. I'm enjoying these "get to know" posts.

  8. Erin. thanks so much for featuring me as one of your locals. Glad I got to share my love of New England. I received some very nice comments from your readers too!

  9. Hi Erin, thanks for introducing us to some of the locals. Just want you to know I've been posting pics of our New England trip! It was sooo wonderful, and you will recognize some of the places as you recommended them! Loved it!
    ~ Julie

  10. Hi Erin! I'm really enjoying getting to know some of your neighbors out that beautiful east country! :) It really makes me want to get back there.....soon! Have a beautiful weekend!

    xoxo laurie

  11. This is pretty awesome! I've only been to NE once but am in love with the region. This is a great way for a west coaster, like myself, to learn more about the area!


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