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Designer Donuts

Designer Donuts »

By: Veronica Phobes

It's donut time! The sweet, easily edible, handheld, timeless breakfast food are trending now as cupcakes have in the past. Infusing the favorite morning... more

Rose’s Orchards – 385 years and counting

Rose’s Orchards – 385 years and counting »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

When Robert Rose, his wife Marjorie, and eight children arrived in Massachusetts on the ship "Francis" in 1634, they could never have envisioned that 385 years... more

Midsummer Men’s Soirée

Midsummer Men’s Soirée »

By: Rob Marchese

The summer months can sometimes pose a challenge when it comes to men’s wear.  It seems that while obligations are plentiful - weddings, work, parties, and... more

Shoreline ArtsTrail: Discover Local Treasures

Shoreline ArtsTrail: Discover Local Treasures »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The Shoreline ArtsTrail was started in 2001 by a small group of shoreline artists. Their intent was to create an annual open studios event to allow local... more

Creating Heirloom Furniture from Connecticut Trees

Creating Heirloom Furniture from Connecticut Trees »

By: Jennifer Carmichael

In the lobby of Suicide Six, one of America’s oldest ski resorts in South Pomfret, VT, Ryan Longfield asked the bartender who made the stool he was sitting... more

Men’s Style – Ferrucci’s in New Haven

Men’s Style – Ferrucci’s in New Haven »

By: Rob Marchese

“Ferrucci’s in New Haven - Where Tradition Meets Taste” Walking into New Haven’s Ferrucci’s, you’re greeted right away by all the proof you need... more

Boutique Freaque: A Store that Celebrates Unique

Boutique Freaque: A Store that Celebrates Unique »

By: Jennifer Carmichael

Imagine a treasure chest full of all kinds of surprises — that’s Creations, a quaint gift shop in downtown Madison, CT selling a unique collection of items... more

Absolutely Adored

Absolutely Adored »

By: Gina Zammit

Each piece is hand painted Stepping into Le Rouge by Aarti feels like you’ve entered a ruby toned jewel box. True to its name, splashes of red can be... more

Antiquing in the Litchfield Hills

Antiquing in the Litchfield Hills »

By: Jennifer Carmichael

Located in northwestern Connecticut, Litchfield County is not only known for its rolling hills and natural beauty, but also for being a mecca for... more

Blurring the lines between sculpture & fine jewelry

Blurring the lines between sculpture & fine jewelry »

By: Karena Garrity

For 28-year-old jewelry designer and artist Nick DeDominicis, owner of Nick DeDo jewelry; art and sculpture are in his blood. After being drawn to art and... more

PEZ Candy, Halloween and Stranger Things

PEZ Candy, Halloween and Stranger Things »

By: Karena Garrity

Stranger Things are happening at the PEZ Factory in Orange! And by Stranger Things, I mean the hit Netflix series, which first aired in July of... more

The subtle genius of the small-town business

The subtle genius of the small-town business »

By: Jackie Nappo

A walk through picturesque Madison leaves pedestrians, no matter where they hail from, with a sense of such belonging that they could swear they’ve lived... more

Mexican Marvels at Milagro Café in Stonington

Mexican Marvels at Milagro Café in Stonington »

By: Staff

Celebrating ten years in business, Stonington’s Milagro Café is a quaint Mexican eatery with authentic roots. Owner Martin Zavala hails from Mexico... more

Total Health and Fitness

Total Health and Fitness »

By: Karena Garrity

Creating a family, as well as a fitness community, Privé Swiss Fitness located bi-coastally at the shops at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, (formerly Fitness on... 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

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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On the beach eats in Connecticut

On the beach eats in Connecticut »

By: Emily Cahill

You’ll know you are there when your tires hit the sand. “Lenny’s on the Beach,” is not an exaggeration of a name: the restaurant is literally on the... 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