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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

Spring Music for You (a Spotify Playlist)

Spring Music for You (a Spotify Playlist) »

By: David Fisch

Spring Music for You (A Spotify Playlist) There's a giant brownish mass covering my yard. The Blob? Global warming? Nope: it's just my lawn. Feels like... 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

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

Near & Far Aid Targets Poverty in Fairfield

Near & Far Aid Targets Poverty in Fairfield »

By: Sherri Daley

Near & Far Aid makes charity fulsome and fabulous Once a year, Mitchells of Westport adjusts the lighting, turns up the music, and plays gracious host... more

Oyster Club Cooks Up Small Things in a Big Way

Oyster Club Cooks Up Small Things in a Big Way »

By: Owen McDonald

Oyster Club is cooking up small things in a big way It’s a lovely day in Mystic, Connecticut. Attractive people walk briskly through the cheery harborside... more

Bar Bouchée Chef Jeff Cave Talks Authenticity

Bar Bouchée Chef Jeff Cave Talks Authenticity »

By: John Gaffney

Bar Bouchée Chef Jeff Cave Talks Authenticity Dressed for early afternoon prep in cargo pants and long sleeve t-shirt, chef Jeffrey Cave launches into a... more

Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie »

By: Lindsay Rizza

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Chef Michel Nischan’s Visionary Crusade

Chef Michel Nischan’s Visionary Crusade »

By: Jessica Ryan

Activist chef Michel Nischan’s visionary crusade The name Michel Nischan is familiar to many in Connecticut. The chef and restaurateur co-founded The... more

Baking With Priscilla Martel

Baking With Priscilla Martel »

By: Priscilla Martel

Baking With Priscilla Martel History, technique, and the awesome power of cookies By Priscilla Martel Right about now, when leaves crackle and... more

Eastern Connecticut Ballet Dances Its Own Waltz

Eastern Connecticut Ballet Dances Its Own Waltz »

By: Owen McDonald

// Ballet is high art and we want to try to introduce children to that. In the European tradition, ballet was once seen as part of young a girl's... more

The Heart and Soul of Chef Jacques Pépin

The Heart and Soul of Chef Jacques Pépin »

By: Emily Cahill

The master gourmand on food, and the art of living With the holidays swiftly approaching, it’s hard to imagine a more inviting scene than sharing food and... 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

Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures?

Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures? »

By: Wick Griswold

Weird tales of the shoreline’s hidden riches Centuries after their last voyages, pirates still conjure elemental excitement in our collective imagination.... more

Artists and Spaces

Artists and Spaces »

By: Sherri Daley

Artists reclaim lost industrial spaces, with wondrous results Artists searching for solitude, space, and light find themselves in the strangest... 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

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut »

By: Tom Soboleski

The following story of deviant sex in Colonial Connecticut is definitely not for the faint of heart, the weak of constitution, or those offended by the baser... more

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real »

By: Denis Jakuc

It’s nice to talk about farm-to-table eating along the shoreline and in neighboring communities, but how do we really know that “local” fruits,... more