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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

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

Visit Spectacular Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Visit Spectacular Old Saybrook, Connecticut »

By: Rob Marchese

At four centuries old, the charming seaside town of Old Saybrook has evolved into an amalgamation of all that is spectacular about the Connecticut... 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

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

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

Best Video in Hamden Streams with Humanity

Best Video in Hamden Streams with Humanity »

By: Rob Marchese

Driving by Best Video in Hamden, CT might give one pause if they’re not from the area. It’s the word “video” that’s likely to stand out, which is... 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

Al Fresco Style

Al Fresco Style »

By: Leslie Singer

Coastline shops hold surprises for every al fresco host Photography by Susie Cushner. Stylist, Diana Hartman Gathering with friends and lingering for... more

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme »

By: Lindsay Rizza

A white elephant has symbolic meaning that differs depending where you are. In a widespread interpretation, a “white elephant” is an item that has no... more

Farmers Markets for the Soul

Farmers Markets for the Soul »

By: Sherri Daley

  Connecticut’s shoreline is rich with farmland, orchards, and educated farmers who are proud of their harvests. Farmers’ markets along the coast... more

The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores

The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores »

By: Rob Marchese

Music fanatics can be hard to take. They run the gamut from opinionated to obnoxious. Some of us know the middle-aged jazz hipster, pontificating about John... more

Retailers Face the Future

Retailers Face the Future »

By: Jeanniey Mullen

If you’re a Shoreline retailer, you’re also a publisher. And you’re also on the lookout for new opportunities. You might not know it yet. But you have a... more

Riding on Cloud Nine

Riding on Cloud Nine »

By: Maelina Frattaroli

The popular subscription box model has become an alluring trend. After seeing the joy that a beauty company brought them every month, Lisa Kennally and sister,... more

Rumors of the Bookstore’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of the Bookstore’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated »

By: Sherri Daley

There must be something in the water. Something about sand and sunshine that inspire us to throw magazines and paperback books in our canvas bags when we head... more

Accessories To Buy For

Accessories To Buy For »

By: Susan Dumas

New York Times best-selling author Sloane Crosley had a quote: “In every woman’s wardrobe, there are certain accessories that cannot be separated from... more