Sole e Luna

That’s the name of Dad’s brew bar–a coffee and wine shop on Main Street in Cape Eden. It’s open seven days a week, which means he practically lives there, and I don’t blame him because his coffee is amazing. Rich and robust but never bitter and every variation you can imagine. And the wine he serves is equally great, but if you asked anyone in town, it’s the coffee that makes them come in often.

The name, Sole e Luna, means sun and moon in Italian. He used to call Mom his sole e luna, or so I’ve been told. I don’t remember my folks at that level of happiness. I was ten when she left us to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. But this isn’t about that. Dad also called me sole e luna for a while and even his “sun, moon, and stars”, but after opening the brew bar, he switched my nickname to Twinkle.

Do you get it?

Sun and moon. People drink coffee in the mornings and wine at night. Granted, people drink coffee all day long, and Dad starts serving wine after lunch, but it’s still a great name.

So if you’re ever in Cape Eden, up in New England, make sure you drive down Main Street and stop at Sole e Luna. Ask for Frank Moretti and tell him that you heard of the place from Logan’s blog. Then order a coffee and come back and tell me it’s the best you’ve ever had.

Go on. I’ll wait! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lotsa love,
Logan

Spring in Cape Eden! Copy

It’s finally springtime here in Cape Eden. The nights are still chilly, and some days too, but I believe there won’t be any more soft, white flakes falling from the sky. The grass is green again, and the air smells fresh, clean, and inviting.

While all the seasons are nice here, this is one of my favorites. Cape Eden is big for it’s seasonal events, and yesterday there was the Easter Egg Hunt in the park. The community center decorated plastic, brightly colored eggs–filled with non-allergenic candies, money, and little trinkets–and hid them throughout the park. Then all residents under fourteen were invited to find them.

Late this month, there will be a Spring Day Dance, which is for the teens. It’s held during Spring break. It wasn’t popular until last year when the community center hired a local band started a dance contest and the winner received recognition, a $100 gift card, and their photo on the band’s social media pages. It was videotaped and went viral overnight. Everyone is still talking about it, and last I heard, the teens can’t wait to go this year.

Cape Eden is a great town to live in.
Is there anything about your town that makes spring more exciting? Something you look forward to each year?

xoxo,
Logan

Happy New Year!

I’m not big on resolutions. It usually starts off well enough, with a lot of good intentions, but sooner rather than later, I crash and burn and stop whatever it is I said I’d do. No more dieting because the jelly doughnuts called my name too loudly one Monday morning. Or that 2-mile walk got canceled due to unexpected snow, even though I have enough workout DVDs to not get bored for a very long time.

This year, however, I plan to blog more, make new friends, enjoy new experiences, and hopefully create a ton of new jewelry. And meeting a great guy wouldn’t be the worst thing ever. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you have any resolutions or plans? Whatever they are or aren’t, I hope they make you smile often.

So Happy New Year and let’s kick 2018’s butt!

Lotsa love,
Logan

New Year’s Eve Plans?

Do you have any plans for tonight?

Quinn and I are going out. First, I promised Dad we’d stop by Sole e Luna for some coffee before we head to a party that Quinn heard about.

She works at Lavender Chic, a fashion boutique in town for women. Apparently her boss (the owner) loves purple. And between the patrons, the other employees, the neighboring employees (at the other shops nearby), and the suppliers, Quinn meets a lot of people. Someone is always suggesting a new place to eat at or a party of some sort. They’re usually out of town, like tonight, since we’re pretty well versed in the going ons in Cape Eden.

Quinn’s going to dance and celebrate the new year. I’m going to hang with my bestie and to possibly meet a cute guy. It’s been ages since I’ve been in the company of a cu…well, any guy, really.

If the party turns out to be lame, which sometimes they are, we’ll ring in the new year with Dad and champagne. The only night of the year he serves the bubbly.

So do you have plans tonight? And if they’re of the “staying home” variety, that’s totally cool. Some years it’s all about getting comfy and hanging with the person (you) and people (family and friends) that you love most.

See ya next year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lotsa love,
Logan

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

I hope you have (have had) a very special holiday season. This is my fave day because I love Christmas decorations, especially the lights. They’re so pretty. There’s also the baking, the scents and sights of the season. And let’s not forget the presents.

What? I love surprises and gifts. What’s not to love? The thrill of not knowing what’s inside a carefully wrapped package. Every morning should be Christmas morning, even if it meant regifting or making paper airplanes with inspirational sayings. I don’t need anyone to spend money on me. I simply like being thought about. Don’t you?

Okay, and shiny baubles are extra special. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lotsa love,
Logan

Bracelets & Besties

I have such a hard time shopping for Dad, because he always says he doesn’t need or want anything, and for Quinn, because she’s so picky. This year, I’ve bought Dad a giant coffee mug for him and a gorgeous, handcrafted Sole e Luna plague for the brew bar.

The plaque is being custom made so I don’t have a photo, but this is the mug. ๐Ÿ™‚

(It’s just an Amazon link. No worries.)

As for Quinn, I decided to make something from the heart. Voila, the bracelet above. My bestie deserves the best. Hope she likes it. *nail biting begins*

Lotsa love,
Logan

Shopping & Me

So I decide to start a brand new blog on Black Friday. Haha, yeah, that sounds like me. I love shopping, and sometimes I even go out on the craziest retail day of the year. Today I will safely be shopping from the comfort of my studio apartment with my black cat, Onyx, by my side though.

I should probably introduce myself.

I am Logan. Logan Moretti, and I’m a jewelry designer. Earrings, pendants, bracelets…I can do it all. I love sparkly and shiny jewelry. My best friend, Quinn, wonders if I’m part mermaid because I can not past a bauble without wanting to take it home to make mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We live in Cape Eden, the New England town I grew up in. It’s awesome here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, and there’s water, sand, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic on three sides of our town. My father owns a coffee and wine brew bar that also serves pastries and appetizers. He named it Sole e Luna, which means Sun & Moon in Italian. Get it? Coffee and wine, day and night. Yeah, he thinks he’s super clever. He also used to call my mother his sole e luna. Sweet!

Anyway, I decided to start blogging again because I’d love to share my town, family, and friends with you. Oh, and I can’t forget pics of Onyx. He’s such a big boy. I won’t be able to post often for the rest of this year, what with all the shopping I have to do. ๐Ÿ˜› But come 2018, it’ll be more regular, so I hope you visit again.

Lotsa love,
Logan

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