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Ciao Bella – a bustling boutique in Madison

Ciao Bella – a bustling boutique in Madison »

By: Kallie Branciforte

If you walked into Ciao Bella on any unassuming, sleepy Tuesday afternoon in Madison, CT you might be surprised to be greeted by a bustling boutique once... more

RJ Café & Bistro is its own destination

RJ Café & Bistro is its own destination »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Tucked in the back of the iconic RJ Julia Bookstore, the RJ Café & Bistro is worthy of being its own destination site. Although housed within the same... more

An “anchor” living on the sea

An “anchor” living on the sea »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Images by: Rebekah Butler Photography A classic Victorian built in 1882 sits in a picturesque cove on the Long Island Sound. This is where Audrey and Andy... more

Women & Family Life Center – Offering Dignity, Grace & Help

Women & Family Life Center – Offering Dignity, Grace & Help »

By: Melissa Waldron

Ever since a groundbreaking in June, Peggy Britt has been overseeing a massive renovation of a late 1700s post and beam house on Fair Street in Guilford, known... more

Can You Guess THTSMB Next Location?

Can You Guess THTSMB Next Location? »

By: Jamieson Murphy

The House that Social Media Built reveals its NEXT location. Can you guess where their amazing Connecticut adventure continues? Voting starts next week as... more

Fisch’s Autumn – 90’s Inspired Spotify Playlist

Fisch’s Autumn – 90’s Inspired Spotify Playlist »

By: David Fisch

Foo Fighters - Sky is a Neighborhood.... Foos new album Concrete and Gold is here, and its worth the 2 year wait! U2 - You're The Best Thing About... more

Coastal Eats: Hot Scream – The Spicy Ice Cream

Coastal Eats: Hot Scream – The Spicy Ice Cream »

By: Melissa Waldron

Hot Scream was born on a night of watching football and intensely spicy buffalo wings. The idea came when Jeff Russitano, now CEO of HotScream and his friend... more

Charlotte Meyer Designs – It’s Like A Hug Around the Neck

Charlotte Meyer Designs – It’s Like A Hug Around the Neck »

By: Melissa Waldron

Just a few blocks from the Big Top Flea Market and Riverside Park on the outskirts of Providence, Rhode Island, stands an old industrial building next to... more

Facebook Meets HGTV and It’s happening here in CT

Facebook Meets HGTV and It’s happening here in CT »

By: Jamieson Murphy

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

Colt Taylor – A Flavor Profile of a Chef

Colt Taylor – A Flavor Profile of a Chef »

By: Melissa Waldron

On a busy night at The Essex, if you can find a seat at the bar, otherwise known as the Distillery, you will have a front row view of all that is happening in... more

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store »

By: Richard Malinsky

The Spectrum Art Gallery is the jewel in the crown of Arts Center Killingworth, CT.  It is a non-profit arts organization founded in 2003, serving the... more

Before Shucking Was Cool

Before Shucking Was Cool »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

The internet is replete with “Best of” and “Top 10” lists for everything under the sun – wineries, restaurants, cocktails, views, albums, dog... 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

Georgia Caroline Milton & Ruba Ruba Fashion

Georgia Caroline Milton & Ruba Ruba Fashion »

By: Melissa Waldron

Georgia Caroline Milton is back in Connecticut and she is bringing her high-end fashion company, RUBA RUBA with her! Georgia is launching a long term pop-up... more

Thinking, and Drinking, Big at La Foresta

Thinking, and Drinking, Big at La Foresta »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

There are some people in life who just think bigger than others. For these people, things are both envisioned and executed on a grander scale. Franceso Lulaj,... more

Car Ride Karaoke Anyone?

Car Ride Karaoke Anyone? »

By: Jamieson Murphy

The House that Social Media Built takes a Coastal car ride to The MAD House Reveal Party! The MAD House is... 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

Cue the GLAM Squad – The House that Social Media Built

Cue the GLAM Squad – The House that Social Media Built »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Upgrading your home doesn’t need to consist of a complete remodel or large budget. Innovative, do-it-yourself products make it easy for you to make small... more

The Red Skye Foundation – A Better Day Tomorrow

The Red Skye Foundation – A Better Day Tomorrow »

By: Melissa Waldron

Ever heard of the ancient mariners' rhyme, 'Red sky at night, sailor's delight?' It refers to the color of an evening sky that predicts clear sailing the... more

A Summer in Art – Shoreline Arts Alliance Internship Program

A Summer in Art – Shoreline Arts Alliance Internship Program »

By: Richard Malinsky

The Shoreline Arts Alliance (SAA), a Regional Service Organization of the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, mission is... more