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Fall 2018 Concert Preview – Connecticut’s Best Gigs

Fall 2018 Concert Preview – Connecticut’s Best Gigs »

By: Rob Marchese

There’s no better way to bid farewell to summer than by checking out some great live music in Connecticut this fall.  From stripped down Americana, to... more

Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School

Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School »

By: Rob Marchese

On an ordinary January afternoon, a disturbing revelation about his wife hurls one man into a maelstrom of public humiliation and heartbreak, and eventually on... more

Penny Lane Pub has a Modest Overhaul

Penny Lane Pub has a Modest Overhaul »

By: Rob Marchese

It’s remarkable what new ownership can do to transform a restaurant.  Aside from the possible facelift or change of menu, it can infuse an entirely new... more

Framing Frenzy: Choice & Charm at Madison’s Wall Street Gallery

Framing Frenzy: Choice & Charm at Madison’s Wall Street Gallery »

By: Rob Marchese

Madison’s Wall Street Gallery knows what it’s doing; they have, after all, been doing it since 1974. With goals that are both modest and lofty - to stand... more

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer »

By: Rob Marchese

In today’s tech-mad world, the role of the luthier, a maker of stringed instruments including guitars and violins, might appear archaic to some. It seems a... more

Dirt Floor Studios: A Purist’s Haven

Dirt Floor Studios: A Purist’s Haven »

By: Rob Marchese

It’s got the perfect name for grassroots recording: Dirt Floor. The connotation is exactly what owner/operator Eric Lichter wants it to be: gritty,... more

Against the Tide: Michel Boissy – RIPE Here in New Haven

Against the Tide: Michel Boissy – RIPE Here in New Haven »

By: Rob Marchese

Back in 2009 when Michel Boissy and his partner at the time conceived the idea for RIPE, his flourishing Cold-Pressed, High Pressure Craft Juicery out of New... more

Guilford Mooring Finds New Life After a Total Reboot

Guilford Mooring Finds New Life After a Total Reboot »

By: Rob Marchese

The Guilford Mooring might be barely recognizable these days.  Yes, it’s still situated in the same stunning location, adjacent to the Guilford Marina, just... more

Atlantic Seafood Is One Stop Shopping for Seafood Lovers

Atlantic Seafood Is One Stop Shopping for Seafood Lovers »

By: Rob Marchese

Lisa Feinman, owner of Old Saybrook’s Atlantic Seafood, never had dreams of cornering the shoreline’s market on fresh seafood. Like perhaps many small... more

Totally Awesome Merchandise in Downtown Madison

Totally Awesome Merchandise in Downtown Madison »

By: Rob Marchese

Totally Awesome Goods. The name is anything but a misnomer. In fact, it might be an understatement. In an era where marketing can be gimmicky and bombastic,... more

5-Bedroom Perfection on the Water in Stunning Fairfield

5-Bedroom Perfection on the Water in Stunning Fairfield »

By: Rob Marchese

It really is perfection on the waterfront: behold an immaculate 3300 square foot, fully renovated home on a private strip of Fairfield Beach Road in scenic... more

The House That Social Media Built and a Kick-ass Kitchen and Table

The House That Social Media Built and a Kick-ass Kitchen and Table »

By: Rob Marchese

The idea to use a rustic table in their latest Madison, CT refurb project was fortuitous for Nicole White and Mike Riccio, the innovators behind The House That... more

Delightful Delicious Abby’s Place in Essex CT

Delightful Delicious Abby’s Place in Essex CT »

By: Rob Marchese

Abby Miner realized a lifelong dream by establishing herself as a top caterer in Essex, Connecticut over the course of 15 years. And she had another dream: to... more

The House that Social Media Built

The House that Social Media Built »

By: Rob Marchese

Imagine “crowdsourcing” the interior design of select homes; inviting social media friends to vote on the best looks and then see their wishes come to life... more

Madison CT Centennial With Architecture and Antiques  

Madison CT Centennial With Architecture and Antiques   »

By: Rob Marchese

The Madison Historical Society is proud to celebrate its upcoming centennial by hosting this summer’s fifth annual "Tour of Remarkable Homes" which takes... more

Visit Spectacular Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Visit Spectacular Old Saybrook, Connecticut »

By: Rob Marchese

At four centuries old, the charming seaside town of Old Saybrook has evolved into an amalgamation of all that is spectacular about the Connecticut... more

2017 Summer Coastal CT Concert Guide

2017 Summer Coastal CT Concert Guide »

By: Rob Marchese

Must-See Live Music: 2017 Summer Concert Guide Summer concert-goers rejoice: Connecticut is hosting some wonderfully eclectic acts this season. Whether it’s... more

Best Video in Hamden Streams with Humanity

Best Video in Hamden Streams with Humanity »

By: Rob Marchese

Driving by Best Video in Hamden, CT might give one pause if they’re not from the area. It’s the word “video” that’s likely to stand out, which is... more

Connecticut Spring 2016 Music Preview

Connecticut Spring 2016 Music Preview »

By: Rob Marchese

Connecticut Spring 2016 Music Preview As winter recedes, New Englanders can expect pop stars, glitter and guitars at anticipated musical performances in the... more

Don Henley’s New Album Cass County Delivers…Mostly

Don Henley’s New Album Cass County Delivers…Mostly »

By: Rob Marchese

Let’s get the irony out of the way: Don Henley just put out Cass County, a lovely and mostly understated country album. This is roughly forty years after he... more