there is something about a place
(maybe only with books and unused sugar packets)
windows open to spring breezes
or closed to icy chills
but always a coffee
(maybe a tea)
and silence for study
or the hiss of steam and clamor of old friends found
(maybe also a gasp when Elizabeth realizes Darcy’s truth)
from cities of steel
there is (always) something about a place
This post is #32 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.
Harbourside Coffee in Newburyport
New England Coffee House Charm
Adventures in Pittsburgh: Big Dog & the Kindness of Strangers
Today I made a trip to Newburyport, Massachusetts, stopping at one of my favorite locales…and trying out a new one. And I wasn’t disappointed with either! My first stop was the Plum Island Coffee Roasters, a quaint cafe tucked away at the water’s edge of a marina. A bit tricky to find, the cafe was well worth the search with its delicious coffee (today’s roast was “port wine”) and harbor views.
The next stop was Giuseppe‘s, my family’s go-to Italian restaurant. Giuseppe’s made a name for themselves with their delicious take out and have recently opened a sit-in restaurant as well. We picked up some arrabbiata sauce and a Mediterranean sandwiches (absolutely delicious!). Makes me very excited to head to Europe- and Italy- in just a week!
This post is #23 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.
Waterfalls + Covered Bridges
New Hampshire Seaside Views
Running the Coast: 15 Miles of New Hampshire Coastline
New England Coffee House Charm
I always enjoy visiting the charming New England town of Exeter, New Hampshire. Small but brimming with history, Exeter never ceases to delight me in some way. Today, I visited D Squared Java and enjoyed a made-to-order pour over coffee and a vegan gluten free cookie. D Squared proved to be a quality coffee house with an endearing atmosphere.
This post is #19 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.
Since I’m new to Pittsburgh (8 days to be exact), I’m taking the opportunity to get to know the city one adventure at a time. In other words, every week, I’ll try something new in the city and highlight it for you all here.
I believe that generally I can fall in love with any city…as long as it has a good selection of great local coffee shops! So to start my adventures, I chose the 61C Cafe of Squirrel Hill located at 1839 Murray Ave.
Honestly, I didn’t even get a coffee from the cafe because I was so intrigued by their selection of fresh juices. And the juice really is fresh! I saw them make my pear juice right then and there, and the bagel I got with it was equally delicious. 61C Cafe is a great deal as you might expect by the name (I didn’t pay less than a dollar for my meal, but I’d say $5 is still a pretty good price!). My only caveat is that the cafe only takes cash. Thankfully, a local helped me out on that issue: just walk down a block, buy a banana from Giant Eagle, and get cash back. So a banana, pear juice, and bagel it was for me!
Check them out online here and be sure to stop by when you’re in Pittsburgh!
p.s. Have a suggestion for what I should do next in Pittsburgh? Post it below!