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The House that Social Media Built Window Treatments

The House that Social Media Built Window Treatments »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Dabbling in something new, Nicole and Mike of The House that Social Media Built decided to try their hand at window treatments. Shades, shutters, blinds,... more

Is the CT Shoreline the New Hamptons?

Is the CT Shoreline the New Hamptons? »

By: Jaimeson Murphy

People are saying that coastal Connecticut is "the new Hamptons." Are they right? Our friends, Nicole White and Mike Riccio, the brilliant minds behind The... more

Joe Papagoda: Myth, Vision and Art in North Haven, CT

Joe Papagoda: Myth, Vision and Art in North Haven, CT »

By: Richard Malinsky

Joe Papagoda, an accomplished young artist living and working in North Haven, Connecticut, is gaining greater attention now for blazing new conceptual... 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

Irresistible One North Main Boutique in Essex, Connecticut

Irresistible One North Main Boutique in Essex, Connecticut »

By: Sherri Daley

Color and texture, handbags and tons of cashmere are touchstones at One North Main in Essex, Connecticut. At the intersection where South Main meets North... more

Andrea Tore, Certified Holistic Health Counselor

Andrea Tore, Certified Holistic Health Counselor »

By: Sherri Daley

Andrea Tore of Madison, Connecticut bills herself as a personal chef, but she’s much more than that. Dietician, health counselor, teacher, coach, best... more

Weekend Kitchen and the Amazing Nancy Kirkiles-Smith

Weekend Kitchen and the Amazing Nancy Kirkiles-Smith »

By: Sherri Daley

Picture this: your workplace is a laboratory, researching an area of intense scientific interest—the behavior of the endothelial cells in our blood vessels,... more

Angie’s Jewelry & Gifts

Angie’s Jewelry & Gifts »

By: Sherri Daley

This is an age of personalized living. We use a personal computer; we hire personal trainers; we consult a personal shopper. If we can, like Oprah, we have a... more

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 Chic New Mystic and Catherine M. Clothing

The Chic New Mystic and Catherine M. Clothing »

By: Sherri Daley

Fran Pedace had a dream job. She worked for her best friend at Rose D’Atris, a women’s boutique close to home and neighbors in Norwich, CT. She spent her... more

Second Hand Book Heaven

Second Hand Book Heaven »

By: Tom Soboleski

“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books . . . and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” ― Virginia... more

Susan Powell Fine Art

Susan Powell Fine Art »

By: Sherri Daley

Successful collectors and gallery directors have an eye for creative vision—especially as it pertains to subject matter. On the Connecticut shoreline, this... more

A Gifted New Surgical Oncologist at Middlesex Hospital

A Gifted New Surgical Oncologist at Middlesex Hospital »

By: Owen McDonald

A Gifted New Surgical Oncologist at Middlesex Hospital Dealing with cancer is a big challenge, and it requires sympathetic experts. Middlesex Hospital in... more

New Keratin Treatment is Salon Pure Magic

New Keratin Treatment is Salon Pure Magic »

By: Sherri Daley

This year, for Lauren Graybill, the forecast is especially beautiful. “I worked a long time to make this dream come true,” she says, referring to Salon... 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

Eve’s Apparel | For young women of any age

Eve’s Apparel | For young women of any age »

By: Sherri Daley

People like what Eve Comstock is wearing, a slightly off-beat version of the classic “little black dress” designed by an Israeli woman named Hagar Alembik,... more

Against the Tide: Toshiyuki Shimada

Against the Tide: Toshiyuki Shimada »

By: Tom Soboleski

Toshiyuki Shimada Steeped in classical music, his only real ambition was to conduct a symphony orchestra. A native of Japan, he is grateful to have had one... more

Picnic Pointers With Summer Sizzle

Picnic Pointers With Summer Sizzle »

By: Leslie Singer

Local celebrity chefs gear up for culinary outings Be it the gear, the food, or the location, picnics are all about personal style. Whether it's the beach,... more