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Your Own Backyard Oasis With M&M Garden Designs

Your Own Backyard Oasis With M&M Garden Designs »

By: Micaela English

In the beloved book, The Secret Garden, we find the following line: "If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden". This same... more

The Fabulous Reality of Your New Dream Kitchen

The Fabulous Reality of Your New Dream Kitchen »

By: Sherri Daley

The Fabulous Reality of Your New Dream Kitchen Induction Cooking, porcelain countertops, and futuristic family meals Not too long ago, a typical Saturday... more

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way »

By: Sherri Daley

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way As tired as they perhaps were of wearing scratchy animal skin clothes, the Mattabesec Indians could have used... more

Sweet Fragrance and Verdant Floral Studio

Sweet Fragrance and Verdant Floral Studio »

By: Sherri Daley

“Orchids are strong,” says Norma Satizabal, founder, owner, and creative director of Verdant Floral Studio in Stonington, Connecticut. “They can... more

Spring Aromas for the Home

Spring Aromas for the Home »

By: Sherri Daley

Finding your special olfactory signature with Spring aromas for the home Indoor living has advantages—like protection against thunderstorms and... more

Indoor Living

Indoor Living »

By: Elyse Major

Coastal Interior Design Local designers share masterful tips to overcome décor tedium Don't Just Sit There … Do Something You've binge-watched... more

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

Al Fresco Style

Al Fresco Style »

By: Leslie Singer

Coastline shops hold surprises for every al fresco host Photography by Susie Cushner. Stylist, Diana Hartman Gathering with friends and lingering for... more

Coastal Tree Houses

Coastal Tree Houses »

By: Staff

Tree houses are all about friends and fun. That's why we're happy for our friends, carpenters James and Ryan McCarthy, for going out on a limb with their fun... more

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme »

By: Lindsay Rizza

A white elephant has symbolic meaning that differs depending where you are. In a widespread interpretation, a “white elephant” is an item that has no... more

The Bibliophile’s Friend

The Bibliophile’s Friend »

By: Leslie Singer

Fashionable, practical gear for coastal bookworms Personal partialities are intrinsic to happiness. This applies across a wide range, from how we like our... more

The CSA Kitchen: Organic Cooking

The CSA Kitchen: Organic Cooking »

By: Karena Garrity

Community Support Agriculture (CSA) produce adds another dimension of flavor when cooking. If you’re fortunate enough to get some CSA items, try these great... more

Gardening That Draws In The Birds

Gardening That Draws In The Birds »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

While leading a bird watching tour in northern India the famed British ornithologist, David Bassil Hunt, was killed by a Bengal tiger. This fate is highly... more

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth »

By: Staff

Joe Karban lives what would many people would call “the life.” He runs a major fashion house in NYC surrounded by the trappings, excitement and... more

How To Buy Transplants

How To Buy Transplants »

By: Staff

While purchasing vegetable transplants from the nursery or garden shop is much easier than growing them, buying blindly could mean a poor harvest,
or even... more

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Talk about laying on a guilt trip 
on home gardeners. The fall Brussels sprouts are barely harvested when the new mail-order seed catalogs start arriving,... more

Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Sweeps »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Nothing like a nice fire to warm the chill as cold weather descends. And the Connecticut shoreline has no shortage of fireplaces with chimneys in various... more

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  Winter bird-watching on the shoreline is at its easiest around the bird feeder. And one of the most entertaining is a perky little visitor called the... more