Apple Picking at Blue Jay Orchards

Celebrate your autumn traditions at one of Connecticut’s favorite apple orchards My friends and I had never gone apple picking together before, so when I Googled where to go in Fairfield County, Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel, CT was one of the first results that popped up.  The farm dates back to 1934 and is […]

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Find of the Week | 42

Fall is here, which means it’s time for denim, sweaters and boots! The temperatures haven’t dropped low enough to break out shearling-lined footwear, but damp weather means taking out the Hunter boots. I went to Chou Chou in Wilton to get a black, matte pair—I even bought shearling in-soles to make them extra cozy. I […]

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Find of the Week | 41

I refuse to believe summer is over. It’s not that I had a horrible summer. Not at all. In fact, my summer was fantastic—I traveled to California for the first time and explored San Francisco, Monterey, Big Sur and Napa Valley; spent time with family at Watch Hill; and reconnected with friends in Connecticut and […]

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Rothbard Ale + Larder

Meet the new watering hole for the Oktoberfest-obsessed and other Europhiles While I studied a summer abroad in Oxford, England, European pub culture fascinated me—I fell in love with the comfortable feeling of sitting on the broken-in wooden bar stools, enjoying the company of friends and sipping Pimm’s Cup made with fresh fruit. I may […]

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Start the Semester in Style with Alegre Westport

Even though summer isn’t over yet, it’s time to start thinking about how to start the fall semester in style! Alegre, one of the new women’s clothing stores in downtown Westport, regularly receives new merchandise that is perfect for going to class during the week, relaxing in the dorm, or heading out on weekends. The […]

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Find of the Week | 39

Chokers are not as scary as you think they are.  Once upon a time in the 1990s, I had a harmless purple, jelly plastic choker from Limited Too that I got in a birthday party favor bag. It was one of the first pieces of jewelry I wore on a regular basis. Fast forward from […]

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Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant

SoNo’s new Spanish wine bar adds more culinary variety to Washington Street  It’s hard to ignore Tablao‘s inviting entry while driving down the center of town—the open double-doors, open windows and ambient lighting from the bar stands out from the rest. The Spanish wine bar and restaurant occupies the space where Coromandel used to be, […]

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