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Garlic Breath

Garlic Breath »

By: Karena Garrity

Used worldwide, adding complexity and excitement to bland tastes, garlic is right up there with salt and pepper as a main staple in most pantries.... more

The Buzz About West Nile

The Buzz About West Nile »

By: Karena Garrity

It’s been super hot and super humid and the mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus are loving it! According to Philip Armstrong, Director of the... more

Stop and Smell the… Lavender!

Stop and Smell the… Lavender! »

By: Karena Garrity

It all started with an intrinsic question from Denise Salafia to her inner self, ‘How can I make the world a more beautiful place?’ This simple, yet... more

As the Bowl Turns

As the Bowl Turns »

By: Karena Garrity

For Old Lyme resident Alan Todd, hand turning one of a kind wooden bowls has become more than just a hobby. Well known in his circle and beyond, Todd’s... more

Landscape Sculptures Displayed on Park-Like Grounds in Historic Village

Landscape Sculptures Displayed on Park-Like Grounds in Historic Village »

By: Tom Soboleski

Gilbert Boro, owner and curator of the Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, CT, proudly announces Summer Sculpture Showcase 2018: An Exhibit of Unique... more

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green »

By: Karena Garrity

Like beautiful, edible ribbons in the sea, brown sugar kelp strands twist and turn gently in the constant movement of the waterways of Long Island Sound. This... more

The Lost Art of Handmade Tile

The Lost Art of Handmade Tile »

By: Trisha Mattern

It’s a ceramic tile collection inspired by art and crafted by hand. The charm of old world carving and design is brought back to life by Quemere... more

Legacy at Mystic Knotwork

Legacy at Mystic Knotwork »

By: Aaron Ciardullo

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Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening

Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening »

By: Katie Kuchta

Growing a successful, low-maintenance garden in Connecticut is all about finding the right plant, for the right place, at the right time. At least, that’s... more

Vintage rugs tell a story

Vintage rugs tell a story »

By: Erica Sunshine

Vintage rugs tell a story. Not only a story about where it has been, but also a story of how it was made, and whose hands expertly crafted it. The intricacy... more

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential.

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential. »

By: Lindsay Rizza

As we inch toward summer, here's something to consider. You might be astonished by the number of shell collectors who have no idea that animals created their... more

Canopy Conundrum

Canopy Conundrum »

By: Karena Garrity

Invasive, exotic insects are a constant threat to the trees and forests of our state. The ornate, slim bodied Emerald Ash Borer beetle is one such insect.... more

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Coastal Concepts – Let’s make a Blind date

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Coastal Concepts – Let’s make a Blind date »

By: Karena Garrity

It may be cold outside, but you can add warmth to any room with window treatments. It’s a no brainer that a well-dressed window can make or break a... more

THTSMB – The Votes Come Alive

THTSMB – The Votes Come Alive »

By: Eric Trumpold

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2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Tile America – Tiling through Social Media

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Tile America – Tiling through Social Media »

By: Karena Garrity

Juxtaposing old school customer service, innovative social media fun and quality distinctive products, Tile America has linked up with Nicole White and Mike... more

2018 Best Home & Garden – Torrison Stone

2018 Best Home & Garden – Torrison Stone »

By: Eric Trumpold

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The Clamdigger – Trains, Planes & Appliances.

The Clamdigger – Trains, Planes & Appliances. »

By: Eric Trumpold

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The Clamdigger – Demolition to Design

The Clamdigger – Demolition to Design »

By: Eric Trumpold

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Holiday Decorating Tips for Hipsters

Holiday Decorating Tips for Hipsters »

By: Elyse Major

Ah, the holiday season. The fervor, the sweaters, the panic, the joy, the aftermath—and it all moves faster than a high-speed Acela. Oddly enough, once the... more

Not your average Real Estate broker

Not your average Real Estate broker »

By: Kallie Branciforte

There are magical hamlets within the shoreline communities here in Coastal CT. Are you intrigued? If so then you need to meet a seasoned Real Estate Broker... more