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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...
Gift ideas for your holiday host or hostess

Gift ideas for your holiday host or hostess

Entertaining is part of the holiday season when hosts and hostesses open their homes to many friends and family to celebrate a time of giving and togetherness. Gifts for the host and/or hostess can show appreciation to the men and women who go above and beyond. A hostess gift can be as simple or as...
To pet or not to pet?

To pet or not to pet?

Many people consider pets great holiday gifts. But in spite of their popularity as presents, pets do not always make the most appropriate holiday gift. Giving a pet as a present seems like a great idea, but shoppers might want to give it more consideration before giving a gift that is such a big responsibility....
The 'Twice Baked Twins' offer dessert gifts

The ‘Twice Baked Twins’ offer dessert gifts

Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti — also known as the Twice Baked Twins — share their love of cooking through television appearances, newspaper columns and just whenever they have a chance. They are making it easier to eat like they do this holiday season, with their ForkFulla and 2 Bite Delite Biscotti which have recently...
Creative Gifts for kids from the Glass House Design Store

Creative Gifts for kids from the Glass House Design Store

The Philip Johnson Glass House Design Store in New Canaan is a source for creative and architectural children’s gifts this gift-giving season. The budding architect can produce early designs using the Tegu’s magnetic building system and Lego’s Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe. Go modern with children’s furniture, including Little Bert, the replica of...
All aboard with Santa for holiday treats

All aboard with Santa for holiday treats

We know that Santa gets around during the holiday season, but sleighs are not his only favorite mode of travel. • At the Danbury Railway Museum, a classic 1903 station with a railroad yard filled with vintage train cars, visitors can ride a working vintage train through the yard to Santa’s Workshop. They will find...
Shop Atelier360 for inspired holiday gifts

Shop Atelier360 for inspired holiday gifts

A new fashion statement has arrived on Greenwich Avenue in time for the holiday season. Atelier360 opened its doors at 113 Greenwich Ave. last month and offers luxury fashion, accessories and lifestyle products each with a positive impact and a unique story. New Canaan residents Veronique Lee and Liz Logie are the faces behind the...
Entrepreneur designs fireside benches

Entrepreneur designs fireside benches

Home is where the hearth is, as the saying goes, and New Canaan retired banker turned entrepreneur Peter Hovey has created new ways to entice us to sit by the fire, bringing family and friends together by designing a line of fireside benches called “Club Fenders,” a name that harks back to the 18th and...
Healthy holidays: A party survival guide

Healthy holidays: A party survival guide

Abiding by a healthy nutritional plan can be challenging, but eating most meals at home makes it more manageable. Buying the right foods, counting calories and cooking your own meals are steadfast strategies to keep pounds at bay. But what do you do when the busy holiday season fills your social calendar? Being surrounded by...