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Glass House Design Store

The Glass House Design Store, located at 199 Elm St. in New Canaan in the Glass House Visitor’s Center, was recently renovated and is featuring new products and gifts that make for one-of-a-kind and/or unique Christmas presents for children and adults alike. During December, the store is open Saturdays from 10-5, Monday through Friday by...
Find perfect last-minute gifts at ‘Festive Home’

Find perfect last-minute gifts at ‘Festive Home’

Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ ninth annual Festive Home event is going strong and there’s still time to find that perfect last-minute gift during this final weekend before Christmas. The art gallery-turned-holiday-emporium has just been extended through Monday, Dec. 23. Be sure to look for end-of-sale markdowns around this annual pop-up shop. Shoppers will find gifts...

Last-minute shopping for the holidays

It’s Dec. 22 and you’ve just barely made it through half of your holiday shopping list. The panic may have set in that you just don’t have enough time to get everything done. This is a common scenario around the holidays. Shoppers have the best intentions to get their gifts early, but whether because of...
LUSH your loved ones this Christmas

LUSH your loved ones this Christmas

LUSH is a “fresh, handmade cosmetics” company, that invents products from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, essential oils and safe synthetics. The company believes in buying ingredients only from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals and in testing its products on humans. All products are made fresh by hand, using little...

Trilipiderm

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer (or straight-up gift)? Look no further than a newly retailed product out of Jackson Hole called Trilipiderm. New Canaan native Zach Barnett, who now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyo., heads up sales for this amazing “all-body moisture retention creme.” There’s also a version that includes a broad spectrum SPF...
Give the gift of ‘Made in Connecticut’

Give the gift of ‘Made in Connecticut’

Treat your friends and loved ones both near and far to a made-in-Connecticut Christmas gift this year. There are hundreds of products created and sold in the Nutmeg State, from Wiffle Balls to Pez to homemade lotions and potions, toys to tools, and from jewelry to chocolates — one can choose from many items, sold...
Bring out the trimmings, the lights and the memories

Bring out the trimmings, the lights and the memories

Whether it’s a two-foot coffee table tree, minimally decorated, or an aromatic spruce that nearly touches the ceiling, there’s exciting anticipation when tree trimming time comes ’round. At Karen and Ian Tesar’s house in Wilton, the tree is at the heart of a holiday reunion with family and friends. Karen recalls: “When the children were...
Holiday decorating

Holiday decorating

Holiday visitors to the Ridgefield home of Mary and Tom McInerney are greeted by some 50 red ornaments of varying sizes hanging from the ceiling of the deep porch across the front of the former carriage house, accented with white lights, green topiaries and assorted characters sitting on the child-size benches. “It’s kind of a...
Home Reimagined

Home Reimagined

Beth DeTullio and Julie Mitaro started Centsible Designs in New Canaan in 2009, working with clients throughout Fairfield County. “We target a mid-point market by having transparent, hourly fees with no minimum commitment — creating a high-end look on less than a high-end budget,” Beth says, noting that they also have plenty of experience with...

HomePlanner

Guild of Artists ‘Festive Home’ Friday, Nov. 16 through Dec. 23, 11 to 5, Wednesday, through Sunday, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield: Annual showcase of local designers and member artwork in holiday vignettes, along with merchandise; www.rgoa.org. Craft Westport Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, 10 to 6, 10 to 5, Staples High...
HomeBriefs

HomeBriefs

Showroom grand opening Design Builders and Remodeling Inc. is celebrating the opening of its new design center and showroom with a two-day open house at its location, 904 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19-20, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees will be treated to free Tom-Tom’s pumpkin pie. “We look forward...
Next month’s Home: A new, larger format

Next month’s Home: A new, larger format

Next month’s Home will have a new format featuring bigger pages, new features and an upgraded online presence. The size will change from 10-7/8 inches by 11 inches to 11-3/8 inches by 17 inches, a 62% increase per page. New features will include a Do-it-Yourself and Don’t-Do-it-Yourself feature, a before and after renovation project, a...

Vintage dust

Our house on Rusty Hinge Road is nothing if not reliable for its creaky floors and arctic drafts, typical to a house of its vintage and locale. And we have spent years attending to the various weatherizing needs our New England environment requires. So, adjusting to our new life in the Arizona desert has been...
London Joiners of Pound Ridge

London Joiners of Pound Ridge

A meticulously restored 1882 French scrimshaw-ivory and ebony desk now on display at The Breakers in Newport, R. I. … a tortoise-shell quilted mahogany case-on-chest featuring the world’s rarest wood … a Burmese teak “America’s Table” inlaid with Nigerian ebony … a Chiquibul quilted mahogany table with tortoise shell veining and verdigris base. These are...