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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

#203SummerStory

#203SummerStory »

By: Aaron Ciardullo

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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

Rediscovering South Norwalk

Rediscovering South Norwalk »

By: Rachel Precious

Hovering at a stoplight, overpassing the Norwalk River, I revel in the familiarity of South Norwalk and wonder what to uncover about this well-known... 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

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Coastal Concepts – Let’s make a Blind date

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Coastal Concepts – Let’s make a Blind date »

By: Karena Garrity

It may be cold outside, but you can add warmth to any room with window treatments. It’s a no brainer that a well-dressed window can make or break a... more

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Tile America – Tiling through Social Media

2018 Best of Coastal Connecticut: Tile America – Tiling through Social Media »

By: Karena Garrity

Juxtaposing old school customer service, innovative social media fun and quality distinctive products, Tile America has linked up with Nicole White and Mike... more

Tracy Brent’s Tips and Trends

Tracy Brent’s Tips and Trends »

By: Kallie Branciforte

A strong passions for analytics might not be a quality you expect from the owner of two popular women’s boutiques, but that’s part of what got Tracy Brent... more

An Art Oasis – Susan Powell Fine Art

An Art Oasis – Susan Powell Fine Art »

By: Staff

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 magical hamlet. Visit Madison Connecticut.

A magical hamlet. Visit Madison Connecticut. »

By: Jamieson Murphy

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Creations – Making Wishes Come True

Creations – Making Wishes Come True »

By: Melissa Waldron

If you’d like to find something unique and inspiring under your Christmas tree this year instead of the same old, same old, you might try sending your... more

Warm & Cozy at The Country Shop of Madison

Warm & Cozy at The Country Shop of Madison »

By: Kallie Branciforte

Just looking at the clothing hanging in The Country Shop of Madison makes you feel warm and cozy.  The sophisticated yet relaxed style makes it a one-stop... more

The Shoreline Vine, a spectacular tasting room showcasing EVOO

The Shoreline Vine, a spectacular tasting room showcasing EVOO »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Nestled in the Key Bank Courtyard just slightly set back from Route 1 in the heart of downtown Madison sits The Shoreline Vine, a spectacular tasting room with... more

J. Horton – Welcoming Faces and a Fun Quirky vibe

J. Horton – Welcoming Faces and a Fun Quirky vibe »

By: Kallie Branciforte

When you enter J. Horton you’re immediately drawn in by the fun, quirky vibe, welcoming faces, and calming scent from the reed diffuser currently sitting on... more

Willow & Birch – Unique, Natural and Artisan Made

Willow & Birch – Unique, Natural and Artisan Made »

By: Melissa Waldron

Light-filled. Airy. Warm. Inviting. Those are the words that I would use to describe Willow & Birch, a super cool new home accessory store that opened on... more

Totally Awesome Goods – Every Product Tells A Story

Totally Awesome Goods – Every Product Tells A Story »

By: Melissa Waldron

If you are already feeling stressed from the upcoming holidays, you might want to stop by Jay and Gayle Alpert’s store, Totally Awesome Goods, and pick up a... more